The Philadelphia Theatre Co. is presenting the Philadelphia premiere of the award winning "M. Butterfly" on the play's 20th anniversary. Previews begin Jan. 18 with performances through Feb. 24. The play will be presented at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre at Broad and Lombard Streets. For tickets call 215-985-0420.The play by David Henry Hwang is based on a true story of a French diplomat who carried on a 20-year affair with a Chinese opera singer, not realizing that "butterfly" was in fact a man masquerading as a woman. It won a Tony, New York Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the John Glassner Award and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.

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