Theatre Information

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

Photo Flash: Teatro Mensaheros Stages DAAN NG KRUS in Rizal Park Today, Apr. 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

Teatro Mensaheros De San Antonio, a non-profit, church-based theater group, stages its long-running Passion play-turned-musical 'Daan Ng Krus, The Musicale 2019' at the Open-Air Auditorium in Rizal Park today, April 20, 2019, at 7 p.m. Admission is free! (more...)

Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Revival Will Get a Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

Ghostlight Records has announced it will record a new cast album of Cole Porter's musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, based on the current hit production from the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO). The show is directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with music direction by Paul Gemignani and features a book by Sam and Bella Spewack, and music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Kiss Me, Kate marks the 24th cast album recording for Roundabout Theatre Company, since launching the musical theatre program with She Loves Me in 1993. The album, produced by Kurt Deutsch and Lawrence Manchester, will be recorded Monday, April 22. (more...)

Global Roundup 4/19 - MUNY Casting, Corey Cott in WEST SIDE STORY, Encore Performance of ALIEN Play and More!
by BWW Special - Apr 19, 2019

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 Jenn Colella in PETER PAN, Patti LuPone, DEAR EVAN HANSEN London, and More! (more...)

Isaac Waddington Presents His Sentimental Side With LOVING YOU IS EASY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

Soul enthusiast Isaac Waddington has unveiled his latest single 'Loving You Is Easy', a jazz inspired production accompanied by his free-flowing vocals. (more...)

Five Points Jazz Festival Announces Band Line-up, Parade Grand Marshals, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

Denver Arts & Venues' annual Five Points Jazz Festival returns 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18 to 1 a.m. Sunday, May 19, celebrating the music, culture and roots of Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Calgary's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Shines a Spotlight on Calgary's Talent
by Vicki Trask - Apr 19, 2019

The highly anticipated season-closer of Billy Elliot the Musical has been a long-time coming for Theatre Calgary. With the promise of an all-Calgarian cast and more musical showcasing from emerging artists, there was a lot of excitement leading up to opening night. I left the Max Bell Theatre with the same excitement for all the things to come from this incredible production. (more...)

BWW Review: WAITRESS at Tulsa Performing Arts Center
by Dara Homer - Apr 19, 2019

The national tour of Waitress, which is running in Tulsa through this weekend at the PAC, is powered by a vibrant female energy, but it is also packed with moments of joy and humor for pie-lovers of all genders. Waitress combines a refreshingly contemporary but accessible score with classic musical theatre influences, both in terms of sound and storytelling. Just as a pie doesn't need to be perfect to be well-worth savoring to the last bite, Waitress is a beautifully imperfect treat, full of sweetness and a cast that you absolutely don't want to miss while they're in town. (more...)

Birdland Presents The Frank Catalano Quartet And More Week Of April 29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Frank Catalano Quartet, Emmet Cohen Trio, Julie Budd, and more! (more...)

Arts and Education Council Announces PNC Program Grants, New Board Member
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

The Arts and Education Council announced today that 15 organizations have been awarded a total of $40,000 in PNC Program Grants today to help strengthen the region's arts community. PNC Program Grants - underwritten by PNC Foundation - provide merit-based funding for arts and arts education programs that address community needs. (more...)

Christopher M. Struck To Release Debut Novel, KENNIG & GOLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

This summer, Christopher M. Struck's debut novel, Kennig and Gold, is set to hit the shelf. This fascinating whirlwind of a novel has consistently drawn comparisons to The Great Gatsby as it weaves a seductive tale of Passion set amidst the big band era and the nascent Jazz age in 1948. The young lovers must compete against the very contemporary issues impacting generations of modern readers of: location, career, and personal philosophy. Each will clash and threaten to disrupt a match fit for Shakespeare. (more...)

by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

Growing up in Beijing Jun Li always had a Passion for films and filmmaking. Today, he is making his mark as a Steadicam Ninja and an acclaimed camera operator as he takes on the challenge of the upcoming film “Good Friend from the West.” (more...)

TELENOVELA Returns to Actor's Workout Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

Force of Nature will present the return of the hilarious hit comedy 'Telenovela.' (more...)

BWW Review: Darsheel Safary On His Theatre Innings And Working With Aamir Khan
by Zofeen Maqsood - Apr 19, 2019

There are so many things that you learn from being on changes you as a person and as an actor -- Darsheel Safary (more...)

