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MUST END MARCH 11th.
Academy Award® nominee UMA THURMAN stars in THE PARISIAN WOMAN, a new play written by Academy Award® and Emmy® Award nominee BEAU WILLIMON ("House of Cards") and directed by Tony Award® winner PAM MacKINNON (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
Set in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having, the story follows Chloe (UMA 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 the stakes couldn't be higher.
THE PARISIAN WOMAN begins performances November 9 at Hudson Theatre, and also stars JOSH LUCAS (Sweet Home Alabama), MARTON CSOKAS (The Lord of the Rings), Tony Award® nominee PHILLIPA SOO (Hamilton) and Tony Award® winner BLAIR BROWN.
UMA THURMAN (Chloe) makes her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman. She is best known for her portrayal of Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino’s critically lauded Pulp Fiction, ,and was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the cult classic. Thurman also garnered Golden Globe® Award nominations for her role of “The Bride” in the Kill Bill film franchise. Thurman earned a Golden Globe® Award for Hysterical Blindness, in which she starred and produced, and her first Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Dramatic Series on NBC’s series “Smash.” She was previously seen on stage in New York in The Misanthrope at Classic Stage Company in 1999. Her TV and film accolades include Bravo’s “Imposters,” NBC’s miniseries “The Slap,” Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1, The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen, Dangerous Liaisons, Henry & June, Beautiful Girls, Batman & Robin, Les Misérables, Sweet and Lowdown, Prime with Meryl Streep, Be Cool and The Producers. Thurman recently completed production on various films including Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built, The Brits Are Coming and Down a Dark Hall. She will also star opposite Robert De Niro in Tim Hill’s The War with Grandpa. Born in Massachusetts, Thurman currently lives in New York City with her three children.
JOSH LUCAS (Tom). Grateful father of Noah. Film credits Sweet Home Alabama, Glory Road, A Beautiful Mind, American Psycho, The Deep End, Wonderland, Second Hand Lions, You Can Count On Me. Lucas is very proud to have worked with Ang Lee (Hulk), Clint Eastwood & Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar), Sean Penn (Kathryn Bigelow’s The Weight Of Water), Chris Walken (Around The Bend), Dustin Hoffman (Boychoir), Liam Neeson (Mark Felt) and now Uma and this cast. His favorite lesser-known films include Red Dog, Big Sur, Session 9 & The Mend. Theater credits include Glass Menagerie with Jessica Lang & Sarah Paulson, Corpus Christi, Spaulding Grey, & Fault Lines. Deeply grateful for his VO work for many Ken Burns documentaries and comedy skits for John Oliver’s HBO show… He is thrilled to be working with Taylor Sheridan and Kevin Costner in the upcoming TV epic “Yellowstone.”
BLAIR BROWN (Jeanette). Favorite jobs include: Broadway: Copenhagen (Tony Award), James Joyce’s The Dead, Cabaret, Arcadia, The Secret Rapture, The Threepenny Opera. Off-Broadway/regional: On the Shore of the Wide World (ATC), Mary Page Marlowe (Steppenwolf), Nikolai and the Others, The Clean House (LCT), The Tempest (McCarter Theatre), A Little Night Music (Kennedy Center), Humble Boy (MTC), Camino Real (Williamstown), My Life as a Fairy Tale (LCF), Comedy of Errors (NYSF), The Skin of Our Teeth (Old Globe), seasons at Stratford-Ontario and Guthrie Theater. Film: Altered States, Continental Divide, Stealing Home, Space Cowboys, The Astronaut’s Wife, My Art, The Sentinel, Dogville, Strapless, and A Flash of Green. TV includes: “Orange Is The New Black” (SAG Award, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series), “The Affair,” “Fringe,” “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd” (4 Emmy Award nominations), “ER,” and of course “Law & Order.” Upcoming: “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.” Narrator of more than 50 documentaries and audio books.
MARTON CSOKAS (Peter). Marton Csokas [pronounced CHO-KOSH] makes his Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman. Theatre: Uncle Vanya (Astrov; Goodman Theatre; dir. Robert Falls; 2017 Jeff Award nomination), Twelfth Night (Orsino; National Theatre; dir. Sir Peter Hall), The Little Foxes (Ben; New York Theatre Workshop; dir. Ivo van Hove), Antony and Cleopatra (Antony; Theatre for a New Audience; dir. Darko Tresnjak), Riflemind (Phil; Sydney Theatre Company; dir. Philip Seymour Hoffman), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (George; Belvoir St. Theatre; dir. Benedict Andrews), Closer (Dan; Auckland Theatre Co.; dir. Simon Prast), Arcadia (Septimus; Auckland Theatre Co.; dir. Simon Phillips), Julius Caesar (Brutus; Auckland Theatre Co.; dir. Raymond Hawthorne). Film: Loving, The Equalizer, The Debt, L’Age de Raison, Alice in Wonderland, Kingdom of Heaven, The Bourne Supremacy, Asylum, Evilenko, XXX, Rain, Lord of the Rings 1 and 3. Education: Bachelor of Arts in Acting, Te Kura Toi Whakaari O Aotearoa/The New Zealand Drama School.
