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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.


SEGA' Reveals Two New Sonic Titles Coming In 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

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BWW Interview: Kate Kataja of Wilbury Theatre Group Talks Third Annual PROVIDENCE FRINGE FESTIVAL
by Robert Barossi - Jul 22, 2016

Promising to be bigger than ever, and not just because of added performance venues, the Providence Fringe Festival returns for its third year on July 26. I spoke with Kate Kataja of The Wilbury Theatre Group, which has produced the festival in each of its first three years, about her role and what audience's can expect at this year's Fringe. (more...)

BWW Review: NIQABI NINJA an Essential Commentary on Sexual Harassment at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by David Fick - Jul 22, 2016

Theatre can bring people to the threshold of revelation; theatre can also engender revolution. NIQABI NINJA achieves the former, but its limited theatricality presents it from going further. Its essential commentary outlined, NIQABI NINJA needs now to amplify, unapologetically, what it has to say. (more...)

Photo Flash: A SCYTHE OF TIME Celebrates Opening Night at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The new musical, A SCYTHE OF TIME is being presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre festival at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street). A SCYTHE OF TIME is written by Alan Harris with music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson. It will be directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN), with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell (National Tour: Pippin, Finding Neverland). It began performances last night, July 21, and will run through July 26, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Honor Molloy's CRACKSKULL ROW to Premiere at the cell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell in Chelsea will present the World Premiere of CRACKSKULL ROW by award-winning dramatist Honor Molloy. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

DealerSocket Announces Sponsorship of Star Olympic Athlete
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Sanctuary! Watch Highlights from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse presents the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage now to August 6, making The Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

GRAHAM-A-RAMA: #NOFILTER to Return to Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Capital Stage and Graham Sobelman present GRAHAM-A-RAMA: #NOFILTER, Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 2pm & 7pm. Sacramento composer/music director/producer GRAHAM SOBELMAN, is returning to CAPITAL STAGE, where he music directed The Behavior Of Broadus, for his second cabaret show this year. (more...)

Julia Meek and Sheila Meek Pen WYCKDARE BOOK 1 - THE PROPHECY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Julia Meek and Sheila Meek, a mother-daughter writing team, have completed their new book 'Wyckdare Book 1- The Prophecy': a gripping and entertaining work that takes the reader to a mystical land and captures the reader's attention with an intriguing, science fiction plot. (more...)

Charles Watkins Shares PEDRO'S GREAT ADVENTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Charles Watkins, a thrill-seeking outdoorsman who spends his retirement teaching martial arts, has completed his new book 'Pedro's Great Adventure': a vibrantly illustrated tale about a little dog who has a big desire to live life to the fullest. (more...)

CoHo & Profile Present BOOK OF GRACE + CoHo Lab this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

In 2002, Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play Topdog/Underdog. Her other plays include Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, &3), In the Blood, Venus, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Fucking A, Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom and The America Play. In 2007 her 365 Days/365 Plays was produced in more than seven hundred theaters worldwide. Ms. Parks is a MacArthur Fellow and Master Writer Chair at The Public Theater. (more...)

Shakespeare Mini Festival to Open Season at Pearl Theater August 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Opening the 2016/2017 6th Season of the Pearland Theatre Guild will be a Mini Shakespeare Festival featuring Romeo & Juliet and The Winter's Tale done in repertory. The plays are adapted and directed by Jonathan Gonzalez who says, "We are excited to do our first repertory Shakespeare season at the Pearl! Following the success of last season's MACBETH, we are doubling down with the Bard and offering two different plays rotating different nights! Come see the speed, Passion and fire of ROMEO & JULIET performed in a modern setting relevant to today's headlines. Come back and enjoy the magic, mystery, music, comedy, and epic storytelling of THE WINTER'S TALE set in a surreal dream world. The plays are performed in true repertory, with the same cast performing in both shows! Our Shakespeare shows are always under two hours, fast, fun, and audience -friendly for all ages!" The shows feature outstanding actors from Houston, Pearland and surrounding areas. (more...)

