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Ages: 17+
Opened: March 26, 1996
Closing: September 28, 1996

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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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MEAN GIRLS To Open the 2023-24 Broadway in Birmingham Series Next Month by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2023

The American Theatre Guild will present the North American Tour of MEAN GIRLS—the record-breaking new musical comedy based on the hit film.

Invite Only Industry Presentation of the New Musical AN ENTIRELY ORDINARY TOWN To Take Place September 28 by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2023

Join us for an invite-only industry presentation of the new musical 'AN ENTIRELY ORDINARY TOWN' on Thursday, September 28th, 2023. Featuring book and lyrics by Alex Giles, original concept/book/lyrics by David Russell, and music by Andy Peterson.

Journalist Positions Open on BroadwayWorld Cabaret Team by Stephen Mosher - Sep 20, 2023

Whatever type of small venue interests you, you can see it and write about it on Broadway World Cabaret.

Letta Neely's Solo Spoken Word Play PULLING IT ALL INTO THE CURRENT is Coming to United Solo Theatre Festival by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2023

Discover Letta Neely's acclaimed solo spoken word play 'Pulling It All Into The Current' as it travels from Boston to Edinburgh and now to the prestigious United Solo Theatre Festival in NYC.

Mamie Parris to Present SURRENDER: AN ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER THRILL RIDE at The Green Room 42 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2023

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Mamie Parris, star of Broadway’s Cats, School of Rock and more, in “Surrender: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Thrill Ride”. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Crypt Sessions to Present US Premiere Of Lowell Liebermann's Acclaimed Frankenstein Suite For Piano in October by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2023

Piano version of Lowell Liebermann's Frankenstein Suite will be premiered in the US on October 10, 2023. The performance will take place at the Crypt Chapel in New York City. Full program and ticket information available.

Two Works By Composer Lowell Liebermann To Be Performed by The Kazakh State Symphony At Carnegie Hall by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2023

The Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Andreas Delfs, will make its American debut at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall on October 9, 2023 at 8 p.m. EDT. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Governor Newsom Signs Bill Securing Critical Funds to Support Creative Worker Jobs by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2023

California Governor Newsom has signed a new bill to provide critical funds and support for the state's creative workers. Learn more about the impact of this legislation and how it will benefit artists, performers, and other professionals in the entertainment industry.

Johnny Marr Announces New Album 'SPIRIT POWER: THE BEST OF JOHNNY MARR' by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2023

The album is a personally curated collection of tracks from the last ten years of Johnny’s solo career plus two brand new songs produced by Johnny Marr with his co-producer James Doviak, titled “Somewhere” and “The Answer.” Released now, “Somewhere” arrives with immediate anthemic magnetism, offering an exciting glimpse of a future fan favorite.

J8KE Returns With Heartfelt New Single 'Hold Me' by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2023

J8KE has released his latest heartfelt project, “Hold Me.” “Hold Me” is a rhythmically pulsing anthem capturing the hopeful energy of a young man turning over every rock in his search for intimacy. J8KE’s genre-diverse-inspired acoustic groove was mixed and mastered by producer Marco Silvenses.

Adaptation of THE COLD WAR Comes to the Almeida Theatre by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2023

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, directs Conor McPherson’s adaptation of Paweł Pawlikowski’s Academy Award-nominated Cold War, featuring music from the original film alongside songs by Grammy Award-winner Elvis Costello. Learn more about the performance and how to get tickets here!

THE CARNIVAL OF MORE ANIMALS Comes to Palm Beach Symphony Next Month by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2023

Families will be treated to a symphonic safari through Florida featuring its indigenous animals when Palm Beach Symphony performs “The Carnival of More Animals” as part of the Dale A. McNulty Children’s Series Saturday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. Learn more about the concert and how to get tickets here!

DAY OF THE DEAD LIVE! Comes to Brooklyn Art Haus  in October by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2023

Day of the Dead LIVE! takes you on a musical journey that is all FUN, celebrating Día de los Muertos, the holiday of family remembrance. Learn more about the event and how to attend here!

Review: JURRUNGU NGAN-GA [STRAIGHT TALK] at Heath Ledger Theater by David Bravos - Sep 20, 2023

As you sit through JURRUNGU NGAN-GA (Straight Talk), the reality of life for Indigenous people and refugees evolves from poignant to absurd as the talented performers deliver through movement and voice a series of truths with passion and anger.

