Julie Taymor’s Revival of M. Butterfly, Starring Clive Owen, Opens October 26

Broadway News   Julie Taymor’s Revival of M. Butterfly, Starring Clive Owen, Opens October 26
 
The first Broadway staging since the play’s 1988 premiere also stars Hamilton alum Jin Ha as the mysterious Song Liling; check out photos below.
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Clive Owen and Jin Ha Matthew Murphy

The Broadway revival of M. Butterfly, starring Clive Owen and directed by Tony winner Julie Taymor, celebrates its official opening October 26. The Tony-winning David Henry Hwang drama began performances October 7 at the Cort Theatre.

Read opening night reviews here.

Oscar nominee Owen returns to Broadway as French diplomat Rene Gallimard, who falls for a mysterious Beijing opera sing named Song Liling. Taking on the role of his lover is Jin Ha, who recently appeared in the Chicago company of Hamilton.

Song’s true nature, including gender identity and allegiance, is revealed over the course of the two’s decades-long relationship. The new staging incorporates elements inspired by the real-life affair that served as the initial springboard for the piece.

Read: HOW JULIE TAYMOR ONCE AGAIN PUSHES THE BOUNDARIES OF THEATRE WITH M. BUTTERFLY

Scroll through photos of the production below.

Rounding out the company are Clea Aslip, 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, and Erica Wong.

The creative team includes set designer Paul Steinberg, costume designer Constance Hoffman, lighting designer Donald Holder, and sound design Will Pickens.

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