The Parisian Woman, the new political drama by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon and starring Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, is off to a promising start at the Hudson Theatre, where previews began November 9.
The new play brought in $832,844 at the box office for the week ending November 19 (its first full week of performances). While that figure falls under the production’s potential gross of $1,037,246, it’s a solid initial showing in a Broadway economy where star names no longer guarantee box-office gold.
Willimon’s widespread popularity with House of Cards, combined with Thurman’s star-wattage and a cast that also features Hamilton Tony nominee Philippa Soo, Josh Lucas, Marton Csokas, and Blair Brown, position The Parisian Woman for box office success as the run builds to its November 30 opening night.
The David Yazbek–Itamar Moses musical The Band’s Visit, which opened to acclaim November 9, broke the million dollar mark at the box office, bringing in $1,010,161 last week. Solid figures in a week where two of the performances were heavily comped for members of the New York press.
Jason Mraz remains a major draw at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where Waitress grossed $1,006,974. Meanwhile at the Walter Kerr Theatre, Bruce Springsteen broke his own house record, raking in $2,401,552 in just five performances.