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 want a play that keeps you second guessing until the very end. Insanely talented performances by Clive Owen and Jin Ha. GO SEE NOW
Don't see it if You don’t want to be enthralled in fantastic theatre for 2.5 hours
See it if The story was very interesting. If you like plays come see. People over the age of 16 can see it. Great acting. Some music is played
Don't see it if Not for young children, there is nude scenes in the show. If you don’t like plays.
See it if you want to enter the fantasy world of a diplomat. The play explores stereotypes, relationships, and death.
Don't see it if do not like the premise of Puccini's Madame Butterfly.
See it if if you are interested in seeing a more contemporary M Butterfly. Hwang has reconceived his play. Interesting but direction is problematic.
Don't see it if you loved the original and want to relive that. You will be very disappointed!
See it if You are interested in this true story and how someone can truly believe something false when you want it to be true so badly.
Don't see it if You want fantastic staging. While the sets worked fine, I didn't find them attractive. I would have enjoyed it more with prettier panels.
See it if You are interested in great performances that evoke new feelings about the world we live in.
Don't see it if You are offended by nudity or you have long legs (that theatre is cramped!)
See it if An exploration of gender and how the west views east in terms of masculinity, femininity. Clive Owen has a great performance.
Don't see it if Convoluted, at times tedious. I did not see the original, but show apparently compares unfavorably. Staging was so-so.
See it if You have a open mind & can use your imagination. You are not going to compare the show to the past shows or related shows. Difficult subject
Don't see it if You expect a big production or a fluffy show. You are against an alternative way of life. Superb acting is not your thing.
See it if You're a fan of Julie Taymor's artistry and/or Clive Owen. The show was great story telling; with surprising twists and turns!
Don't see it if you don't enjoy an slowly unraveled story with a little nudity.
See it if You're intrigued by stories that explore the tension between Western and Asian culture, and the line between fantasy and reality
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with full, male nudity
See it if you're a Clive Owen fan. He's the best thing here. But be warned that this has very little of Julie Taymor's signature style
Don't see it if you're expecting a riveting story or a visually stunning one. The new text doesn't always work & Julie Taymor directs without any joy/style
See it if You are interested in a provocative drama that deals with gender and race and have heard about the original production that won Tonys.
Don't see it if You did see the original as you likely will be disappointed . Or find the topic unrealistic.
See it if You are a fan of Clive Owen or want to see an entertaining show that will not break the bank.
Don't see it if You want quick thrills (it runs nearly 2.5 hours) or are offended by two men kissing on stage.
See it if you enjoy story lines where the audience gets a compassionate perspective to a character's unconventional decisions.
Don't see it if you are offended by nudity.
See it if you like good acting and an intriguing story. Clive Owen is terrific and Jin Ha is also excellent.
Don't see it if you loved the original. Although I didn't see the original, apparently people who saw it liked that version much better.
See it if you like any of the actors, want to see a refreshing revival and interesting plots, and tragic love stories
Don't see it if you are expecting an exact retelling of Madame Butterfly, you don't like male or female nudity, or don't like the fourth wall broken
See it if you have always liked the play. DH Wang's writing is still relevant today. Poetic.
Don't see it if you don't like plays where you need to listen to an actor telling you the story or hate oversimplifications of historical facts
See it if You like the show. The acting was great and the theme of the show has not outdated itself.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows regarding homosexuality, slow moving stories, nudity, uncomfortable situations.
See it if You love Clive Owen. He was excellent. Definitely the best part of the show.
Don't see it if You're going to see Julie Taymor's effect on the show or don't want nudity. It felt slow in places, and the sets didn't enhance the story.