Grateful Dead Partners With Z2 Comics to Release GRATEFUL DEAD ORIGINS In 2020
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

With the recent success of partnerships with BabyMetal, Andy Black and Skillet, Z2 Comics continues to solidify their place as the premier creator of music-affiliated graphic novels. The company has entered in to their largest partnership to date creating a graphic novel for the iconic Grateful Dead. Grateful Dead Origins takes an in depth and personal look at the formation of one of the most important American rock bands of all time, exploring the early days of Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. The story of the band's transformation from a bar band performing as the Warlocks to becoming the creators of their own sound and forefathers for the jamband culture is depicted in the original story written by Chris Miskiewicz and illustrated by Noah Van Sciver. The graphic novel will be scheduled for release in early 2020.  (more...)

Under the Streetlamp's Shonn Wiley, David Larsen and Their Weekend With The Nashville Symphony
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2019

Under The Streetlamp - the critically acclaimed musical group that's returning to Nashville this weekend for a trio of performances with The Nashville Symphony - was formed when four friends, who had appeared together in the Chicago production of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, decided they should continue their collaboration after the show was shuttered. (more...)

Outside Lands Works Grant Beneficiaries Receive $420,000 in Community Funding
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

Today, Outside Lands announced details of the grant recipients for Outside Lands Works (OLW), its charitable program that invests in the cultural vitality of the Bay Area through grants and support to regional music and arts education programs. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alex Parker Talks CAROUSEL: A CONCERT at Cadogan Hall
by Fiona Scott - Apr 18, 2019

Alex Parker has been the Musical Director for productions such as Barnum at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the UK Tour of Wonderland. His latest project is a concert version of Carousel at Cadogan Hall. Alex spoke to BroadwayWorld about his career and conducting the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER at New Conservatory Theatre Center is a poignant, intimate meeting between two literary giants- Tennessee Williams and William Inge.
by Steve Murray - Apr 18, 2019

BWW Review: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER at New Conservatory Theatre Center is a poignant, intimate meeting between two literary giants- Tennessee Williams and William Inge. (more...)

The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra Presents SPANNING THE CENTURIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce that acclaimed Kansas City conductor, Ward Holmquist, will guest conduct their upcoming concert. (more...)

The National Youth Music Theatre Announce Summer Season - PARADE, ANYTHING GOES, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

National Youth Music Theatre and The Other Palace have announced the NYMT's 2019 summer season, which continues the NYMT's annual residency at The Other Palace for a third consecutive year and demonstrates their shared commitment to provide exceptional opportunities for young people in musical theatre. (more...)

Dr. Madison Richardson & Peter Rybolt Elected To The Los Angeles Master Chorale Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Madison Richardson and Peter Rybolt have been elected to the Los Angeles Master Chorale Board of Directors.     (more...)

The Pleasance Announces Another Batch of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

This incredible roster of shows joins the 20 recently announced shows supported by the Pleasance Futures programme, including this year's winners of the Charlie Hartill Special Theatre Reserve Fund and Comedy Reserve Fund, marking Pleasance's commitment to nurturing talent and supporting ambition. It's time to get your highlighters out and start booking some of these amazing 140 plus shows. (more...)

DeGarmo Dance Salon With Gina Bonati & Ara Fitzgerald Opens May 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

Mark DeGarmo Dance continues its annual Salon Performance Series 2019 with this May 2nd performance of works in progress by choreographers Gina Bonati and Ara Fitzgerald at 7 PM in the Mark DeGarmo Dance Studio 310 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center at 107 Suffolk Street on NYC's Lower East Side.   Founded in 2010, the MDD's Salon Performance Series celebrates its 9th season. (more...)

The Nacelle Company to Release Netflix Series THE TOYS THAT MADE US Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

The Nacelle Company announced today that it is releasing seasons 1 & 2 of the acclaimed Netflix series, The Toys That Made Us on DVD on May 7, 2019 through Screen Media. The box set will include previously unreleased bonus footage. (more...)

Walt Disney Company Presents Wall-to-Wall 2019 NFL DRAFT Coverage
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

The Walt Disney Company's presentation of the 2019 NFL Draft will offer more to fans than ever before as the entire event, April 25-27, will air on both ESPN and ABC, and each network will provide distinct telecasts for Rounds 1-3 in prime time. Additionally, all seven rounds of the draft will be streamed live on the ABC App, ESPN App, broadcast on ESPN Radio and available in Spanish – on both TV and radio – on ESPN Deportes. The NFL Network will also televise the 2019 NFL Draft. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aliza Bardfield And Michael Hosler of THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Jessica Crowe - Apr 18, 2019

Oyster Mill Playhouse is working diligently to bring you their next production, The Last Night Of Ballyhoo. Set to debut on April 26th, this play transports us back to December of 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia, where the Freitag family is preparing for the annual Ballyhoo ball. As if the excitement surrounding the ball isn't enough, this year's celebration happens to coincide with the premiere of Gone with the Wind... (more...)

