The Parisian Woman
PBTV provided LED support for the Broadway production of The Parisian Woman which opened on November 30th at the Hudson Theater and runs through March 11th. The new play written by Beau Willlimon has a video design by Darrel Maloney. He uses digiLED Lightslice and digiFLEX products to create a lightweight, semi-transparent scenic wall which was flown in during scene changes.
Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, “Imposters”) makes her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new power play by “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon (Farragut North, Ides of March), directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park). The Parisian Woman also stars Josh Lucas, Tony Award winner Blair Brown, Marton Csokas and Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo. Willimon’s inspiration for The Parisian Woman came from French dramatist Henri Becque’s controversial play, La Parisienne which debuted in Paris in 1885.
Willimon sets The Parisian Woman 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 the stakes couldn't be higher.
Along with three-time Drama Desk Award nominee Maloney, the creative team includes Tony Award winner Derek McLane (scenic design), Tony Award winner Jane Greenwood (costume design), Tony Award winner Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), and Broken Chord (sound design and original composition).
The Parisian Woman was commissioned by The Flea Theater in New York City (Jim Simpson, Founder, Niegel Smith, Artistic Director, Carol Ostrow, Producing Director). It was originally produced by South Coast Repertory. The Parisian Woman is produced on Broadway by Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, and Steve Traxler.