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Plymouth Theatre (New York, NY)
236 W. 45th 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.

Leah Jade Announces Two Book Deals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Today, Leah Jade, an empowered survivor of chronic childhood abuse and devastating family related illegal drug fuelled dysfunction and tragedy upon tragedy, has confirmed that a moment of vulnerability on Facebook has had a dramatic effect. She chose to unveil a deep litany of personal hurt in her life that has managed to touch the hearts of thousands of people organically and instantaneously attracted the attention of several publications including the people behind two new books. The post was entitled, 'What Losing My Whole Immediate Family Because of Drugs Taught Me About Life.' This has helped to steer her on a path of helping more people to share their own truth and inspirational stories of overcoming very serious adversity and major life challenges that not everyone can survive the aftermath of let alone thrive after. (more...)

Jakarta Performing Arts Community Presents WEST SIDE STORY, May 12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Jakarta Performing Arts Community presents WEST SIDE STORY, May 12-14, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: A Passionate Vittorio Grigolo in the Off-Kilter World of Massenet's WERTHER at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 23, 2017

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo always seems most at home on stage when he's living close to the edge--portraying a character who's losing control (or about to) of his emotions. It was true earlier this season as Romeo, in Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE at the Met opposite Diana Damrau and, in 2015, as Chevalier Des Grieux in Massenet's MANON, also with Damrau. (Might as well add Offenbach's Hoffmann to the mix.) Well, Massenet's back at the Met with WERTHER, also starring the gorgeous, sultry-voiced mezzo Isabel Leonard and all should be well with the world, with Grigolo as the poet who's losing his head (and mind) over a woman who can't (or won't) reciprocate. And yet… (more...)

Sneak Peek - NeNe Leakes, Justin Cornwell & More on Today's THE REAL
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Today, THE REAL hosts talk about the latest red carpet must-have accessory, butt pads, and co-host Jeannie Mai gives them a cushion test. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

On March 4 at 7:30 PM, guest conductor Chad Seiter leads the Utah Symphony in the official Pokemon live orchestral concert, "Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions.' Tickets are available starting at $48 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Velocity to Premiere All-New Season of CHASING CLASSIC CARS, 3/15
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Beginning Wednesday, March 15 at 9 PM ET/PT during the season nine premiere of CHASING CLASSIC CARS he proves there are still plenty of timeless cars with fascinating stories to tell. (more...)

Eric Church Doesn't Back Down On HOLDIN' MY OWN Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The exchange in energy with the audience and Passion that fuels the man behind the CMA's Album of the Year is an earned one after years of putting his fans first. (more...)

Roger Brian Thomas Shares FEAR OF THE DARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Roger Brian Thomas, a devout autodidact living in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, with a Passion for studying secret societies and ancient orders, has completed his new book 'Fear of the Dark': a thrilling novel that combines the curiosity of a murder mystery with the freakish and bizarre. (more...)

Bruce Harting Launches THE ISLE OF GOATS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bruce Harting, is an author, engineer, and former executive who sold and installed military products for companies like Lockheed Martin. Mr. Harting has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and is well acquainted with the cultural complexities and strife that have long existed in the region. (more...)

Dana Harlow Releases TONY THE PONY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Dana Harlow, a previous school speech therapist, counselor, and special education facilitator; and current educational diagnostician, has completed her new book 'Tony the Pony': a vibrantly written work that creates an entertaining and educational book geared toward reading and rhyming. Follow along as Tony the Pony goes on an exciting adventure with his rhyme-time friends. (more...)

C. R. Haney Releases RIPPLES IN THE MIST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

C. R. Haney, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Ripples in the Mist': a gripping and potent adventure through lands of mystery and fantasy. Follow along with four warriors as they cross the many paths of evil and battle a dragon. (more...)

William McChesney Releases GABRIEL GUILFORD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

William McChesney, a Vietnam Veteran, previous realtor, retired golf course owner/manager, traveler, gardener, avid reader, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Gabriel Gifford: Judge, Jury and Executioner': a gripping and potent story of the old west and the history of the United States. Follow along as war Veteran, Gabriel Gifford, pursues a new adventure and takes on an unexpected life. (more...)

Captain Bob Fore Pens CAJUN FLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Capt. Bob Fore, Ret., a retired United States Marine Corps fighter pilot, has completed his new book 'Cajun Flight': a power-packed novel that follows a group of handpicked elite Marine Corps aviators to deliver the ultra-sophisticated weaponry of the F-4 Phantom II to the front door of Ho Chi Minh himself. (more...)