BWW Interview: Miss Saigon Star and Disney Legend LEA SALONGA In Concert At The Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts
by Herbert Paine - Apr 17, 2019

Interview with LEA SALONGA in advance of her appearance on May 17th at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in LEA SALONGA: THE HUMAN HEART TOUR. Insightful and thoughtful perspectives from this powerhouse of talent, the star of Miss Saigon and a Disney Legend. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced For 5th Ave's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced initial casting for West Side Story, the sweeping tale of young lovers caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in what is one of the most important and powerful musicals of all time. (more...)

30AMP Circuit Presents 'Ivan Neville's Songbook Live' at Le Petit Theatre
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

 In celebration of Ivan Neville's upcoming 60th birthday, non-profit 30AMP Circuit proudly presents Ivan Neville's Songbook Live - Piano Sessions Through the Ages on May 2nd, 2019 at Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans. Building on the tradition of Ivan Neville's famed Jazzfest Piano Sessions, Songbook Live will showcase a distinct collection of songs, stories and very special musical guests uniquely curated to embody, and celebrate, Ivan's prolific musical career. Marking the celebration, 30AMP Circuit will present Ivan with its inaugural "Songbook Award," in recognition of Ivan Neville's expansive musical legacy and in honor of his lifetime of charitable efforts supporting New Orleans' music community. (more...)

The 2019 Ellerman Sessions Announces Lineup
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Ellerman House is excited to announce that Ellerman Sessions are back this year by popular demand. The 2019 Ellerman Sessions line-up is filled with South Africa's finest music talent, who will rock guests with their music and humor them with their storytelling. (more...)

MATADOR Comes to Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Inspired by a tale as old as time, MATADOR is a fiery fusion of burlesque, dance and jaw-dropping circus acts. (more...)

Miami City Ballet Announces Ten New Dancers For The 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Miami City Ballet announces the addition of ten talented dancers to the Company roster for the 2019-20 season as well as four promotions, resulting in Miami City Ballet's biggest roster with 53 dancers. (more...)

Haven Theatre Announces New Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Haven Theatre today announced the appointment of Ian Damont Martin as the company's new Artistic Director and Angela Salinas as its Managing Director. Martin, who previously served as Associate Artistic Director, succeeds Josh Sobel, who has helmed the company as AD since August 2014. Sobel, who has been accepted into the MFA Directing Program at California Institute of the Arts, will serve as Associate Artistic Director through the season's end and will remain active with Haven as an Artistic Associate thereafter. Salinas, who previously worked as General/Production Manager, succeeds Executive Director Carol Cohen, who will now serve as Haven's Board President. (more...)

A Tennessee Williams Double Bill Will Be Presented King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Southern Belles, uniting two ground-breaking one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, will headline the King's Head Theatre's 2019 Queer Season, running from 24 July to 24 August. Southern Belles is directed by Jamie Armitage, co-director of the multi Olivier nominated musical Six, a graduate of King's Head Theatre's Trainee Resident Director's scheme and now a Junior Associate, as well as a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

H Club London Announces H Foundation Emerging Creatives 2019 Cohort
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Today, h Club London (formerly The Hospital Club) has announced the h Foundation Emerging Creatives 2019 cohort. The programme is designed for talented 21-35-year-olds who are looking to progress their career in the arts. The creatives include British-Lebanese filmmaker, Celine Cotran, London-based creative director, visual producer and filmmaker Souvid Datta, designer Harry Grundy, composer and multi-instrumentalist Stefano Fasce and Danish theatre director, Camilla Gurtler. (more...)

Queens College Evening Readings Series Presents Brad Gooch And Cherita Armstrong
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

The Queens College Evening Readings series is back for the spring season with highly anticipated readings by acclaimed writer Brad Gooch and performer Cherita Armstrong. (more...)

Dance Salad Festival Returns This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Now celebrating the 24th anniversary in Houston and the 27th season since its inception in Brussels, Belgium, Dance Salad Festival promises another gathering of world-class performers. Famous in their own countries, classical and contemporary dancers share the Dance Salad Festival stage to form a mix of movement and compelling choreography. (more...)

Harlem School Of The Arts At The Herb Alpert Center Readies For A 9.5-Million Dollar Revitalization Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

The 55-year-old Harlem School of the Arts(HSA) at the Herb Alpert Center, today announced the start of a major construction project that will significantly transform the 37,000 square foot facility, located at 645 St. Nicholas Avenue. Work on what is being called, The Renaissance Project, will take a full year to complete and is scheduled to begin in August. (more...)

