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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.


Grupo Carso And Artist Romero Britto Announce Licensing Partnership
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

MIAMI, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Grupo Carso and Romero Britto announce a licensing partnership to sell exclusive Britto products throughout Mexico and Latin America via Grupo Carso, Carlos Slim's conglomerate of retail stores. Slim, philanthropist and longstanding patron of the arts, and Britto, the internationally acclaimed artist, will bring their shared Passion for art to the masses through consumer products. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle Unveils New Portrait at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Just yesterday, THE COLOR PURPLE's Tony Award-winning director John Doyle was joined by some special guests, as Sardi's unveiled his caricature, which joins the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING - A Musical with the Right Moves
by Carissa Chesanek - May 25, 2016

With its impressive onstage dancing and vocals, this is a musical you won't want to miss (more...)

Salesforce Selects AWS as Preferred Public Cloud Infrastructure Provider
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Global Survey: Americans Want to Travel Tracing Their DNA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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UPDATE: Tickets for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Now Sold Out
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tickets for the event went on sale at noon today, May 25th, and according to the event's official web site, they have now sold out! (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Princess Cruises' MAGIC TO DO Musical Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Last fall, Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

Bluedrop Releases Q2 2016 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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SOPAC to Welcome Taj Mahal Trio, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

World-Famous Bluesman Taj Mahal brings his trio to SOPAC June 30 at 7:30 p.m. Taj Mahal is a 2014 recipient of the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award alongside such luminaries as Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, and Flaco Jimenez. (more...)

Hudson Village Theatre to Present THE LADIES FOURSOME, 6/22-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

HVT (Hudson Village Theatre) presents The Ladies Foursome, from Canada's well-loved and prolific playwright, Norm Foster. An instant hit when it debuted at the Upper Canada Village Playhouse in July of 2014, this 'hijinks on the links' comedy, running from June 22 to July 10, is directed by Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre's Co-founder and Co-artistic Director, Alison Darcy. (more...)

Sebastian Forster Coming to MPAC, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents Morristown resident, Sebastian Forster as part of the Emerging Artist/New Works series. General admission tickets are $25. Student ticket prices are available for $20. (more...)

Kravis Center Concludes its Season With Weird Al Yankovic and More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is concluding the 2015-2016 season with two shows in June.  (more...)

New Jersey Law Journal Recognizes Einhorn Harris Attorneys
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Craig Sager to be Honored with Jimmy V Perseverance Award at The 2016 ESPYS on ABC
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

ESPN today announced that Sager will be honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award on July 13 at The 2016 ESPYS presented by Capital One on ABC. (more...)

FATAL ODDS by John F. Dobbyn is Available in Hardcover and Digital Format
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Oceanview Publishing Releases Fatal Odds by John F. Dobbyn in Hardcover and Digital Format. (Mystery/Suspense, $26.95, ISBN: 978-1608091997, 352 pages, 8/2/16). (more...)

Ivan James Pens 'The Life and Death of Hobby Horse Hall Race Track'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Ivan James has always enjoyed horse racing, even describing it as an 'unmatched Passion' of his. His fascination with this sport has evolved from pastime to an intellectual pursuit, the result of which is his book 'The Life and Death of Hobby Horse Hall Race Track' (published by Xlibris). A new marketing campaign is all set to promote James' work which was first published in 2015. (more...)

Amadeus Shares THE INTIMACY OF TENDERNESS
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Dr. Lanceford Micheal Thomas, a college professor in Atlanta, falls in love with Ilianna Brandi, a Brazilian exchange student. Although forbidden by the university's policy, the two enter a romantic relationship. Just as things are heating up, Ilianna introduces Lanceford to her lesbian lover, bringing Lanceford to sexual heights he never even knew existed in 'The Intimacy of Tenderness: Off da Chain' (published by Balboa Press). (more...)

Augustus Van Logan Pens THROUGH THE LATTICE: WICKED PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Augustus Van Logan, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Through the Lattice: Wicked Paradise': a gripping and potent work that delves into the age-old idea of good versus evil. (more...)

BWW Review: Rocking Out to the Life of Johnny Cash with RING OF FIRE at CCTC
by Kristen Morale - May 25, 2016

The Cape Cod Theatre Company, home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, has decided to step away traditional staged storytelling and try something different with its newest "jukebox" production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. Created by Richard Maltby, Jr and hereby directed and choreographed by Pamela C. Wills, with Nina K. Schuessler serving as Producing Artistic Director, Ring of Fire is a story within and through a performance, and this production has the unique ability to depict the lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter, complete with interchangeable characters and interspersed moments of chronological storytelling, in a way I could image they would have approved of themselves: simple, straightforward and even stark (how fitting that word is) in its presentation but so oddly appropriate for the unadorned but deeply affecting way Cash's music hits you. Those on stage are not "acting" to portray these music legends, but instead almost seem to hand themselves over to the audience's belief that this is not a presentation or something that is purely meant to entertain; they are there to tell a story, and with a wonderfully eclectic mix of songs played in the background, there is something so beautiful in the rawness of this entire production. (more...)

