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Ambassador Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.

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Based on the film Passione d'Amore directed by Ettore Scola


Based on the novel Fosca by I. U. Tarchetti

PASSION, winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Music and Lyrics, Best Book, and Best Musical, features music and lyrics by the acclaimed Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Company, Follies, Into The Woods, Gypsy) and book by James Lapine (Falsettos, Into The Woods, Sunday In The Park With George).





PASSION opened on Broadway in 1994, and received its London revival in 2010 at the Donmar Warehouse as part of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday celebrations.



Stephen Sondheim's PASSION revolves around a handsome Italian solider, Giorgio, separated from his beautiful mistress, who is shattered and ultimately changed by the unconditional and obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's chronically ill and plain cousin. Her unrelenting passions force him to re-evaluate his beliefs about love and attraction between two human beings.



BWW Review: Washington National Opera Presents Bold and Haunting DEAD MAN WALKING at the Kennedy Center
by Barbara Johnson - Feb 27, 2017

Rooted in the moral conflict between society's thirst for justice and Christianity's tenet of forgiveness, the modern American opera DEAD MAN WALKING is an apt selection for the Washington National Opera this season. With a moving score by Jake Heggie and an honest, straightforward libretto by Terrence McNally, it is based on Sister Helen Prejean's 1993 memoir of her work as a spiritual advisor to death row inmates, including one in particular, Joseph De Rocher. The Kennedy Center production directed by Francesca Zambello marks the 50th international production of DEAD MAN WALKING, and it's a bold and haunting one. (more...)

Amazon Studios Orders Original Dramatic Series FORTITUDE from Sky Vision
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Amazon Studios and Sky Vision today announced the addition of FORTITUDE to Amazon's lineup of dramatic original series for Prime Video in the US. (more...)

RULES DON'T APPLY Available on Digital HD, Blu-ray & DVD 2/28
by Movies News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

OSCAR® Winner* 'Warren Beatty is back and better than ever' (Kyle Smith, New York Post) in this unconventional love story set in 1950s Hollywood when RULES DON'T APPLY arrives on Digital HD February 14 and on Blu-ray & DVD February 28. (more...)

BWW Preview: Must-See Shows in Atlanta in March
by Amy Zipperer - Feb 27, 2017

As we ready ourselves for a spring that's packed with interesting Atlanta theater offerings, here are the must-see shows for March. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Glamorous and Ebullient kykNET Fiëstas!
by David Fick - Feb 27, 2017

The kykNET Fiestas were presented at an ebullient ceremony at the Artscape Theatre Center on Thursday night. Broadcast live on kykNET, the evening was a suitably extravagant affair that honoured the best in Afrikaans theatre, classical music and visual arts. David Fick counts down his top ten highlights of the event. (more...)

Kneehigh To Stage New Version Of Gunter Grass' THE TIN DRUM In Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Kneehigh's Artistic Director and Founder Mike Shepherd announces an exceptional season of revivals and world premieres for 2017.  In keeping with the company's indefatigable spirit, the season will be a heady and eclectic mix of vibrant and subversive visions, asking vital questions about who we are and how we live today.   (more...)

BWW Review: BLACKLISTERS at Brelby Theatre Company
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Feb 27, 2017

Luke Gomez' new play is set in a dystopian nightmare. Totalitarianism has taken hold. Art - and artists - are the enemy. It's rough going. The acting and writing use a clunky, dark, broad brush. What it lacks in gradation and subtlety, it makes up for in commitment and Passion. The staging is very good - kudos to director Van Rockwell. The production elements are, as promised, simple and spare. This critic found the story, ultimately - you'll excuse the expression - bullet proof. (more...)

E! to Present Exclusive TV Premiere of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, 3/5
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

E! brings viewers a night of unconventional love stories with the basic cable exclusive premiere of the global phenomenon FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, airing Sunday, March 5 at 7:30pm ET/PT (more...)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

???????The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band come to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Monday, March 27th at 8PM. Often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, the band celebrates their Golden (50th) Anniversary together as they continue to add to their legendary status. (more...)

Eva C. Doyle Shares THE RELUCTANT LEADER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Eva C. Doyle sees that technical experts eventually take on the role as corporate leaders. However, she observes the lack of helpful tools to equip experts in performing their management job. Doyle wants to make the situation better through her first book, 'The Reluctant Leader' (published by Archway Publishing), which contains what technical experts need to know and do to become better corporate leaders. (more...)

