Francis Jue, Ned Eisenberg, Jennifer Lim, Daniel K. Isaac, Jeena Yi, Joe Ngo and Tobias C. Wong Set for Readings at Lauren Yee’s Kesselring Prize Ceremony on November 5

Francis Jue (Larry) in the world premiere of KING OF THE YEES. Photo by Liz Lauren
Francis Jue (Larry) in the world premiere of KING OF THE YEES. Photo by Liz Lauren
Francis Jue (Larry) in the world premiere of KING OF THE YEES. Photo by Liz Lauren

Actors Francis Jue, Ned Eisenberg, Jennifer Lim, Daniel K. Isaac, Jeena Yi, Joe Ngo and Tobias C. Wong are set for a reading of plays by Lauren Yee when the rising young playwright receives the 2017 Kesselring Prize on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 4 pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South). Ms. Yee earned the Kesselring for her play THE GREAT LEAP, to be produced this season by Denver Center, Seattle Rep and Atlantic Theater Company. The Prize includes a $25,000 award and the opportunity for Ms. Yee to reside for two weeks in the historic clubhouse of the National Arts Club in order to develop her work.

David Henry Hwang - Photo by Lia Chang, and Lauren Yee
David Henry Hwang – Photo by Lia Chang, and Lauren Yee

Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang will present Ms. Yee with the prize at an awards ceremony at the National Arts Club on Sunday, November 5 at 4 p.m. The evening will include readings of select scenes from Ms. Yee’s plays. A gala reception in the NAC parlors and dining room follows the awards presentation. For further information and to reserve seat for the awards ceremony and readings, visit Kesselring@thenationalartsclub.org.

The readings will feature selections from Yee’s plays KING OF THE YEES, THE GREAT LEAP and CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND.

Also present at the awards presentation as a guest speaker on Sunday: actress Regina Taylor.

Established in 1980 by Charlotte Kesselring – widow of playwright Joseph Kesselring – to honor and support young writers who are not as yet nationally recognized, and provide them with an honorarium and indirect support towards development of their work. Past recipients include Lucas Hnath (now on Broadway with A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2), Tony Kushner, Anna Deavere Smith, Nicky Silver and last year’s honoree, Lindsey Ferrentino, whose play UGLY LIES THE BONE was produced this year at the National Theatre in London.

Each year, the National Arts Club invites theaters across the country to nominate an emerging playwright for the Kesselring Prize who is poised for a higher national profile through his or her growing body-of-work. Atlantic Theater Company nominated Ms. Yee.

Her previous works include IN A WORD, a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award; THE HATMAKER’S WIFE, which was an Outer Critics Circle nominee for its John Gassner Award for best play by a new American playwright; and KING OF THE YEES, which premiered last season at The Goodman Theatre.

The 2017 Kesselring Prize Jury that selected Ms. Yee consisted of: famed playwright John Guare; Dramaturg of Lincoln Center Theater, Anne Cattaneo; and two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage. The Kesselring Prize Artistic Director is Michael Parva.

www.nationalartsclub.org

Click here  for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2017 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

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M. BUTTERFLY Back on Broadway: A Conversation with David Henry Hwang and Julie Taymor at Asia Society on November 3

David Henry Hwang and Julie Taymor in front of the Cort Theatre on the opening night of M. BUTTERFLY on October 26, 2017. Photo by Lia Chang

On Friday, November 3, 2017, Asia Society is presenting A Conversation with Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang and director Julie Taymor at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. $20 members; $22 students/seniors; $25 nonmembers BUY TICKETS »

David Henry Hwang and Julie Taymor in front of the Cort Theatre on the opening night of M. BUTTERFLY on October 26, 2017. Photo by Lia Chang
David Henry Hwang and Julie Taymor in front of the Cort Theatre on the opening night of M. BUTTERFLY on October 26, 2017. Photo by Lia Chang

The revival of Hwang’s Tony Award-winning play M. Butterfly  opened on October 26th at the Cort Theatre starring Academy Award nominee Clive Owen and Jin Ha, helmed by the visionary Julie Taymor (The Lion King). Based on real-life scandal, M. Butterfly delves into a world of love, espionage, and deception. David Henry Hwang and Julie Taymor come together to discuss their artistic collaboration and the new vision they have developed in recognition of the wider issues that make the production contemporary, nearly 30 years after its original Broadway debut in 1988.

