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SCR Press Release: "The Parisian Woman" - Cast Update

Steven Weber Joins Cast for World Premiere of Beau Willimon's The Parisian Woman h2>

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March 18, 2013



COSTA MESA, Calif. – The final cast member has been confirmed for South Coast Repertory's world premiere of Beau Willimon's The Parisian Woman. Actor Steven Weber will portray Tom, one-half of the play's Beltway power couple.

Willimon sets The Parisian Woman in the Capitol Hill section of Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having. This provocative comedy about bad conduct in high places puts lust in bed with ambition. At the center is Chloe (Dana Delany), an über-operator armed with charm, wit and sensuality. She uses all the arrows in her quiver to help her husband, Tom (Weber), nab an important government post. Find out how far this unorthodox couple will go to climb up the political ladder.

The cast also includes Steven Culp as Peter, Linda Gehringer as Jeanette, and Rebecca Mozo as Rebecca.

Steven Weber is a versatile film, television and stage actor. He portrayed Brian Hackett on the long-running television sitcom "Wings." Other television credits include "Monk" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and recurring roles on "Two Broke Girls," "Happy Town," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "Without a Trace," "Falling Skies," "Brothers and Sisters," and "Once and Again," and "Love Letters." His film credits include Farm House, a remake of The Shining, Leaving Las Vegas, Single White Female and Clubland.

Weber's theatre credits include Broadway productions of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and The Producers. He appeared in Three Hotels, with Maura Tierney, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. In 2005 in London, he appeared with Kevin Spacey in the Old Vic Theatre's production of Dennis McIntyre's National Anthems. Other theatre works includes Throwing Your Voice, Something in the Air and Design for Living.

Willimon is creator and co-executive producer of Netflix's original series "House of Cards," about power, sex, ambition, love, greed and corruption in modern Washington, D.C. One of the American theatre's hottest directors, Pam MacKinnon, will direct this world premiere.

The Parisian Woman was commissioned and developed by The Flea Theater in New York City. Itruns April 14-May 4 on SCR's Julianne Argyros Stage. Tickets are on sale now; for information, call (714) 708-5555 or go online to www.scr.org.



ABOUT SOUTH COAST REPERTORY: Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, founded in 1964 by David Emmes and Martin Benson and now under the leadership of Artistic Director Marc Masterson and Managing Director Paula Tomei, is widely recognized as one of the leading professional theatres in the United States. SCR is committed to theatre that illuminates the compelling personal and social issues of our time, not only on its stages but through its wide array of education and outreach programs. While its productions represent a balance of classic and modern theatre, SCR is renowned for its extensive new-play development program, which includes the nation's largest commissioning program for emerging and established writers and composers. Each year, it showcases some of country's best new plays in the Pacific Playwrights Festival, which attracts theatre professionals from across the country. Of SCR's more than 460 productions, one-quarter have been world premieres, whose subsequent stagings achieved enormous success throughout America and around the world. Two SCR-developed works have won Pulitzer Prizes, and another eight were named Pulitzer finalists. In addition, SCR works have won several Obie Awards and scores of major new-play awards. Located in Costa Mesa, Calif., SCR's Folino Theatre Center is home to the 507-seat Segerstrom Stage, the 336-seat Julianne Argyros Stage and the 94-seat Nicholas Studio. Today, SCR produces 13 shows and eight public readings each season. More information is available at www.scr.org.

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