David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play comes back to Broadway in a new production directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen. More…
David Henry Hwang’s modern classic, 'M. Butterfly' charts the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer – a remarkable love story of international espionage and personal betrayal. Their 20-year relationship pushed and blurred the boundaries between male and female, East and West – while redefining the nature of love and the devastating cost of deceit. For the Tony Award-winning play’s first Broadway return, Hwang will introduce new material inspired by the real-life love affair between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Chinese opera singer Shi Pei Pu that has come to light since the play’s 1988 premiere.
See it if you've never seen this highly-acclaimed play, worthy of reviving (but worthy of a better production); you want to see a nice perf by Jin Ha
Don't see it if you've seen the play before. Taymor's passionless direction, rudimentary sets, Hwang's needless rewrites & a colorless Owen mar this revival
See it if You want to watch Clive Owen and Jin Ha do their damndest to rise above a mess of a production. Their effort is palpable; their talent real.
Don't see it if You expect beautiful (or even coherent) stage imagery. You're waiting for Taymor to strike gold again. You're fond of the original.
See it if you are curious about the rewrite - but this revival is no where near the great show the original was...
Don't see it if you saw the original. huge disappointment
See it if you absolutely MUST see Julie Taymor's latest work or have never encountered Hwang's text before
Don't see it if you value your time, money, and wish to keep your idols on their ivory pedestals
See it if You like Clive Owen. He works hard here to keep this dreadful production going.
Don't see it if If you dislike Julie Taymor. She pays more attention to gimmicks like clumsey rolling flats & long dance pieces that make no sense.