Soft Power 2019

Ages: 12+
Opened: October 15, 2019
Closing: November 17, 2019

Soft Power - 2019 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Newman Theatre
425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place & 4th St) New York, NY 10003

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?"

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Photo Flash: George Takei Stopped by SOFT POWER at The Public
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.

VIDEO: Take a Look At The Musical Number 'Election Night' from The Public Theater's production of SOFT POWER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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.

The Public Extends SOFT POWER Additional Week
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.

BWW Review: David Henry Hwang, Jeanine Tesori's SOFT POWER Brilliantly Comments on Entertainment's Power To Mislead
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.

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of SOFT POWER at the Public?
by Stephi Wild - 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.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From SOFT POWER at the Public
by Stephi Wild - 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!

Photo Coverage: SOFT POWER Celebrates Opening Night at the Public Theater
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!

Photo Flash: Constance Wu Visits SOFT POWER
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.

Photo Flash: First Look at the Public's SOFT POWER
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.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With SOFT POWER At The Public Theater
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. 

The Public Extends SOFT POWER One Week
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.

SOFT POWER at The Public Extends Through November 10
by Stephi Wild - September 9, 2019

The Public Theater has announced that Soft Power has extended through November 10.

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

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