David Henry Hwang, Jin Ha, Julie Taymor and Clive Owen at the M. BUTTERFLY opening night party at the Red Eye Grill in New York on October 26, 2017. Photo by Lia Chang
David Henry Hwang, Jin Ha, Julie Taymor and Clive Owen at the M. BUTTERFLY opening night party at the Red Eye Grill in New York on October 26, 2017. Photo by Lia Chang

Inside the Opening Night Party of the Broadway Revival of David Henry Hwang’s M. BUTTERFLY with Clive Owen, Jin Ha and More

Speaker Bios

David Henry Hwang
David Henry Hwang’s work includes the plays M. ButterflyChinglishYellow FaceKung FuGolden ChildThe Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, and the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. He is America’s most-produced living opera librettist, who has worked with composers Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, and Bright Sheng, among others. Hwang is a Tony© Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time Obie Award winner and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is currently a writer/producer for the Golden Globe-winning television series The Affair. Hwang won the 2011 PEN/Laura Pels, the 2012 Inge, the 2012 Steinberg “Mimi”, a 2014 Doris Duke Artist, and the 2015 IPSA Distinguished Artist Awards. He heads the MFA playwriting program at Columbia University School of the Arts, and was recently the Residency One Playwright at New York’s Signature Theatre. From 1994-2000, he sat by appointment of President Bill Clinton on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. David Henry Hwang serves on the Board of the Lark Play Development Center and was recently elected Chair of the American Theatre Wing.

Julie Taymor
As a Tony®, Emmy®, and Grammy® winning and Oscar® nominated filmmaker, Julie Taymor has changed the face of Broadway with her innovative direction.

Her Broadway adaptation of The Lion King debuted in 1997. An instant sensation, it received 11 Tony® Award nominations, with Julie receiving awards for Best Director and Costume Designer. She was the first woman in theatrical history to receive the award for Best Direction of a Musical. In addition to her Tony® Awards, she also received awards for her puppet, costume, and mask designs. The Lion King has gone on to become the most successful stage musical of all time; 24 global productions have been seen by more than 90 million people. The show has played over 100 cities in 19 countries, and it’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any entertainment title in box office history.

Her credits also include the play Grounded, starring Anne Hathaway, at the Public Theater and a cinematic version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, filmed during her critically acclaimed, sold-out stage production at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn. Also, Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; The Green Bird; and Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass, which earned five Tony Award nominations including one for her direction. Operas include Oedipus Rex, with Jessye Norman; The Flying DutchmanSalomeDie Zauberflote (in repertory at the Met); The Magic Flute (the abridged English version, which inaugurated a PBS series entitled “Great Performances at the Met”); and Elliot Goldenthal’s Grendel. Film credits include Titus, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange; Frida starring Salma Hayek; Across the Universe; and The Tempest, starring Helen Mirren. Taymor is a recipient of the 1991 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, as well as a 2015 inductee into the Theater Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater, the recipient of the 2015 Shakespeare Theatre Company’s William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre, and a 2017 Disney Legends Award honoree. She is currently directing M BUTTERFLY starring Clive Owen on Broadway.

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David Henry Hwang to present Lauren Yee with 2017 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting at National Arts Club on Nov. 5

David Henry Hwang - Photo by Lia Chang, and Lauren Yee

Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang, whose acclaimed play M. Butterfly is currently in previews at the Cort Theatre, shall present the National Arts Club’s 2017 Kesselring Prize to Lauren Yee at the award ceremony and readings on Sunday November 5, 2017, at 4:00pm in the Grand Gallery of the National Arts Club, located at 15 Gramercy Park South. A gala reception in the NAC parlors and dining room shall follow the awards ceremony.  Golden Globe winning actress Regina Taylor is also set as a guest speaker for the evening.

Lauren Yee, the rising young playwright whose newest work, THE GREAT LEAP will be produced this season by Denver Center, Seattle Rep and Atlantic Theatre Company, will receive $25,000 award and provides the opportunity for  Ms. Yee to reside for two weeks in the historic clubhouse of the National Arts Club in order to develop her work.

For further information and to reserve seats for the awards ceremony and readings, please contact: Kesselring@thenationalartsclub.org.

Established in 1980 by Charlotte Kesselring – widow of playwright Joseph Kesselring – to honor and support young writers who are not as yet nationally recognized, and provide them with an honorarium and indirect support towards development of their work. Past recipients include Lucas Hnath, Tony Kushner, Anna Deavere Smith, Nicky Silver and last year’s honoree, Lindsey Ferrentino, whose play UGLY LIES THE BONE was produced this year at the National Theatre in London.

Each year, the National Arts Club invites theaters across the country to nominate an emerging playwright for the Kesselring Prize who is poised for a higher national profile through his or her growing body-of-work. Atlantic Theatre Company nominated Ms. Yee.

