Happy Trails: M. BUTTERFLY Flies Away- Final Broadway Performance Today
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. Butterfly will play its final performance today, December 17, 2017, after playing 19 previews and 61 regular performances at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street). The production had originally been scheduled to close on Sunday, January 14, 2018.
Directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor, M. Butterfly features Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen as Rene Gallimard. Broadway newcomer Jin Ha stars in the role of Song Liling, and is joined by Murray Bartlett, Michael Countryman, Enid Graham, Clea Alsip, Celeste Den, Jess Fry, Jason Garcia Ignacio, Kristen Faith Oei, Scott Weber, Emmanuel Brown, Thomas Michael Hammond, Jake Manabat, Erica Sweany, John Leonard Thompson, and Erica Wong.
David Henry Hwang's 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.
Before she flies away for good, we're charting Butterfly's course to Broadway below!
The marquee went up at the Cort Theatre in August.
Previews began on October 7, 2017.
Clive Owen stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan in October to chat about his return to the stage.
The company celebrated opening night on October 26.