M. Butterfly

Currently on sale until January 14, 2018

M. Butterfly
M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly

Running Time: 2 hours
Intermission: Yes

Visionary director JULIE TAYMOR brings you the first Broadway revival of DAVID HENRY HWANG’s groundbreaking Tony® Award-winning play, starring Academy Award® nominee CLIVE OWEN.

Julie Taymor will take you on a journey that will leave you breathless—all through an exhilarating production featuring spectacular sets, thrilling choreography and dazzling stagecraft.

Inspired by the true scandal that captivated the world, this is a story about an illicit affair between a French diplomat and a Chinese opera diva whose secrets lie deep beneath the surface. Don’t miss this intoxicating and visually electrifying production of the theatrical masterpiece M. BUTTERFLY.

Standard Schedule
Schedule can vary by performance and is subject to change.
Monday: No Performance
Tuesday: 7PM
Wednesday: 2PM & 7:30PM
Thursday: 7PM
Friday: 8PM
Saturday: 2PM & 8PM
Sunday: 3PM




Cort Theatre

138 West 48th Street New York, NY 10036

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For Ages?

M. Butterfly is recommended for ages thirteen (13) and older. Please be advised that children under the age of four (4) will not be permitted into the theater.


CLIVE OWEN – Rene Gallimard
Clive Owen is an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner best known for his roles in CloserGosford ParkInside Man, and Croupier.

CLEA ALSIP – Renee, Pinup Girl and Others
Clea is making her Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Neil LaBute's The Way We Get BY (Second Stage);  Ping Pong (The Public Theater); Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: I Now Pronounce (Humana Festival); The Nerd, Steel Magnolias (Bucks County Playhouse); The Killing of Sister George (Long Wharf Theatre): Clybourne Park (Dorset Theatre, Barrington Stage). Film/TV: "The Sinner," "Billy & Billie," "Boardwalk Empire," "Expecto Patron," 10K, Cabin Fear, Hunter & Game. Education: BA, Stanford University; MFA, NYU Graduate Acting.

MURRAY BARTLETT – Marc, Pinkerton and Others
Murray graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney, Australia) and worked on stage with various companies including Sydney Theatre Company (Les Parents Terribles, Titus Andronicus) and Queensland Theatre Company (Winter's Tale). Her originated the role of Greg Connell in Boy From Oz, starring opposite Hugh Jackman in the 2006 Australian national tour. In the U.S., Murray played Dom on the HBO series "Looking" and also played Cyrus Foley on "Guiding Light" (2005-2007). Murray's US film credits include August, and Girl Most Likely.

MICHAEL COUNTRYMAN – Toulon, Sharpless, Judge and Others
Michael's Broadway credits include: Six Degrees of Separation, Wit, Mary Stuart, Night Must Fall, Holiday, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Few Good Men, and Face Value. Recent Off-Broadway: Privacy, The Open House (Drama Desk Award)< Dancing at Lughnasa, Bluebird, Equivocation, Shipwrecked! Film: Spotlight, True Story, BUrn After Reading, P.S. I Love You, Che, The Namesake, Squid and the Whale, You Can Count on Me, among others. Television includes: "The Path," "Billions," "Boardwalk Empire" (SAG Award Nomination), "The Girlfriend Experience," "The Americans," "Elementary," "The Sopranos."

CELESTE DEN – Comrade Chin and Others
Celeste makes her New York debut with M. Butterfly. Select theatre credits include the world premiere of Jung Chang's Wild Swans at American Repertory Theatre and Young Vic in London; David Henry Hwang's Chinglish at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory and the 2013 Hong Kong Arts Festival; Water by the Spoonful and Two Gentlemen of Verona at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; and the world premiere of Zoe Kazan's Trudy and Max in Love at South Coast Repertory. Film & TV credits include "For The People", "Law & Order: True Crime," Homeland," "American Horror Story," and "Larry Crowne." Den received her BFA from the University of Florieda and MFA from the California INstitute of the Arts.

ENID GRAHAM – Agnes and Others 
Enid can currently be seen as Elizabeth Lacey in the original USA series "The Sinner." Other credits include: Broadway: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (OBC), The Constant Wife, Honour (Tony nomination, Best Featured Actress); Off-Broadway:Bull in a China Shop (LCT3), King Lear (Public Theater. Film and TV credits include: Margot at the Wedding, The Interpreter, "Mindhunter" (Netflix upcoming) and Rose Van Alden on "Boardwalk Empire."


David Henry Hwang is a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three time Obie Award winner, and a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. In addition to M. Butterfly, his works include the plays Chinglish, Yellow Face, Golden Child, Kung Fu, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, as well as the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author) and Disney's Tarzan. He also updated the libretto for the 2002 revival of Flower Drum Song. America's most-produced living opera librettist, Hwang premiered his new opera, Dream of the Red Chamber (co-authored with Bright Sheng), at San Francisco Opera last fall. Hwang has been honored with the 2011 PEN/Laura Pels Award fora  Master American Dramatist, the 2012 Inge Award, the 2012 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright "mimi" Award, a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award, and the 2015 IPSA Distinguished Artist Award. He has also been a long-time board member of Young Playwrights INc, and the Lark Play Development Center. Hwang was recently the Residency One Playwright at New York's SIgnature Theatre, and currently serves as Head of Playwriting at Columbia University School of the Arts. He is currently a writer/producer for the Golden Globbe-winning TV series, "The Affair," and was recently named Chair of the American Theatre Wing.

JULIE TAYMOR – Director 
Julie Taymor is the first woman to win a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for The Lion King, which is currently celebrating its 20th year on Broadway. It also garnered Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle adn Drama League Awards for Taymor's direction; three Moliere Awards, including Best Musical and Best Costumes; and myriad awards for her original costume, mask and puppet designs. Other recent works include Grounded, starring Anne Hathaway at the Public Theater, and the cinematic version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, filmed during her critically acclaimed, sold-out stage production that ran at Theatre for a New Audience's new home in Brooklyn. Taymor made her Broadway debut in 1996 with Juan Darrien: A Carnival Mask (LIncoln Center), nominated for five Tony Awards. Her featuer films include Titus, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange; and Frida, starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina (six 2002 Academy Award nominations, winning two).Taymor has received a MacArthur "genius" Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Obie Awards and the first annual Dorothy B. Chandler Award in Theater, among many others. A book spanning her career, Julie Taymor: Playing with Fire, is in its third edition from Abrams.