Francis Jue (Larry) and Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. Photo by Liz Lauren
Francis Jue (Larry) and Stephenie Soohyun Park (Lauren) in the world premiere of King of the Yees, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. Photo by Liz Lauren

Her previous works include IN A WORD, a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award; THE HATMAKER’S WIFE, which was an Outer Critics Circle nominee for its John Gassner Award for best play by a new American playwright; and KING OF THE YEES, which premiered last season at The Goodman Theatre.

The 2017 Kesselring Prize Jury that selected Ms. Yee consisted of: famed playwright John Guare; Dramaturg of Lincoln Center Theater, Anne Cattaneo; and two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage. The Kesselring Prize Artistic Director is Michael Parva.

www.nationalartsclub.org

Click here  for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2017 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

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M. BUTTERFLY Back on Broadway: A Conversation with David Henry Hwang and Julie Taymor at Asia Society on November 3

(l) Julie Taymor, photo by Marco Grob (r) David Henry Hwang, photo by Gregory Costanzo
 (l) Julie Taymor, photo by Marco Grob (r) David Henry Hwang, photo by Gregory Costanzo
(l) Julie Taymor, photo by Marco Grob (r) David Henry Hwang, photo by Gregory Costanzo

On Friday, November 3, 2017, Asia Society is presenting A Conversation with Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang and director Julie Taymor at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. $20 members; $22 students/seniors; $25 nonmembers BUY TICKETS »

Hwang’s The revival of Hwang’s Tony Award-winning play M. Butterfly  is currently in previews at the Cort Theatre starring Academy Award nominee Clive Owen and directed by the visionary Julie Taymor (The Lion King). Based on real-life scandal, M. Butterfly delves into a world of love, espionage, and deception. David Henry Hwang and Julie Taymor come together to discuss their artistic collaboration and the new vision they have developed in recognition of the wider issues that make the production contemporary, nearly 30 years after its original Broadway debut in 1988.

Speaker Bios

David Henry Hwang
David Henry Hwang’s work includes the plays M. ButterflyChinglishYellow FaceKung FuGolden ChildThe Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, and the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. He is America’s most-produced living opera librettist, who has worked with composers Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, and Bright Sheng, among others. Hwang is a Tony© Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time Obie Award winner and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is currently a writer/producer for the Golden Globe-winning television series The Affair. Hwang won the 2011 PEN/Laura Pels, the 2012 Inge, the 2012 Steinberg “Mimi”, a 2014 Doris Duke Artist, and the 2015 IPSA Distinguished Artist Awards. He heads the MFA playwriting program at Columbia University School of the Arts, and was recently the Residency One Playwright at New York’s Signature Theatre. From 1994-2000, he sat by appointment of President Bill Clinton on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. David Henry Hwang serves on the Board of the Lark Play Development Center and was recently elected Chair of the American Theatre Wing.

Julie Taymor
As a Tony®, Emmy®, and Grammy® winning and Oscar® nominated filmmaker, Julie Taymor has changed the face of Broadway with her innovative direction.

Her Broadway adaptation of The Lion King debuted in 1997. An instant sensation, it received 11 Tony® Award nominations, with Julie receiving awards for Best Director and Costume Designer. She was the first woman in theatrical history to receive the award for Best Direction of a Musical. In addition to her Tony® Awards, she also received awards for her puppet, costume, and mask designs. The Lion King has gone on to become the most successful stage musical of all time; 24 global productions have been seen by more than 90 million people. The show has played over 100 cities in 19 countries, and it’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any entertainment title in box office history.

Her credits also include the play Grounded, starring Anne Hathaway, at the Public Theater and a cinematic version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, filmed during her critically acclaimed, sold-out stage production at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn. Also, Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; The Green Bird; and Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass, which earned five Tony Award nominations including one for her direction. Operas include Oedipus Rex, with Jessye Norman; The Flying DutchmanSalomeDie Zauberflote (in repertory at the Met); The Magic Flute (the abridged English version, which inaugurated a PBS series entitled “Great Performances at the Met”); and Elliot Goldenthal’s Grendel. Film credits include Titus, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange; Frida starring Salma Hayek; Across the Universe; and The Tempest, starring Helen Mirren. Taymor is a recipient of the 1991 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, as well as a 2015 inductee into the Theater Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater, the recipient of the 2015 Shakespeare Theatre Company’s William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre, and a 2017 Disney Legends Award honoree. She is currently directing M BUTTERFLY starring Clive Owen on Broadway.

Clive Owen and Jin Ha Star in Broadway Revival of David Henry Hwang’s M. BUTTERFLY, Opens October 26 

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Clive Owen and Jin Ha Star in Broadway Revival of David Henry Hwang’s M. BUTTERFLY, Opens October 26

The first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY is currently in previews at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street), and will open on Broadway on October 26, 2017. Click here for tickets.

Directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, M. BUTTERFLY stars Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen as Rene Gallimard and Broadway newcomer Jin Ha in the role of Song Liling.

The cast also features Murray Bartlett, Michael Countryman, Enid Graham, Clea Alsip, Emmanuel Brown, Celeste Den, Jess Fry, Jason Garcia Ignacio, Kristen Faith Oei, Thomas Michael Hammond, Jake Manabat, Erica Sweany, John Leonard Thompson, Scott Weber and Erica Wong.

David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang
David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang

David Henry Hwang’s modern classic, 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 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 Tony Award-winning play’s first Broadway return, 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.

M. BUTTERFLY will feature original music by Academy Award winnerElliot Goldenthal, choreography by Ma Cong, scenic design by Paul Steinberg, costume design by Constance Hoffman, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Will Pickens, wig and hair design by Dave Bova, makeup design by Judy Chin, and casting by Telsey + Company/Will Cantler, CSA & Adam Caldwell, CSA.

M. BUTTERFLY is produced by Nelle Nugent,Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris, Suzanne Gilad & Larry Rogowsky, Jim Kierstead, Hunter Arnold, Spencer Ross, JAM Theatricals, and in association with Alix L. Ritchie, Storyboard Entertainment, Jeffrey Sosnick and Kades-Reese .

Clive Owen is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association.

Click here  for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Examiner.comJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2017 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

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M. BUTTERFLY’s Broadway Revival: A Conversation with David Henry Hwang at China Institute on September 26

Tonight, China Institute is presenting M. Butterfly’s Broadway Revival: A Conversation with David Henry Hwang, moderated by NY1’s Frank DiLella at 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006, from 6:30PM- 8:00PM. Tickets are $10 for Members and $20 for Non-members. Click here for more information.

This fall, visionary director Julie Taymor presents a Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award-winning play M. Butterfly, starring Clive Owen. Inspired by the true scandal that captivated the world, this is a story about an illicit affair between a French diplomat and a Chinese opera diva whose secrets lie deep beneath the surface. At this conversation between Mr. Hwang and NY1’s Frank DiLella we will delve into the story behind M. Butterfly, explore its themes, and discuss the artistic approach behind this new production.

David Henry Hwang is a Tony Award® winner and three-time nominee, a three-time Obie Award® winner, and a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. In addition to M. Butterfly, his works include ChinglishYellow FaceGolden ChildKung FuThe Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, as well as the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author) and Disney’s Tarzan. He also updated the libretto for the 2002 revival of Flower Drum Song. America’s most-produced living opera librettist, Hwang premiered his new opera, Dream of the Red Chamber (co-authored with Bright Sheng), at San Francisco Opera last fall. Hwang has been honored with the 2011 PEN/Laura Pels Award for a Master American Dramatist, the 2012 Inge Award, the 2012 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright “Mimi” Award, a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award, and the 2015 IPSA Distinguished Artist Award. He has also been a long-time board member of the Young Playwrights Inc. and the Lark Play Development Center. Hwang was recently the Residency One Playwrigt at New York’s Signature Theatre, and currently serves as Head of Playwriting at Columbia University School of the Arts. He is currently a writer/producer for the Gold Globe-winning TV series, The Affair, and was recently named Chair of the American Theatre Wing.

Frank DiLella is a theater reporter and producer for NY1 and host of the weekly program On Stage and the Time Warner Cable spin-off program On Stage Across America, where he has interviewed legendary artists including Bette Midler, August Wilson, Tom Stoppard, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. In addition to his work at NY1, DiLella is a contributing correspondent for Playbill and MANHATTAN Magazine and has given lectures on theater and journalism at Hofstra University and The American Theatre Wing. In the fall of 2009, DiLella and the On Stage team were honored by the New York Musical Theater Festival for their weekly coverage of NYC theater.

Register Online. For questions email Aaron Nicholson at: anicholson@chinainstitute.org or call 212-744-8181 ext. 138

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Broadway’s M. BUTTERFLY Adds Performance for Students Featuring Prime Seats on October 14

David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Julie Taymor and starring Clive Owen, has added an additional performance on Saturday, October 14 at 2pm.

For this special performance only, M. BUTTERFLY has set aside 100 prime front orchestra seats to be available for students for only $25. These student tickets are available in person only at the Cort Theatre Box Office on the day of the performance. One ticket per valid student ID. The Cort Theatre box office (138 West 48th street) will open at 10am on October 7. All other tickets for this added performance are available at www.MButterflyBroadway.com or www.Telecharge.com.