D. Leb Tannenbaum Shares JESUS ABOVE THE RIM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

D. Leb Tannenbaum's new book, Jesus, Above the Rim ($14.99, paperback, 9781498496278, $7.99, eBook, 9781498496285) will help young people (12-24) who play basketball discover the power of their Passion and purpose, the true meaning and value of discipline and the role of the Holy Spirit in playing with Jesus, above the rim. Through stories, scripture, journaling and NBA and WNBA examples, young men and women will be inspired to take their game to the highest level. Readers of this book will truly understand what it means to play 'above the rim' and become a leader. The combination of playing with a clear purpose and Passion, discipline and inviting the Holy Spirit into their game will elevate young players to be their best. They will be inspired to love Jesus and recognize that their love puts them on a team that includes some of the best players in the world. (more...)

C.F. Thomas Releases LEGALLY OMITTED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

C.F. Thomas, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Legally Omitted': a gripping and potent work that portrays the beauty, irony and possibilities of life. (more...)

L. E. Ann Announces WHY CAN'T XANDER TALK?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

L. E. Ann, mother of two, has completed her insightful and heart-warming new book 'Why Can't Xander Talk?': a story that empowers young children to reach out to those they may perceive as different. Despite any limitations Xander faces in communicating with his friends, he manages to be understood and valued. The friendship between Xander and his classmate exemplifies the importance of tolerance, acceptance and what it means to truly be a friend. (more...)

Robert Harms Pens THE CURRY CLAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Robert Harms, writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Curry Clan': a gripping and potent story of Cleve Curry and his kindred card players through their journey of growth and bereavement. (more...)

Ellie Emery Shares JAKE: FUR PERSON EXTRAORDINAIRE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Ellie Emery has completed her new book Jake: Fur Person Extraordinaire. A touching and potent tale as told by a majestic labrador retriever whose perspective on life serves to teach humans a great deal. (more...)

Earl Boutell Shares MY JOURNEY TO BOB DOLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Earl Boutell, a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the USS Seattle Veterans Association, the Mobile Riverine Force Association, Southside KC Optimists Club, and the Missouri-Kansas Locksmith Association, has completed his new book 'My Journey to Bob Dole': a gripping tale about the author, a Kansas City native, who joined the US Navy after three semesters at college. He was chosen as one of the first handpicked crew of the new ship, the USS Seattle (AOE-3), being built in Bremerton, Washington. Before being sent out to the fleet on the Seattle, he was given orders for embassy-advisor duty. (more...)

Brenda Lumzy-Hicks Pens HELL IS REAL!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Brenda Lumzy-Hicks, a pastor, Doctor of religious education, devoted writer and author, has completed her newest work 'Hell Is Real': a gripping and potent journey through the bible. (more...)

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to Perform Indian Ranch Concert this July
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Indian Ranch announced that Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will return to Webster, MA on Sunday, July 23, 2017.  Tickets go on-sale Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10 AM at www.indianranch.com.   (more...)

Alexander Upstairs Presents An Evening with BRYNN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

An intimate and unplugged evening with the alternative/folk act that's got everyone talking. Stripped down especially for Alexander Bar's intimate theatre, this show will see Brynn's vocalist and guitarist, Jules Terea (NZ) and the music of BRYNN in it's most raw and organic form. (more...)

David Barringer Announces MOSAIC MARRIAGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

David Barringer serves up a beautiful 'Mosaic Marriage' (published by iUniverse) made up of memories and thoughts, he refers to as his 'ramblings,' on how couples can have a healthy marriage. Pieces of real experiences and personal testimonies make up the masterpiece that is this book and the tips in it. (more...)

Dan L. Bragg Shares 'My Journal: Remembering and Growing – A Biblical Context to Life's Journey'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Dan L. Bragg, Ed-D, began journaling when he was 16-years-old and has continued to do so for over 40-years. He knows first-hand the benefits of reflecting on his life through journaling and how it helped him achieve the success and family he has today. As a Superintendent for the Legacy Christian Academy, Bragg has worked with numerous young adults and has heard the concern that many are not continuing their Christian faith into adulthood. (more...)

