The Parisian Woman, with Uma Thurman, Sets Broadway Theatre

Broadway News   The Parisian Woman, with Uma Thurman, Sets Broadway Theatre The new political drama by House of Cards writer Beau Willimon will begin previews November 7.
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Producers for The Parisian Woman on Broadway have announced that the political drama will debut at the Hudson Theatre begin November 7. As previously reported, the new play by House of Cards writer Beau Willimon will star Oscar nominee Uma Thurman, making her Broadway debut, alongside Josh Lucas and Tony Award winner Blair Brown.

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The Parisian Woman 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 still set for November 30, with further casting to 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.

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.

On-sale dates for tickets to the Broadway production have also been announced. American Express Card Members will be able to purchase tickets beginning August 7 at 10 AM EST through August 11 at 9:59 AM EST. Audience Rewards members can purchase tickets from August 11 at 10 AM EST through August 14 at 9:59 AM EST.

Tickets are on sale to the general public August 14 at 10 AM EST through TheHudsonBroadway.com or by calling (855) 801-5876.

The creative team for The Parisian Woman will be made up of Tony Award winner Derek McLane (scenic design), Tony Award winner Jane Greenwood (costume design), Tony Award winner Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), three-time Drama Desk Award nominee Darrel Maloney (projections), and Broken Chord (sound design and original composition).

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

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