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Tony award winning play M.Butterfly returns to Broadway featuring Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang and Julie Taymor alongside Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Clive Owen.

Why See the Show

M.Butterfly is a modern classic with several awards and critical acclamations under its belt. The show even inspired a movie titled ‘Madame Butterfly’ which did not receive the same popularity as the Broadway classic. A story themed around international espionage, betrayal, love and inspired by real life events, this show is a stunning representation of Broadway and it's magic.

Both an intimate love story and an epic tale of political intrigue, this new sweeping staging will blend original music and song by Academy Award-winner Elliot Goldenthal with elaborate martial arts-inspired choreography by Ma Cong.

Plot Synopsis

Follow the story of a married French diplomat and a Chinese Opera singer as they indulge in scandalous romance, deceit, and betrayal. Inspired by the real-life love affair between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and the Chinese opera singer Shi Pei Pu, the story blurs the lines between the East and the West, using themes of love and espionage.

Cast and Creatives

  • Playwright: David Henry Hwang
  • Director: Julie Taymor
  • Cast: Clive Owen

Critic’s Review

“A brilliant play of ideas…a visionary work that bridges the history and culture of two worlds.” – New York Times

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Your Experience

Choose your own seats and enjoy unobstructed views of the show without having to stand in line to get the tickets. Watch the critically acclaimed show from the best seats and enjoy the award-winning play featuring Tony-award winners and Golden Globes winners.

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About the Theatre

An 1102-seater, the Cort Theatre is an official NYC landmark. One of the smaller Broadway theatres, Cort holds a special place in the hearts of Broadway-goes and offers clears views of the stage. The venue has wheelchair accessibility for guests with movement impairment but no elevators are present at the venue.

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Know Before You Go

  • Show Duration: 2 hours, including one intermission
  • The show is recommended for individuals above 16 years of age.
  • Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre
  • Show contains strong language and nudity.
  • No recordings of any sort are allowed within the venue.
  • Outside food/drink will not be allowed in the theatre.
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Cancellation Policy

All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.

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Cort Theatre,138 West 48th Street , Between 7th and 6th Avenues , New York

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