The Public Theater has announced a second 1-week extension for its current New York premiere of Soft Power, which features a book and lyrics by David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Jeanine Tesori and is directed by Leigh Silverman. Previews began at the Public's Newman Theater on September 24, ahead of an official opening on October 15 (read our 5* review). The limited engagement was originally scheduled to run through November 3, 2019, before an initial extension to November 10, and will now play its final performance on November 17, 2019.
One feels fortunate to be alive in a time where artists from marginalized demographics are getting a long overdue platform to stage boldly authentic and incisive works, made by and for themselves. Recent shows like Slave Play and A Strange Loop have also demonstrated their economic viability. With Soft Power, currently running at the Public Theater, it feels like Asian artists are finally... Read more