About the show
2016 sent shockwaves through the political sphere, where socialite Chloe leverages her influence. Armed with charm and a witty rapport, she must now reassess her standing in a world where powerful friends are paramount. Just as the political system faces a shake-up, Chloe must also come face to face with some destabilising truths about her own morals, identity and marriage.
Uma Thurman is an award-winning actress perhaps best known for her work with Quentin Tarantino. Her definitive performance in Pulp Fiction saw her earn BAFTA, Academy and Golden Globe Awards nominations, with other acting credits including Kill Bill, Nymphomaniac and The Slap on NBC.
Other casting includes Josh Lucas (The Glass Menagerie), Marton Csokas (Into the Badlands) and Phillipa Soo, who originated the role of Eliza in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton.
The Parisian Woman is written by Beau Willimon, based on La Parisienne by Henri Becque. Willimon previously wrote for The 24 Hour Plays 2008 on Broadway, with other work as showrunner of House of Cards. The play is directed by Pam MacKinnon, whose work on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? earned her the 2013 Tony Award for Best Director of a Play. The creative team is completed by scenic designer Derek McLane (Noises Off() and multi-award-winning costume designer Jane Greenwood (The Little Foxes, You Can’t Take It with You).
Delve into the halls of power and circles of influence; The Parisian Woman on Broadway is a sharp new play that taps into current political anxieties. It begins previews at the Hudson Theatre on November 9 2017, with opening night set for November 30.
Recommended forFans of Uma Thurman’s excellent film career shouldn’t miss the opportunity to catch her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman. Those who like to discover new or political writing will also enjoy this short but perceptive play.
Age Recommendations: TBC