Kathleen Kelly-Brown Says ACCEPT AND GO FORWARD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Kathleen Kelly-Brown, a communications major with a political science minor that combined the two in her subsequent professional life and the performing arts and politics, and a wife, mother, and grandmother, has completed her new book 'Accept and Go Forward': an inspirational, autobiographical tale about Kelly-Brown's husband's near-death experience due to a motorcycle accident and her witnessing part of it. Kelly-Brown states that this event is integral to her story, but does not define it. (more...)

Jerome Gonzalez Releases 'Giorgio and the Olive Branch'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Jerome Gonzalez, has completed his new book 'Giorgio and The Olive Branch', an uplifting tale of a young boy who seeks the ideal gift for his brother-to-be. The plight for the perfect gift-an olive branch, inspired by the tale of Noah, provokes members of the family and community to work cooperatively to assist Giorgio in gifting his future sibling. (more...)

Harry Higinbotham Pens THERE'S A POOKER ON MY PILLOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Harry Higinbotham, who lives with his wife near St. Louis, Missouri and enjoys spending time with his seven children, eight grandchildren, and his pets, has completed his new book 'There's A Pooker On My Pillow': a story about a dog whose family helps her recover from a difficult past. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Jill Snyder, a mother, grandmother, world traveler, devoted writer and author; along with Josh Welch, the illustrator and talented graphic artist have completed their new book 'Same But Different': a fun and enjoyable work teaching children the importance of self-esteem and understanding. (more...)

The 13th Street Repertory Theater Presents World Premiere of PERVERSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The 13th Street Repertory Theater presents Perversion, a world premiere allegory of modern America written and directed by Judson Blake.  The cast of eight includes Harry Bainbridge, Daniel Cuff, Tony Del Bono, Dana Jesberger, Irina Kaplan, Robert Lewis, Andrew Nordin and Jenn Susi.  Thirty performances will be staged at the 13th Street Repertory Theater, 50 West 13th Street in NYC 10011 from March 30-April 30, 2017. (more...)

Cynthia L. Fitchett Releases INSPIRED TO INSPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

'Inspired to Inspire': an inspired grouping of poetry based on some of the most beautiful verses in the Bible. 'Inspired to Inspire' is the creation of published author, Cynthia L. Fitchett, gifted poet and undeniable woman of God. (more...)

Lauren Hansen Pens OF THE SKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

'Of The Sky': a high-flying adventure in the world of Guardians. 'Of The Sky' is the creation of published author, Lauren Hansen, a movie-bingeing, french fry-eating, family-oriented book addict who wants nothing more than to inspire those around her. Born in El Paso, Texas, Lauren Hansen holds a BS in biology. She is most inspired by the close relationships she shares with her husband, family, friends, and God. (more...)

Bruno Mars to Receive the 2017 iHeartRadio Innovator Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will honor Bruno Mars with its most prestigious award of the evening, the 2017 iHeartRadio Innovator Award. (more...)

Hasty Pudding Institute Of 1770 To Honor Acclaimed Director Paris Barclay
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announces that acclaimed producer and current President of the Directors Guild of America, PARIS BARCLAY, will be the 2017 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award. (more...)

Palm Beach Poetry Festival Invites Local Poets & Poetry Lovers to Nine Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach, today invited local poets and poetry fans to nine upcoming special workshops and events: (more...)

Scoop: BIG LITTLE LIES on HBO - March Episodes
by TV Scoop - Feb 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on BIG LITTLE LIES on HBO - March Episodes (more...)

America's Got Talent Season 11 Star Sky Katz Releases Single 'Beautiful Girl'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

With that same drive and can't-stop-won't-stop attitude, she's released her third single of 2017- “Beautiful Girl” featuring another rising star from Long Island, 11 year-old singer/songwriter Alex Boyarski! (more...)

Vecna Board Names Dwight Moore CEO of VGo Subsidiary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017


Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY on Digital HD March 24th and Blu-ray April 4th
by Movies News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Announced today on The Star Wars Show and, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will be coming home on Digital HD on March 24th and Blu-ray on April 4th.  This news comes on the heels of the start of production announcement of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story.  “Rogue One” has established its place within the Star Wars universe and the hearts of moviegoers, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S.  (more...)

National Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Obsession, an adaptation of the Luchino Visconti film starring Oscar nominee Jude Law and directed by Tony and Olivier award winner Ivo van Hove, is the latest National Theatre Live screening to be announced and will be broadcast to cinemas from the Barbican Theatre in London on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (more...)

Larry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm, Peter LeDonne, the Director of Community and Cultural Affairs at Bergen Community College (400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ), will present as part of the Ciccone Theatre's Distinguished Artist Series the World Premiere of music legend Larry Kirwan's highly anticipated musical voyage and masterful tribute to Ireland and its centuries of musical genius, IRELAND-A History In Song. (more...)

Intelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. (more...)

Dr. Richard Sandor Releases HOW I SAW IT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ The latest book by Dr. Richard Sandor, renowned financial innovator, environmental finance expert and University of Chicago Lecturer, is now available in the United States. 'How I Saw It: Analysis and Commentary on Environmental Finance' takes the reader on a journey from 1999 to 2005 a critical time period in the formation of market structures to address global environmental challenges. (more...)

BAGHDADDY to Return Off-Broadway This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The well-reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick Baghdaddy (formerly known as, Who's Your Baghdaddy?) by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo will return to NYC beginning April 6, opening on Monday, May 1, 2017 and have an initial run through June 18, 2017 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER and More Set for the Court's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Court Theatre announces its 63rd season under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMMITMENTS, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright - Feb 22, 2017

We're in Dublin and it's 1986. Jimmy and his musician friends are fed up of art school synth music and want to bring soul music back to the people. The Commitments is adapted from Roddy Doyle's novel of the same name (that in turn was made into a cult hit film). However, for a show that proclaims on countless occasions that soul is 'the music of the people' and eulogises about it's importance- it is evening strangely devoid of that very thing. (more...)

Great Music at St. Bart's Presents Two Interpretations of PASSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Great Music at St. Bart's presents two vastly different musical interpretations of the Passion according to St. John this Lenten season:  Bach's St. John Passion performed by The Choir of New College, Oxford, and The English Concert Players directed by Robert Quinney on Tuesday, March 28, and Arvo Pärt's Passio performed by St. Bartholomew's Choir led by St. Bart's Music Director William Trafka on Tuesday, April 4. (more...)

FX to Premiere Third Installment of 'True Crime' Series FARGO 4/19
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

FARGO will return with its third, all-new 'true crime' tale on Wednesday, April 19 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX (more...)

Black Ensemble and TCG to Screen LEGACY LEADERS OF COLOR Video Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Black Ensemble Theater has announced a special, one-night-only event to screen Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project (LLCVP), which features interviews with BE Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brandon Victor Dixon and More Line Up for Vineyard's [TITLE OF SHOW] 10th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the 2017 Gala Fundraiser will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vineyard Theatre's hit musical [title of show] with Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, and a toast to Broadway producer Kevin McCollum. (more...)

Little Theatre of Manchester to Present A Reading of NEVER THE SINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Little Theatre of Manchester's popular script-in-hand play-reading series, begins on March 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. with a reading of John Logan's dramatization of the 1920's Leopold and Loeb crime and trial, NEVER THE SINNER. (more...)

BWW Review: This RENT is Spent, and Passion is Not Enough to Pay the Piper at the Artscape Arena
by David Fick - Feb 22, 2017

David Fick reviews The Stephan Fourie Theatre Company production of RENT at the Artscape Arena, a production filled with Passion - but which leaves a great deal to be desired. SPOILER ALERT: There is a spoiler about the plot of RENT in the first paragraph of this review. (more...)

Sneak Peek - NeNe Leakes Dishes on RHOA Housewives on Today's THE REAL
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

THE REAL continues the week with guest co-host actress and television personality NeNe Leakes who spills the tea on which RHOA housewife 'plays into the lady pond.' (more...)

Tommy Gargotta Named Executive Vice President, Creative Marketing, Fox Broadcasting
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has appointed Tommy Gargotta Executive Vice President of Creative Marketing, it was announced today by Angela Courtin, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Fox Broadcasting Company. (more...)

MAKJ Remixes Ed Sheeran's Hit Single 'Shape of You'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After a wave of remixes following the spontaneous release of two new songs by Ed Sheeran, MAKJ hits the mark with fire and finesse. H (more...)

FOX Orders Second Season of New Drama Series STAR
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

FOX has renewed the drama series STAR for a second season, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. (more...)

Nine Star Award Winners To Be Honored at 12th Annual Evening of Stars Gala at SCERA Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 12th Annual Star Awards held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.  (more...)

Saxophonist, Singer, and Composer Grace Kelly Comes to Jazz Café 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly plays with the heart and Passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 24-year-old. And Jazz Café is proud to host this young phenom, for two shows at 8:00PM and 10:00 PM, on Friday, March 10th. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017: BARKING MAD at Bakehouse Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Feb 22, 2017

Masterson has done it again! (more...)

Additional Dates Announced for Matthew Bourne's Production of THE RED SHOES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????New Adventures are delighted to announce further UK dates for the World Premiere tour of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES. (more...)

Lenddo Announces Hiring of Chief Operating Officer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017


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