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M. Butterfly   

Eugene O'Neill Theatre, (3/20/1988 - 1/27/1990)
First Preview: Mar 13, 1988 Total Previews: 9
Opening Date: Mar 20, 1988    
Closing Date: Jan 27, 1990 Total Performances: 777

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: A Paris prison, 1988, and, in recall the years 1960-1986 in Beijing and Paris.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President)
Produced by Stuart Ostrow and David Geffen
Written by David Henry Hwang; Incidental music by Giacomo Puccini and Lucia Hwong; Live music arranged by Jason Hwang and Yukio Tsuji; Musical Director: Lucia Hwong
Directed by John Dexter
Scenic Design by Eiko Ishioka; Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka; Lighting Design by Andy Phillips; Hair Design by Phyllis Della; Sound Design by Peter J. Fitzgerald; Associate Scenic Design: Duke Durfee; Associate Costume Design: John Dunn; Make-Up Design by Joe Campayno; Assistant to Phillips: Brian Nason; Assistant to Ms. Ishioka: Susan O'Donnell
General Manager: Joseph Harris Associates, Inc.
Production Stage Manager: Bob Borod; Stage Manager: Barry Kearsley; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris Associates; Assistant Stage Mgr: Glen Gardali
Lute: Lucia Hwong; Percussion, Shakuhachi and Guitar: Yukio Tsuji; Violin and Percussion: Jason Hwang; Musical Coordinator: John Miller
Casting: Meg Simon and Fran Kumin; Peking Opera Consultant: Jamie H. J. Guan and Michele Ehlers; General Press Representative: Springer Associates, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Advertising: Grey Entertainment & Media; Assistant to Mr. Dexter: Miguel Braganza, Jr.; Production Associate: June Reimer
John Lithgow
Rene Gallimard
John Getz
Man #2
Consul Sharpless
Rose Gregorio
George N. Martin
M. Toulon
Man #1
B.D. Wong
Broadway debut
Song Liling
Lori Tan Chinn
Comrade Chin
Shu Fang
Lindsay Frost
Woman at Party
Girl in Magazine
Jamie H. J. Guan
Alec Mapa
Chris Odo
Understudies: Kathleen Chalfant (Helga), Elizabeth Hess (Girl in Magazine, Renee, Woman at Party), Tom Klunis (M. Toulon), Kathryn Layng (Renee), Alec Mapa (Comrade Chin, Shu Fang, Song Liling, Suzuki) and Richard Poe (Marc, Rene Gallimard)
Tony Award®
winner 1988 Best Play [winner]
Written by David Henry Hwang; Produced by Stuart Ostrow and David Geffen
1988 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
John Lithgow
winner 1988 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner]
B.D. Wong
1988 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Eiko Ishioka
1988 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Eiko Ishioka
1988 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Andy Phillips
winner 1988 Best Direction of a Play [winner]
John Dexter
Drama Desk Award
winner 1988 Outstanding New Play [winner]
Produced by Stuart Ostrow and David Geffen; Written by David Henry Hwang
1988 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee]
John Lithgow
winner 1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [winner]
B.D. Wong
winner 1988 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner]
Directed by John Dexter
1988 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
Eiko Ishioka
1988 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by Eiko Ishioka
Pulitzer Prize
1989 for Drama [nominee]
Written by David Henry Hwang
Theatre World
winner 1988 Award [recipient]
B.D. Wong