Tony-Winning Red Creative Team to Paint Madame Butterfly in Houston

Tony Award-winning Red collaborators Michael Grandage, Neil Austin and Christopher Oram will reunite in Houston this fall for Puccini's Madame Butterfly.

Michael Grandage
Michael Grandage (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Grandage will stage the new production that will play the Houston Grand Opera Oct. 22-Nov. 5. Lighting designer Austin and set and costume designer Christopher Oram are also on board to render designs for the opera. Each of the trio picked up a Tony Award June 13 for his work on John Logan's Mark Rothko-inspired drama Red.

The season will also feature Dead Man Walking, the opera penned by Jake Heggie and Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally. McNally's Master Class director, Leonard Foglia, will helm the opera that runs Jan. 22-Feb. 6, 2011. Also on board are Master Class scenic designer Michael McGarty, Tony Award-winning Love! Valour! Compassion! costume designer Jess Goldstein, Tony-nominated lighting designer Brian Nason and projection designer Elaine McCarthy.

Following Dead Man Walking, Tony Award-winning Sweeney Todd director John Doyle is slated to direct Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor Jan. 28-Feb. 11, 2011.

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