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Uma Thurman Confirms a Fall Broadway Debut

”House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon will present his new play ”The Parisian Woman”.

Uma Thurman will make her Broadway debut this fall in Beau Willimon's The Parisian Woman.
Uma Thurman will make her Broadway debut this fall in Beau Willimon's The Parisian Woman.
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The rumors are true. Oscar nominee Uma Thurman is officially slated to make her Broadway debut this fall in The Parisian Woman, a new play by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon (also making his Broadway debut) and directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). The play is produced by Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, and Steve Traxler.

Opening night for the limited engagement is set for November 30 at a theater to be announced. Full casting, design team, and preview dates will be announced at a later date as well.

Willimon sets The Parisian Woman in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election. 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.

Willimon’s inspiration for The Parisian Woman came 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.

Thurman is best known for her portrayal of Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's cult classic film Pulp Fiction, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She later received Golden Globe Award nominations as The Bride in Tarantino's successful Kill Bill film franchise. Her most recent TV roles include an arc on Bravo’s Imposters, and NBC’s miniseries The Slap, created by Jon Robin Baitz.