M Butterfly (Play)
Peter Egan, Elizabeth Counsell, Ian Redford, John Arnatt
UK Production 1989
M. Butterfly is a 1988 play by David Henry Hwang loosely based on the relationship between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu, a male Peking opera singer.
M. Butterfly was first produced in 1988 and won numerous awards, including the Tony Award for Best Play of the Year, the New York Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway play, and the John Gassner Award for the season’s outstanding new playwright. Hwang’s play enjoyed a popular run on Broadway and when it moved to London’s Shaftsbury Theatre in 1989 it broke all box office records in the first week.
Broadway production was directed by John Dexter with stars John Lithgow as Gallimard and BD Wong as Song Liling. David Dukes, Anthony Hopkins, Tony Randall, and John Rubinstein played Gallimard at various times during the original run. A highly unusual staging featuring Puccini’s music and the Kazakh countertenor Erik Kurmangaliev in the title role was undertaken by Roman Viktyuk in Russia in 1990.
This Souvenir Brochure is from the UK Production 1989.
Starring: Peter Egan, Elizabeth Counsell, Ian Redford, John Arnatt, Su-Lin Looi, Catherine McQueen, Darren Chan, Chowee Leow, Tom Wu.
Condition: Used Good 8/10
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