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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 BLOG: What I Learned From High School Theatre
by Jessica Vanek - Jun 26, 2017

Jess here. As some of you may know, I just graduated from a performing arts high school. Now that I'm on summer vacation I've taken some time to reflect upon my experiences in the high school theatre world. I thought I'd share some observations/insight with my fellow thespians, and attempt to shed a little light on topics that remain a mystery. (more...)

SaveMyChairs Will Reinvent the Resort Pool Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

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The Australian Ballet Will Take Your Breath Away with SYMPHONY IN C
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Australian Ballet's Symphony in C brings together great works from the past century to showcase the vigour of modern ballet. Coming to Melbourne following a rapturously received season in Sydney, Symphony in C pairs a tutu spectacular by pioneering choreographer George Balanchine with a selection of perfectly contained shorter works, including two Melbourne debut works by dancers of The Australian Ballet. (more...)

Chris Jackson, Gavin Creel, Lindsay Mendez, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Andrea Burns and More to 'STAND UP FOR FREEDOM' This Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced today a star-studded lineup of performers for the annual benefit concert, "Broadway Stands Up for Freedom," which will take place on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.  This iconic concert was created 15 years ago by aspiring musical theater actors to highlight social injustices and civil rights issues through song and spoken word. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

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Brand Connections Launches DIGITRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

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Mozart's Early Masterpiece 'Idomeneo' Conducted by James Levine Comes to GREAT PERFORMANCES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Tenor Matthew Polenzani sings the title role of the King of Crete, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante, soprano Elza van den Heever as Elettra, and soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia.              (more...)

New Book Provides Tools and Resources for Online Business Owners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

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BWW Review: OH WHAT A NIGHT Proves it is Quite a Night in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - Jun 26, 2017

San Antonio, Texas has a rich history especially that of the Alamo and many military bases that have existed over the years. But, along with its history, San Antonio also has a lot of talent that has been seen at many of the local theaters rich in history. One such theater is that of the Harlequin Theatre located on Ft. Sam Houston Military Base. (more...)

Amazon Orders Hannah Grant Tour De France Documentary Series for Prime Video
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Amazon today announced it has greenlit an untitled Hannah Grant Tour de France series for Prime Video. The Amazon Original Series is a documentary adventure series about the incredible athletes competing in the 104th Tour de France and the food that keeps them alive. (more...)

TITAS Presents Season, Featuring MOMIX, Malpaso Dance and More, on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

TITAS Presents, in association with the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center, announced today that single tickets will go on sale Friday, June 30 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Sigurd Wallsten Release New Single 'Optimistic Fool' from VOLCANO BURST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Instrumental rockers, Sigurd Wallsten, have released their new single, 'Optimistic Fool,' from their latest album, Volcano Burst. Listen to the new song below! (more...)

BWW Cabaret's PUTTING IT TOGETHER: GUTLESS & GRATEFUL - Introduction
by Cabaret Creators - Jun 26, 2017

This post is part of PUTTING IT TOGETHER, a new monthly series of narratives from artists putting together cabaret shows in New York. Each edition will be written by the show's creator and consist of two to four parts about the show's conception, creative process, and execution. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 26th, 2017 - Jimmy Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Ben Platt hosts the 2017 Jimmy Awards, honoring the best in high school musical theatre tonight! (more...)

Scoop: THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY on FOX - Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Get all the scoop on THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY, airing on FOX on Wednesday, June 28, 2017! (more...)

Enterprise mobile security provider expands into APAC region
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

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Photo Flash: DREAMGIRLS Brings Passion and Flair to WEST END LIVE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 took place over the weekend, and BroadwayWorld has more photos featuring the cast of DREAMGIRLS performing as part of the thrilling outdoor experience below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: The Factory is Closed- SWEAT Concludes Broadway Run Today
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 25, 2017

Sweat closes today, June 25th. Before we say farewell, take a final look at the show's journey on Broadway.  (more...)

BWW Review: I AM NOT A COMEDIAN - I'M LENNY BRUCE Will Open Your Eyes to his Comedic Genius and Dedication to Free Speech
by Shari Barrett - Jun 25, 2017

An undisputed comic legend, Lenny Bruce was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His life and work have had an impact on poetry, politics, music, film and comedy from Don Rickles to Richard Pryor and Chris Rock, and any other comedian who is now free to speak his/her mind without fear of legal retribution thanks to Bruce challenging our First Amendment freedom of speech rights. Lenny's tempestuous personal and professional life which Marmo embodies with his body, heart and soul, was marked by great Passion and great pain, thanks to his unwavering commitment to free speech, which led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests. (more...)

HYATT PLACE BRAND Introduces Elevated Breakfast Experience for Guests
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

The Hyatt Place brand announced its new, innovative breakfast experience that puts the power of breakfast in guests' hands with customizable Build Your Own Breakfast Bowls and Greek Yogurt Parfaits. (more...)