City of Fort Lauderdale Declare September 5 as Bonnie Clearwater Day by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2023

City of Fort Lauderdale's Commissioners have declared September 5 as 'Bonnie Clearwater Day' to honor the visionary leadership of Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. This proclamation recognizes her profound impact on the city's artistic landscape and commitment to promoting art accessibility for all.

Jim Messina and Pablo Cruise Bring The OASIS UNDER THE SUN TOUR To MPAC, October 18 by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2023

Enjoy a double bill of 70s pop featuring Jim Messina and Pablo Cruise at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30 pm.

Missouri Actors Learn To Shine Worldwide- THE BUSINESS OF ACTING Workshop Takes Performers To The Next Level by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2023

MISSOURI ACTORS LEARN TO SHINE WORLDWIDE: The Business of Acting Workshop at Hi-Pointe Back Lot on 9/24 offers valuable insights and tips for actors to succeed in the industry. Led by experienced producer/director/actor Jessica Ambuehl, attendees will gain knowledge on the business side of acting and improve their marketability. Don't miss this opportunity to take your acting career to the next level.

Palm Canyon Theatre Opens Season With A Well-Paced, Charmingly Romantic BRIGADOON by David Green - Sep 19, 2023

Palm Canyon Theatre opened their season last weekend with “Brigadoon”! This magical, classic story by Lerner and Loewe takes us on an unexpected, mystical journey back in time- or so we think. Two New Yorkers: Tommy Albright and Jeff Douglas travel to the Scottish Highlands for vacation. On their trip, they get lost and stumble upon a town seemingly living in the past called Brigadoon. The people of Brigadoon are living hundreds of years ago and they know no such thing as modern life. 

HARANA: A CONCERT OF PHILIPPINE ROMANTIC SONGS To Illuminate The Basilica Of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2023

Bakás Pilipinas and Ilustrado LLC present 'Harana: A Concert of Philippine Romantic Songs' in celebration of Philippine Heritage Month this year that marks the 125th anniversary of Philippine Independence. This enchanting musical journey will take place on October 19 (Thursday), 7:00pm, at the historic Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City's lower east side.

Review Roundup: English-Language REBECCA Premieres at Charing Cross Theatre by Review Roundups - Sep 19, 2023

Richard Carson, Lauren Jones and Kara Lane head the cast for the much anticipated English language premiere of the critically acclaimed musical Rebecca. Check out what the critic are saying about the new musical.

HARANA: A Concert Of Philippine Romantic Songs To Illuminate The Basilica Of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2023

Experience the enchanting world of Philippine romance at 'Harana: A Concert of Philippine Romantic Songs' in the historic Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral. Celebrate Philippine Heritage Month with soulful melodies and timeless classics. Tickets available now.

The North Carolina Theatre Names Eric Woodall as New Executive Artistic Director by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2023

The North Carolina Theatre names Eric Woodall as the new Executive Artistic Director. With 30 years of experience in the field, Woodall's leadership promises a bright future for Raleigh's premier professional theatre.

Interview: Arye Gross Watching BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA & More by Gil Kaan - Sep 19, 2023

The Los Angeles premiere of Anna Ouyang Moench’s Birds of North America opens September 23, 2023, at The Odyssey Theatre (with previews starting September 20th). Peter Richards directs this narrative of a father and daughter relationship with the cast of Arye Gross and Jacqueline Misaye. I got the chance to examine some of Arye’s views on Birds and his eventful theatrical career.

Cel NoLackin Releases New Single 'NoLackin Flow' by Michael Major - Sep 19, 2023

He continues a recent hot streak as the song serves as a successor to the fan favorite “Told U,” which continues gaining traction. Of course, “Told U” landed in the wake of his fan favorite 2023 Youngest In Charge LP. Highlighted by features from Doe Boy and Trench Baby, it has just begun to pick up steam on DSPs.

Dave Matthews Band Announces Spring 2024 European/UK Headline Tour by Michael Major - Sep 19, 2023

Dave Matthews Band will launch its first tour of Europe and the United Kingdom in five years on April 2 at AFAS Live In Amsterdam. The 19-date headline run will take the band to 14 countries in total and includes a two-night stand at London’s Royal Albert Hall (April 24 and 25). Check out the tour dates now!

