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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: Howl In The Time Of Trump By Sanctuary Theatre & The Performing Knowledge Project  At Capital Fringe Festival
by Jenny Minich - Jul 25, 2017

Oliver takes Ginsberg's words and applies an emotional intelligence that resonates with the beleaguered Capital Fringe Festival audience of 2017. (more...)

Mirror Visions Ensemble Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Mirror Visions Ensemble (MVE) announces its 2017-2018 season, which brings the group to Hudson, Quebec; Jamaica Plain and Salem, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Fullerton, California; Morristown, New Jersey; and New York City. Now in its 26th season, MVE was founded from a desire to explore the relationship between music and text, initially through the creation of "mirror visions" - settings of the same text to music by different composers. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Nerdf*cker
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 25, 2017

BWW speaks to Cameryn Moore about bringing Nerdf*cker to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Chime Solutions named Fastest Growing Company in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017


by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Experience the Christmas story in a new way at The Wintershall Nativity Play, brought to you by the Wintershall Players, producers of famous The Passion of Jesus which is now performed to an audience of over 20,000 people each Easter in Trafalgar Square. (more...)

BWW Review: Emery LeCrone Dance opened The Joyce Theater's Ballet Festival
by Rose Marija - Jul 24, 2017

Emery LeCrone, founder, choreographer, and artistic director of Emery LeCrone Dance, is committed to developing contemporary ballets that feature live music and costume collaborations with fashion designers. All choreographies on the program were created by LeCrone. Emery LeCrone Dance performs at the Joyce Theater July 18, 19, and 20. I saw the performance on Wednesday July 19th. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Florida Gateway College
by Paula Kiger - Jul 24, 2017

The Florida Gateway College Entertainment Series brought Beauty and the Beast - The Broadway Musical - to life on stage beautifully. (more...)

BWW Review: Kennedy Center's THE KING AND I is Sweeping, Epic and Glorious, etcetera, etcetera
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jul 24, 2017

Lincoln Center's epic and sweeping production of The King and I is Broadway done right and not to be missed! (more...)

American Sephardi Music Festival Comes to the Center for Jewish History
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Dynamic and diverse performances by world-class artists will be heard at the first American Sephardi Music Festival. (more...)

See Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson in A QUIET PASSION, Screening at River Street This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The River Street Theatre will present a new biographical film of Emily Dickinson entitled A Quiet Passion starring award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon (Sex in the City, Amadeus, The Pelican Brief, The Little Foxes). (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Announces 2017 Dionysos Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2017 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 23. The theatre honored 21 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced 10 acting award winners. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artisan Center Theater presents LES MISERABLES School Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

LES MISERABLES SCHOOL EDITION opens at Artisan Center Theater onThursday, August 3, 2017 and runs through Saturday, August 12, 2017. The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3:00pm matinees on August 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12. Reserved seating, special event tickets are $22.00. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200. (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival Brings Weekend of Unforgettable Dance to the Pines
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

A bright summer sun shimmered across the Great South Bay as renowned dance companies, acclaimed choreographers and three standing-room-only audiences came together at this year's Fire Island Dance Festival on July 14-16, 2017. The 23rd edition of the fundraising and cultural event of the Fire Island summer raised a record $585,045 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

"O" MY! The Van Cleve Seafood Co. makes Oprah's Favorite List With Their Famous Blue Crab Pie!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Van Cleve Seafood Co., an all female and family owned Virginia gourmet food company specializing in decadent seafood products, announces that their famous Chesapeake Blue Crab Pie is featured on the coveted 'O' List of Oprah's Favorite Things in the August issue out on news stands now. (more...)

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School students' work selected for New York Film and TV Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017


Roadcase Royale, Nancy Wilson & Live Warfield Sign With Loud & Proud Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Nancy Wilson, one of the founding members of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Heart, has teamed up with former Prince's New Power Generation band member and R&B singer Liv Warfield to form the soulful, rock super group, Roadcase Royale. (more...)

Detroit Recording Artist Pariis Noel Drops Latest Single 'Big Rings x Big Dreams'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Pariis Noel is currently based in the city of Detroit. He released his single, 'Big Rings x Big Dreams' in March of 2017. The single showcases his word play abilities as well as his creative talents. (more...)

BWW BLOG: Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret Jazz
by Jessica Vanek - Jul 24, 2017

Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center in Las Vegas (more...)

Emmy and Tony-Award Winner Danny Daniels Dies at 92
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that Emmy and Tony-award winning choreographer, dancer, and director Danny Daniels passed away at the age of 92 on July 7. (more...)