Joining Clive Owen are Jin Ha, Murray Bartlett, Michael Countryman, Enid Graham, Clea Alsip, Celeste Den, Jess Fry, Jason Ignacio, Kristen Faith Oei, Scott Weber, Emmanuel Brown, Thomas Michael Hammond, Jake Manabat, Erica Sweany, John Leonard Thompson, and Erica Wong.

David Henry Hwang’s modern classic, 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 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 Tony Award-winning play’s first Broadway return, 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.

M. BUTTERFLY will feature original music by Academy Award winner Elliot Goldenthal, choreography by Ma Cong, scenic design by Paul Steinberg, costume design by Constance Hoffman, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Will Pickens, wig and hair design by Dave Bova, makeup design by Judy Chin, and casting by Telsey + Company/Will Cantler, CSA & Adam Caldwell, CSA.

M BUTTERFLY is produced by Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris, In Fine Company, Jim Kierstead, Hunter Arnold, Spencer Ross, JAM Theatricals, and in association with Alix L. Ritchie, Kades-Reese, Storyboard Entertainment, and Jeffrey Sosnick.

Clive Owen is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association.

Jin Ha, Michael Countryman, Celeste Den, Cole Horibe, Kristen Faith Oei & More Join Clive Owen in Broadway Revival of David Henry Hwang’s M. BUTTERFLY 

Clive Owen and Jin Ha Photo Credit: Josef Astor
Clive Owen and Jin Ha Photo Credit: Josef Astor

Broadway newcomer Jin Ha will star in the role of Song Liling, opposite Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen in the role of Rene Gallimard in the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award®-winning play, M. Butterfly, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor.

The cast will also include Clea Alsip, Murray Bartlett, Manny Brown, Michael Countryman, Celeste Den, Jess Fry, Enid Graham, Thomas Michael Hammond, Cole Horibe, Jason Ignacio, Kristen Faith Oei, Erica Sweany, John Leonard Thompson, and Erica Wong.

M. Butterfly will begin previews on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street) on October 7, 2017 and will open on October 26, 2017.

David Henry Hwang’s modern classic, 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 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 Tony Award®-winning play’s first Broadway return, 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.

M. Butterfly will feature original music by Academy Award® winner Elliot Goldenthal, choreography by Ma Cong, scenic design by Paul Steinberg, costume design by Constance Hoffman, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Will Pickens, wig and hair design by Dave Bova, makeup design by Judy Chin, and casting by Telsey + Company/Will Cantler, CSA & Adam Caldwell, CSA.

M. Butterfly is being produced by Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross.

Clive Owen is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association.

Clive Owen (Rene Gallimard) is an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner for his role as Larry in Closer, directed by Mike Nichols. The film also starred Julia Roberts, Jude Law and Natalie Portman. Clive first came onto the scene in several British and American telefilms. In 1991, he starred in his first big hit, the UK television series “Chancer.” Other UK telefilm credits included the BBC’s “Second Sight,” which aired on PBS’s “Mystery!” Clive made his film debut in Beeban Kidron’s Vroom in 1988, in which he restores a classic-American car to take off on the road with costar David Thewlis. He went on to play a brother who acts upon his incestuous feelings in Stephen Poliakoff’s Close My Eyes. Later, he went on to star as a reckless homosexual in corrupt pre-war Germany who finds unconditional love while in a Nazi war camp in Sean Mathias’ film of Martin Sherman’s Bent. In 2001 and 2002 respectively, he went on to star in Joel Hershman’s offbeat British comedy, Greenfingers, Mike Hodges’ Croupier and Robert Altman’s star-studded Gosford Park. With his captivating performance in the title role of Mike Hodges’ sleeper hit Croupier, critics have compared him to the likes of Bogart, Mitchum and Connery. In Clive’s next films, he starred with Angelina Jolie in the romantic war drama Beyond Borders; the Mike Hodges thriller I’ll Sleep When I Am Dead; Sin City, which co-starred Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba; Derailed opposite Jennifer Aniston; Spike Lee’s thriller Inside Man opposite Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster; Alfonso Cuaron’s critically acclaimed action-packed film Children of Men opposite Julianne Moore and Michael Caine; Michael Davis’s Shoot Em Up and Elizabeth: The Golden Age with Cate Blanchett, where he portrayed Sir Walter Raleigh. Other film credits include Tony Gilroy’s Duplicity opposite Julia Roberts; The International with Naomi Watts; Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s The Intruders; Scott Hicks’ Boys are Back; Trust with Catherine Keener and Viola Davis, directed by David Schwimmer; The Killer Elite with Robert De Niro and Jason Statham; James Marsh’ critically acclaimed Shadow Dancer with Andrea Riseborough; Guillame Canet’s Blood Ties with Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis and Billy Crudup; and Fred Schepisi’s Words & Pictures with Juliette Binoche. Clive will next be seen in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Upcoming films include Anon and Andorra, directed by Fred Schepisi. In television, Clive was most recently seen starring in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” for Cinemax, which he also executive produced. His portrayal of Dr. Thatchery earned him a 2014 Golden Globe Best Actor nomination. In 2011, Clive made his American TV debut in HBO’s Emmy nominated film “Hemingway and Gellhorn,” starring opposite Nicole Kidman and directed by Phil Kaufman. His performance earned him Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe nominations. Clive is also an acclaimed stage actor with roles including his portrayal of Romeo at The Young Vic, starring in Sean Mathias’ staging of Noel Coward’s Design for Living, and playing the lead role in Patrick Marber’s original production of Closer at the Royal National Theater in 1997. In the fall of 2001, he starred in London in Lawrence Boswell’s staging of Peter Nichols’ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. In fall 2015, Clive made his Broadway debut in the Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of Old Times. Clive starred as “the driver” in the series of BMW internet short features entitled “The Hire,” each directed by John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, Guy Ritchie, and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Jin Ha (Song Liling) is a New York City-based actor. M. Butterfly is Jin’s Broadway debut. After graduating from Columbia University with a degree in East Asian Languages & Cultures, Jin went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from NYU Tisch. Previous credits include Troilus & Cressida (NYSF) and the original Chicago company of Hamilton: An American Musical.

