Hamilton and Amélie star Phillipa Soo and Marton Csokas (Loving, The Lord of the Rings) have joined the cast of The Parisian Woman on Broadway. They join the previously announced Uma Thurman, Josh Lucas, and Blair Brown to complete the cast.
The new play by House of Cards writer Beau Willimon will debut at the Hudson Theatre beginning November 7, ahead of a November 30 opening.
The Parisian Woman is inspired by Henry Becque’s late 19th century comedy La Parisienne and will be directed by Amélie director Pam MacKinnon. A tale of drama and politics set in present-day Washington, D.C., Thurman and Lucas will play a power couple angling to secure an important judicial post.
Soo will play the role of Rebecca, and Csokas, making his Broadway debut, will play Peter.
The Parisian Woman was commissioned and developed by The Flea Theater in New York City and was originally produced by South Coast Repertory. The play has since gone through significant rewrites to reflect the changing political climate.
“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.“
The Broadway engagement of The Parisian Woman will be produced by Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, and Steve Traxler.
Tickets are now available through TheHudsonBroadway.com or (855) 801-5876.