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Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre] (Washington, DC)
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

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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 Interview: Meet the Producers of DOG SEES GOD
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Interview with Executive Producers Joey Maya Safchik, Chandler David, Judy Durkin, and Charlotte Weinman of DOG SEES GOD at The Blank Theater (more...)

BWW Review: Teens Prove Talent Is Ageless As They Bring DOG SEES GOD To Hollywood
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Worst First Kiss Productions Present DOG SEES GOOD at The Blank Theater in Hollywood, CA. Directed by Jonah Platt, the production is fresh off its run from the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Their Encore performance takes place this upcoming weekend at The Blank Theater. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Bake WAITRESS' Mermaid Marshmallow Pie with Help from Sugar, Butter, Flour Cookbook!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Fans of Waitress the musical can now bake the delicious pies that the show's leading character Jenna Hunterson makes for Joe's Diner with the publication of Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Cookbook, Recipes from the Files of Jenna Hunterson (Pam Krauss Books, a division of Penguin Random House ), now available to order here. (more...)

Live Nation Productions and Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story Hits #1 on iTunes Around the World!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

The critically-acclaimed documentary, which explores the Passion and personalities behind Bad Boy Entertainment, takes an exclusive look behind the scenes at the history of Bad Boy and the label's mastermind, Sean 'Diddy' Combs as he tries to reunite his Bad Boy Family during a frantic three-week rehearsal period. (more...)

Writers in the Loft Welcomes NYT Bestseller Nicholas Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

On Thursday, August 10, the former CIA officer and historian at the CIA Museum Nicholas Reynolds comes to town with his unique biography WRITER, SAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961. In this New York Times bestseller, Reynolds reveals Nobel Prize-winning novelist Ernest Hemingway's secret life as a spy for both the Americans and the Soviets before and during World War II. (more...)

Windward Life Care Acquires Lifeline Care at Home
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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BWW Review: FINDING MONA LISA at Actors' Playhouse
by Roger Martin - Jul 20, 2017

You think the Mona Lisa's smirking? Well, so do I. She's got that tight little smile because she's survived 450 years of slightly perverted adoration culminating in being whacked by a tossed rock. (more...)

eFolder Appoints Matt Nachtrab as New CEO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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New Transatlantic Partnership Brings Musical Theatre Premieres to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Two new musicals that explore home and heritage, identity and adventure will premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August - the result of a new transatlantic collaboration between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University. (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Will Play 12th Avenue Arts Mainstage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. (more...)

BWW Features: Going PLACES with Nazimova and Parity Productions
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jul 20, 2017

The most famous actress you've never heard of. (more...)

Northern Stage presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

???????The Drowsy Chaperone, the five-time Tony-winning valentine to the Jazz Age musical, will be performed by the Northern Stage Summer Musical Theater Intensive students live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, July 25-30. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for adults. (more...)

FSLC Seeks Applicants for Sixth Annual NYFF Critics Academy
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces a call for entries for the 2017 New York Film Festival Critics Academy, the sixth annual workshop for aspiring film critics that takes place during the festival (September 28 – October 15). The Academy is a co-presentation of Film Comment magazine, a publication of Film Society of Lincoln Center, and IndieWire. (more...)

Birdland presents the Birdland Big Band and More Week of 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 31-August 6, including The Birdland Big Band, Tom Tallitsch, Natalie Douglas, and more! Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Appoints Alison Cuddy Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Chicago Humanities Festival is pleased to announce the appointment of  Alison Cuddy as Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director.   Cuddy, formerly CHF's Associate Artistic Director, will transition into the position beginning August 1. Cuddy is already at work preparing CHF's 2018 Springfest and Fallfest themes.   (more...)

Columbus Children's Theatre Presents SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Columbus Children's Theatre will present the Advanced Performance Academy production of Spring Awakening August 2-13 at the Park Street Theatre located at 512 Park Street. (more...)

Melissa Errico Reflects on the Pursuit of Pleasure in Column for THE PURIST Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico has penned her second column in Cristina Cuomo's new magazine The Purist (in the current July issue). For her column 'Stories' in the June issue of this glossy wellness publication, Melissa wrote a piece on mindfulness and second thoughts, in which she next tackles the pursuit of pleasure. (more...)

