Uma Thurman to Make Broadway Debut in ‘The Parisian Woman’
The play is a political drama by ‘House of Cards’ creator Beau Willimon.
Actress Uma Thurman will make her Broadway debut this fall in ‘The Parisian Woman,’ the New York Times is reporting. Created by ‘House of Cards’ creator Beau Willimon and inspired by the 19th-century French boulevard play “La Parisienne,” the play follows a woman in Washington, D.C., who attempts to persuade her lover to help her husband become attorney general.
“It’s contemporary, it’s sharp, it’s witty and it’s a grown-up piece of material,” Thurman told the Times in a telephone interview. “I think it moves beautifully, and I felt like it was a good part for me.”
‘The Parisian Woman’ will be her second stage credit. Her first comes from a 1999 Off Broadway appearance in Molière’s “The Misanthrope,” presented by the Classic Stage Company. Though her work at the time was not well received, she described it as a learning experience to the Times, and said she’s thrilled to be returning to the stage.
“It was a very long time ago, and certainly it was a very difficult piece to do,” she said. “It was a baptism of sorts. I worked with lots of really great actors, but I couldn’t have chosen something more difficult, and I learned a lot.”
She continued: “I’ve given my whole life to performance; many of the pieces I’ve done have been very dramatic and rehearsed…that’s the part I’ve enjoyed the most — the exploration of language, the theatricality — and I’m looking forward to something of real depth and complexity.”
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