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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.



Andrey Wasn't There But Katie Couric Was, See Her Visit to GREAT COMET
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Renowned journalist Katie Couric stopped by Pierre's Russian salon this week when she saw Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. It seems she enjoyed shaking her egg, as she called it one of the most original and energetic shows she had ever seen. Check out her photo with the cast below! (more...)

Houston Doctor Makes Rounds With New Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

The Caduceus Theater Arts Company presents its first show, 'Don't Dress For Dinner,' a two-act comedy by French playwright Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon. Similar to Camoletti's 'Boeing-Boeing,' this play contains secret lovers, mistresses, and mistaken identities. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shortstack Theatre's Emily Suarez And MacKenzy Clyne talk SUMMER CAMP at The 5 & Dime
by Heather Vollman - May 26, 2017

Summer is right around the corner for Jacksonville students, and that means sun, fun, and…summer camp! If you're looking for a week-long adventure for your children this summer, you'll want to consider Shortstack Theatre Company's Acting and Musical Theatre Camp offerings, hosted by The 5 & Dime in Jacksonville's urban core. (more...)

THE GREAT COMET Wants You! The Season's Most Nominated Show Seeks Ensemble for Epic Tony Performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The season's most Tony-nominated show, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 is gearing up for Tony's night. In order to re-create the immersive vibe of this slice of Tolstoy for Radio City Music Hall, the production is currently seeking performers to fill out their ensemble for Tony's night. (more...)

Canadian Actress Andrea Bucko Makes Waves in Hollywood
by Movies News Desk - May 26, 2017

In her latest screen appearance, Canadian actress Andrea Bucko (Big Eyes, The Orchard) leads a cast of lauded, next-generation film stars who join veteran Sam Neillin a harrowing portrayal of a true Cold War escape. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - THE LITTLE FOXES' Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading and Featured Role in a Play nominees for The Little Foxes - Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney - as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Caesars Entertainment to Host Inaugural Gears Pro Circuit Las Vegas Open
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

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Brooke and Chad Are… JUST AS GAY AS YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Cabaret Artists Chad M. Ryan and Brooke M. Haney's first collaborative endeavor, Brooke and Chad Are… Just as Gay as You. (A Queer Cabaret of Chaos and Clarity), premieres this year during Pride Week on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30 pm at the Duplex. Created by Haney and Ryan from their combined personal "GAY" experiences, the show explores the themes of queerness and identity and the unlikely friendship between a Gay man and a Queer woman, all under their shared love of music and storytelling. Filled with chaotic  humour, truth telling vulnerability and occasional crisp clarity, the evening is sure to be a 'gay ol time.'  The duo has also partnered with Shining Hope for Communities to raise money and build awareness for Margaret's Safe Place, a project of Shining Hope. To that end, a portion of the proceeds from every ticket will go to support Shining Hope. (more...)

George Sampson Completes Full Cast of OUR HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

A full house for OUR HOUSE has been announced, with street dancing sensation George Sampson confirmed to join the UK Tour of the Olivier Award-winning musical. (more...)

Troy Roberts, Amanda McBroom and More Coming Up This June at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for June 5-June 11, featuring Troy Roberts, Amanda McBroom, Veronica Swift, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Reveals Trailer and Key Art for Original Documentary COUNTERPUNCH
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2017

Netflix has revealed the official trailer and key art for the original documentary COUNTERPUNCH. Directed by Jay Bulger, the newest original documentary launches globally on June 16, 2017. Get a first look below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Juliet Fischer
by Broadway's Backbone - May 26, 2017

n this episode: Juliet Fischer was on track to be a Prima-Ballerina until the puberty fairy came a smacked her with a wand. After years of touring, being a Rockette, and toe tapping in PBS' 'Crazy for You' she finally made her Broadway debut. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, June 10, 2017
by - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, June 10, 2017! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)

Say Yes! Collective to Bring All-Female THE TEMPEST to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Los Angeles ensemble theatre company Say Yes! Collective presents its latest production, The Tempest, a reimagining of Shakespeare's celebrated supernatural drama co-produced with the internationally acclaimed Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

National Sawdust Curator Anthony Roth Costanzo presents Re-Imagined Handel Cantata This July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

This summer, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, a "bona-fide star" (New Yorker) of the Metropolitan Opera, Berlin Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, LA Opera, and Glyndebourne, returns as one of twelve curators to Brooklyn's artist-led National Sawdust (NS), where he will present and perform in a radical reimagining of Handel's dramatic cantata Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, a co-production of National Sawdust and San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (led by conductor Nicholas McGegan). (more...)

Peter Serkin, Stefan Jackiw and Jay Campbell Headline 2017 Opening Concert at Music Mountain
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Music Mountain, America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, launches its 88th Season on Sunday, June 11th with the Opening Concert & Reception featuring the incomparable pianist Peter Serkin along with Stefan Jackiw, Violin, and Jay Campbell, Cello. (more...)