KellyOCG Receives Industry Recognition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017


Scoop: THE F WORD on FOX - Wednesday, July 26, 2017
by - Jul 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE F WORD, airing on FOX on Wednesday, July 26, 2017! (more...)

Telemundo & Mazda Announce Multimedia Ad Campaign Starring Ramiro Pena
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) today announced a premier multimedia advertising campaign that will introduce the all-new Mazda CX-5 to U.S. Hispanic audiences through “¡Al Bate!” (Batter Up!) (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gerald Steichen
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 24, 2017

Today's subject Gerald Steichen is currently living his theater life in the orchestra pit in the Kennedy Center's Opera House as the musical director for the national tour of The King And I. The show is in town through August 20th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mark Quartley Talks Motion Capture In THE TEMPEST
by Marianka Swain - Jul 24, 2017

Mark Quartley's previous work includes Written on the Heart and Measure for Measure for the RSC, Ghosts at Rose Theatre Kingston, and TV series Hoff the Record. His latest challenge is a motion-capture Ariel in the RSC's ground-breaking production of The Tempest - created with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios - which is currently playing at the Barbican. (more...)

BWW Review: Woven Theatre's Exquisite and Enlightening SILENT SKY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 24, 2017

Nashville audiences have become rather familiar with the work of Lauren Gunderson, the most produced living American playwright of the 2016-17 season, primarily due to works presented by Tennessee Women's Theater Project. Now, thanks to an impressive production of her Silent Sky, by Woven Theatre Company - as part of their inaugural Women Pioneer Series - we are introduced to another of her quintessentially intriguing and compelling women: Henrietta Leavitt, an American pioneer... (more...)

Doug Varone and Dancers to Perform at 2017 Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival at the Ted Shawn Theater, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223, from August 2-6, 2017 with performances Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $39-69 and are available at (more...)

Lynn University's 2017–18 CLASSICAL CONCERT SEASON Announced
by John Lariviere - Jul 24, 2017

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the 2017-18 concert season. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Announces 2017-18 Classical Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the 2017-18 concert season. (more...)

Maggie Allesse Dept. of Theatre & Dance at Wayne State Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University will present a season of outrageous comedy, sultry seductiveness, holiday warmth, and disco divas as it begins its 2017-2018 season this fall. (more...)

BWW Review: Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA Pays Tribute To Her Legendary Influence
by Michael Dale - Jul 23, 2017

Even if you've never heard a note sung by Ella Fitzgerald (and if that's the case, you should stop reading this review immediately and look up some of her recordings on YouTube) Andrea Frierson's duo-bio solo show, ME & ELLA, can be related to by anyone whose life was influenced by a popular artist they've never met. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gabriel Geller of ROYAL WINE CORP
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 23, 2017 had the pleasure of interviewing Gabriel Geller, the Director of Public Relations and Client Services for Royal Wine Corporation. (more...)

Syfy Renews WYNONNA EARP for Third Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

Today, SYFY and IDW Entertainment announced the renewal of the breakout supernatural series WYNONNA EARP for third season, expected to premiere in 2018. (more...)

Rob Mills to Host Return of TWISTED BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

TWISTED BROADWAY is coming back in 2017 bigger, better and more twisted than ever at the spectacular Regent Theatre on Monday 2nd October. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 26th July from Ticketmaster. (more...)

BWW Review: TANGUERA, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jul 22, 2017

Tango sensation, Tanguera first premiered fifteen years ago in Buenos Aires promising an authentic take on the provocative and sensual spectacle with a thirty strong ensemble cast. Unlike the frequently seen Tango showcases of recent times, Tanguera tells a story. It sometimes chooses to drop and pick up the narrative to suit its cause however its depiction of La Boca and the journey we are taken through it's various neighbourhoods, cafes and brothels make it unique and universally enjoyable. (more...)

Out Now: Andrew Rayel featuring Angelika Vee, "Never Let Me Go" (Armind)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Exceptional. Remarkable. Universal. Andrew Rayel is the rare creative talent whose innate musical intuition can neither be duplicated nor faked. That his art - music made with computers - is firmly grounded in the latest technology is a testament to its timelessness considering the foundation of his compositions lies in classical music. Andrew Rayel featuring Angelika Vee's 'Never Let Me Go' (Armind) is out now. (more...)

