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'Soft Power' Calendar


May – June 2018

EVENT: “Soft Power”

Play and Lyrics by David Henry Hwang
Music and Additional Lyrics by Jeanine Tesori
Choreography by Sam Pinkleton Directed by Leigh Silverman


A contemporary comedy explodes into a musical fantasia in the first collaboration between two of America’s great theatre artists: Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang (“M. Butterfly”) and Jeanine Tesori (“Fun Home”). “Soft Power” rewinds our recent political history and plays it back, a century later, through the Chinese lens of a future, beloved East-meets-West musical. In the musical, a Chinese executive who is visiting America finds himself falling in love with a good-hearted U.S. leader as the power balance between their two countries shifts following the 2016 election.


Previews begin May 3. Opens May 16. Through June 10, 2018
Previews (May 3 – May 15):
Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
No Monday performances.
Opens Wednesday, May 16 at 8 p.m.
Regular Performances (May 17 – June 10):
Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. No Monday performances.
Exceptions: Added 2 p.m. performances on Saturday, May 12 and Thursday, June 7.
No 6:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, June 10. **


Ticket Prices: $30 – $130 (Ticket prices are subject to change.) Tickets are available online at CenterTheatreGroup.org, by calling Audience Services at (213) 972-4400 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Office.
Groups: (213) 972-7231.
Deaf community: Information and charge, visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/ACCESS.


Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre
The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012

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March 20, 2018