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Soft Power

SOFT POWER

Newman Theater
September 24 - November 10, 2019

New York Premiere Musical
Play & Lyrics by David Henry Hwang    
Music & Additional Lyrics by Jeanine Tesori
Choreography by Sam Pinkleton
Directed by Leigh Silverman

A co-commission and co-production with Center Theatre Group

Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellow Face) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home; Violet; Caroline, or Change) bring their groundbreaking new musical-within-a-play to The Public for its New York premiere.

One of the most exciting theatrical collaborations in recent memory, SOFT POWER is an exploration of America's current place in the world, told through an East-West musical from China's point of view, in which a theater producer from Shanghai forges a powerful bond with Hillary Clinton. SOFT POWER is a fever dream of modern American politics amidst global conversations, asking us all – why do we love democracy? And should we?

Featuring the choreography of Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Tony nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet, Yellow Face, Wild Goose Dreams) directs this exhilarating new show The Los Angeles Times calls “smart & wonderfully funny. A meeting of dauntingly innovative theatrical minds.”

Newman Theater
September 24 - November 10, 2019

PRODUCTION DETAILS.

Production is expected to include strobing lights, smoke, and haze. As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555.

Show Credits

SOFT POWER is made possible by The Ted & Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund.

Additional support for SOFT POWER provided by the National Alliance of Musical Theatre's Frank Young Fund for New Musicals.

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Cast.

Billy Bustamante

Billy Bustamante

Jon Hoche

Jon Hoche

Kendyl Ito

Kendyl Ito

Francis Jue

Francis Jue

Austin Ku

Austin Ku

Raymond J. Lee

Raymond J. Lee

Alyse Alan Louis

Alyse Alan Louis

Jaygee Macapugay

Jaygee Macapugay

Daniel May

Daniel May

Paul HeeSang Miller

Paul HeeSang Miller

Kristen Faith Oei

Kristen Faith Oei

Geena Quintos

Geena Quintos

Conrad Ricamora

Conrad Ricamora

Trevor Salter

Trevor Salter

Kyra Smith

Kyra Smith

Emily Stillings

Emily Stillings

Emily Trumble

Emily Trumble

John Yi

John Yi

Creative.

David Henry Hwang
Play & Lyrics
Jeanine Tesori
Music & Additional Lyrics
Sam Pinkleton
Choreography
Leigh Silverman
Director

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