The Parisian Woman Will Change Weekly on Broadway

Broadway News   The Parisian Woman Will Change Weekly on Broadway Playwright Beau Willimon says that he will update the play as real-life political events unfold.
Uma Thurman
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The Parisian Woman will change week to week on Broadway to reflect real-life political events, the New York Post reports. Playwright Beau Willimon will constantly update the play, which takes place in Washington, D.C., as political dramas continue to unfurl in the real world.

The Parisian Woman is set to debut on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre beginning November 7, ahead of a November 30 opening.

Amélie director Pam MacKinnon directs a cast made up of Uma Thurman, Josh Lucas, Blair Brown, Phillipa Soo, and Marton Csokas.

A tale of drama and politics inspired by Henry Becque’s late 19th century comedy La Parisienne, Thurman and Lucas will play a power couple angling to secure an important judicial post.

The Parisian Woman was commissioned and developed by The Flea Theater in New York City and was originally produced by South Coast Repertory. The play has since gone through significant rewrites to reflect the changing political climate.

“After the 2016 election I felt the need to completely rework the play,“ Willimon said in an earlier statement. “The core remains the same, but given its setting and milieu, there was an opportunity to address our current political landscape through Chloe's lens. To put a sharper edge on her journey. It's a different play than the version MacKinnon and I originally put on stage. One of the things I love about the theatre is that you can respond to the present moment in real time. We're excited to take on that challenge.“

The Broadway engagement of The Parisian Woman will be produced by Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, and Steve Traxler.

Tickets are now available through TheHudsonBroadway.com or (855) 801-5876.

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