Melvina Hawkins-Patterson Pens DEMONS RISING RETURN OF THE DAMNED
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Melvina Hawkins-Patterson, an accomplished writer and author, has completed her new book 'Demons Rising Return of the Damned': a gripping and potent story of the Legion of the Damned as they attempt to destroy the souls on earth and the two angels determined to save them. (more...)

I. L. Brown Pens THE EARLS OF ALABAMA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

I. L. Brown, a retired business executive, has completed his new book 'The Earls of Alabama': an engrossing and captivating story of family caught in a difficult time and a hard place, as told through the eyes of an old mulatto man to the grieving son. (more...)

Michael Adekale Shares THE PEOPLE'S PRESIDENTS
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Michael Adekale, a current qualified intellectual disability professional (QIDP) and a clinical director at an agency in Chicago, family-man, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The People's Presidents': a gripping and eye-opening work about the successes and Passions of the former president and the current presidential candidate. (more...)

Thomas Humphrey Pens THE WRIGHT STUFF
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Thomas Humphrey, a veteran, retired teacher and curriculum specialist, husband, father, grandfather, poet, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Write Stuff': a Passionately crafted work that depicts the power of written word. (more...)

Craig Sager to Receive Jimmy V Perseverance Award at 2016 ESPYS
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Craig Sager is one of the most respected sideline reporters in sports, and he is well known for both his colorful attire and personality. Given a life-changing diagnosis of leukemia in 2014, TNT's hard-working veteran returned to the sidelines in 2015 and continues to publicly battle the disease while remaining committed to the work he loves. ESPN today announced that Sager will be honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at “The 2016 ESPYS presented by Capital One.” The ESPYS will be broadcast live on WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (more...)

Solteq: Briefing of Solteq's new strategy for press and analysts will be held on Wednesday, May 25th at 11.00 am in Helsinki
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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iWorld Expo to be held in Chengdu in August
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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Nashville-Area Auditions Calendar 5/24/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Young Frankenstein at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts and Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players. (more...)

Cape Playhouse to Open 90th Anniversary Season with LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The historic Cape Playhouse's 90th season kicks off with one of Neil Simon's most irresistible comedies, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, starring Jennifer Cody and Daniel Pearce. Directed by Tim Threlfall, this classic comedy plays June 7 through 18.  (more...)

W. H. Kangas Pens SAVED BY INDYGO
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

W. H. Kangas, a retired teacher, animal lover, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Saved by Indygo Part 2': a Passionately crafted work that delves into the ideas of accountability, love, acceptance and understanding. (more...)

Gordon Peters Pens BEYOND ZERO SUM LEADERSHIP
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Gordon Peters, a Chairman and CEO of The Institute for Management Studies, has completed his new book 'Beyond Zero Sum Leadership': a gripping guidebook to constructive leadership and modern day organizational skills. (more...)

Michael Jackson Shares TO HELL AND BACK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Michael Jackson, a Marine veteran, drug and mental illness survivor, Christian, founder of 'Think Then Choose Wisely' a non-profit organization, devoted mentor, writer and author, has completed his new book 'To Hell and Back': a gripping and potent work that aims to help and save others dealing with their own battles. (more...)

James E. Wills Pens PHARMACY SOAPBOX
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

James E. Wills, RPH, a Korean Naval Air veteran, retired pharmacist, writer and author has completed his new book 'Pharmacy Soapbox': over 500 pages of gripping and potent work that aims to inform the reader about their own healthcare, insurance and prescriptions. (more...)

Kendall Triplett Gets 'Closer' to #1 with Release of New Hit Single
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Kendall Triplett fans have been clamoring for new music since the release of his debut CD, “Lose Myself,” which premiered in early 2014 quickly spawning the popular hit singles, “So I Will,” and 'You Can Do Anything.” (more...)