THE RED SHOES at Glasgow King's Arrives in Two Weeks!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

???????New Adventures are delighted bring Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES to King's Theatre, Glasgow on Tuesday 5 June as part of its world premiere tour. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Kevin Elyot's Final Play TWILIGHT SONG
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

TWILIGHT SONG, the final play by Kevin Elyot, writer of the classic comedy My Night with Reg, will receive its world premiere at Park Theatre from 12 July - 12 August, with a press night on 17 July. (more...)

Upcoming Events at the Auditorium Theatre Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Upcoming events have been announced for Auditorium Theatre. See the full lineup below! (more...)

Jacques d'Amboise's National Dance Institute Shares The Power of Movement with Millions
by Christina Pandolfi - May 25, 2017

It's May 8, 2017 and I'm sitting in the National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts' quaint auditorium in Upper Manhattan, waiting for the students to take the stage. As part of the celebrated Art Nest series, this evening's mixed medium program centers on the loneliest woman in mythology: Medusa. But as the audience quiets for NDI Founder Jacques d'Amboise's speech, it is exactly the opposite feelings of community and togetherness that drum up pure joy. (more...)

Bergen County Players Presents STANDING ON CEREMONY THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Bergen County Players (BCP) concludes its 84th season with a staged reading of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. Conceived by BCP alum Brian Shnipper and directed by Mark Rinis, this anthology of monologues and short plays began as a series of benefit events in Los Angeles, taking on a life of their own as an inspiring theatrical evening. The show will only run two nights, June 10 and 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office during regular box office hours.  (more...)

Video Game Scholar, Patrick Hickey Jr., to Speak at Borough Con This Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Author/Professor Patrick Hickey, Jr. will discuss the industry and his anthology, 'For The Love of Games: Cult and Classic Game Developers Discuss Projects That Influenced And Entertained Millions,' at Borough Con, May 26 at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy, Queens, NY. (more...)

VIDEO: Which Musicals Inspired GREAT COMET? Stars Sing Dave Malloy's Favorites!
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2017

In a recent concert for SiriusXM, NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 creator Dave Malloy revealed the inspiration for the songs and characters of his twelve-time Tony-nominated musical. Below, check out a few of the performances from his cast, singing from musicals like The Music Man, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Enough of This Pious Waffle!' Bay Area Creative Forces Walter Mayes and Anita Carey Discuss Our Inexplicable Obsession With CHESS
by Matthew Blank - May 25, 2017

South Bay Musical Theatre, a renowned Bay Area company for over 50 years, will present CHESS IN CONCERT May 28 and June 3. We speak with the creatives about the show's appeal and have a little fun with the material. (more...)

Famed Sex Therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer to Lead INDECENT Talkback Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Famed sex therapist and media personality Dr. Ruth Westheimer will be the special guest at a post-performance talkback on Tuesday, May 30 at Indecent, the Tony Award nominated Best Play, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

theSpaceUK Announces its Programme for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

theSpaceUK is proud to announce the line-up for its 2017's Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. This year will feature over 350 shows across 17 performance spaces - more than 100 more shows than any other Edinburgh Fringe producer - literally offering something to suit everyone, from new writing to classical music, hard-hitting productions about contemporary issues to dance training for the learning-disabled, and everything in between. theSpaceUK occupies an unparalleled position with its two central hubs on the Royal Mile and Nicholson Street/Hill Square. The former is enlarged this year with the return of theSpace on North Bridge (Carlton Hilton Hotel) after a two-year absence, presenting two very smart new spaces. (more...)

Boog City Presents THE PORTABLE BOOG READER 10
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Boog City presents THE PORTABLE BOOG READER 10 Portland, Ore. and N.Y.C. Release Party on Sun., June 11, 1:00 p.m. at Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave. in Brooklyn. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 25, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 25, 2017! So, here's the thing: We're up far earlier every morning than we'd actually choose to be, given the choice, and today we were lost in slumber, having a really terrific and very intriguing dream - I was in Louisville with my best pal Patrick Wilson. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Reboot Fails to 'Lift' ABC to Ratings Win on Wednesday Night
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

ABC's reboot of the 1980's classic film DIRTY DANCING did not deliver a strong rating's performance Wednesday night, coming well below the Season Finale of CBS's SURVIVOR. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Put on BROADWAY FIRECRACKER Summer Holiday Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway leading lady and Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico will return to the Broadway at Birdland Concert Series with 'Broadway Firecracker' on Monday, July 3 at 7pm at Birdland Jazz (315 West 44th Street), bringing this special summer holiday concert to her favorite jazz venue. (more...)

Lydia Brittan Brings Live Show to the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Lydia Brittan experience is like a vivid flashback to the sixties, one that transports you straight onto the set of Shindig, but with modern sounds reminiscent to Vintage Trouble and Amy Winehouse piercing through. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - New Episodes of NASHVILLE Examine Life After Rayna
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

A just-released preview of new episodes of NASHVILLE reveals what's ahead when the hit drama series returns to CMT on Thursday, June 1 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Third Street Music School Settlement Awards the New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Third Street Music School Settlement will be presenting three students graduating this June as recipients of the New York Community Trust Harris Scholarship.  This year's scholars, Emma Peleg, 17, Hale Sheffield, 17, and Jennifer Loo, 17, will each receive $25,000 over four years towards their college expenses.  Entering college in fall 2017, the scholars have been accepted to schools such as Yale University, Princeton University, Duke University, SUNY Stony Brook, Binghamton University, The New School, New York University, CUNY Hunter, CUNY Baruch, Oberlin College, and Northeastern University. (more...)