Clea Alsip (Ensemble/Renee, Pinup Girl & Others) is making her Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By (Second Stage); 10K and What Happens in Vegas (59e59);Ping Pong (The Public Theater), Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss (Playwrights Horizons); Sex of the Baby (Access Theater); Wide Awake Hearts, (59e59). Regional: I Now Pronounce (Humana Festival); The Nerd, Steel Magnolias, and Vanya, Sonia, Masha, Spike (Bucks County Playhouse); The Killing of Sister George (Long Wharf Theatre); Clybourne Park (Dorset Theatre, Barrington Stage); Lewis Black’s One Slight Hitch (George Street, Williamstown); The Show Off (Westport); Brace Yourself (Berkshire Theatre); Six Degrees of Separation (Williamstown). Film/TV: “The Sinner,” “Billy & Billea,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Expecto Patron,” 10K, Cabin Fear, Hunter & Game. Education: BA, Stanford University; MFA, NYU Graduate Acting Program. http://www.cleaalsip.com

Murray Bartlett (Ensemble/Pinkerton, Marc, Man 2, Agent 2 & Others) graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney, Australia) and worked on stage with various companies including Sydney Theatre Company (Les Parents Terribles, Titus Andronicus) and Queensland Theatre Company (Winter’s Tale). He originated the role of Greg Connell in Boy From Oz, starring opposite Hugh Jackman in the 2006 Australian national tour. Murray Starred in various Australian TV series and co-starred with Geoffrey Rush in the film Dad and Dave. In the U.S., Murray played Dom on the HBO series “Looking” and has had guest starring roles on “Iron Fist,” “Nashville,” “Limitless,” “Damages,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “White Collar,” and “Sex and the City,” amongst others. He also played Cyrus Foley on “Guiding Light” (2005-2007). Murray’s US film credits include August, and Girl Most Likely.

Michael Countryman’s (Ensemble/Sharpless, Toulon, Judge, Man 1, Agent 1 & Others) Broadway credits include: Six Degrees of Separation, Wit, Mary Stuart, Night Must Fall, Holiday, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Few Good Men, and Face Value. Recent Off-Broadway: Privacy, The Open House (Drama Desk Award), Dancing at Lughnasa, Bluebird, Equivocation, Shipwrecked! Film: Spotlight, True Story, Burn After Reading, P. S. I Love You, Che, The Namesake, Squid and the Whale, You Can Count on Me, among others. Television includes: “The Path,” “Billions,” “Boardwalk Empire” (SAG Award Nomination), “The Girlfriend Experience,” “The Americans,” “Elementary,” “The Sopranos.”

