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Passion - 1993 - New York

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.


by Student Blogger: Claudia Quintero - Jul 26, 2021
We are all aware that is not common that people accept this as our full-time passion that is why being in this community surrounded by people like me is a safe place where I can expand as my truest self. We are teenagers and it is a time where we get to built our solid foundations for our career, forge professional relationships for future opportunities but also it is a time where we want to experience love in a romantic way.
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 26, 2021
Broadwayworld recently had a virtual visit and wine tasting with Romain Teyteau, the Export Director for Les Vins Georges Duboeuf. He gave us fascinating insights about five wines from the Beaujolais region. Several years ago, we had the pleasure of traveling to Beaujolais, meeting the charming Duboeuf family, and visiting domains and chateaux in the region.
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 26, 2021
Campari, the iconic Italian aperitif, announces the return of Campari Red Diaries with 'Fellini Forward;' a pioneering project, in collaboration with Fellini’s family and former colleagues, exploring the late Federico Fellini’s creative genius using new technology and machine learning to emulate the works of one of the greatest filmmakers of all time in a new and unique short film set in Rome.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2021
Prism Theatre Company has announced the playwrights, directors, and cast of Prism’s first annual Spotlight On festival of new works, sharing the stories of women playwrights throughout the bi-state area. Each night of staged readings will be followed by a talkback with the actors, playwrights, and Prism creative team. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2021
The manifestation and creation of the 400 pound 'Mating Dance of Hummingbirds,' now standing on historical Duke Street in downtown Kingston, is a tremendous testimony to perseverance, resilience and the magnetic power of creativity.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2021
A brisk, hilarious adaptation for ten actors that invites the audience into a vibrant world of music, mischief, mistaken identity, dizzying romance and fierce passion. When a group of war heroes are invited to enjoy peacetime on Don Leonato's beautiful estate, they find their friendships greatly tested by a formidable new adversary: Love.
by Gil Kaan - Jul 25, 2021
The Actors’ Gang Theater has just begun streaming their live virtual production of WE LIVE ON, based on the 1970 Hard Times by Studs Terkel. Directed by Actors’ Gang’s artistic director Tim Robbins, WE LIVE ON is performed in three parts. Had a chance to have a fun chat with Patti Tippo, who’s playing legendary burlesque dancer Sally Rand.  
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2021
Departing from the traditional landscape, where the Sublime refers to the ways we can control and subvert nature, Hextrum plays with the idea of the Feminine Sublime, a concept that she says, “considers how our relationship to nature is ever evolving, uncertain, and chaotic.”
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2021
Three Viewings is composed of three comic/dramatic monologues set in a midwestern funeral parlor over a three-day weekend. It gives three different perspectives about viewing death through the eyes of three different characters - each of them offering a unique story causing the audience to have an in-depth understanding of their views, giving us a glimpse of their life. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2021
Funds raised from this concert will support the nonprofit's Scholarship Fund to increase access for underserved communities to all programs.
by Peter Nason - Jul 24, 2021
It's a cabaret, with songs both bouncy and torchy, but it’s more than that.  It’s like a quirky collage, a found object performance piece. And there's nothing else quite like it.
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 24, 2021
DR. GLAS, now streaming from North Coast Rep through August 15th tells the story of a doctor who finds it increasingly difficult to stay true to the “Do no harm” he promised when he became a doctor.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
Reflections is an evening of Broadway and Great American Songbook standards threading together reflections of yesterday, today, and a hopeful look toward tomorrow.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 23, 2021
The Raven Age have also announced their streaming event The Year The World Stood Still. The show will be taking place on Thursday, September 16, in celebration of Exile’s release.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
The accomplished director, writer and educator, will be the next producing artistic director of the Fine Arts Center Theatre Company effective Dec. 1, 2021.  
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
These new board members join the current board of seven who were intimately involved in selecting Sean San José and who support his vision of making the Magic Theatre the new artistic home for multicultural, multi-generational forms of performance in San Francisco.
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2021
The band’s new album arrives into a much different world this time around, and birthed a new energy for the band. Even during the worst times, music will find ways to inspire & thrive.  