First Look - Bravo Premieres Season Three of ODD MOM OUT 7/12
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Bravo Media's original scripted comedy series ODD MOM OUT, starring Jill Kargman, Abby Elliott, Andy Buckley, KK Glick, Sean Kleier, and Joanna Cassidy returns for season three on Wednesday, July 12 at 10 pm ET/PT. (more...)

2017 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award Winner Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is pleased to present the annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award to multi-award winning producer, presenter, playwright, director, designer and arts advocate Michele Decottignies. The award was presented at the annual PACT Conference in Charlottetown, PE. Michele was chosen from a list of seven nominees from across Canada and chose Olivia Marie Golosky as her protege.   (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Steams Up Heinz Hall
by Dylan Shaffer - May 25, 2017

It's the classic story of Baby and her family vacation to Kellerman's resort. The sun is hot, the family activities are campy, and the dancing is dirtier than ever. The staged version of the 1987 movie of the same name, Dirty Dancing is a surprisingly sensational show. (more...)

Announcing the Winner of the Inaugural WiT Award
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

D.A. Nixon is the first winner of the WiT Award, the prize created to discover and nurture new writers working in the theatre industry. He wins an £8,000 commission, and additionally a dramaturgical relationship with Out of Joint which will include a public reading of his submitted play, Look Me In The Eye When We're Dancing. (more...)

WICC 600 AM Adds Weekly Theater Review Segment with Ed Katz
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

WICC600 AM is pleased to announce a new weekly feature to fulfill the needs of the community. With the resurgence in popularity of Broadway and live theater, the station recently began a new feature, Katz Reviews, where longtime Westport resident Ed Katz reviews shows on Broadway as well as in Southern Connecticut. (more...)

Guitarist Rob Reischak Comes to the Whisky
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Rob Reischak may not be a household word in the music world, but it carries a lot of weight among fans of the jazz band Vaud and the Villains. The young guitarist, who is an integral part of the 19-piece band, is set to perform with actress/singer Glennellen Anderson ("Stranger Things") on June 1 at the Whisky a Go Go, 8901 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board Trustees
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees, Caryn Harris, Cari B. Sacks and Bryan Traubert, under the leadership of Board Chair Eric Lefkofsky. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Perform Bach & More in Free Central Park Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is featured in a free outdoor concert at Central Park's historic Naumburg Bandshell on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m., presented by Naumburg Orchestral Concerts and hosted by WQXR's Annie Bergen. (more...)

Joffrey Academy of Dance to Launch New Conservatory Program This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Joffrey Ballet has announced the launch of a new Joffrey Conservatory Program within the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, beginning September 2017. (more...)

Re-Staging of Fosse's 'I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man' & More Set for Steps on Broadway Conservatory Show
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steps on Broadway, NYC's legendary professional dance center committed to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, will complete the Conservatory spring semester with a bi-annual performance on June 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Broadway's Brenda Braxton Releases THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF STAGE ETIQUETTE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Tony nominated Broadway actress and entrepreneur Brenda Braxton will celebrate the release of her first self-published title, The Little Black Book of Back Stage Etiquette, with a book signing at the Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd Street, NYC) on June 6th, 2017 from 2pm-5 pm. (more...)

BWW Danceworld Young Dancer Profile: CHRISTINA SCHIFANO, A Dream Discovered
by Christina Pandolfi - May 24, 2017

So often, the desire to dance is intrinsic at birth; it can't be separated from a person's essence and has always been in their very heart and soul. But what about when the Passion is discovered later in life? When something moves you so powerfully that it becomes a new avenue for happiness and clarity? (more...)

The Wallis Names Michael Nemeroff New Board Chairman
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Businessman and philanthropist Michael A. Nemeroff will take the helm as Chairman of the Board of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts effective September 27, 2017. (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Open Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew opens Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park 2017 season on June 1st. (more...)

Tony Winner David Rockwell Will Design West Side Arts Center- The Shed
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Daniel L. Doctoroff, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Alex Poots, Founding Artistic Director and CEO of New York's new center for artistic invention, The Shed, today announced an extraordinary lead gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies of $75 million toward the capital campaign for the new institution. Currently under construction on Manhattan's west side, where the High Line meets Hudson Yards, The Shed is scheduled to open to the public in spring 2019. (more...)

5 & Dime Teams with New Shortstack Theatre Company for Summer Camp
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Local theatre, The 5 & Dime, is announcing a new summer camp program in partnership with Shortstack Theatre Company. Shortstack is the Passion project of recent graduates from Jacksonville's Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. These students, who are currently pursuing fine arts degrees at colleges around the country, have returned home for the summer to share their love of theatre with the next generation of rising stars. (more...)

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