A mysterious first trailer has been released for the new Broadway production of David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning drama M. Butterfly. The drama, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Clive Owen, will play the Cort Theatre beginning October 7, with opening night set for October 26. Watch the commercial below.
M. Butterfly charts the scandalous romance between a married French diplomat and a mysterious Chinese opera singer — a 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 revival, 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. The play had its world premiere at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre in February 1988.
Additional casting and design team will be announced at a later date.
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