FRIENDLY FIRE by Marliss Melton is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

ePublishing Works! announces FRIENDLY FIRE by Marliss Melton, available in paperback (978-1-61417-848-4, 302 pages, $17.99 USD) and eBook format (978-1-61417-847-7, $5.99 USD). (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer Jessica Tamara
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 24, 2016

Jessica Tamara is a rising author whose debut novel Running Away From Love was self-published and released on July 18, 2015. She has had a Passion for writing and also reading since she was a little girl. She has been featured as a rising urban fiction author at the Toronto Urban Fiction Book Expo. Her goal is to create female characters from all walks of life that evolve, but most importantly they inspire and live in their truths whether it is good or bad. She would describe her writing style as emotional and vivid, where she wants you feel and escape into the moment she has created. You laugh with the characters, get angry with them, cry with them, and root for them to overcome. If the reader can relate and connect on any level, then that makes the writing process that much more worthwhile. Jessica currently resides in Buffalo, NY where works in finance and writes in her spare time. She is currently working on creating her own publishing company, which she hopes to help authors like herself to share their work with the world. She is currently working on her 2nd novel slated to be released in September 2016 titled 'Season's Change....Autumn Leaves'. (more...)

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago Announces 43rd Season; Tickets on Sale 7/16
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago announces its 43rd season of presenting diverse international, national and regional contemporary dance. All performances, except where noted, take place at The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Subscriptions go on sale June 20, and single tickets go on sale July 16 at The Dance Center, 312-369-8330 and online atcolum.edu/dancecenterpresents.   (more...)

Belgrade Theatre Announce Family Offerings for Half Term
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Families across Coventry and Warwickshire can look forward to a bumper programme of theatrical fun this Half Term at the Belgrade Theatre with the return of the theatre's ever popular May Camp. This will be followed by a visit from the hit touring shows, Pongo's Party and The Giant's Loo Roll. (more...)

Bid For A Backstage Tour From THE KING AND I's Marin Mazzie, Support Transport Group
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction for house seats to see Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim benefits Transport Group. (more...)

Reelz to Present Two Princess Diana Documentary Specials This July
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

REELZ today announced two new original documentary specials about the real stories behind Princess Diana's remarkable life and mysterious death. (more...)

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The Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, its music director, Kent Nagano, and France Beaudoin, spokesperson for the OSM's summer programming, invite families and music lovers of all ages to celebrate classical music on the occasion of what has become an unmissable event of the summer season. (more...)

Aussie R&B Artist Sam Fischer Drops Sultry 'Lean' Video Today
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The track, recently premiered by Stereogum, features a sublime and laid-back chorus that melts into Sam's simple and soulful vocal. Infused with smooth R&B grooves and irresistible electronic beats, Sam is ready to unleash his unique pop sound.  (more...)

Barbara Miles Pens MS. THANG GOES BACK TO SCHOOL
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Most people remember what it was like to be in school, but how shocking would they find the challenges confronting teachers in today's classrooms? (more...)

BWW Review: Seize the Stage! Rousing NEWSIES Leaps Over to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - May 24, 2016

Now after more than a year, NEWSIES' North American First National Tour is nearing its conclusion, finally stopping at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 29 (the musical will motor down to San Diego the following week). After seeing the original Broadway production in NYC and then seeing its Los Angeles debut at the Pantages Theatre last year, experiencing this exuberant, high-energy, smile-inducing crowd-pleaser again here in my own home turf felt like a special gift. NEWSIES is a fun, uplifting night at the theater... and continues to be in subsequent, multiple viewings. With its winning combination of incredibly acrobatic dancing, family-friendly comedy, engaging story, awesome singing, and dazzling showmanship, there is a lot to love with this show---whether you're 5 or 95. Heck, it certainly made a #Fansie out of me. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Julie Larson Accepts RENT Tonys For Her Brother Jonathan, 1996
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

The sister of RENT's late author gives an inspiring message for those who are still scraping by for their art. (more...)

Puppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDS
by Roger Catlin - May 24, 2016

Constellation Theatre's adult puppet musical Avenue Q swept the 32nd annual Helen Hayes Awards honoring professional theater in Washington, D.C., on Monday with seven awards including outstanding musical. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dantanio of MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY TRIBUTE TOUR
by Brodie Paparella - May 24, 2016

The King of Pop, upon whose head the crown was heavy. A star from the age of five, using that remarkable voice to catapult his entire family into global fame and of course massive personal tumult. Amidst a reportedly abusive childhood, accusations of child sexual assault, a transformation of appearance unlike any seen before that time, and the controversial circumstances surrounding his death, it is the connection with his music that has lasted for audiences the world over. A new tribute show promises to reign as Jackson himself did, fronted by Dantanio, a man called the 'most loved' impersonation act. I was fortunate enough to communicate with Dantanio about the upcoming HIStory tour, arriving in the coming weeks to Australia and New Zealand. (more...)

NetEase Showcases New PC and Mobile Games at Second Annual Game Enthusiasts' Day
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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BWW Review: ARIEL'S LATIN BISTRO on the LES of NYC for Great Food and Drink
by Marina Kennedy - May 23, 2016

Visit Ariel's Latin Bistro on the Lower East Side of New York City for great food and drink. Their updated spring and summer menu has something for everyone. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

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