Biondo Creative Wins Readers' Choice Award for 'Best Tech / Web Design Company'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

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Gin Wigmore Returns With New Single 'Hallow Fate' and Special GIRLGANG Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Today, the sultry gravel voiced New Zealand singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore returns with her defiant new single, “Hallow Fate,” a haunting piano and heavy drum-driven track that highlights the artist's trademark soulful and gritty vocal. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Not Ready to Make Nice' Episode of NASHVILLE
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

On the next episode of NASHVILLE titled 'Not Ready to Make Nice', Juliette spars with Avery over Hallie's sound; Maddie discovers the truth about the origins of the bullying on social media and Scarlett's pregnancy garners her some unexpected attention. (more...)

John Denver Musical ALMOST HEAVEN Premieres at Chenango River Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

A true American troubadour and early environmental activist, John Denver's songs make up much of the soundscape of the '60s and '70s with their honesty, Passion and love of nature and mankind.  (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

'A Whole New World' kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more beloved characters come to life in this fantastical musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship. Aladdin JR. is directed and choreographed by Carolanne Marano, with Musical Direction by Miriam Arichea. The production opens July 7 and runs for 5 performances only through July 9. (more...)

Liam Gallagher Debut Solo Album 'As You Were' to Be Released 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

After the sensational reaction to his debut solo track 'Wall of Glass' and the fanatical scenes that accompanied his first solo shows in Ireland and the U.K., Liam Gallagher has announced his eagerly anticipated debut solo album As You Were. (more...)

VIDEO: Marina Kamen's 'Musical Health Talk!' Broadcast brings Vocals, Violin and 'YOGA' Together with Master Yoga Trainers Angela Rauscher & Justin Randolph
by Marina Kamen - Jun 23, 2017

While walking down 1st ave. In Manhattan NYC, I was introduced to a place called 'House of Jai Yoga” by fellow dancer Wendy Goldhill whom I had know since 1979 during my time as a young dancer, singer & performer here in NYC. I was reluctant but figured I would join her and bore myself with a bit of much needed stretching. To my surprise, I found myself enveloped by a delicious surrounding and blend of music, fragrance, comfort and performance. The 2 Master Yoga Trainers I experienced were Justin Randolph, a gentle yet confident young man with a background in voice & theatre and then to Angela Rauscher who took me to a place that brought me to tears. The combination of music, texture and personal journey of their own made my mind connect truly to my body. Mind, body & spirit is so loosely used in yoga and very few actually display it. Well, after all, Talent is key in teaching and getting through to anyone and both of these Master Yoga Trainers have just that! Talent! (more...)

NPG Records & Warner Bros. Records Release Prince's Purple Rain Deluxe Editions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Today, NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records release Prince'sAcademy Award® and GRAMMY Award®-winning RIAA diamond-certified masterpiece Purple Rain in new Deluxe and Deluxe - Expanded Edition formats. (more...)

Spanish Performer Joan Vazquez to Return to London with SOMETHING'S COMING Sondheim Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

After his acclaimed London debut last Fall, Spanish performer Joan Vazquez brings back 'Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute' as part of Live at Zedel Summer season, on Monday 26th June 2017, 7.00pm. (more...)

Centerstage Theatre Announces Interim Artistic Director Trista Duval
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The board of directors of Centerstage Theatre Arts Conservatory announces the naming of actor/director and Federal Way resident Trista Duval as Interim Artistic Director. Ms. Duval will take over the artistic director duties from retiring Artistic Director Alan Bryce effective July 1, 2017. (more...)

Award Winners of Florida Professional Theatres Association Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Florida Professional Theatres Association (FPTA) announced the recipients of its two annual awards at its 37th Annual Statewide Professional Theatre Auditions and Workshops hosted at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Fla. On May 21 at this annual event, The Richard G. Fallon Award for Excellence in Professional Theatre was presented to William "Bill" Hayes, producing artistic director of Palm Beach Dramaworks, a professional theatre company in downtown West Palm Beach. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Megan Graves
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 23, 2017

Today's subject Megan Graves is currently living her theatre life on stage at Adventure Theatre as the title character in Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. The production runs through August 14th at the company's performance space in Glen Echo Park. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Django Reinhardt NY Festival All Stars and More Coming Up Over July 4th at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for July 3-July 9, featuring Django Reinhardt NY Festival All Stars with Special Guest Vocalist Veronica Swift, Sean Harkness & Will Galison, Alemay Fernandez Featuring Shawn Letts, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Detroit Recording Artist Pariis Noel Drops Latest Single 'Big Rings x Big Dreams'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Pariis Noel is currently based in the city of Detroit. He released his single, 'Big Rings x Big Dreams' in March of 2017. The single showcases his word play abilities as well as his creative talents. “Big Rings x Big Dreams” is now available on all streaming services including Spotify, ITunes, Apple Music, Tidal, and Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes. (more...)

Tyler Colt Releases New Single, 'Take Me Home Tonight'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Redondo Beach Pop Artist, Tyler Colt, has just released his new single, 'Take Me Home Tonight', a remake of the Eddie Money classic. Listen below! (more...)

Conductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the third annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 5 - 19, 2017 in Dallas, Texas: (more...)

