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‘House of Cards’ Creator Beau Willimon to Make Broadway Debut With ‘The Parisian Woman’ Starring Uma Thurman

New play by prolific writer will also mark actress’ debut on Great White Way

Uma Thurman will make her Broadway debut this fall in “The Parisian Woman,” a new play by “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon that also marks his first show on the Great White Way.

Tony winner Pam MacKinnon (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”) will direct the production, which is set to open for a limited engagement that has an official opening on Nov. 30.

The producers are Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, and Steve Traxler.

“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 (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 stakes couldn’t be higher.

Willimon’s inspiration for “The Parisian Woman” came 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 (Jim Simpson, Artistic Director, Carol Ostrow, Producing Director), and was originally produced by South Coast Repertory.

In addition to creating “House of Cards,” Willimon wrote the Off Broadway play “Farragut North” which he later adapted with George Clooney and Grant Heslov into the Oscar-nominated 2011 movie “Ides of March.”

His other plays include “Lower Ninth,” “Spirit Control” and “Breathing Time.”