The producers of Broadway’s M. Butterfly have announced the addition of a new 2 PM performance October 14, with 100 orchestra seats priced at $25 for students. The newly added matinee will be in the second week of previews.
Tickets to the newly added matinee will be available in person only at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on the day of the performance; one ticket per valid student ID.
The Julie Taymor staging of David Henry Hwang’s Tony-winning 1988 drama is set to begin performances October 7. The revival, which will feature new material from Hwang, will officially open October 26.
The cast of M. Butterfly will be led by Clive Owen and Jin Ha as René Gallimard and Song Liling, respectively.
Completing the cast are Murray Bartlett, Michael Countryman, Enid Graham, Clea Alsip, Celeste Den, Jess Fry, Jason Ignacio, Kristen Faith Oei, Scott Weber, Emmanuel Brown, Thomas Michael Hammond, Jake Manabat, Erica Sweany, John Leonard Thompson, and Erica Wong.
Inspired by the real-life love affair between Bernard Boursicot and Chinese opera singer Shi Pei Pu, M. Butterfly charts the romance between a married French diplomat and a Beijing opera singer full of secrets. The play weaves a tale of love, espionage, and deception.
The production will feature original music by Academy Award winner Elliot Goldenthal, choreography by Ma Cong, scenic design by Paul Steinberg, costume design by Constance Hoffman, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Will Pickens, wig and hair design by Dave Bova, makeup design by Judy Chin, and casting by Telsey + Company/Will Cantler, CSA & Adam Caldwell, CSA.
M. Butterfly is produced on Broadway by Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris, In Fine Company, Jim Kierstead, Hunter Arnold, Spencer Ross, Jam Theatricals, and in association with Alix L. Ritchie, Kades-Reese, Storyboard Entertainment, and Jeffrey Sosnick.
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