by Carissa Chesanek - Jul 23, 2021
The debut of Liminal Archive was presented at the New Ohio Theatre in part of the 28th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. The immersive theatrical production highlights the ongoing pandemic various performing artists from all over the globe providing intense glimpses of isolation during quarantine.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 23, 2021
Hernandez is graduating as part of Cal State LA's Class of 2021. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, with an option in design and production, and finished with a 3.9 GPA. The 21-year-old Boyle Heights resident hopes to start a career in themed entertainment, helping create worlds like the ones she loved getting lost in growing up.
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 23, 2021
PATRÓN Tequila - the world's number one ultra-premium tequila, is collaborating with famed designer John Geiger to unveil a limited-edition streetwear collection launching on July 24 in celebration of National Tequila Day.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
The concert will feature songs from Eric Sirota's newest musical, A Good Day. The program will also include songs from Sirota's Off-Broadway hit Frankenstein, Your Name On My Lips and Go, My Child. This event is produced by John Lant and Tamra Pica in association with Write Act Repertory.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
The film stars Josh O’Connor (The Crown, God’s Own Country) as Romeo and Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl, Judy) as Juliet, and will be available to screen across the UK and Ireland. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
East Cardiff School of Performance Art are taking interest for all age groups and have class on Monday afterschool at the Beacon Centre for 7-11 year old taking applications now. Contact East Cardiff School of Performance Art today as places are filling up fast!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
This year's Ideas Fund partners are: Dancers' Career Development, East London Dance, English National Ballet, One Dance UK, Redbridge Drama Centre, Sadler's Wells, Stratford Circus, Studio 3 Arts and Studio Wayne McGregor.
by - Jul 22, 2021
This psychological thriller slowly unravels a life-and-death moral dilemma of passion and desire with humor and intrigue. Based on the Swedish masterpiece novel and penned by Jeffrey Hatcher (“Holmes and Watson”), and starring Obie winner Daniel Gerroll (TV’s “The Blacklist” and film “Chariots of Fire”), this World Premiere of the streamed production of DR. GLAS is a gripping finale to North Coast Rep’s streaming season. Reserve your tickets now.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 22, 2021
A new director will take the reins of Parramatta's iconic Riverside Theatres from next month, with the long-serving Robert Love stepping down after 20 years at the helm.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 21, 2021
Eight songs in English, two lyrics written by friend Peter Jack Marmot, wordsmith and coach manager between London and Marbella, plus an Italian text for the song “Ero un num Ero”, built on an elementary and random numerical progression as if to point out that the so-called “inspiration”, at times, can only be a fairy tale to deceive the unwary listener.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 21, 2021
For up-to-the-minute updates about REAL SPORTS, follow on Twitter at @RealSportsHBO or join the conversation using #RealSports, and on and    
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 21, 2021
On Thursday, August 12 at 6pm, acclaimed cookbook author Kate Shaffer and food photographer Derek Bissonnette come to The Music Hall as part of the Live Under the Arch outdoor series with their cookbook, THE MAINE FARM TABLE COOKBOOK. The Pine Tree State's active food community springs to life in the hands of Kate Shaffer, Maine cookbook author and chocolatier, and Derek Bissonnette, one of the finest food photographers in the country.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions have announced casting for Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution as they look forward to welcoming audiences back to the acclaimed play at London County Hall from 14 September.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
The Emerging Content Creators Inclusion Initiative (ECCII) is a yearlong initiative geared towards emerging professionals who lack the resources and relationships to kickstart their careers in the entertainment industry. Through the ECCII, NALIP offers scholarships and mentorship opportunities during its major events.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
In the DST production, teens and young adults portray the dancers vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach (played by Anand Khalsa), the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
Joe McNamara makes his professional stage debut as the accused, Leonard Vole. He will be joined by Emer McDaid as Romaine,  Jonathan Firth as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Teddy Kempner as Mr Mayhew, Miles Richardson as Mr Myers and Martin Turner as Mr Justice Wainwright.   
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
Learn more about how to audition, and when, here!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 20, 2021
The single is taken from his upcoming album, 1^2=1 which was produced by Ben Shopen and is scheduled for release in 2022.
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2021
Starring Tony winner Ben Platt as Evan, along with Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, and Nik Dodani, Dear Evan Hansen features songs from the original Broadway sensation.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 20, 2021
The star of Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! returns to Feinstein's with a new show built only around joy, which is something that Mauricio Martinez seems to really understand.
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2021
“Jessie started out as our intern in 2019 and has been an amazing addition to the team, so we’re excited to bring her on full-time,” adds Goodvin. “I love her passion for this industry and that she’s not afraid to go after what she wants.”
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 20, 2021
Today’s subject Matthew Gardiner is a prime example of someone living their theatre life to the fullest. While he has directed and choreographed all over town and in Korea as well, by far the bulk of his career has been working at Signature Theatre. Since coming there in 2004, Matthew has either choreographed and or directed some of Signature’s most memorable productions while also serving as the company’s Associate Artistic Director since 2011.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
Kane Repertory Theatre, in partnership with the St. Charles Park District, will present a live outdoor production of the Shakespeare classic Romeo and Juliet at the Historic Pavilion on the Fox River. The play, is directed by Northern Illinois University's Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Geneva resident, Paul Kassel.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 20, 2021
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to announce the appointment of Marc Stevens as President and CEO. Stevens officially joins the organization in September 2021 following the retirement of Paul Dornian in August after six successful years. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 20, 2021
Palm Beach Symphony has announced the Annual Mary Hilem Taylor Music Scholarship Competition offering significant cash prizes and performance opportunities to promising young artists with financial needs residing in or attending an institution of higher education in South Florida.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021
Four new trustees will also be joining the Lyric's Board bringing new talent and skills to the existing Board chaired by Lisa Burger; Rondette Amoy Smith, Lameya Chaudhury, Professor Farah Kerim-Cooper and Derek Richards.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021
A female-led world premiere, Staggerwing brings to life the historical and dangerous flight of aviatrixes Louis Thaden and Blanche Noyes as they compete for and win the grueling transcontinental 1936 Bendix Trophy Race.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 19, 2021
The Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that uses the unifying power of the arts to nurture inclusion and diversity across the regional arts and cultural landscape, has appointed the organization's founder, Michéle Des Verney Redwine, as its first CEO.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 19, 2021
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, begins our new fiscal year with new staff, new roles, new Board Members, and gratitude for the work of past team members who have brought us to this moment.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 19, 2021
MTH Theater at Crown Center continues its 2021 season with an innovative and powerful production of the iconic musical that defined a generation and changed the world: HAIR: Then & Now.
by Erica Miner - Jul 18, 2021
The first live post-pandemic opening for the company.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2021
Freshly pressed from their forthcoming album, Too Much Of A Good Thing, this electric groove-laden rockin' offering is one of the 'catchiest songs' lead guitarist and vocalist Noah Monckton has ever written, he says.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2021
Where the acoustic guitar forms the threading melody of the track, and Verdugo's soprano vocal delivery keeps the track trendy and light, the track's lyrics play like a deeply personal letter informing listeners that life is worth living.