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Soft Power - 2019 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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?"

History:

Premiere
Run Type: Limited Run
Market: Off-Broadway
Previews: September 24, 2019
Closing: November 17, 2019

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 12, 2019
Conrad Ricamora who plays Oliver in the ABC Series “How To Get Away With Murder” has been jetting back and forth across the country filming the final season of the show and also starring in the new musical “Soft Power” written by David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori at the Public Theatre in NY.  Over the weekend, an old friend, George Takei stopped by to see the show and congratulate him backstage along with Playwright David Henry Hwang and the cast.
by Stage Tube - November 5, 2019
Below is a link to a clip from the musical number a?oeElection Nighta?? from The Public Theater's production of SOFT POWER, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and direction by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. SOFT POWER will run through Sunday, November 17.
by Julie Musbach - October 22, 2019
The Public Theater announced today an additional one-week extension of the New York premiere of SOFT POWER, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang and music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, with choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton.
by Michael Dale - October 17, 2019
A version of American, and of American musical theatre, as seen through a Chinese lens as inaccurate as Rodgers and Hammerstein's lens when focused on Siam.
by Monroe George - October 16, 2019
The Public Theater presents Soft Power, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. Check out photos from opening night below!
by Review Roundups - October 16, 2019
The Public Theater presents Soft Power, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman.
by Stage Tube - October 16, 2019
The Public Theater presents Soft Power, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. Get a first look at footage from the production!
by Stephi Wild - October 4, 2019
Constance Wu came to the new musical Soft Power at The Public Theater last night. She posed backstage with the cast, along with her guests, Thea Brooks and Mia Katigbak.
by Julie Musbach - September 30, 2019
Get a first look at The Public Theater's production of SOFT POWER, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and direction by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman.
by A.A. Cristi - September 11, 2019
The Public Theater presents SOFT POWER, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. 
by Julie Musbach - September 11, 2019
The Public Theater announced a one-week extension of the New York premiere of SOFT POWER, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang and music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, with choreography by Tony nomineeSam Pinkleton.
by Stephi Wild - September 9, 2019
The Public Theater has announced that Soft Power has extended through November 10.

Soft Power Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Soft Power been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Henry Hwang, Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Anita Yavich, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Leigh Silverman, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Jeanine Tesori, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Soft Power, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Danny Troob, Outstanding Scenic Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Clint Ramos, Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kai Harada, Outstanding Production of a Musical (Drama League Awards) for Soft Power, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Henry HwangOutstanding New Off-Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Soft Power and Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jeanine Tesori.

What awards has Soft Power won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Henry Hwang Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Anita Yavich and Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Leigh Silverman Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Jeanine Tesori Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Soft Power Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Danny Troob Outstanding Scenic Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Clint Ramos Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kai Harada Outstanding Production of a Musical (Drama League Awards) for Soft Power Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for David Henry Hwang Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Soft Power Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jeanine Tesori.

What productions of Soft Power have there been?
Soft Power has had 3 productions including New York which opened in 2018, Los Angeles which opened in 2019 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2019.

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