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Uma Thurman Eyes a Broadway Debut Next Season

The actress is attached to a new political comedy, penned by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon.

Uma Thurman may make her Broadway debut in Beau Willimon's political comedy The Parisian Woman next season.
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According to a Deadline report, Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vol. I), may be making her Broadway debut next season in The Parisian Woman, a new play by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon. Produced by Steven Baruch, the play is said to be slated for a 20-week limited engagement in the fall, directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon, who helms this season's Amélie.

The Parisian Woman had its world premiere at South Coast Repertory Theatre in 2013, starring Emmy winner Dana Delany (Body of Proof). The story, inspired by Henry Becque's La Parisienne, was described as "a provocative comedy about sexual politics in present day Washington, D.C. Chloe and Tom are a D.C. power couple. Chloe is an uber-operator armed with wit, charm and sensuality — and she uses all the arrows in her quiver to help her husband nab an important judicial post."

Willimon's past stage plays include Farragut North, Lower Ninth, Zusammenbruch, Spirit Control, and Breathing Time. His work has been produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, the Flea Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, MCC, Ars Nova, among others.

A theater has not yet been confirmed for the Broadway mounting of The Parisian Woman.