As the fall theater season begins in earnest, an onslaught of new productions have our critics humming. From British imports on Broadway to experimental art downtown, Exeunt NYC recommends it all and more this September.
Soft Power (Public Theater) (September 24-November 3): I follow the works of playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly and Yellow Face) due to their fascinating interrogation of Asian identity. For a fraught Trumpian era, his new musical Soft Power questions the love of American democracy with an interesting exploration of East-West relations. Jeanine Tesori’s (Fun Home and Caroline, or Change) musical involvement also amplifies my interest. (Caroline Cao).