M. Butterfly

Drama - Original

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 13, 1988
  • Opening Date: March 20, 1988
  • Closing Date: January 27, 1990
  • Previews: 9
  • Performances: 777

Playwright: David Henry Hwang

Synopsis

A French diplomat falls in love with a Chinese opera singer, who turns out to be a spy — and a man — in David Henry Hwang's Tony Award-winning play, which is based on a real-life incident.

 

Opening Night Cast

John Lithgow in M. Butterfly John Lithgow Rene Gallimard
John Getz Marc
Man #2
Consul Sharpless
Rose Gregorio Helga
George N. Martin M. Toulon
Judge
Man #1
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Opening Night Production Credits

David Henry Hwang David Henry Hwang Writer
  John Dexter Director
Eiko Ishioka Eiko Ishioka Scenic Design
Eiko Ishioka Eiko Ishioka Costume Design
  Andy Phillips Lighting Design
  Peter J. Fitzgerald Sound Design
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Most Promising Male Performer BD Wong Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Outstanding Actor in a Play John Lithgow Nominee
1988 Outstanding Costume Design Eiko Ishioka Nominee
1988 Outstanding Director of a Play John Dexter Winner
1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play BD Wong Winner
1988 Outstanding New Play   Winner
1988 Outstanding Set Design Eiko Ishioka Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Best Play David Henry Hwang Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 John Gassner Award David Henry Hwang Winner
1988 Outstanding Debut Performance BD Wong Winner
1988 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Theatre World Award BD Wong Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Actor in a Play John Lithgow Nominee
1988 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Eiko Ishioka Nominee
1988 Direction of a Play John Dexter Winner
1988 Featured Actor in a Play BD Wong Winner
1988 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Andy Phillips Nominee
1988 Play   Winner
1988 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Eiko Ishioka Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jan. 28, 1990 35 $125,007
-
$5,835 $30.69
-
4073
1059
8
0
48.08% 1.89%
Jan. 21, 1990 34 $119,172
-
-$16,247 $30.46
-
3913
1059
8
0
46.19% -5.38%
Jan. 14, 1990 33 $135,419
-
-$2,850 $31.00
-
4369
1059
8
0
51.57% -7.16%
Jan. 7, 1990 32 $138,269
-
- $27.79
-
4976
1059
8
0
58.73% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $517,867
-
  $29.98 17331
33888
32
0
51.14 %  
Cumulative
  $22,161,679
-
  $30.29
$0.00
723618
832374
777
9
86.93 %  
 
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