Clive Owen returns to Broadway for M. Butterfly-musical
Actor Clive Owen is to see again on Broadway. He plays the title role in the musical M. Butterfly, inspired by Puccini’s famous opera.
Owen played the role of Rene Gallimard, a married French diplomat who has an affair with a mysterious Chinese opera singer. This reports Entertainment Weekly.
In a statement sets the actor: “I would not be excited to such a complex and fascinating role on me to take for my return to Broadyway”.
The musical M. Butterfly is based on the play by David Henry Hwang (1988). He wanted the Italian opera Madame Butterfly with a modern touch, by the love affair between the diplomat and the opera singer to the story to add.
The idea took Hwang at the time from a newspaper article about the relationship between the diplomat Barnard Boursicot and the opera singer Shi Pei Pu. Now since the premiere of his play and more about two people and their affair known.
This new information takes on Hwang in writing of the Broadyway-version of his play, and for the deepening of his characters. To do this, he has collaborated with director Julie Taymor.