Celeste Den (Ensemble/Comrade Chin, Suzuki & Others) makes her New York and Broadway debut with M Butterfly. Select theatre credits include the world premiere of Jung Chang’s Wild Swans at American Repertory Theatre and Young Vic in London; David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory and the 2013 Hong Kong Arts Festival; Water by the Spoonful and Two Gentlemen of Verona at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; 11 Septembre 2001, Peach Blossom Fan and King Lear with Center for New Performance; The King of Hell’s Palace at Goodman New Stages Festival; As You Like It at Center Stage, The Joy Luck Club at East West Players; and the world premiere of Zoe Kazan’s Trudy and Max in Love at South Coast Repertory. Film & TV credits include For The People ? “Law & Order: True Crime,” “Homeland,” “American Horror Story,” “Scandal,” “Shameless,” “Castle,” “Criminal Minds,” and “Larry Crowne.” Den received her BFA from the University of Florida and MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. http://www.celeste.den.com

Jess Fry (Ensemble/Dancer, Kurogo #3) is making her Broadway debut in M. Butterfly. She has danced professionally in the Jacob’s Pillow A Jazz Happening and Menlowe Ballet Company. Regional theater credits include The Wild Party (Jackie) and Rent (Ensemble). Jess trained atStanford University, The Juilliard School, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, Boston Conservatory, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Bay Area Dance School. She has received scholarships including Dance Masters of America Miss Dance of America and Beach Blanket Babylon.

Enid Graham (Ensemble/Agnes, Woman at Party & Others) can currently be seen as Elizabeth Lacey in the original USA series “The Sinner.” Other credits include: Broadway: The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime (OBC), The Constant Wife, Dinner at Eight, Fortune’s Fool, Honour (Tony nomination, Best Featured Actress. Off-Broadway: Bull in a China Shop (LCT3), King Lear (Public Theater), If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet (Roundabout). Film and TV credits include: Margaret, Margot at the Wedding, The Interpreter, The Awakening (upcoming), “Mindhunter” (Netflix upcoming), “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Law & Order,” and Rose Van Alden on “Boardwalk Empire.”

Thomas Michael Hammond (Ensemble/Rene Gallimard, Marc, Man #2, Agent #2, Pinkerton Understudy). Broadway: The Glass Menagerie, A View from the Bridge, The Crucible, A Raisin in the Sun, Lucky Guy, Death of a Salesman, The Merchant of Venice. Off-Broadway: Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Cymbeline (Theatre for a New Audience); Dr. Knock, The Madras House (Mint Theater). Television: “Billions,” “Happyish,” “Blue Bloods,” “American Masters.”

Cole Horibe (Ensemble/Dancer, Kurogo #1; Associate Choreographer & Dance Captain) is an actor, dancer, and martial artist. He placed second runner-up on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 9 and is a Taekwondo silver medalist in both Junior Olympics and Collegiate Nationals, and a Siu Lum Pai Kung Fu Black Belt. He originated the lead role of Bruce Lee in the world premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu at Signature Theatre. He also played Phra Alack and Angel/George in LCT’s The King and I on Broadway. TV/Film: Go For Broke, “Hawaii Five-O,” Precision, Unspoken, Out, and Dragonfly.

Jason Ignacio’s (Ensemble/Dancer, Kurogo #4) musical-theater credits include Finch in Newsies (Fulton Theater), Carpet and LeFou’s Understudy in Beauty and The Beast (Alabama Shakespeare Theater), Simon of Legree in The King and I (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Traumnovela (Barrow Street Theater, Dallas Hub Theater), Miss Saigon (Maine State Music Theater), and Mistoffelees in Cats (West Virginia Public Theater & Maine State Music Theater). A Manila native, Ignacio studied at Steps Dance Studio and received scholarships at Ballet Hispanico of NY, The Ailey School, and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. He has performed as a principal dancer and soloist for companies around the United States. Ignacio performed overseas for eight years with Company E as part of the Cultural Diplomatic Mission of the State Department. He was the recipient of the 24th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards for Outstanding Emerging Artist in Washington, DC and was granted the PEARL Cultural Heritage Award by The Embassy of The Philippines.

Kristen Faith Oei (Ensemble/Dancer, Kurogo #2) has most recently been seen in New York in the original Broadway casts of The King and I and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Mary Jane understudy). Off-Broadway: world premiere of Kung Fu (Patty/Ruby Chow/Grace), In Your Arms with NY Stage and Film. International/first national tours & sit downs include: Wicked (dance captain), We Will Rock You in Las Vegas, Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida (Amneris understudy), West Side Story in Europe, and Fame the Musical. TV/film: “Zack and Cody on Deck,” “Mozart In The Jungle,” and Isn’t It Romantic.

