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Highland Park, IL,

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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 REVIEW: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir's Staged Concert Of HANDEL'S MESSIAH Is A Feast For The Senses
by Jade Kops - Feb 24, 2017

HANDEL'S MESSIAH, one of the most iconic Baroque works is finally given the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's exquisitely emotive and expressive treatment under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Paul Dyer. (more...)

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...)

Disney/Pixar's CARS 3 Gears Up for a Season-Long Ride with NASCAR
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Disney•Pixar's CARS 3 is teaming up with NASCAR this year as crowd favorite Lightning McQueen prepares to return to the big screen June 16, 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...)

J-Bella Releases Debut Album 'All For Nothin' 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Three 2 Go Music is thrilled to announce the release of All For Nothin, the debut album from J-Bella, available in stores and online worldwide on March 24, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals of FILTHY BUSINESS at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Ryan Craig's fiery family drama Filthy Business. Directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall, this new production takes a closer look at the entrepreneurial outsiders who became part of the beating heart of modern Britain. (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...)

A MEXICAN AFFAIR to Unite Mexico and the USA through Music at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Convergences Theatre Collective is pleased to announce the return of A MEXICAN AFFAIR, created and performed by Rafa Reyes (awarded cultural representative of Veracruz), with new arrangements by musical director Felipe Fournier (two-time Grammy Award nominee; one-time Latin Grammy Award nominee), and directed By Jeremy Williams (babel). (more...)

The Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford Seeking Members for 2017 Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford is a six-week theater and performance program that uniquely combines the study of Shakespeare's text, contemporary ensemble training, and the opportunity to rehearse and perform in two of Shakespeare's plays in repertory. (more...)

Flamenco Acts to Hit Joe's Pub This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

This Spring, Joe's Pub at The Public is headquarters for flamenco and flamenco-inspired artists. The acclaimed Flamenco Festival's New York edition returns, from March 10-18, with their Beyond Flamenco series, featuring Josemi Carmona & Javier Colina, Alfonso Aroca, Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernandez and Ultra High Flamenco. Then, from April 17-27, Joe's Pub favorites, the dazzling Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, return for their annual weeklong residency with a new show called Intimo. (more...)

BWW Review: Humanity's Heartbreak Revealed at OTW's Tragic WOMEN OF TROY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 23, 2017

In a play more than 2000 years old written by Euripides titled The Trojan Women, Dale Gutzman's Off the Wall Theater (OTW) reimagines their Women of Troy set in the 1920's. Gutzman worked several years to adapt the play inspired by a Don Taylor translation revealing the aftermath of the infamous Trojan War through a women's eyes, the prisoners and refugees shipped to another city. These were the women who survived when their brothers, fathers, husbands and sons were slaughtered by the Athenians, after the legendary Trojan horse 'birthed blood' that flowed into Troy's streets. (more...)

Chef Spotlight: Wenford Patrick Simpson of BB KINGS BLUES CLUB in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 23, 2017

Chef Wenford Patrick Simpson of BB Kings Blues Club, the popular spot in the heart of Broadway, is in our 'Chef Spotlight.' (more...)

OutFox to Bring THE BAD SEED to Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

OutFox Productions presents The Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson, directed by John Fricker, running Tuesday 14 March to Saturday 1 April 2017 at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre.  (more...)

Utah Symphony Presents POKEMON: SYMPHONIC EVOLUTIONS, 3/4
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 www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Tyce Sings Jim Steinman Tunes in New Album HERO, Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Every so often a new artist comes along with a debut album that not only raises eyebrows, but curiosity in that the songs are so perfectly matched with the talent. In Tyce's case, with the release of his debut Broadway Records album, HERO (March 10), his voice is perfectly in sync with the celebratory music and lyrics of noted-Meat Loaf-collaborator Jim Steinman. (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...)

Travel Down the Rabbit Hole at The Rose Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Rose Teens 'N' Theater program will present Alice In Wonderland Jr. on Thursday, March 2 at 7 pm, Saturday, March 4 at 7 pm and Sunday, March 5 at 4:30 pm on The Rose Theater's Hitchcock Stage.   (more...)

DSM Announces Record Breaking 76 High Schools Participating In Its Awards Show & A Special Guest Appearance!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Zodiac at Neiman Marcus in downtown Dallas hosted a standing ovation party to kick off The 6th Annual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards (DSM HSMTA) and College Scholarship program. Dallasite and two-time Tony Award® nominee Stark Sands was named this year's recipient of the Fullinwider Award honoring him for his roots and educational years in the Dallas theater community. Patterned after Broadway's Tony Awards®, DSM HSMTA celebrates the power of the arts to significantly improve all areas of education. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara to Headline THE MAIN EVENT Fundraiser in Norfolk
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

On March 26, 2017, THE MAIN Event: A Celebration for the Arts, presented by TowneBank, will bring a private weekend celebration of arts and culture to downtown Norfolk. (more...)

Gender, Race, and Society Take Center Stage in Theater at Monmouth's 2017 Power, Passion, and Privilege Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

 This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (All's Well That Ends Well). The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, Passion, and privilege in families, friendships, society, and politics. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017.  (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...)

Philadelphia Orchestra and Director Yannick Announce 2017-18 Season - Tosca, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore today released The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2017-18 season. Nezet-Seguin begins his sixth season in Philadelphia with a commitment to lead the world-renowned ensemble through at least 2025-26, continuing a relationship between music director and musicians that has garnered praise around the globe. (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...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (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...)

Jill Snyder Shares SAME BUT DIFFERENT
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...)

Film Screening and Book Signing with Ina Pinkney Coming to Mandel JCC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches Literary Society and The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival are partnering to present LUNCH WITH INA, a special film screening and book signing with celebrity chef Ina Pinkney, author of INA'S KITCHEN: Taste Memories and Recipes from the Breakfast Queen. (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...)

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 StarWars.com, “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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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