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 like great actors and a compelling story told in a unique way.
Don't see it if You are offended by brief nudity and an unconventional story.
See it if You're interested in seeing a great revival of a classic play. Excellent performances all the way around. Great dramatic content.
Don't see it if You want a less serious, more musically oriented experience. Also avoid it if you are uncomfortable with gender bending themes.
See it if you are interested in the source material or are a fan of Clive Owen. The story itself is really intriguing and absorbing
Don't see it if you aren't interested in bad storytelling of a great story. the set design is really distracting and clunky, and the direction is simply off
See it if You loved the show before. It has not made the transition to the 21st century very successfully.
Don't see it if You want a story that keeps moving forward and keeps you moving with it. If you are prone to napping, stay home.
See it if You’ve never seen this book before, and interested in a suspense story with some Chinese elements
Don't see it if You want to see a simple, fluff and sweet story with a happy ending
See it if you want to see star performance by Jin Ha in a solid show; your expectations going in are not overly inflated because of the creative team.
Don't see it if you are distracted by clunky sets (great idea but poorly executed) or are expecting a profound experience (not as impactful as it once was).
See it if I saw the original Broadway Show and it was riveting. This production directorial and design wise looked like a budget bus and truck tour.
Don't see it if If you was dramicic effects and accurate chiness opers. See it at the Met museum next year in the Astor court . That is amazing.
See it if you have never seen this play before; it is an interesting play, although the original version was more powerful. Clive Owen is perfect
Don't see it if you want to see Julie Taymor's work; here it is over done. Maybe Juan Darien and Lion King were flukes. I missed B D Wong terribly.
See it if Want to see a slight twist on this production with clever use of the stage. Owens carries a big show with this one. Some parts a bit miscast
Don't see it if Expect traditional 🦋 or don't want minuteS of nudity on stage or homosexual themes.
See it if You never saw the original production. The acting is very good but the end result left me feeling a bit cold ... too dark and edgy.
Don't see it if You enjoy being absorbed into a story so much that you feel you are part of it. This play is set up so you feel strictly like a observer.
See it if Great acting, twisted story, surprise ending (if you can't figure it out in advance)
Don't see it if you don't like straight acting or prefer musicals
See it if you enjoy a thought-provoking, engrossing story, and a professional, polished production and fine acting.
Don't see it if you might be repulsed or confused about an unusual same sex relationship that is the basis of the plot.
See it if you'd appreciate insights into East/West relations from an Eastern perspective. You enjoy a good "falling from grace" story.
Don't see it if you don't like having racial stereotypes challenged. You feel good acting can't overcome the leads not looking their parts.
See it if you want to see a brilliant piece of theatre that was performed as it always should have been!
Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged by another point of view.
See it if Story no longer carries any weight. Well acted but the story is not worth showing on stage. Glacially slow if well acted.
Don't see it if You prefer something that moves at a pace faster than a snail. Want more Jan one good role player.
See it if An interesting show,preformences where very good.I liked the staging,they do tell you how he did it if you care. I liked Clive Owens
Don't see it if I liked the original show better. A pleasant,evening,I would have preferred a little more mystery
See it if You did not see the original. 2 very good central performances. Interested in seeing a real truth is stranger than fiction story.
Don't see it if You have fond memories of the original production, script and performances. Are expecting some inspired concept from Taymor. Warning: Nudity
See it if You like Clive Owen and are open to exploring sexuality on stage.
Don't see it if You don't want to see full nudity, laugh at jokes that don't match the rythm of the play and don't mind the 4th wall broken.