Uma Thurman, with a career that spans films like Dangerous Liasons to her Oscar-nominated turn in Pulp Fiction and a even rom-com fare like The Truth About Cats and Dogs, will be making her debut on Broadway in November, starring in The Parisian Woman, according to Playbill and several other publications.
The play, inspired by Henry Becque’s comedy La Parisienne, is written by Beau Willimon of House of Cards and directed by Pam MacKinnon. It is scheduled to open in a limited engagement on November 30th, though the theater has yet to be announced.
Given the writer’s resume with the Kevin Spacey-led Netflix drama, the play’s setting in Washington D.C. with its stars a power couple aiming to secure an important judicial post, isn’t surprising.
“In Washington, D.C., powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election,“ read production notes for the play. “At the center is Chloe (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.”
Thurman, who began her career as a model in her teens, has never performed on the Great White Way, though she did play the role of Ulla in the modern film remake of Mel Brooks’ The Producers.