BWW Review: 'BALLET IS NOT FOR PUSSYS' ADAM SHANKMAN SAYS at LA Ballet Gala 2019 at Beverly Hilton
by Amber Adams - Apr 17, 2019


Deanne Matley to Release New Single 'Love Him Forever'
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Canadian Jazz Vocalist Deanne Matley is thrilled to announce the release of her next single, Love Him Forever, and corresponding music video on May 10, 2019 – just in time for Mother's Day and the start of the wedding season. (more...)

Sean Cercone Acquires Broadway Licensing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Theatrical licensing company, Broadway Licensing has been purchased by the company's President Sean Cercone, backed by international strategic partner The Antelope Group, from former owner Elliott Azrak of VENTURESOME. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

The team behind 2016's acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' rarely-seen Kingdom of Earth, is back - this time, with Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire. Jack Heller directs Susan Priver (down-on-her-luck showgirl Myrtle in Kingdom of Earth, LA Weekly award-winning The Lover by Harold Pinter) as Blanche DuBois and Max E. Williams (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., numerous productions with Elephant Theatre Company) as Stanley Kowalski in a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger. Passions flare and cultures collide in the sultry streets of New Orleans beginning May 25, with performances continuing though July 7. (more...)

Vijay Iyer Sextet Announced At The Soraya's Jazz Club - May 10 & 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

"There's probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of the pianist Vijay Iyer," The New York Times observed. His Ph.D. in cognitive science from UC Berkeley is just the start. He's been recognized as a bona fide "genius" by DownBeat magazine and was named by GQ India as one of the 50 most influential Indians. The jazz pianist is also a prolific recording artist and his quintet will play the final Jazz Club performances of The Soraya's 2018/19 season on May 10 and 11. (more...)

Early Music Vancouver Announces 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) celebrates 50 years of historically informed performance with the announcement of the 2019 Vancouver Bach Festival and 2019/20 Main Season. Dedicated to sharing period music using the instruments and performance traditions for which it was originally composed, EMV marks the anniversary with a season of renowned masterworks and illustrious guest artists. The expansive programming includes such diverse works as Benjamin Bagby's one-man musical telling of Beowulf; masterworks for choir and orchestra by Bach, Handel, and Purcell; early romantic creations by Chopin, Faure, and Schubert; 20th century solo piano pieces by Shostakovich; and world premieres challenging contemporary composers to write for Baroque and period instruments. (more...)

EXNATIONS Announces New EP 'Pink Haze'
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Self-proclaimed sad-pop act EXNATIONS is thrilled to announce their brand new EP, Pink Haze. Out June 28th, 2019, Pink Haze follows the band's highly successful single, 'Knife,' streaming now on Spotify. Fans can pre-order Pink Haze online at (more...)

CRUEL INTENTIONS to Make UK Premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Based on the cult Hollywood film starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair and the French novel, Les Liasions Dangereuses, Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical is the beguiling story of two of Manhattan's most dangerous liaisons, Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) presents Pride and Prejudice. The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth's intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved… tall, vaguely handsome, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn? (more...)

Pieces Of A Man Release Debut Single NOTHING TO LOSE, Announce Debut Album MADE IN PIECES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Manchester six-strong soul collective and Tru Thought's newest signee, Pieces of a Man, released their debut single, “Nothing To Lose” today, sharing a powerful video – watch via YouTube. “Nothing To Lose” is the lead single from Pieces of a Man forthcoming debut album, Made In Pieces, out July 12 on Tru Thoughts. Pushing the sonic boundaries of a conventional soul band, the group creates immersive, textured soundscapes, built with elements of hip-hop, funk, R&B, gospel and neo-soul. Produced by legendary mastermind Zed Bias - aka Maddslinky - who hailed it as one of his favorite tracks ever - “Nothing To Lose” is the meeting of smooth R&B instrumentation and anthemic gospel, with a hook that elevates the song to the heavens. (more...)

Hembree Upcoming Debut Album HOUSE ON FIRE Out 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

On April 26 Hembree will release their album House On Fire. You can stream the albumHERE and downloads are available upon request. Hembree will be touring the US (dates to be announced soon) and their bio is below. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 4/17: HADESTOWN Opens, Drama League Award Nominations, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 17, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! First, we'd like to wish a happy opening to Hadestown, which officially opens tonight at the Walter Kerr Theatre! (more...)

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