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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 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...)

Mozart's Early Masterpiece 'Idomeneo' Conducted by James Levine Comes to GREAT PERFORMANCES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 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...)

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...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Faruk Sabanci Talks New Track 'Home' & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Turkish dance music authority Faruk Sabanci is back with a mammoth dance floor creation, 'Home' Ft. Sabrina Signs - out now via Sony Music Turkey. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY at Time Zone Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The opera explores the erotic triangle of a woman, her husband and her lover. In this psychological thriller, their explosive encounter soon becomes a cat-and-mouse game. When the tension erupts into violence, there can only be one winner. Oscar Wilde's poetic text is brought to life by Zemlinsky's sublime music, which captures the atmosphere perfectly and paints a picture of love, Passion, murder and betrayal. (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...)

Joanne Clifton and Ben Adams to Star in UK Tour of FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Flashdance - The Musical returns to the UK for the first time since 2011 starring Strictly favourite Joanne Clifton and singer-songwriter Ben Adams, and will arrive at Glasgow King's Theatre on 05 August 2017 prior to an extensive UK tour. (more...)

River Stage Festival Returns to London's South Bank; Full Line Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Five free weekends of the best and brightest entertainment from some of the UK's leading arts and culture organisations will once again arrive at London's South Bank this summer; The Glory, HOME, Manchester, WOMAD, Rambert and the National Theatre each 'take over' the River Stage for a weekend throughout July and August. (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...)

Ani Georgieva Joins the Award-Winning CMDS as Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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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...)

Showtime Announces New Premiere Date for Documentary WHITNEY. CAN I BE ME
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The critically acclaimed Showtime Documentary Film WHITNEY. 'CAN I BE ME,' originally scheduled to premiere Saturday, August 26 on SHOWTIME, will now air on Friday, August 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Christmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm, Brookfield Theatre presents Christmas in July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals. This festive event treats audiences to 45-minute previews of 3 brand new holiday-themed musicals. At the end of the evening, audiences vote for their favorite and the winning show will be performed as a full-length staged reading in December. Come meet the writers, enjoy the shows, and vote for your favorite musical! (more...)

David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Turn Their 2017-2018 Season InsideOut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

PACS Music Director David Bernard devotes the entire 2017/18 season to his popular and highly-innovative concert format (more...)

LAB Workshop Production of Ted Malawer's THE ANATOMY OF LOVE Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce a LAB workshop production of resident playwright Ted Malawer's new play, The Anatomy of Love. The play is being directed by Trevor Biship (Middletown, A Bright New Boise), and will run for only three performances -- Thursday, July 20; Saturday, July 22; and Sunday, July 23. (more...)

Megan Flechaus COMING HOME Tour, Performs at Boulder Coffee Co.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Megan Flechaus has been called 'Austin's Rising Star' by Indie Pulse Music magazine (complete interview here). Professor Johnny P's Blogspot cited Megan's 'strong, expressive voice which is a delight to hear' in a stellar review of her aforementioned 2014 album, New.  Megan is a jazz, blues, and folk-influenced singer-songwriter who began writing and playing music when she was fifteen years old. (more...)

David Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson Items & More Set for Profiles in History's Hollywood Auction 89
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Profiles in History is proud to announce theperformance worn costumes from music icons will be going up for auction at their three day, Hollywood Auction 89, next week in Los Angeles. (more...)

Pride Weekend, Tori Scott, Shaina Taub and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for this week, June 21 - July 2. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Shakespeare & Company's CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline, directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer. This tale of love and Passion, produced for the first time on the Company's Mainstage, runs in the Tina Packer Playhouse from July 4 to August 6, 2017. The production also marks a personal milestone for Packer, who, after opening her production of Cymbeline, will have directed all 37 plays in the Shakespeare canon. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Single Tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season On Sale Monday, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Single (non-subscription) tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season at the War Memorial Opera House go on sale Monday, June 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at sfopera.com; in-person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office, located at 301 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco and open Mondays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and by phone at (415) 864-3330 during Box Office hours. Full and Half Series subscription packages are also available. Tickets for the three cycles of Wagner's Ring during the summer of 2018 are available as complete, four-opera cycles only. (more...)

BWW Interview: PRiMA Theatre Benefit Event Starring Billy Porter
by Christy Brooks - Jun 21, 2017

The 2017 PRiMA Theatre Benefit Concert July 14th and 15th, featuring Broadway Star, Billy Porter., in Lancaster, PA (more...)

BWW Interview: Q&A with Bobby G Award Winners Elleon Dobias and Austin Hand
by Chris Arneson - Jun 21, 2017

The winners of Colorado's Bobby G Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Austin Hand) and Actress (Elleon Dobias) are currently in New York City as finalists for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards), which recognizes excellence in high school musical theatre across the nation. (more...)

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