Hamilton, House of Cards, and Smash Stars Arrive for Parisian Woman Opening
Veterans from TV's House of Cards and Smash, as well as Broadway's Hamilton, were on hand for the opening of Beau Willimon's The Parisian Woman on November 30. The production, which is directed by Pam MacKinnon, plays at the Hudson Theatre.
The political drama is set in Washington, D.C., after the 2016 election, where Chloe (played by Uma Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit, is 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. In addition to Thurman, the cast features Phillipa Soo, Josh Lucas, Tony winner Blair Brown, and Marton Csokas.
The creative team for The Parisian Woman includes Tony winner Derek McLane (scenic design), Tony winner Jane Greenwood (costume design), Tony winner Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), three-time Drama Desk Award nominee Darrel Maloney (projections), and Broken Chord (sound design and original composition).
Willimon's inspiration for The Parisian Woman comes from French dramatist Henri Becque's controversial play La Parisienne, which debuted in Paris in 1885. The Parisian Woman was commissioned and developed by the Flea Theater in New York City and was originally produced by South Coast Repertory Theatre.