PHILLIPA SOO (Rebecca) is best known for her lead role as Eliza in Broadway’s critically acclaimed show Hamilton, which she joined shortly after its inception. For her performance, she won the 2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Lead Actress in a Musical and was nominated for a 2016 Tony Award. She recently completed her latest Broadway musical playing the title role in Amélie. After graduating from Juilliard in 2012, Soo was cast as Natasha Rostova in the Ars Nova and Off-Broadway production of Dave Malloy’s Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. She can next be seen opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in the feature film Best Day of My Life, directed by Fabien Constant.
Sydney Lemmonu/s Rebecca
SYDNEY LEMMON (u/s Rebecca) is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut as part of the wonderful team creating The Parisian Woman. Select theatre credits include Xander Xyst: Dragon 1 (Ars Nova, Ant Fest); Blessing (Yale Institute for Music Theatre); Fucking A (The First Lady, Yale School of Drama); Rancho Mirage (Olney Theatre Center); and a workshop of Love’s Labour’s Lost (Princess, OSF’s PlayOn! Initiative). Film: Plain Fiction. Education: Yale School of Drama, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Boston University.
Ron Menzelu/s Tom, Peter
RON MENZEL (Understudy). Les Liaisons Dangereueses (Booth Theatre). Regional: Guthrie Theater: ten productions including Pericles in Pericles and Vito Marcantonio in The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (world premiere), Shakespeare Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, South Coast Rep, Geva Theatre, City Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Mixed Blood Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Huldufolk Theatre. Film/TV: Imprisoned, “Elementary,” “Blindspot,” “Numb3rs,” “Forever,” Vernie, New World Symphony, Fall into Me.
Caris Vujcecu/s Chloe, Jeanette
CARIS VUJCEC (u/s Chloe, Jeanette). Broadway debut. Off-Broadway/New York: The Brothers Berg (New Federal), The Seagull (Target Margin), Picasso’s Closet (New York Stage and Film). Select regional: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), The Vertical Hour, Life X 3, Two Rooms, As You Like It. TV/film includes: “Law & Order: SVU” (Detective Campesi, recurring), “Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order,” “Person of Interest,” “Elementary,” P.S. I Love You. Caris created, wrote, produced and leads The Pepper Project, a multi-award-winning digital series: www.whoispepper.com. www.carisvujcec.com.
BEAU WILLIMON (Playwright). Lower Ninth (Flea Theater 2008), Spirit Control (MTC 2010), The Parisian Woman (South Coast Rep 2013), Breathing Time (Fault Line Theatre 2014). Willimon currently has play commissions at South Coast Rep and the National Theatre of Great Britain. He was a recipient of the Lila Acheson Wallace Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship and is a two-time winner of the Lincoln Center Le Comte du Nouy Award. Farragut North was the basis for the film Ides of March, which he co-wrote with George Clooney and Grant Heslov. The film earned Willimon Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay. Willimon is the creator of Netflix’s original series “House of Cards” for which he served as show runner during the first four seasons. Current projects include: creator and executive producer of the upcoming drama series “The First” to star Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone; screenplay for the upcoming feature film Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Willimon is honored to serve as president of the Writers Guild of America East.
PAM MacKINNON (Director). Recent credits include Amélie, a New Musical (Broadway, Ahmanson Theatre, and Berkeley Rep); David Mamet’s China Doll (Broadway); Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles (Broadway); Bruce Norris’ The Qualms (Playwrights Horizons, Steppenwolf); Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance (Broadway); Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Broadway, Arena Stage, Steppenwolf; Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination); Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park (Broadway, Mark Taper, Playwrights Horizons; Obie Award, Tony and Lortel Award nominations); and Sarah Treem’s When We Were Young and Unafraid (Manhattan Theatre Club). Upcoming is the world premiere production of Jordan Harrison’s Log Cabin (Playwrights Horizons). Pam is an alumna of the Drama League, and the Women’s Project and Lincoln Center Theater Directors Labs; an associate artist of the Roundabout Theater Company; board president of the Society Stage Directors and Choreographers; and board chair of the New York City downtown company Clubbed Thumb, dedicated to new American plays.
Derek McLaneScenic Design
DEREK McLANE (Scenic Design). Broadway: Beautiful, The Price, Noises Off, Fully Committed, Gigi, The Heiress, Nice Work, The Best Man, Follies, Anything Goes, How to Succeed, Bengal Tiger, Ragtime, 33 Variations, The Pajama Game, I Am My Own Wife. Off-Broadway: Into The Woods, Two Gentlemen, The Spoils, Ruined, Lie of the Mind. Designed the last 5 years of Oscars. Awards: winner of 2 OBIE Awards, 3 Lortel Awards; Tony Award, Drama Desk, 2 Art Directors Guild, and 2 Emmys.
