M. Butterfly is returning to Broadway in October, 2017! The first revival of David Henry Hwang’s groundbreaking play will star Clive Owen (Old Times, Cinemax’s The Knick) and will be directed by Julie Taymor (The Lion King).
M. Butterfly charts the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat (Owen) and a mysterious Chinese opera singer—a remarkable love story of international espionage and personal betrayal. Their 20-year relationship pushed and blurred the boundaries between male and female, east and west—while redefining the nature of love and the devastating cost of deceit. For the revival, producers said the author will introduce new material inspired by the real-life love affair between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Chinese opera singer Shi Pei Pu that has come to light since the play’s 1988 premiere.
Previews for this open-ended production begin October 7th before an official opening scheduled for October 26th at a theater to be announced. Group tickets go on sale this spring; give us a call at 877-943-2929 to find out more information about this exciting new production! Follow Your Broadway Genius for more updates on how you can secure the best seats at the lowest prices.