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Soft Power Tickets

Newman Theater at Joseph Papp Public Theater

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.

Newman Theater at Joseph Papp Public Theater

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

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


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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