What Did Critics Have to Say About Broadway’s New M. Butterfly, Starring Clive Owen?

The Verdict   What Did Critics Have to Say About Broadway’s New M. Butterfly, Starring Clive Owen?
 
Tony Award winner Julie Taymor directs the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony-winning drama that opened October 26.

The Julie Taymor-helmed Broadway revival of M. Butterfly opened officially October 26 at the Cort Theatre. Performances of David Henry Hwang’s Tony-winning drama began October 7.

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Clive Owen stars as French diplomat Rene Gallimard in the new staging, which incorporates elements inspired by the real-life affair that served as the initial springboard for the piece.

Jin Ha, an alum of the Chicago company of Hamilton, takes on the role of the mysterious Beijing opera singer Song Liling.

Read reviews for the Broadway revival below. Playbill will continue to update as reviews come in.

amNY (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Charles Isherwood)

Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)

Entertainment Weekly (Allison Adato)

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

NY Daily News (Joe Dziemianowicz)

New York Magazine (Sarah Holdren)

New York Times (Ben Brantley)

The Stage (Mark Shenton)

The Telegraph (Diane Snyder)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Towleroad (Naveen Kumar)

Wall Street Journal (Terry Teachout)

What Should We Do? (David Cote)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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.

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

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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