The Glasshouse and Royal Northern Sinfonia Bring Live Orchestral Music To Middlesbrough Town Hall by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2023

From shimmering Romantic era music to Viennese waltzes and polkas, Royal Northern Sinfonia return to Middlesbrough Town Hall for the sparkly new 2023/24 classical season.  Learn more about the season lineup here!

Review Roundup: EVITA Opens at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Review Roundups - Sep 19, 2023

Shakespeare Theatre Company's 23/24 season has opened with EVITA, which is playing now through October 15. Read the reviews for Evita here!

I AM STEVEN GERRARD Will Receive Full Production at The Hope Street Theatre in January 2024 by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2023

Following its highly praised win as part of the inaugural new writing competition What Happens Next? in January this year, Sean McLoughlin's debut play I Am Steven Gerrard will as part of its prize package receive its first full production at The Hope Street Theatre in January 2024. Learn more about the show here!

Finalists Selected For the 2023 Freedman Classical Fellowship by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2023

Three exceptional finalists have been selected to compete for the coveted 2023 Freedman Classical Fellowship, Courtenay Cleary (29, Queensland - Violin), Henry Justo (28, Queensland - Viola), and Jonty Coy (27, Western Australia - Flute). Learn more about the finalists here!

North Carolina Theatre Names Eric Woodall Executive Artistic Director by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2023

The Board of Directors of The North Carolina Theatre (NCT) has announced its new leader. Raleigh’s premier professional theatre names Eric Woodall as the new Executive Artistic Director.

E4TT Reveals Season Opener, TRANSFORMATIONS by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2023

Ensemble for These Times announces its season opener, 'Transformations,' featuring music by Schoenberg, Bielawa, figgis-vizueta, Schreker, and Thomas. The concert will be performed in-person and live-streamed from Old First Concerts in San Francisco on September 22, 2023, at 8:00 p.m.

Review: REBECCA, Charing Cross Theatre by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 19, 2023

The project has been a top hit in its native Austria since it opened in 2006, garnering a steady following across the world and subsequent runs in Asia and Europe. The original is fabled to feature incredible sets and a sumptuous staging - it’s a shame those elements haven’t transferred.

Photos: First Look: Tanea Renee As 'Billie Holiday' In Baltimore Center Stage's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL  by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2023

Baltimore’s own Tanea Renee has returned to the stage as Billie Holiday in a new production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Baltimore Center Stage.  See photos from the production.

New English Ballet Theatre Presents THE GENESIS DANCE PROJECT Tour In Essex and London by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2023

NEW ENGLISH BALLET THEATRE presents THE GENESIS DANCE PROJECT, featuring music by prog-rock legends GENESIS and new works by contemporary choreographers. Don't miss this dynamic ballet tour in Essex and London.

Photos: First Look at Thomas Sweitzer's 20 SECONDS Off-Broadway by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 18, 2023

Thomas Sweitzer's award-winning tale of love, forgiveness, resilience and the extraordinary power of music, 20 Seconds will have its New York City opening night this Thursday, September 21. Get a first look at photos!

Britton and the Sting, Criminal Queerness Festival & More Join Perelman Performing Arts Center Programming by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 18, 2023

Perelman Performing Arts Center has revealed additional artistic programming as part of the inaugural season at the new performing arts center at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Duff Goldman Signs New Multi-Year Deal with Food Network by Michael Major - Sep 18, 2023

Goldman is a renowned baker, chef and best-selling cookbook author, as well as judge on the network’s most popular series including the Baking Championship franchise. Earlier this year, Goldman joined the inaugural season of Summer Baking Championship, currently Food Network’s best freshman performer with more than 12M total viewers

Student Blog: What I'm Listening To by Student Blogger: Ellie Weaver - Sep 18, 2023

I have been challenging myself to expand my horizons and listen to new genres and styles of music. I have come to love styles of music I never thought I’d listen to. Listening to a wider variety of music has helped me come to appreciate music as an art form. “Good music” can come in all shapes and sizes.

Ed Motta Shares 'Deluxe Refuge' From New Album 'Behind The Tea Chronicles' by Michael Major - Sep 18, 2023

Motta skillfully combines these influences into a cohesive narrative throughout the album, taking listeners on an immersive sonic journey. The album boasts collaborations with renowned musicians, such as Paulette McWilliams, Philip Ingram, and the Czech FILMharmonic Orchestra, enhancing its musical richness.

