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The play from House of Cards’ Beau Willimon was scheduled to begin November 7.
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The Broadway premiere of The Parisian Woman, which will mark the Broadway debuts of Uma Thurman and playwright Beau Willimon, has pushed back its first performance. Performances will now begin November 9 at the Hudson Theatre, instead of the previously reported November 7.

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The delay will allow for additional load-in time for the production. Opening night is still set for November 30.

The play, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will also feature Josh Lucas, Tony winner Blair Brown, Marton Csokas, and Hamilton Tony nominee Phillipa Soo.


Inspired by Henri Becque's 1885 play La Parisienne, The Parisian Woman follows a power couple (Thurman and Lucas) as they angle to secure a judicial post. The piece for first commissioned and developed by the Flea Theater before being produced by South Coast Repertory. Willimon has heavily revised the piece to reflect the political climate, and intends to do so throughout the run.

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

The newly renovated Hudson Theatre is currently home to 1984; the play—another timely political drama—will end its run October 8.

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