Registration Now Open for PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, the Largest Photo Expo and Learning Center in North America
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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Django Reinhardt NY Festival & More Set for First Week of August at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 1-7, including the Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Sara Gazarek, Eric Comstock and Jay Leonhardt, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: CUTTIN' IT, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 20 July 2016
by Ruth Deller - Jul 22, 2016

The award-winning new play from Charlene James is a vibrant and engaging piece that shines a light on the horrors of FGM as experienced through the eyes of two teenagers. (more...)

Fall in Love with the Award Winning Musical, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Winner of six TONY Awards including Best Original Score, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is set to romance Melbourne audiences this year when it opens at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse for 2 weeks only from 28th October. Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster on Thursday 28th July. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Announces New President of the Board
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek announced Dr. Robert Braun has been selected president of the Long Beach Opera (LBO) Board of Directors, succeeding Sue Bienkowski, long-time board president. He has been on the board for five years, previously serving on both the development committee (chair) and executive committee. (more...)

ALL HAIL ME: Spend A Night with Henry the Eighth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

All Hail Me brings to life the infamous King Henry VIII as a rock goddess who is ready to play. Sharing the outrageous triumphs, tragedies and debauchery of his life- it's dark, sexy and just a little bit camp. (more...)

Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE! 7/24 - 7/28 on Bravo
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE! 7/24 - 7/28 on Bravo (more...)

Jane Stoller Launches New Book, ORGANIZING FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

ZURICH, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Jane Stoller announced today that her book, Organizing for Your Lifestyle, is now available for sale on Amazon. Organizing for Your Lifestyle isa fun, inspiring guide to organizing all aspects of your life, from socks to suitcases. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - HESS
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2016

We speak to director Kim Kinnie about 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show HESS. (more...)

THE RED SUN Audiobook is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

ORANGE, Calif. and SEATTLE, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ SparkPress Audio is thrilled to announce the audiobook release of the award-winning novel The Red Sun by Alane Adams, read by Karan Brar, actor on Disney's 'Jessie' and 'Bunk'd.' (more...)

Rusty Welch Pens ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Rusty Welch, a history buff, World War II enthusiast, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'One More For The Road': a gripping and potent journey of war, patriotism, fear and survival. (more...)

Janet Elizabeth Brodie Pens LOVE SONG'S TO THE BLACK MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Janet Elizabeth Brodie, a speech pathologist who serves children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has completed her new book 'Love Songs to the Black Man': a Passionate ode to lives that black men and women lead in America. (more...)

Food Network to Premiere All-New Series SMOLLETT EATS, 8/20
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Smollett siblings are well-known for their acting and musical talent, but this summer their top-notch cooking and entertaining skills are front-and-center in the new six-episode series SMOLLETT EATS, premiering Saturday, August 20th at 12:30pm ET/PT on Food Network. (more...)

Jen Sackley Pens AWAKENING THE CONSCIOUS CELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Through a narrative approach, 'Awakening the Conscious Cell: Change Yourself, Change the World' (published by Balboa Press AU) works to increase readers' understanding of distress and bring awareness to normality. It shares author Jen Sackley's theory of Concellogy, which promotes critical awareness of how one is genetically modified by environmental experiences and supported by conscious states. (more...)

George Muegel Releases IMAGES IN ABSTRACT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

George Muegel, a devoted photographer and now author, has completed his new book 'Images in Abstract': a gripping and potent journey through the author's eyes as he shares his most prized work. (more...)

Richard Urrizaga Releases THE OUTLAW AND THE POCKET WATCH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Richard Urrizaga, an adventurer, outdoors enthusiast, story-teller, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Outlaw and The Pocket Watch': a gripping and potent journey of ranching, love, family and courage with several unexpected moments! (more...)

Bergen Performing Arts Center Intermezzo Art Gallery Presents TRUTH OR DARE Exhibition by Kim Schmitt Thomas, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center Intermezzo Art Gallery located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey hosts Truth or Dare, an exhibition by NJ-based artist Kim Schmitt Thomas. The art exhibit is in residence at The Intermezzo Gallery on the 2nd floor of the bergenPAC from August 1-31, 2016. The gallery is open to the general public during box office hours Mon-Fri 11AM - 4PM and Saturday 12PM to 4PM and available to patrons of scheduled performances. There is a free reception open to the public on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 6-8PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Intimate EQUUS Provides Startling Take on Pain and Passion
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 21, 2016

EQUUS, presented and directed by Jeremy Seghers, now playing through July 24th at Orlando event site The Acre, is not a show that will appeal to everyone, as it treads not so lightly on a number of rather taboo issues. That being said, if your sensibilities are not easily rattled, the story of a startlingly damaged boy, performed in a unique theatrical venue, is a dramatic experience not to be missed. (more...)