Cenenaryt Stage Company Announces SUMMER JAMFEST with DRIVE: A TRIBUTE TO THE CARS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's annual Summer Jamfest series returns to the Lackland Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 15 at 8pm with the timeless music of Drive: A Tribute to the Cars.  Thrilling the tri-state area and beyond for years, this six-person band from Bethpage, New York is dedicated to producing accurate recreations of classic songs from the 80's decade while highlighting a special tribute and authentic recreation of the music of The Cars.    (more...)

BWW Interview: James Hadley Marvels at Directing Spider-Man (A Childhood Super Hero) & His Cohorts
by Gil Kaan - Jun 23, 2017

The national tour of MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! AGE OF HEROES lands in Southern California beginning July 7 at STAPLES Center. Enhancing the tale of the Super Heroes' recovery of the Wand of Watoomb from the clutches of Loki and his crew of fellow villains will be massive video projections, advanced special effects, and stunts from aerialists, acrobats and motorcycle riders. We had the chance to catch director James Hadley during a break from his New Orleans rehearsal. (more...)

Photo Flash: A First Look at AH, WILDERNESS! at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

This summer, longtime Goodman Producer Steve Scott directs a major revival of Eugene O'Neill's 'warm-hearted, welcome dose of love and laughter' (Los Angeles Times), which concludes the Goodman's 2016/2017 season.  (more...)

NEA Awards $20,000 to Houston Symphony for Community-Embedded Musicians Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $20,000 to Houston Symphony to support the Community-Embedded Musicians (CEM) initiative. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. (more...)

Interactive Dance Show #FOLLOWME Seeks Submissions for Fan Contest; Coming to Atlanta This August!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

#FOLLOWME: YouTube Dance Stars On Stage!, the brand new interactive dance show starring WilldaBeast ('So You Think You Can Dance'), Nia Sioux ('Dance Moms'), Kenneth San Jose, and Janelle Ginestra ('Step Up), announces the #FOLLOWME: YouTube Dance Stars On Stage! Ultimate Finale Fan Contest, offering fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dance LIVE ON STAGE with their idols at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, August 10. For the choreography break-down and entry details, visit www.FollowmeOnstage.com/contest. (more...)

Interactive Dance Show #FOLLOWME Announces Ultimate Fan Finale Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

#FOLLOWME, the brand new interactive dance show starring WilldaBeast (“So You Think You Can Dance”), Nia Sioux (“Dance Moms”), Kenneth San Jose, and Janelle Ginestra (“Step Up), announces the #FOLLOWME Ultimate Finale Fan Contest, offering fans across the country the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dance LIVE ON STAGE with their idols in every city. For the choreography break-down and entry details, visit: www.FollowmeOnstage.com/contest. (more...)

New Members Elected to OPERA America's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that seven members have been elected to the organization's Board of Directors. Elections took place during OPERA America's recent Annual Business Meeting, held during Opera Conference 2017 in Dallas. (more...)

Tribeca Shortlist Acquires Exclusive Subscription Video-On-Demand Rights to Documentary 24x36: A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tribeca Shortlist, the premium subscription video on demand service created by global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A., LGF.B) and Tribeca Enterprises, announced today that it has acquired exclusive U.S. SVOD rights to Kevin Burke's documentary 24x36: A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS. Th (more...)

Sellect Realty offers Buffini & Company's Peak Producers' training program for real estate professionals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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Hannah Hart Hits the Road This August In New Food Network Series I HART FOOD
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Hannah Hart has over five-million followers on social media, a killer sense of humor, a Passion for food and this summer, she's taking a flavor-filled journey to some of the country's favorite regional food spots in the new Food Network series I HART FOOD. (more...)

CATF's Ed Herendeen Named Distinguished Citizen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Ed Herendeen, Founder and Producing Director of the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University, was honored on June 21st as the Chuck Ellison Distinguished Citizen by Jefferson County's Chamber of Commerce. (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre Offers a New Production of John Cranko's EUGENE ONEGIN, Courtesy of the National Ballet of Canada
by Sondra Forsyth - Jun 22, 2017

John Cranko's Eugene Onegin is often referred to as a “story ballet for grown-ups” since it is devoid of the fantasy birds and other magical creatures that populate so much of the classical ballet canon. The dancers portray real people with real emotions as Cranko brings to life Alexander Pushkin's iconic verse novel. Cranko's version of the tale has new plot twists that some critics have found dismaying while others have applauded them. I fall into the latter category. (more...)

First Look: THE HERO WITHIN Brings Veterans' Personal Stories to Life, Extended July 7-8-9 in Santa Monica
by Shari Barrett - Jun 22, 2017

After a sold-out and critically-acclaimed run at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in April 2017, CRE Outreach, in partnership with the Veterans Empowerment Theatre, is pleased to announce a one-weekend extension of THE HERO WITHIN, the powerful play which brings 7 local veterans' personal stories to life through an artistic journey that gives voice to the difficulty of transitioning from the war zone back into society as they search for the hero within themselves. The show includes both lighthearted comedy and dramatic moments that will leave audiences on the edge of their seat. (more...)

Choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans to Create New Work for Verb Ballets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

It is with great excitement that Verb Ballets hosts guest choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans in-studio from June 26-30, 2017. (more...)

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