How David Henry Hwang’s 'Soft Power' morphed into a musical — and dealt with the 2016 election / by David Hwang


Playwright David Henry Hwang won a Tony Award in 1988 for his play, “M. Butterfly.” Composer Jeanine Tesori won a Tony in 2015 for writing the music for “Fun Home.”

They are two of the most respected and sought-after theater artists working today. And now they’ve collaborated on a new show called “Soft Power.”

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