Uma Thurman, Phillipa Soo, and Cast of The Parisian Woman Meet the Press
The company of House of Cards creator Beau Willimon's The Parisian Woman took a break from rehearsals to meet the press in their studio at New 42nd Street Studios. Performances of the drama, though recently pushed back, are set to begin November 9 at the Hudson Theatre ahead of a November 30 opening night. Check out photos from the event in the gallery below.
Uma Thurman makes her Broadway debut in the production under the direction of Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon. She is joined by Phillipa Soo, Josh Lucas, Tony winner Blair Brown, and Marton Csokas.
The political drama is set in Washington, D.C., after the 2016 election, where Chloe (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.
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.