Jin Ha, who recently appeared in the Chicago production of Hamilton, will play Song Liling in the Broadway revival of M. Butterfly. Ha joins the previously announced Clive Owen in the upcoming production, which begins October 7 at the Cort Theatre.
The Julie Taymor staging of David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning 1988 drama will open officially October 26.
Ha is a recent graduate of the MFA Acting program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Additional credits include the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of Troilus and Cressida.
The play follows the relationship between French diplomat Rene Gallimard (Owen) and a mysterious Beijing opera singer named Song Liling. Song's true nature, however, is unbeknownst to Gallimard, and over the course of more than 20 years, revelations of identity and allegiance are unraveled. The new staging will incorporate new material inspired by the real-life affair that inspired the piece.
The original Broadway production, which starred John Lithgow as Rene, won B.D. Wong a Tony Award for his performance as Song.
Rounding out the company will be 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.