A Fantastic New Way to Learn to Play Piano
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

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BWW Review: 1984 at Outré Theatre Company
by John Lariviere - Jul 19, 2017

The Outre Theatre Company presents the first production of its 2017/18 season, George Orwell's 1984, in its new home at the recently opened Pompano Beach Cultural Center. The play 1984 is based on George Orwell's dystopian novel published in 1949. In 2005 the novel was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, cold war, and Newspeak have permanently entered into common use since its first publication. (more...)

BWW Review: The Hills Are Alive, Once Again, with the THE SOUND OF MUSIC Courtesy of Playhouse Square
by Roy Berko - Jul 19, 2017

The hills are alive, once again, with the 'Sound of Music' courtesy of Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH (more...)

Michael Washing Brown's BLACK Comes to the Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

???????Michael Washington Brown, in association with Athenaeum Theatre Productions, present "BLACK!," July 20 - 30, in Studio 2 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Opening night is Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The running time is 100 minutes including a 10-minute intermission. Tickets are $25 and available at AthenaeumTheatre.org or 773.935.6875.  (more...)

Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces Fifth Title for the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season. Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre for 28 years and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows. (more...)

New Virtual Reality F1 Experience At Madame Tussauds Singapore
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

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Participants Selected for OPERA America's 2017 Leadership Intensive Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that 13 participants from the United States, Canada and Latin America have been selected for its 2017 Leadership Intensive program. These future industry leaders were chosen through a competitive selection process focusing on candidates' potential to make significant contributions to the opera field. This program is made possible by the generous support of American Express. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Show I AM NOT A COMEDIAN…I'M LENNY BRUCE Extends
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Theatre 68 is excited to announce the extension of "I AM NOT A COMEDIAN…I'M LENNY BRUCE"  - Directed by Joe Mantegna, the World Premiere show stars Ronnie Marmo as Lenny Bruce, has been such a hit, the Producers have extended the production at Theatre 68 from August 18, through September 17, 2017. (more...)

Pittsburgh Recording Artist 1Geno Drops Latest Visuals For 'My Steez'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

1Geno is a one of a kind artist hailing from Pittsburgh, PA. He started his musical path at an early age. 1Geno has stated that when he was young he envisioned himself as an entertainer on a grand scale while staying true to himself. (more...)

BWW Interview: DC Native Jose Llana of THE KING & I at The Kennedy Center
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jul 19, 2017

20 years after making his Broadway debut in THE KING & I, Jose Llana returns to his hometown of DC to bring the title role to life. I had the chance to chat with the actor, activist, and political junkie about his roles on and offstage. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2017
by - Jul 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson Redefines Taste in the MasterCraft Series-An Original Web Series from PURE LEAF TEA HOUSE COLLECTION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson has partnered with Pure Leaf Tea House Collection to create a new, original web series launching on PureLeaf.com. 'MasterCraft Series' is inspired by the expertise, craftsmanship and elevated taste experience of Pure Leaf Tea House Collection. (more...)

A Classic Twist for the Apple Watch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

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Pyramid & Parr Hall Announces September Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Check out what's coming to Warrington this September! (more...)

Woven Theatre Premieres SILENT SKY at Belmont's Troutt Theatre 7/21
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 18, 2017

Woven Theatre Company presents Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson, as part of their Women Pioneer Series, opening this Friday, July 21, at Belmont University's Troutt Theatre. The Women Pioneer Series consists of plays about historically significant or under-recognized women, written by women. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Additions to 2017–18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of several new performances to its 2017-2018 lineup continuing to showcase chart topping musicians, holiday performances, groundbreaking storytellers and authors. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, August 4 at noon and are available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). (more...)

K4Connect and Garmin Collaborate to Revolutionize Senior Living Community Wellness
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

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Luis Salgado Nominated Leader of the Year by CoorsLightLideres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Luis Salgado has been selected as one of 12 Coors Light Li?deres of legal drinking age as a finalist for his commitment to empower the Latino community. Coors Light believes in rewarding the dedication and tenacious spirit of emerging leaders who selflessly work hard to achieve success by helping others. Luis is one of 12 li?deres who are competing to become the 2017 Coors Light Lider of the Year through an online public voting competition. (more...)

XLIVE 2017 Returns to Las Vegas, Announcing Tickets on Sale + Phase I Speaker Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

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Portland Opera Opens David Lang Double Bill, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Portland Opera will present the West Coast premiere of a double bill of two contemporary works, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Little Match Girl Passion on July 28 - the first of four performances. (more...)

