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Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA, )
3806 Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA,

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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.

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Schawk's Owen Pratt To Address The Power Of Photographic Storytelling
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017


Mercury Theater Chicago HAIR Extended By Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue - has announced the extension of our rousing rock musical HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL through September 24th due to popular demand. (more...)

Kiri T Releases 'Rearview Mirror' Video with PopCrush
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Kiri T grew up a classically trained multi-instrumentalist with a deep love to improvise something new off of the classics she was assigned. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME Explodes in Rhythm and Rhyme
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 14, 2017

In a bold, beautiful, and powerful production of Ragtime, the Ogunquit Playhouse gives its audience a compelling reminder that, as E. I. Doctorow once said, 'history is the present.' The 1996 musical with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lyn Ahrens resonates perhaps even more strongly today than it did then with its raw grappling with the issues of race, prejudice, hope and violence and the struggle to define and achieve the American dream. Set in the volatile melting pot of pre- World War I America with its booming industrialization, the influx of vast waves of immigrants, and the social norms challenged by tenuous race relations, Ragtime weaves together the stories of three very different families as each seeks to find his place in the American tapestry. (more...)

Melbourne Youth Orchestras Celebrates 50 Years with 'Moments of Beauty' Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Celebrating Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO) fifty-year milestone, Moments of Beauty is a series of surprise free concerts throughout some of State Library Victoria's most glorious and intriguing spaces over a five-week program from 27 September - 29 October 2017. (more...)

US Ballet Superstar Misty Copeland Joins The Australian Ballet in THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Australian Ballet is thrilled to announce that American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Misty Copeland will join the company as guest artist during the Sydney season of The Sleeping Beauty, opening at the Capitol Theatre from 11 November to 25 November 2017. (more...)

TUTS Welcomes Dan Knechtges as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the appointment of Tony-nominated director and choreographer, Dan Knechtges, as TUTS new Artistic Director. (more...)

Scoop: THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY - Season Finale on FOX - Monday, August 14, 2017
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Get all the scoop on THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY - Season Finale, airing on FOX on Monday, August 14, 2017! (more...)

Young Actress Who Gained Acclaim in 'The Fault in Our Stars' Takes on Role in New Independent Film
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Known for her compelling role in the teen drama “The Fault in Our Stars,” with Shailene Woodley and last fall's Ewan McGregor film “American Pastoral,” actress Emily Peachey returns to the Big Screen in the film drama “Strange Weather,” starring Holly Hunter. The film is now playing in select cities. (more...)

BWW Review: CFTA's Tuneful and Entertaining THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 14, 2017

Director Chris McLaurin makes a particularly auspicious debut at the helm of his rollicking - and beautifully sung and winningly staged - production of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic The Pirates of Penzance, now playing at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts through August 27. Charming and engaging, McLaurin's Pirates hews closely to the comic opera's original production (the only one of Gilbert and Sullivan's works to actually have its initial staging on Broadway - in 1879), testament to the libretto's timelessness and its refreshingly contemporary humor. (more...)

Creative Time Raises Artist Nari Ward's PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE Flag
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Creative Time has announced the hoisting of the third public artwork in the Pledges of Allegiance series, Breathing Flag by artist Nari Ward, which took take place today, August 14. (more...)

Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Now fans can experience the duo in person during a stop on their nationwide tour, 'The Scott Brothers' House Party,' presented by HGTV, at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage on Wednesday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m. ET. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project to Hold Youth Repertory Company Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Are you serious about learning the craft of theatre?  Are you searching for more-in-depth training? Would you like to learn a variety of acting techniques, and also have opportunities to study directing, script analysis, theatre history, stage management, technical theatre, educational drama and design?  Then NHTP's Youth Repertory Company is for you! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Peter Meinke and William Dawson Present Musical Poetry
by Trevor Durham - Aug 14, 2017

On Tuesday, Florida Poet Laureate and long-time author Peter Meinke will recite stories of his life and poems over original arrangements of prized composer William Dawson Jr. (more...)

Evanescence Returns with Fourth Studio Album 'Synthesis' This Fall; Announce Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

EVANESCENCE return this fall with SYNTHESIS, their fourth studio album, slated for a Fall 2017 release. The group today, August 14, announced the 'Synthesis Live' tour will launch this fall beginning October 14 (more...)

Columbus Symphony Opens 2017-18 with AN ALPINE SYMPHONY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov will lead the Columbus Symphony in a performance of two of the world's most iconic symphonic landscapes-Respighi's The Pines of Rome and Strauss' An Alpine Symphony. (more...)

The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival to Present DIMENSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

'Dimensions' is a unique production written and directed by Freedom Russino that utilizes theater, dance and spoken word to tell a story of the difficulties of young minority students in forming their sexual identity for the first time while studying in a Los Angeles art school. It exposes the web of secrets and lies that connect with the contemporary struggles of American minorities. Themes of identity, race and sexuality are explored in a volatile world of Greek life. (more...)

Palm Beach Poetry Festival Returns To Delray Beach In January
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival (PBPF), today announced that the 14th annual festival is returning to Old School Square for six days, January 15-20, 2018. (more...)

UNCLE BEN'S' And Tiffani Thiessen Challenge Families To Create Memories In The Kitchen Through BEN'S BEGINNERS Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017


Full Company Announced For THE LIE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton - Lindsay Posner directs Samantha Bond, James Dreyfus, Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath. (more...)

BWW Review: EQUUS at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Aug 13, 2017

This is required attendance for anyone interested in experiences of marrying a well-written script with a superb staging. If for no other reason, go to the theater to experience the marvel of Antonio DeJesus. (more...)

ELEGANT YOU TEA PARTY to Present Women of Purpose Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

The following esteemed Black Female Politicians, who have been and continue to be trail blazers will be honoured for their contributions to the political and social justice platforms in Canada. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ASC's WILD PARTY An Undeniable Taboo
by Trevor Durham - Aug 12, 2017

Rodaz' Wild Party is cruel, immersive, and leaves the taste of taboo with each jazz number. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Teri Bibb in ONCE UPON A SONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Celebrate the singers and songs of the silver screen when Broadway leading lady TERI BIBB debuts her new concert ONCE UPON A SONG as part of the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company. Bibb's soaring soprano has thrilled audiences across the continent and throughout the world. In addition to performing on Broadway and tour as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (more than 1,000 performances), she has given a command performance at the White House, on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and on the stages of Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and London's Royal Albert Hall, (more...)

Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

RENT Preps for Opening at Barn Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

On Tuesday, August 22 at 8:00 p.m., the Barn Theatre opens the "rock opera for our time" - RENT. (more...)

Amazon Studios Closes Overall Deal with WALKING DEAD Creator Robert Kirkman
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Amazon today announced it has closed an overall deal with prolific creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible) and a first-look deal with Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, co-founded by longtime collaborator David Alpert. (more...)

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Catherine Schreiber Announced As 2017 Broadway Global Producer Of The Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Broadway Global has announced that CATHERINE SCHREIBER has been selected as the 2017 Broadway Global Producer of the Year. Schreiber, the first woman ever honored as Producer of the Year & chosen unanimously by the Board of Directors, is the very definition of the Broadway Global mission statement. (more...)

Logitech Acquires ASTRO Gaming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017


BWW Interview: Christine Dakin and Her Recent Dance Projects
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 11, 2017 caught up with Christine Dakin to learn about some of her recent performances, collaborations, and works in progress. Christine's true Passion for her art and her desire to bring exciting projects to the world of dance is truly inspirational. (more...)

DIY Network Finds Priceless Treasures with New Series VINTAGE REHAB, Premiering 9/6
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

House rehabber Ally Mahon transforms Pittsburgh's battered old homes into timeless treasures in the new DIY Network series VINTAGE REHAB. Premiering Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the eight-episode series follows Ally as she reveals the beauty of stately Steel City homes hidden behind years of decay. (more...)

Charlotte Ballet Signs with KMP Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Under the leadership of new Artistic Director Hope Muir, Charlotte Ballet is pleased to announce it has signed KMP Artists as its touring representatives. (more...)

AMERICAN HOME Receives World Premiere at the Fremont Centre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

In 2008, playwright Stephanie Alison Walker and her husband were among the 1 in 54 homeowners to receive a foreclosure notice when the American housing market collapsed. As she fought to save her home and her marriage, Walker penned the first draft of American Home. In this powerful drama, opening August 26 at the Fremont Centre Theatre, a young couple faces eviction from the dream house they stretched to buy, an elderly widow falls prey to a reverse mortgage scheme, and a minister of the prosperity gospel must face the flock she's led astray. American Home takes an unflinching look at the impossible choices people make when faced with losing everything and, ultimately, celebrates the powerful resilience of community and the human spirit. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents 30th Annual DAEDALUS PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites the public to its 30th annual Daedalus Project, a benefit for HIV/AIDS organizations. The 2017 Daedalus Project, themed "On a Wing and a Prayer: Witnessing 30 Years," includes a full day of fund-raising activities on Monday, Aug. 21, culminating in the Daedalus Play Reading of Cabaret and the Daedalus Variety Show, which are both likely to sell out. (more...)

New Musical STORY OF THE CENTURY Gets Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Hear the rest of the story! Story of the Century, the musical that won Best of Venue at the Unicorn Levin Stage and played to three sold out houses at the 2016 KC Fringe Festival, returns as a complete two-act script and score. Be among the first to hear this full-length script-in-hand workshop staged reading of the original musical about the invention of the Ezekiel Airship, an airplane designed and built by Burrell Cannon that flew one year before the Wright Brothers' historic flight. Set in Pittsburg, Texas in 1902 and combining historic events with fictional characters, the musical captures the spirit of the era with rollicking melodies, social consciousness, and heart. Was Cannon a revolutionary inventor, a visionary prophet, or a misguided dreamer? This is the question that newspaper reporter Elmer Baker hopes to answer in writing the 'Story of the Century'. Two staged readings of the musical will take place August 19 and 20 at Avila University's Goppert Theatre. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE SECRET GARDEN's Maya Riley and Holly Hill
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 11, 2017

Maya Riley and Holly Hill take on roles in the lushly-scored musical, performing for hometown audiences who have wondered what they have been up to in college, showing off their talents in director Tim Larson's cast, offering a glimpse into their creative processes and their personal and professional growth in the theater. (more...)

Much-loved Historian Celebrates 40 Years Of Working At Warrington Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

One of Warrington's biggest ambassadors is celebrating 40 years of working at the town's museum. (more...)

Theater For The New City's Dream Up Festival Presents The US Premiere of FINISHING THE SUIT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

'Finishing the Suit' is a memory play, written by Lawrence Aronovitch and directed by Joan Kane, about a tailor who mourns the loss of the two most important people in his life: his lover Jimmy and his most famous client, the Duke of Windsor. (more...)

Beth Leavel and Chad Kimball with Frank DiLella and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 21-August 27, featuring Benny Green Trio, Lorin Cohen, Michelle Lordi, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

VIDEO: CMT Promos NASHVILLE Season 6, Premiering January 2018
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

This January, NASHVILLE returns with new episodes - and you don't want to miss what happens next. Nashville Season 6 premieres in January on CMT. Get a first look below! (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Grabs Headlines at MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 11, 2017

In a season that continues to top itself, one show after the other, Maine State Music Theatre's fourth and final main stage production of Disney's Newsies is an epic accomplishment for the company and one that firmly establishes it as one of the finest regional theatres in the country. As one of only three companies to get the regional rights to this mega Broadway hit, MSMT has mounted a thrilling, large scale production that is an electrifying, heart wrenching, and profoundly uplifting theatrical experience that will leave you in what Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark has called a state of “ecstatic exhaustion.” (more...)

Nick Cartell, Josh Davis, Melissa Mitchell, Phoenix Best, Joshua Grosso and Jillian Butler to Headline LES MISERABLES on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced. (more...)

Beth Tfiloh Community Theatre Sends Audiences on an Adventure with PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

After being nominated for seven Maryland Theatre Guide Reader's Choice Awards, the Beth Tfiloh Community Theatre (BTCT) presents the Tony Award-winning musical, Pippin, on August 20th at 2:00pm, and August 22nd and 23rd at 7:00 pm. All performances will take place in the Mintzes Theatre at the H. Morton Rosen Arts Center, located at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School at 3300 Old Court Road in Pikesville, Maryland. (more...)

Two Technology Executives Join Bridgeline Leadership Team
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017


Disney's Garrett Clayton to Reprise Role in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Theatre Under The STars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Disney star, Garrett Clayton, will reprise his role in the Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) holiday production of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT. (more...)

Electric Cellist Tina Guo Shines in Hans Zimmer Concert
by Charles Shubow - Aug 11, 2017

Huge crowd at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD appreciates film composer Hans Zimmer. (more...)

A LITTLE PRINCESS, WITCH and More Set for Creative Cauldron's 2017-18 Theatrical Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The 2017-18 Season will mark Creative Cauldron's ninth year producing and presenting live theater and music at ArtSpace Falls Church. The season includes a diverse range of programming for adults and families alike. (more...)

David Hasselhoff, Morgan Spurlock and More Join Stan Lee Tribute Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Comedian, Nerdist CEO, and podcast extraordinaire Chris Hardwick will lead a roster of celebrity guests and industry giants to celebrate one of the world's most beloved creators, Stan Lee, on August 22nd at the Saban Theatre (8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211). Extraordinary: Stan Lee is an once-in-a-lifetime tribute to the visionary behind The Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and countless others characters, and will take an intimate, nostalgic look back at his storied life and career. (more...)

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