Erica Sweany (Ensemble/Agnes, Woman at Party, Pinup Girl, Renee Understudy) is a multi- disciplinary artist with a background in dance, theatre, music and design. Performance credits include Honeymoon in Vegas (Broadway); How To Transcend a Happy Marriage (Lincoln Center Theater; Rebecca Taichman, dir); Hadestown (New York Theater Workshop; Rachel Chavkin, dir.); CHIX 6 (Queens Theater in the Park); touring productions of The Who’s Tommy and Cats; and My Paris (Long Wharf- Kathleen Marshal, dir.), Chicago (Flat Rock), Showboat (North Shore), Cabaret (Arena Stage), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Maltz Jupiter), Music Man (Walnut Street), White Christmas (Arvada Center) regionally. Favorite film/TV work includes, It Had to be You (available on iTunes/Amazon), Casual Encounters, After Life, and NBC’s “The Blacklist,” “Eye Candy” on MTV, “Late Night w/ David Letterman,” “I Love You, But I Lied” (Lifetime) and “Law & Order: SVU.” EricaSweany.com and SweanyDesign.com

John Leonard Thompson (Ensemble/Sharpless, Toulon, Judge, Man 1, Agent 1 Understudy) has done many plays on Broadway (most recently, Butley), off-Broadway (Love, Janis; Sin, and shows with the Mint Theatre and the Negro Ensemble Company), internationally, on tour (Angels in America and The Graduate), and at many theatres across the United States. Film: Guarding Tess, Killer, Empty Chairs. Television: “Person of Interest,” “The Good Wife,” “Elementary,” “The Blacklist,” “Zero Hour,” “All My Children,” “Law & Order,” “Third Watch,” “Sesame Street,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “A Woman Named Jackie.”

Erica Wong (Swing) has appeared on Broadway in The King and I. Tours: An American in Paris (1st National). Regional: In Your Arms (The Old Globe). New York: War Paint (workshop). Ballet Companies: Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Maryland.

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Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in  Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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David Henry Hwang Invites You to Dominique Morisseau’s PIPELINE at Lincoln Center Theater on August 19

Karen Pittman (foreground) and Namir Smallwood (background). Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Heather Velazquez are featured in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Pipeline, a new play by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, currently playing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).

In a recent Facebook post, Tony award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang writes, “Dominique Morisseau is promoting cross-cultural engagement and audiences by inviting communities of color to see her play Pipeline at LCT. Come join us this Sat night 8/19; we hope to get a big turnout of APA.”

Karen Pittman (foreground) and Namir Smallwood (background). Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel
Karen Pittman (foreground) and Namir Smallwood (background). Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

In Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline, Nya Joseph (Karen Pittman) is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students’ achievement, while she sends her only son, Omari (Namir Smallwood), to a private boarding school. When Omari is involved in a controversial incident which threatens him with expulsion from his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari’s rage and her own parental decisions, as she rallies to save her son.

Heather Velazquez and Namir Smallwood. Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel
Heather Velazquez and Namir Smallwood. Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

Pipeline has sets by Matt Saunders, costumes by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting by Yi Zhao, sound by Justin Ellington, and projections by Hannah Wasileski.

Morocco Omari and Namir Smallwood. Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel
Morocco Omari and Namir Smallwood. Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

I’ve got my tickets. See you at the Saturday evening show.

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Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in  Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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Julie Taymor Helmed Revival of David Henry Hwang’s M. BUTTERFLY Starring Clive Owen Set For Cort Theatre Beginning October 7

David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang
David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang
David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, and Doug Morris (CEO, Sony Music) are presenting the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award®-winning play, M. Butterfly at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street) this Fall. Directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen as Rene Gallimard, M. Butterfly will begin previews on October 7, 2017 and open on October 26, 2017.

David Henry Hwang’s modern classic, 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 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 Tony Award®-winning play’s first Broadway return, 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.

Additional casting and design team will be announced at a later date. Clive Owen is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association.

The John Dexter helmed production of M. Butterfly  starring John Lithgow as Gallimard and BD Wong as Song Liling, opened on Broadway at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on March 20, 1988. The play garnered three Tony awards including Best Play for David Henry Hwang, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for BD Wong and Best Director for John Dexter. The play was a 1989 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

Tickets for M. Butterfly range from $39 – $149. Premium tickets range from $199 – $227. Tickets will go on sale beginning Thursday, July 6 at 10am EST, and will be available at www.MButterflyBroadway.com or www.Telecharge.com (212.239.6200). For group tickets and more information, please visit www.mbutterflybroadway.com.

David Henry Hwang, Baayork Lee, Eva Noblezada, Linda Cho, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, John Douglas Thompson, Richard Thomas, Laura Linney and More at Tony Honors Special Honorees of 2017 Cocktail Party 

World Premiere of David Henry Hwang & Jeanine Tesori’s SOFT POWER Set for Ahmanson Theatre, May 3 – June 10, 2018

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Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in  Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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