M. Butterfly
M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly Tickets

Cort Theatre, New York, 10036



    M. Butterfly, one of Broadway’s most acclaimed and beloved plays returns in a viscerally theatrical new production directed by Julie Taymor, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning director of The Lion King, and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen.


    A groundbreaking play. A visionary director. A story of love, espionage and betrayal. 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 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.


    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. And for this new version, Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang will introduce new material inspired by the scandalous 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.


    M. Butterfly is 2 hours minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.

    It is appropriate for audiences age 16 and up. Group Rates available for parties of 10 or more.


    Map & Directions: Cort Theatre



    Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps into the theatre. 


    Orchestra Location: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps.

    Mezzanine Location: Up 2 flights of stairs. Please note: On the Mezzanine level there are approximately 2 steps down per row. Entrance to Mezzanine is behind Row H. 

    Balcony Location: Up 3 flights of stairs. Please note: On the Balcony level there are approximately 2 steps down per row. Entrance to Balcony is behind Row F.



    Reservations are not necessary. Driver’s license or ID with printed address required as a deposit.



    None available.



    In Ticket Lobby (Accessible at 54", with shelf and utility outlet.)



    No wheelchair accessible. Restrooms located down 1 flight of 19 steps.

    If you need wheelchair accessible restrooms you can use the ones in the Renaissance Hotel mezzanine level (7th Avenue and 48th Street).



    Located in restrooms. 



    N, R to 49th Street & 7th Avenue

    1,9 to 50th Street & Broadway

    C, E to 50th Street & 8th Avenue

  • Cort Theatre

    138 West 48th Street,
    (Between 6th & 7th Avenues),
    New York,

  • Full Seating Plan
    Cort Theatre Seating Plan