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Soft Power

Newman Theater

September 24 - November 3

New York Premiere Musical
Book & 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.”

Billy Bustamante

Billy Bustamante

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

Geena Quintos

Geena Quintos

Conrad Ricamora

Conrad Ricamora

Trevor Salter

Trevor Salter

Emily Stillings

Emily Stillings

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

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FEATURING
Billy Bustamante
(Xue Xing Standby), Kendyl Ito (Jing/Ensemble), Francis Jue (DHH), Austin Ku (Bobby Bob), Raymond J. Lee (Randy Ray/VEEP/Ensemble), Alyse Alan Louis (Zoe/Hillary), Jaygee Macapugay (Campaign Manager/Ensemble), Daniel May (Ensemble), Paul HeeSang Miller (Ensemble), Geena Quintos (Ensemble), Conrad Ricamora (Xue Xing), Trevor Salter (Ensemble), Kyra Smith (Ensemble), Emily Stillings (Female Swing), Emily Trumble (Zoe/Hillary Understudy), and John Yi (Male Swing)

PRODUCTION NOTE
This production is in development. Please check back closer to your performance for run time and specifics about show effects that may be of concern. As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555.

Background Image Photo Credit: Joseph Augstein

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