The Last Tuesday Society: LA DANSE MACABRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

To all free of mind and feral of heart, you are most warmly invited to join us, The Last Tuesday Society for the most sensational season of lasciviousness. We delve into the delectably decadent in October with the Dance Macabre, our age old & notorious masked ball in celebration of the night that thins the veil, All Hallows' Eve. (more...)

I LOVE DICK & More Set for Amazon's 2016 Comedy Pilot Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Amazon today announced the lineup for its 2016 comedy pilot season which will debut August 19 in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan. (more...)

MasterClass Expands to Los Angeles, Hires Matthew Rutler to Lead Talent Team
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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Scripted Project MUSCLE BEACH to Be Developed as Original Drama Series for USA Network
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia's Seven Bucks Productions and Beau Flynn's FlynnPictureCo. have sold a script titled MUSCLE BEACH to Universal Cable Productions set to be developed as a prospective original hour-long drama series for USA Network.' (more...)

Exhibit House, Absolute Exhibits, Expands Team with Five New Hires
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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BWW REVIEW: Sir David McVicar' COSI FAN TUTTE Draws Out The Darkness Beneath Mozart's Beautiful Music
by Jade Kops - Jul 20, 2016

McVicar's beautiful vision is paired with the wonderful voices of five of Australia's and one of America's finest singers and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra to expose the disturbing attitudes that unfortunately still prevail. (more...)

2016 Stratus Awards Names NetApp a Global Leader in Cloud Computing Storage Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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Dance, Bluegrass, Music, Comedy, Lectures and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Schimmel Center is proud to announce the 2016-2017 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, near City Hall, the new Fulton Street stop and the Brooklyn Bridge. (more...)

Shows, Tastings Set for Fabulous Fox Theatre's Curtain Call Lounge This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Curtain Call Lounge at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis' premier Champagne bar, is pleased to announce its August schedule entertainment and tasting classes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Teenage Artist Draws on Cancer Battle for Warrington Museum Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

19-year-old Holly Hamer is determined not to be known as 'the girl with cancer' because she also happens to be a very talented artist. Holly, from Grappenhall, has turned her battle with a rare condition called rhabdomyosarcoma into inspiration for a remarkable collection of paintings and drawings which are now on display at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery. Scroll down for a sampling of her work! (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

Townsquare and Lendio Partner to Bring Alternative Financing Solutions to Main Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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ESPN Selects Minneapolis, Minnesota to Host X GAMES in U.S.
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

ESPN, the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games, has chosen Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the next U.S. host city for the X Games. (more...)

Chrysler Brand Debuts 'Street Smarts' Web Series for the All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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Broadway Musicians to Play 'La Marseillaise' in Times Square to Honor Nice Victims
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

A week, almost to the hour, since the horrific Bastille Day tragedy in Nice, France, Broadway musicians and other NYC professional musicians will gather tomorrow, July 21st, at 5:30 p.m. to play French anthems in Times Square. (more...)

Orion Ensemble to Open 24th Season with Wintle Commission, Mozart, Zemlinsky
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

To open its 24th season, The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents 'Collage of Colors,' welcoming guest violist Stephen Boe. (more...)

Conejo Players' 2nd Annual: ARTS ADVOCATE AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 6:30pm at Conejo Players Theatre -- located at 351 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91361. There will be a champagne dessert reception immediately following; additionally, guests are encouraged to stay for that evening's hilarious Conejo Improv Players performance at 8:00pm. (more...)

The Hudson Village Theatre to Present PRIVATE LIVES This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Hudson Village Theatre continues its Games We Play theme with Noel Coward's hilarious romp, Private Lives, playing August 10 to 28. (more...)

Amazon to Debut Original Live-Action Kids Series THE KICKS, 8/26
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids Series, THE KICKS, is scheduled to premiere on Friday, August 26 on Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany and Austria. (more...)

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