M Butterfly Clive Owen Julie Taymor Play Broadway Show Tickets

M. Butterfly Tickets & Information

Cort Theatre

138 West 48th Street

Between 7th and 6th Avenues

New York NY 10036 View on map

M. Butterfly Summary

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This show played its final performance on Sunday - December 17.

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M. Butterfly, one of Broadway’s most acclaimed and beloved plays returns in a viscerally theatrical new production directed by Julie Taymor, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning director of The Lion King, and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen.

A groundbreaking play. A visionary director. A story of love, espionage and betrayal. M. Butterfly charts the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer – a remarkable love story of international espionage and 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.

Both an intimate love story and an epic tale of political intrigue, this new sweeping staging will blend original music and song by Academy Award-winner Elliot Goldenthal with elaborate martial arts-inspired choreography by Ma Cong. And for this new version, Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang will introduce new material inspired by the scandalous 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.

“A brilliant play of ideas…a visionary work that bridges the history and culture of two worlds.” – Frank Rich, New York Times

Winner of every major theatrical prize, including the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award.

M. Butterfly Special Information

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M. Butterfly Cast Members:

Clive Owen, Jin Ha, Clea Alsip, Murray Bartlett, Michael Countryman, Celeste Den, Jess Fry, Enid Graham, Thomas Michael Hammond, Cole Horibe, Jason Ignacio, Kristen Faith Oei, Erica Sweany, John Leonard Thompson, Erica Wong

M. Butterfly Creative Team

Author: David Henry Hwang
Director: Julie Taymor
Producer: M Butterfly 2017 LLC
Press Agent: Polk & Co.

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M. Butterfly Quick Facts

Running Time:

Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission.

Price Range

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Audience :

Recommended for 16 + (This production may be inappropriate for ages 15 and under due to strong language and nudity.)
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
October 7, 2017 October 26, 2017

Box Office Hours

Currently not open.

No future sales 30 minutes before start of performance.

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M Butterfly
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P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

Yes (No strollers or furs)