MAT FRANCO – MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY Celebrates 500th Performance in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Last night (Feb. 25, 2017), in recognition of 500 awe-inspiring performances of MAT FRANCO - MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, magician Mat Franco and the cast and crew of the hit stage production invited the entire audience at the 7 p.m. performance to join in the magical celebration with a presentation of 500 custom cupcakes. Prior to taking their seats for the milestone performance, guests were greeted at the door with their very own celebratory cupcake. After the show, the company continued the celebration backstage with a champagne toast while sharing laughs and stories from the sensational run. (more...)

Burning Man Productions Tells Story Inspired by Nature Goddess in ARTIMUS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

ARTIMUS is a modern dance theatre work from some of New Zealand's top Commercial dancers. An edgy, heartwarming, fast paced dance adventure with high energy story telling. (more...)

WGroup Named One of The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

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LOVE NEVER DIES Leads Broadway in Detroit's Upcoming Line Up, HAMILTON Scheduled for 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Broadway In Detroit will present six "S'Wonderful!" musicals for the 2017-18 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season, sponsored by Chrysler, along with four extra blockbuster shows! As an extra bonus, 2017-18 Broadway In Detroit season ticket holders will have first access to Hamilton tickets when they renew their subscription for the 2018-19 series that will include Hamilton. Current Broadway. New Subscription sales will begin April 1, 2017. (more...)

DJI Introduces M200 Series Drones Built For Enterprise Solutions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

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Bill Paxton Passes Away Age 61 Following Complications from Surgery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

NBC New York is reporting that actor Bill Paxton (TWISTER, TITANIC) has passed away following complications from surgery. He was 61. (more...)

ClickFunnels Founder Russell Brunson Joins Grant Cardone's...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

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Karen Mason, Eric Comstock, and More Announced as Upcoming at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming March 6-12 with the following acts (more...)

LPNSImprov to present The MaD JaCKRaTS MAKIN' A MOVIE: The MaD Paddy's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Going on over three years of their witty, rowdy and hilarious monthly improv show, LPNSImprov takes the stage with MAKIN' A MOVIE: The MaD JaCKRaTS in The MaD PaDDy's Day Celebration Show! on Sunday March 19th at 7:30pm at Theater 68 (5112 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood 91601). LPNSImprov is created and directed by Lauren Patrice Nadler and produced by Christina Orloff. Tickets are $12 online and $16 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more info please visit LPNSImprov.com or Facebook. To watch past shows visit their YouTube Channel here. (more...)

Casting Announced for Las Vegas' Sexiest New Smash: MAGIC MIKE LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The search is over! Following a nationwide man-hunt, casting for the highly-anticipated production, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is now finalized. Inspired by the ever-popular Magic Mike film franchise and conceived by the film's star Channing Tatum, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS will feature 13 of the hottest and most talented males from around the country. Preview performances for the sizzling production will begin on Thursday, March 30 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino inside of the mythic Club Domina. The show will celebrate its official opening night on Friday, April 21. (more...)

BWW Preview: BLOOD WEDDING at Westmont College
by Maggie Yates - Feb 24, 2017

'Blood Wedding,' a drama about the tremendous influence of love and marriage, shows the ecstasy and tragedy of Passion that exists outside of societally sanctioned associations. (more...)

BWW Review: Southwestern's IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Creates Quite A Buzz
by Joni Lorraine - Feb 24, 2017

It's a bold and courageous and even an educational thing to produce IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY. Southwestern has nothing to be ashamed of with this production. (more...)

Interview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The Desert
by David Green - Feb 24, 2017

The last remaining tickets are on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This 10th season's theme is 'Hello Jerry' and Michael and cast pay tribute to the incomparable composer Jerry Herman, bringing to the stage music form his popular musicals including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Grand Tour, La Cage Aux Folles and, of course, Hello Dolly. 'Hello Jerry' is directed by Jason Graae with musical direction by Christopher Marlowe. I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Childer's to talk about this special tenth anniversary production, and more. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation … (more...)

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY to Premiere on E! Before New Drama THE ARRANGEMENT
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

E! brings viewers a night of unconventional love stories with the basic cable exclusive premiere of the global phenomenon “Fifty Shades of Grey,” airing Sunday, March 5 at 7:30pm ET/PT, followed by the debut of the network's second scripted series “The Arrangement” at 10pm ET/PT. The emotional new season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” shifts to Sunday, March 12 at 9pm ET/PT, where for the first time Kim Kardashian West shares in detail her frightening account of the Paris robbery. (more...)

