The stars continue to shine on Broadway this season, with one of the most luminous being Oscar nominee Uma Thurman. She’ll be making her Broadway debut this fall in The Parisian Woman, a play written by Beau Willimon (House of Cards). Inspired by Henry Becque’s late 19th century comedy La Parisienne, this electrifying new play has been transformed into a tale of secret deals and sex, power and politics in present-day Washington DC. At the center is Chloe (Thurman), one half of a power couple and a socialite armed with charm and wit, coming to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future. She is determined to see her husband, Tom, become Attorney General, with some help from her jealous lover, Peter. However, nothing is ever guaranteed in our nation’s capital and Chloe must match wits with Jeannette Simpson, soon-to-be chairwoman of the Federal Reserve and formidable power player with a taste for mischief who can make or break Tom’s 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 Parisian Woman doesn’t just enact the ambition, maneuvering, and dirty tricks you associate with political life in Washington, D.C. It takes it one step further, turning a no holds barred campaign to secure an Attorney General nomination into a fascinating portrait of a bored Beltway wife. Think of it as a cross between Dangerous Liaisons and Sex in the City. Willimon’s script is riveting and the production is witty, startling, and thoughtful.” The Huffington Post
Thurman’s film credits include Imposters, The Slap, Smash, and Pulp Fiction, for which she received an Academy Award nomination. She is joined by Sweet Home Alabama star Josh Lucas, who exudes charm and disarms with his Paul Newman blue eyes as Tom, Chloe’s husband. Unlike his castmate, Lucas is not new to Broadway – he last appeared on the New York stage in a 2005 revival of The Glass Menagerie, which featured Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, and Christian Slater. He is also no stranger to Washington intrigue having just completed filming Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House, a drama set to be released this fall starring Liam Neeson as Deep Throat.
The cast also includes Tony winner Blair Brown (Copenhagen, Orange is the New Black) as Jeanette, Tony nominee Philippa Soo (Hamilton) as Jeannette’s ambitious daughter, and Marton Csokas (Loving, The Lord of the Rings) as Peter. This cast gives Washington power brokers a run for their money!
Wednesday, January 10 @ $303.00
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THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE! Departing at 7:00 am on Saturdays and 6:30am on Saturdays in December and all Wednesdays. Diversions’ guides serve a selection of fruit juices, yogurt, muffins, bagels with assorted cheeses, chocolate apricots, coffee, tea and more. En route, you will hear background information on theater, art, cultural events and restaurants in Manhattan. Around 10:15am, our coach stops at Saks Fifth Avenue, next at 57th and Madison and then at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 5th Ave. and 80th St. You are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city until the 2:00pm matinee. At approximately 5pm, the coach picks you up at a designated theater. On the return to Baltimore, we serve an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a Zabar’s dinner accompanied by a compelling video. We estimate an 8:30pm arrival at home.