Madama Butterfly

Metamorphosis From Madama Butterfly to M. Butterfly and Miss Saigon by David Hwang

Clive Owen and Jin Ha star in Julie Taymor's 2017 Broadway revival of  M. Butterfly  by David Henry Hwang. (© Matthew Murphy)

Clive Owen and Jin Ha star in Julie Taymor's 2017 Broadway revival of M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang.
(© Matthew Murphy)

A rare species of theatrical achievement can be discovered in New York City this month by the most intrepid of audience members. On Friday, November 17, spectators at the Metropolitan Opera will see one of the most popular operas ever written: Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly. A day later, on November 18, the same viewers can watch two Broadway shows, back-to-back, that are inspired by this foundational work: David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning drama M. Butterfly and Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's musical Miss Saigon.

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