Yellowjackets, Tommy Igoe Band and More Set for Blue Note Napa This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Blue Note Napa has announced its March 2017 lineup - scroll down for details! (more...)

BALLET HISPÁNICO To Perform En Familia Matinee at United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Washington Heights's United Palace of Cultural Arts will present Ballet Hispanico en Familia, the renowned dance company's beloved show specially curated for children and families, on March 11, 2017 at 2pm. The United Palace of Cultural Arts is located at 4140 Broadway & W. 175th Street. Tickets are $15-25 (free for children 12 and under) and are available here. (more...)

Dana B. Alber Releases 'Some True Facts on the Easter Bunny with Colored Eggs and Baskets'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Dana B. Albert, a wife, mother, grandmother, educator, traveler, outdoors and exercise enthusiast, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'Some True Facts on the Easter Bunny with Colored Eggs and Baskets': a vibrant work about a brother and sister who create a colorful way to catch rabbits during the winter season. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'I'll Fly Away' Episode of NASHVILLE on CMT
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

On the next episode of NASHVILLE on CMT titled 'I'll Fly Away', a legal dispute threatens to break apart the family; Juliette demands to perform at the CMT Music Awards and Will and Zach are drawn closer together. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for Bill Maher at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

???????Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Live announce tickets to Bill Maher's return to Orlando are on sale today, Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10 a.m. The host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" will play the Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Cocoa Brown On Biggest Misconception About Stand Up Comedians on THE REAL
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Today, THE REAL hosts dig deep into their inbox and let the fans deliver the “Girl Chat” topics. They touch on everything from reasons some women date a married man to what to do when you crush on a friend. (more...)

Photo Flash: Berkeley Playhouse Presents East Bay Premiere of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Berkeley Playhouse continues their ninth season of professional theater for family audiences with the East Bay premiere of Elton John's Tony Award-winning musical, Billy Elliot the Musical. The company's first staging of the musical adaptation of the 2000 hit film includes thirty actors under the age of fifteen in two separate casts working alongside a company of professional adult actors. (more...)

Bravo to Present First-Ever Live TOP CHEF Quickfire Challenge This March
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series TOP CHEF is partnering with the Lay's “Do Us a Flavor” contest to serve fans the first-ever live Quickfire Challenge Thursday, March 2 at 8:35pm ET (more...)

One-Man Show WHEN THE EYE HAS GONE to Play at Greenwich Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

???????The moving story of a much-loved cricketer whose career was ended when he lost an eye in a car crash will be told in a critically acclaimed one-man show at Greenwich Theatre on Tuesday, March 14. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces JFK Centennial Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced a weeklong celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of its namesake, the late President John F. Kennedy-whose 100th birthday would have been May 29, 2017. The Center kicked off its Centennial celebration last May, and by the end of 2017, will have presented a suite of more than 50 distinct programs inspired by five ideals often ascribed to President Kennedy: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude. Special performances fromMay 23-29, 2017 span theater programs, dance, music, and the return of the Center's popular Open House, which all memorialize the life and legacy of America's 35th President. Highlights include performances by DJ Spooky, Yo-Yo Ma with the National Symphony Orchestra, the world premieres of Kennedy Center commissions by composer Mason Bates and Company E, and special Open House performances by Bandaloop, Flexn, and others. Additional programs through 2017 will be announced at a future date. (more...)

Jim Parsons and Claire Danes to Lead Film Adaptation of A KID LIKE JAKE Play
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Daniel Pearle's stage play A KID LIKE JAKE is headed to the big screen. (more...)

YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS Announces Full Cast and Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

'Your Name On My Lips,' a new musical by Eric Sirota, has announced full cast and creatives for its premiere run, to be presented by Theater for the New City March 2 to 19, 2017. (more...)

Mark Morris Dance Teams with CBA for Accompaniment Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) in partnership with The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University (CBA) will launch the Mark Morris Dance Accompaniment Training Program, a new, innovative program to train and provide practical experience for dance accompanists. (more...)

'PANDORA'S BOX' to Open at Black Box Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

'A Reimagining of Pandora's Box' is set for the Black Box Theatre on Saturday, February 25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 26 at 2:30 p.m. (more...)

Gary Burton and Mokoto Ozone, Karen Mason and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for March 6-March 12, featuring Gary Burton and Mokoto Ozone Duets, Karen Mason, Eric Comstock, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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