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Soft Power Tickets

Soft Power Tickets

New York
24 Sep 2019 - 17 Nov 2019

Soft Power Information

The Public Theater kicks off its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with the New York premiere of Soft Power, featuring a book and lyrics by David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Jeanine Tesori and directed by Leigh Silverman.

Soft Power is a co-commission and co-production with Center Theatre Group.

Performances are staged in the Public's Newman Theater.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori 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?

Opening date

September 24th, 2019

Closing date

November 17th, 2019


Closing Soon, Musical

Previews from

September 24th, 2019


Public Theater

Cast and creative

By: Book & Lyrics by David Henry Hwang and Music & Additional Lyrics by Jeanine Tesori
Director: Leigh Silverman
Producer: The Public Theater and Center Theatre Group
Cast list: Kendyl Ito (as Jing), Francis Jue (as DHH), Austin Ku (as Bobby Bob), Raymond J. Lee (as Randy Ray/VEEP), Alyse Alan Louis (as Zoe/Hillary), Jaygee Macapugay (as Campaign Manager), Conrad Ricamora (as Xue Xing), with Billy Bustamante, Jon Hoche, Daniel May, Paul HeeSang Miller, Kristen Faith Oei, Geena Quintos, Trevor Salter, Kyra Smith, Emily Stillings, Emily Trumble, and John Yi
Design: Clint Ramos
Lighting: Mark Barton
Costume: Anita Yavich
Choreography: Sam Pinkleton
Sound: Kai Harada
Other info: Orchestrations by Danny Troob, Additional Orchestrations by Larry Hochman & John Clancy, Music Direction & Supervision by Chris Fenwick, Dance Arrangements by John Clancy,
Sound: Effects
Design: by Bart Fasbender, Video
Design: by Bryce Cutler, Hair, Wig & Makeup
Design: by Tom Watson, Special Effects by Lillis Meeh, and Music Contracting by Antoine Silverman