BWW Review: Destiny Theatre Experience's MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Burns Bright
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 22, 2017

Despite its provocative title and abundant profanity (or maybe even because of it), Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker With the Hat is actually filled with a lot of humanity and heart, enough that you'll find it difficult to shake off the story and its characters long after the final scene has played out. And thanks to director Kurt Jarvis' production for Destiny Theatre Experience's tenth anniversary, the Nashville debut will likely be talked about and recounted for months to come - which seems the perfect testament to the impact of Shawn Whitsell's company on Music City's vibrant arts and theater company. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST at Arena Stage – Back by Popular Demand and Thank Goodness
by Charles Shubow - Jul 21, 2017

How else can one describe actor Edward Gero's incredible performance as the late Supreme Court Justice Antonia Scalia other than a 'tour de force' in the acclaimed play by John Strand and directed perfectly by Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Rebecca Eichenberger
by Broadway's Backbone - Jul 21, 2017

In this episode: Broadway Debut Special Episode with Mary Claire King (War Paint) Elliot Mattox (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Kristen Smith Davis (Anastasia). These three talented performers are over the moon about making their debut in the 2017 season. They share their surprises, expectations, and fears and learned that sometimes you just have to stop and breathe. The biggest shock was realizing that when confronted with this ominous task at had, they were more than capable and that when preparation meets opportunity, embrace it. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for SCIENCE FAIR at Theater Row
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

SCIENCE FAIR: A GAME CHANGING NEW MUSICAL will make its New York debut at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row on July 27th. The innovative new musical will have a limited run of only six performances between July 27th and August 3rd. (more...)

Rebel Kat Productions presents CORIOLANUS: Fight Like A Bitch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 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...)

VIDEO: Makers and Lovers of London Bubble Await its Return to the Parks with ON TALES FROM ARABIAN NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

London Bubble, the iconic South-East London theatre company has announced today that it will stage its first summer show in seven years, with performances in Southwark Park (1-6 August), and Greenwich Park (9-19 August). Take a look at the video below as makers and lovers of London Bubble gush over its return to the parks! (more...)

David Muench Releases Grand Canyon Retrospect
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017


BWW Review: Monumental Theatre Company Takes on Admirable Risk with BONNIE AND CLYDE
by Isabella Basco - Jul 21, 2017

'Bonnie and Clyde' failed when it premiered on Broadway in December 2011, only lasting 36 performances. Still, it helped launch the careers of Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes, gaining a cult following with its rich soundtrack infused with blues, country, gospel and rock music. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Speed Trap Town' Episode of NASHVILLE
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

On the next episode of NASHVILLE titled  'Speed Trap Town', Gunnar visits his hometown and faces the ghosts of his past; Maddie and Juliette get nominated for the same American Music Award; Deacon helps Jessie record; and Scarlett learns self-defense. The episode airs Thursday, July 27th on CMT. (more...)

Syfy Live from Comic-Con Premieres with Guests James Roday & More
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The force was strong on premiere night of SYFY LIVE FROM COMIC-CON as host Zachary Levi rode in with Chewbacca to kick off the party. Craig Robinson and Adam Scott ('Ghosted') battled it out in the Headline vs. Plotline challenge and Levi goes on a 'bender' with John DiMaggio of “Futurama.' (more...)

Recording Academy Releases Statement on Passing of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017


BWW Review: WHAT'S IN A NAME? at The Segal Centre Of Performing Arts
by Maggie Owen - Jul 21, 2017

What's in a Name? at the Segal Centre of Performing Arts is a summer delight! Verbal sparring, hilarious banter and touching moments will have you captivated! You do not want to miss this highly entertaining play! (more...)

Andres Franco, Francesco Lecce-Chong Promoted to Associate Conductors with Pittsburgh Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Andres Franco and Francesco Lecce-Chong, who have served as assistant conductors with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since September 2015, will be renewing their contracts and also be promoted to associate conductors. (more...)

Anheuser-Busch Partners with Hiball Energy and Alta Palla Brands
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Today, Anheuser-Busch announced its acquisition of Hiball, maker of the category-leading organic energy drinks and sparkling energy waters by the same name, as well as Alta Palla ("high ball" in Italian), a brand of organic sparkling juices and sparkling waters. Hiball's success in the energy and sparkling water categories two of the fastest-growing categories in the beverage industry will further deepen A-B's investments in the no-alcohol sector. Hiball Energy and Alta Palla, Hiball's two signature brands, will benefit from Anheuser-Busch's brand-building experience, its amazing wholesaler network, and its operational expertise. (more...)

Fairies to Run Amok in La Strada's THE FAIRY PLAYS in Ocean Grove
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

La Strada Ensemble Theater presents The Fairy Plays, six interconnected plays by A.J. Ciccotelli, on Friday August 18 at 8pm, Saturday August 19 at 8pm, and Sunday August 20th at 2pm (with a Q&A with cast, director and playwright) at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Herbst Theater on 3rd Floor), 66 South Main Street in Ocean Grove. (more...)

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