by David Henry Hwang
directed by Julie Taymor
starring Clive Owen
Broadway's Cort Theatre, Beginning October 7, 2017. Opens October 26. Last performance was December 17, 2017.
“THE PERFECT WOMAN”
LOVE. ESPIONAGE. BETRAYAL.
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.
According to New York Post's Michael Riedel, Julie Taymor has "been working this summer with playwright David Henry Hwang on what sources say is a “stunning” visual concept for the production"...
January 30, 2017: Julie Taymor to Direct Clive Owen in ‘M. Butterfly’ —New York Times >>
“M. Butterfly,” the gender-bending play about a French diplomat who has a lengthy affair with a Chinese opera singer, will be revived on Broadway this fall with Clive Owen starring and Julie Taymor directing.