The Parisian Woman

The Parisian Woman Tickets

Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman makes her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman - a new play by Oscar and Emmy Award nominee Beau Willimon (the mastermind behind Netflix's "House of Cards").

Ms. Thurman leads a starry cast which includes Josh Lucas, Tony Award winner Blair Brown, Marton Csokas, and Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo, who are all guided by the capable directorial hands of Tony Award nominee Pam MacKinnon. Judging from the astronomical success of "House of Cards", Mr. Willimon knows exactly how to create dramatic tension in the political arena. Undoubtedly, The Parisian Woman is following suit and causing quite the stir on the Great White Way!

Set in Washington D.C., the play is littered with fresh references to the current President of the United States and weaves a twisting tale of backstage politics, leverage, and blackmail. These plot twists are as unbelievable as they are likely to occur in today's regime, when a man who is caught boasting about sexual exploitation still ends up running the country. The Parisian Woman is also a very modern exploration of relationships, placing the non-traditional under the spotlight. Chloe (Ms. Thurman) and Tom (Mr. Lucas) enjoy an open relationship which proves advantageous when external love interests wield power and influence in the political circuit. Ultimately, we discover that Chloe's love for her husband allows her to stop at nothing to see him climb the ladder.

Mr. Willimon's script is well-written and structured, even to the point where a midway through drop in pace disarms the audience and leaves us unprepared for the startling revelation of the next scene that hits us out of nowhere. And the production is certainly well-cast with Ms. Thurman's multifaceted and mysterious allure perfectly matching the enticing Chloe. In addition, Josh Lucas provides an earnest likeability as Tom, Marton Csokas provides the comic relief in the moments of Peter's desperation, Blair Brown is wonderfully sovereign as Republican Jeanette Simpson, whilst Phillipa Soo masters the difficult arc of her daughter Rebecca with confidence and vulnerability.

If you revel in a political scandal and can't get enough of "House of Cards", then a trip to witness The Parisian Woman at the Hudson Theatre is a must. 

(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About The Parisian Woman:

The Parisian Woman is set in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election. At the center is Chloe, 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.

By:
Beau Willimon
Producer:
Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, and Steve Traxler
Director:
Pam MacKinnon
Lighting:
Peter Kaczorowski
Sound:
Broken Chord
Design:
Derek McLane
Costume:
Jane Greenwood
Cast list:
Uma Thurman (as Chloe), Josh Lucas (as Tom), Blair Brown (as Jeanette Simpson), Marton Csokas (as Peter), and Phillipa Soo (as Rebecca)
Other info:
Projections by Darrel Maloney
The Parisian Woman Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 9, 2017
Opening date: 
November 30, 2017
Closes: 
March 11, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday2pm7pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Hudson Theatre

Address:
139-141 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
Times Square - 42nd Street station

Our The Parisian Woman Review

If a four-word review would be useful — and it might be in the Twitterverse we seem to inhabit— the thing to know about The Parisian Woman is that it is mostly “lipstick on a pig.” In this Broadway debut vehicle for Uma Thurman, playwright Beau Willimon offers a remarkably pedestrian script mixing hoary cliché with his signature "House of Cards" Washington-insider slant, smug asides signaling... Read more