Josh Lucas will join Uma Thurman in The Parisian Woman on Broadway this fall. Lucas made his Broadway debut in the 2005 staging of The Glass Menagerie.
As previously reported, The Parisian Woman will mark the Broadway debuts of both Oscar nominee Thurman and playwright Beau Willimon. The new play by the House of Cards writer is inspired by Henry Becque’s late 19th century comedy La Parisienne, and will be directed by Amélie director Pam MacKinnon.
Opening night for the limited engagement is set for November 30 at a theatre to be announced. Full casting, design team, and preview dates will be announced at a later date.
In The Parisian Woman, a tale of drama and politics set in present day Washington D.C., Thurman and Lucas will play a power couple angling to secure an important judicial post.
“In Washington, D.C., powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election,“ read production notes for the play. “At the center is Chloe (Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit, coming to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and stakes couldn't be higher.“
The play was commissioned and developed by The Flea Theater in New York City, and was originally produced by South Coast Repertory.
The Broadway engagement of The Parisian Woman will be produced by Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, and Steve Traxler.