Jane GreenwoodCostume Design
JANE GREENWOOD (Costume Design). Originally from Liverpool, England, Ms. Greenwood was educated at the Central School of Arts in London. She has designed for theatre, opera, dance and film, 125 productions for Broadway since Ballad Of The Sad Café in 1963. Awards include 21 Tony nominations, Lifetime Achievement Tony and this year’s Tony Award for The Little Foxes, Theatre Hall of Fame, Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award. Professor of Design at the Yale School of Drama since 1976.
Peter KaczorowskiLighting Design
PETER KACZOROWSKI (Lighting Design). Select Broadway: Sweat, Beautiful, No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot, Venus in Fur, Anything Goes, Grey Gardens, Contact, The Producers, Kiss Me, Kate, She Loves Me, Steel Pier. Extensive credits with LCT, MTC, Roundabout, the Public. Opera: The Met, San Francisco, Houston Grand, Santa Fe, St. Louis, LAMCO, Seattle. Abroad: Royal Opera, Scottish Opera, Canadian Opera, Opera/North, Edinburgh Festival, Maggio Florence, L’Arena di Verona, La Fenice, Bonn, Lisbon. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama-Logue, Ovation, Hewes.
Associate Lighting Designer: Gina Scherr
Darrel MaloneyProjection Design
DARREL MALONEY (Video & Projection Design). Designs for broadcast, concerts, film, theatre. Broadway: American Idiot, On Your Feet, Allegiance, A Night with Janis Joplin, Everyday Rapture, The Illusionists. Off Broadway: Found (Atlantic, Drama Desk nomination), Checkers (Vineyard, Drama Desk nomination), Tappin’ Thru Life (Drama Desk nomination), Also Lincoln Center Theater, The Public Theater, Civilians, Signature, MCC. Others: Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus, Surf (Las Vegas), Old Globe, Ahmanson/CTG, Opera Vlaanderen, La Jolla, A.R.T., 5th Avenue.
Broken ChordSound Design and Original Composition
BROKEN CHORD (Original Music and Sound Design). Broadway: Eclipsed. New York: Atlantic (The Lying Lesson), IAP (OZET), LCT3 (Bull in a China Shop), MTC (When We Were Young and Unafraid), Primary Stages (Informed Consent), The Public (Party People), Second Stage (The Other Thing), Signature (Appropriate). Regional: Berkeley Rep (Ruined), Dallas Theater Center (Electra), Hartford Stage (Whipping Man), Huntington (A Raisin in the Sun), OSF (UniSon), Shakespeare Theatre Company (Macbeth), Trinity Rep (Glass Menagerie), and Yale Rep (These Paper Bullets!). Disneyland: Frozen. Film: Fall to Rise. brokenchord.us
Tom WatsonHair Design
TOM WATSON (Hair and Wig Design) headed the wig and makeup department at the Metropolitan Opera for 17 years. He has designed more than 80 Broadway productions. Including Wicked, Rock of Ages, How to Succeed.., The Addams Family, Annie, Act One, You Can’t Take it With You, The King & I (LCT & Tour), The Sound of Music National Tour, Dames at Sea, Therese Raquin, Fiddler on the Roof, Bright Star (Bway & Tour),Oslo (LCT), Long Day’s Journey into Night, Falsettos, The Little Foxes and Junk (LCT).
Tommy KurzmanMake-Up Design
TOMMY KURZMAN (Make-Up Design & Associate Wig Design). Recently designed makeup for The Little Foxes (starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon) (MTC), In Transit, The King & I National Tour (LCT Production), NBC Live Upfronts and Long Day’s Journey Into Night (starring Jessica Lange), in addition to Bright Star (DC, Bway & Tour), Fiddler on the Roof and Thérese Raquin (starring Keira Knightley) on Broadway. Tommy is the Associate to Hair Designer, Tom Watson. This one is for you, Mommy.
Telsey + Company
William Cantler, CSA
TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting). Broadway: SpongeBob SquarePants, Once on This Island, M. Butterfly, Anastasia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Hello, Dolly!, Come from Away, Waitress, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Wicked. Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd, Atlantic, Classic Stage, MCC, Second Stage. Film: Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married, Across the Universe, Camp, Pieces of April. TV: “This Is Us,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “House of Cards,” “Rise,” “I’m Dying Up Here,” “One Day at a Time,” “Graves,” “Atypical,” commercials. www.telseyandco.com
Uma Thurman, Ready to Be Tested
by ALEXIS SOLOSKI | THE NEW YORK TIMES | NOVEMBER 8, 2017
Uma Thurman knows that there are no retakes in theater, no postproduction fixes, no chances to dub in a line. When she strides onstage for “The Parisian Woman,” a play by Beau Willimon, the “House of Cards” creator, that opens Nov. 30 at the Hudson Theater, no flattering lenses or editing trickery will help her.
“Of course it’s exposing,” she said over dinner recently, “but no exposure, no challenge. You can’t test yourself in safety.”
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