See "Election Night" From Soft Power...on Election Day
Check out this clip from the David Henry Hwang-Jeanine Tesori musical at the Public Theater before you go out and vote.
It's Election Day today, Tuesday, November 5. To mark the occasion, the Public Theater has released a brief clip from "Election Night," a musical number from Soft Power, the new musical-within-a-play featuring a book and lyrics by Tony winner David Henry Hwang and music and additional lyrics by Tony winner Jeanine Tesori. It is set to run through Sunday, November 17. Check out the clip below.
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. The show is a fever dream of modern American politics amid global conversations, asking us all — why do we love democracy? And should we?
The complete cast includes Billy Bustamante (Xue Xing standby), Jon Hoche (Tony Manero, Chief Justice, ensemble), Kendyl Ito (Jing, ensemble), Francis Jue (DHH), Austin Ku (Bobby Bob, Ju Ming), Raymond J. Lee (Randy Ray, VEEP, ensemble), Alyse Alan Louis (Zoe, Hillary), Jaygee Macapugay (Campaign Manager, ensemble), Daniel May (ensemble), Paul HeeSang Miller (ensemble), Kristen Faith Oei (ensemble), Geena Quintos (ensemble), Conrad Ricamora (Xue Xing), Trevor Salter (ensemble), Kyra Smith (ensemble), Emily Stillings (swing), Emily Trumble (Zoe and Hillary standby), and John Yi (swing).
A co-commission and coproduction with Center Theatre Group, Tony nominee Leigh Silverman directs the production, with choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton.