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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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Passion Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Passion have their been?
Passion has had 15 productions including New York which opened in 1993, Broadway which opened in 1994, Broadway which opened in 1994, West End which opened in 1996, Regional (US) which opened in 1996, West End which opened in 1997, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Regional (US) which opened in 2003, London Fringe which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2005, West End which opened in 2010, Off-Broadway which opened in 2013 and Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2018.

What Tony Awards has Passion been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for James Lapine, Best Costume Design for Jane Greenwood, Best Direction of a Musical for James Lapine Best Lighting Design for Beverly Emmons and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Stephen Sondheim.

What Tony Awards has Passion won?
Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for James Lapine and Best Costume Design for Jane Greenwood Best Direction of a Musical for James Lapine Best Lighting Design for Beverly Emmons Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Stephen Sondheim.

What other awards has Passion been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for James Lapine, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for James Lapine, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Beverly Emmons, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Stephen Sondheim, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Stephen Sondheim, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Passion, Outstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for Jonathan Tunick Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Andrianne Lobel and Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Beverly Emmons.

What other awards has Passion won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for James Lapine, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for James Lapine, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Beverly Emmons Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Stephen Sondheim and Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Stephen Sondheim Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Passion Outstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for Jonathan Tunick Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Andrianne Lobel Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Beverly Emmons.

What productions of Passion have their been?
Passion has had 15 productions including New York which opened in 1993, Broadway which opened in 1994, Broadway which opened in 1994, West End which opened in 1996, Regional (US) which opened in 1996, West End which opened in 1997, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Regional (US) which opened in 2003, London Fringe which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2005, West End which opened in 2010, Off-Broadway which opened in 2013 and Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2018.

What awards has Passion been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for James Lapine, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for James Lapine, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Beverly Emmons, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Stephen Sondheim, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Stephen Sondheim, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Passion, Outstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for Jonathan Tunick Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Andrianne Lobel and Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Beverly Emmons.

What awards has Passion won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for James Lapine, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for James Lapine, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Beverly Emmons Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Stephen Sondheim and Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Stephen Sondheim Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Passion Outstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for Jonathan Tunick Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Andrianne Lobel Lighting Design (The Hewes Awards) for Beverly Emmons.

What songs are in Passion and what's the order?
Happiness
First Letter
Second Letter
Third Letter
Fourth Letter
I Read
Transition #1
Garden Sequence
Transition #2
Trio
Transition #3
I Wish I Could Forget You
Soldiers' Gossip #1
Flashback
Sunrise Letter
Is This What You Call Love?
Soldiers' Gossip #2
Transition #4
Forty Days
Loving You
Transition #5
Soldiers' Gossip #3
Farewell Letter
No One Has Ever Loved Me
Finale
Happiness
First Letter
Second Letter
Third Letter
Fourth Letter
I Read
Garden Sequence
Fifth Letter (Trio)
I Wish I Could Forget You
Soldier's Gossip
Flashback
Sunrise Letter
Is This What You Call Love?
Soldier's Gossip (Reprise)
Forty Days
Loving You
Soldier's Gossip (Reprise)
Farewell Letter
No One Has Ever Loved Me
Finale

What is the order of songs in Passion and what's the order?
Happiness
First Letter
Second Letter
Third Letter
Fourth Letter
I Read
Transition #1
Garden Sequence
Transition #2
Trio
Transition #3
I Wish I Could Forget You
Soldiers' Gossip #1
Flashback
Sunrise Letter
Is This What You Call Love?
Soldiers' Gossip #2
Transition #4
Forty Days
Loving You
Transition #5
Soldiers' Gossip #3
Farewell Letter
No One Has Ever Loved Me
Finale
Happiness
First Letter
Second Letter
Third Letter
Fourth Letter
I Read
Garden Sequence
Fifth Letter (Trio)
I Wish I Could Forget You
Soldier's Gossip
Flashback
Sunrise Letter
Is This What You Call Love?
Soldier's Gossip (Reprise)
Forty Days
Loving You
Soldier's Gossip (Reprise)
Farewell Letter
No One Has Ever Loved Me
Finale

What productions of Passion have there been?
Passion has had 15 productions including New York which opened in 1993, Broadway which opened in 1994, Broadway which opened in 1994, West End which opened in 1996, Regional (US) which opened in 1996, West End which opened in 1997, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Regional (US) which opened in 2003, London Fringe which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2005, West End which opened in 2010, Off-Broadway which opened in 2013 and Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2018.