Announcing DENNIS & LOIS Documentary About Rock n Roll's Greatest Fans
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

There are bands, there are fans, and then there are Dennis and Lois. Today, BrooklynVegan is exclusively announcing a project over forty years in the making: the story of a New York couple who have transcended beyond just being “music fans (more...)

Matthew Morrison Withdraws from SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Due to a professional scheduling conflict, Matthew Morrison has withdrawn from the previously announced performance of Sondheim on Sondheim on Sunday, July 23, at 7.30 pm at the Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

Distance Teaching and Mobile Learning Expands Into Uganda and Ethiopia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

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Crispy Taco, Everything Bagel With Cream Cheese And Fried Green Tomato Chips Will Have You Saying: 'It Tastes Just Like The Real Thing!'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Get your taste buds ready because three of America's favorite dishes are about to be transformed into Lay's newest potato chips for your snacking pleasure. After crunching through millions of fan submissions, Lay's, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay announced today the three finalist flavors of the "Do Us a Flavor" contest. The three flavors: Lay's Crispy Taco, Lay's Kettle Cooked Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese and Lay's Wavy Fried Green Tomato will be available in stores nationwide later this month and America's vote will ultimately decide the $1 million grand prize winner. (more...)

GARRINSON KEILLOR: JUST PASSING THROUGH to Stop at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

GARRISON KEILLOR returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), with his solo show "Just Passing Through," on Friday, November 17 at 8PM. (more...)

PTP/NYC's Production of Howard Barker's PITY IN HISTORY Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, proudly presents its 31st repertory season, its 11th consecutive in New York City, running now through August 6, 2017 in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. (more...)

Boston's Odyssey Opera Announces 2017-18 Fifth Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Following Odyssey Opera's 2016-17 season dedicated to works inspired by the writings of Oscar Wilde, Artistic and General Director Gil Rose today announced the company's 2017-18 season: Trial by Fire: Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years War, featuring operatic masterpieces that tell the story of martyr, saint, and military leader Joan of Arc (1412-1431). Representing a wide range of styles, Odyssey Opera presents five operas that interpret the mysterious medieval world Joan inhabited. Opening the season is Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans followed by L'assedio di Calais by Gaetano Donizetti, The Trial at Rouen by Norman Dello Joio, Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher by Arthur Honegger, and Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Leon High School Performing Arts Theatre
by Paula Kiger - Jul 18, 2017

Leon High Performing Arts' The Hunchback of Notre Dame transports audiences to the 1400s while creating timeless appeal. (more...)

Amazon Rapids Launches Signature Stories Program to Help Kids Develop a Love of Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

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BWW Review: Capital Fringe's LANCER AND LACE Asks What If?
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jul 18, 2017

What could have been a thoughtful examination of what a Kennedy Presidency could have looked like instead comes off like a cheap political thriller and soap opera. (more...)

Mara Brock & Salim Akil Team with Winfrey on New Original Series LOVE IS ---
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Oprah Winfrey and Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the award-winning producers behind such hits as “Being Mary Jane,” “The Game” and “Girlfriends,” have partnered together to create LOVE IS___ a new original one-hour series for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

Embracing Our Differences Receives Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grant for 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Sarasota County Commission awarded Embracing Our Differences a $50,383 Tourist Development Cultural/Arts grant to help fund its 2018 exhibition season, which runs March 30-May 31 in Sarasota's Island Park. For 14 years, Embracing Our Differences has drawn on the Passion and perception of artists, children and others to create powerful statements of diversity and acceptance in its annual outdoor public art exhibition consisting of 45 billboard-sized works of art and accompanying quotes. The scale and impact of this outdoor exhibition has continued to grow, attracting more than 2.5 million visitors since its inception. This exhibit is the heart of a year-round program of activities designed to use art as a catalyst to create awareness of and promote diversity. (more...)

Free Readings of Two New Plays Come to Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Botanicum Seedlings: A Development Series for Playwrights - This summer, Seedlings augments the Theatricum Botanicum summer season with free readings of two new plays. Both Stop-Motion by Liz Kerin (on Sunday, Aug. 20) and The Orange Garden by Joanna Garner (on Sunday, Aug. 27) explore how choices compelled by extraordinary circumstances can lead us into unknown territory. Admission is free. (more...)

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