Read Reviews for The Parisian Woman, Starring Uma Thurman in Her Broadway Debut | Playbill

The Verdict Read Reviews for The Parisian Woman, Starring Uma Thurman in Her Broadway Debut The play by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon officially opened November 30.

Uma Thurman made her official Broadway debut November 30 as the politically-charged drama The Parisian Woman celebrated its opening night at the Hudson Theatre. The play also marks the Broadway debut of playwright and House of Cards creator Beau Willimon.

Uma Thurman, Josh Lucas, and Marton Csokas Matthew Murphy

Tony winner Pam MacKinnon directs a cast that also includes Josh Lucas, Tony winner Blair Brown, Marton Csokas, and Hamilton Tony nominee Phillipa Soo. Understudies are Sydney Lemmon and Ron Menzel.

The 90-minute production is billed as a limited engagement through March 11, 2018.

See what critics had to say about the new production now. Playbill will continue to update as reviews come in.

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Inspired by Henry Becque's 1885 French farce La Parisienne, The Parisian Woman follows a power couple (Thurman and Lucas) as they angle to secure a judicial post—blurring the lines between ambition and morality.

The piece was first commissioned and developed by the Flea Theater before being produced at South Coast Repertory in 2013. Willimon has heavily revised the piece since its California debut to reflect the political climate.

The production features sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, projection design by Darrel Maloney, and sound design by Broken Chord. Hair design is by Tom Watson and make-up design is by Tommy Kurzman. Casting is by Telsey + Company, Will Cantler CSA.

The Broadway engagement of The Parisian Woman is produced by Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, and Steve Traxler, along with Grad/Ragy, Jam Theatricals, and Gabrielle Palitz; in association with Marvin Rosen, Andy Okoskyn/Ivanna de Benito, Peter and Susan Crampton Davis, Peggy Hill, Terence and Lori Street, Lucille Werlinich, Cecelia Joyce Johnson/Deep End Productions, Thomas Kranz/Robert Shelley, and Joe Watson.


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