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David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's groundbreaking new musical-within-a-play receives its New York premiere at The Public Theater.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Nov. 17, 2019.

About the Show

2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission.
Contains smoke, strobing lights, and haze
Latecomers are seated at the discretion of management.
Previews: Sep 24, 2019 • Opening: Oct 15, 2019 • Closing: Nov 17, 2019


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?

Off-Broadway Musicals Drama


Newman Theater at Joseph Papp Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
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