Kim Petras Drops Surprise Album 'Problematique' Ahead of Upcoming Tour Dates by Michael Major - Sep 18, 2023

Previously shelved after partially leaking and leaving fans clamoring for more, Problematique has been unearthed from the vault as 10 tracks. It features “Born Again,” a self-assured burst of fun in title track “Problematique,” sultry bop “Deeper,” and “All She Wants” – a materialistic, tongue-in-cheek anthem featuring the iconic Paris Hilton.

Rose Bruford College Reveals and Celebrates This Year's Fellows and Honorary Fellows by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2023

Rose Bruford College has announced this year’s Fellows and Honorary Fellows including renowned actors Toby Jones and Sam Palladio, all of whom were celebrated at the 2023 graduation ceremonies. Learn more about the fellows here!

Meet the Queens of DRAG RACE ITALIA Season Three by Michael Major - Sep 18, 2023

The show also debuted the brand new soundtrack for the series featuring previously unreleased song, “The Queens” by Paola Iezzi who, together with Paolo Camilli, Chiara Francini and Drag Queen Priscilla make up the judging panel for this season. The song was written by Paola Iezzi and Johannes Willinder.

Review: A CHORUS LINE at Lyric Arts by Jared Fessler - Sep 18, 2023

What did our critic think of A CHORUS LINE at Lyric Arts? The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, A Chorus Line, offers a compelling glimpse into the lives of 17 aspiring dancers who lay it all 'on the line' for the chance to secure a coveted spot in the chorus line of a Broadway show. The entire narrative unfolds within the stark walls of an audition room, where dancers share their intimate stories, struggles, and aspirations through captivating monologues and iconic, high-energy dance routines.

Nottingham's The Squire Performing Arts Centre Reveals Autumn Season by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2023

The Squire Performing Arts Centre has announced its upcoming season lineup. Learn more about the full season here!

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Players' Ring Theatre This Month by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2023

 The awkward and adorable story of Outside Mullingar is coming to life at the Players’ Ring Theatre in Portsmouth, opening Sept. 29. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD Puts the Spotlight on the Passion and Soul of The Temptations by Alyson Eng - Sep 17, 2023

On September 12th, AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS presented by Broadway Across Canada premiered at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. Playing a total of 6 shows with the last being on Sunday September 17th, the touring production of AIN’T TOO PROUD brought the energy, passion, and nostalgia to audiences this week.

Interview: 'We're Complicit in This World of Capitalism': Actor Gabrielle Brooks on Multi-Roling, Gender Stereotypes and the Powerful Message of MLIMA'S TALE by Kat Mokrynski - Sep 18, 2023

Gabrielle Brooks, along with other roles, plays Githinji, the Chief of Police. BroadwayWorld discussed with Gabrielle what it is like to be playing multiple roles with a small ensemble, what she hopes audiences take away from the show, and what she has learned during her time researching for the role.

Meet a Marketer: Nancy Richards of North Coast Rep in Solana Beach, CA by Alex Freeman - Sep 18, 2023

Nancy Richards is an accomplished marketing professional with a distinguished career in the world of theater. As the Director of Marketing and Press Relations at North Coast Rep for the past decade, Nancy has been instrumental in elevating the theater's brand visibility and driving ticket sales to new heights.

Camille Diamond Will Make Solo Show Debut At Don't Tell Mama With OVER THE MOON….ON PLUTO TRANSIT by Stephen Mosher - Sep 18, 2023

Recent Mama’s Next Big Act Semi-Finalist and 2019 Tomatoes Got Talent Finalist Camille Diamond is proud to present her Cabaret Debut Over The Moon… on Pluto Transit.

Meet the Cast of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Beginning Previews Tonight! by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2023

Merrily We Roll Along begins previews at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre tonight, Tuesday, September 19 and officially opens on Tuesday, October 10. Meet the cast of Merrily We Roll Along here!


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I Read
Transition #1
Garden Sequence
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Transition #3
I Wish I Could Forget You
Soldiers' Gossip #1
Sunrise Letter
Is This What You Call Love?
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Forty Days
Loving You
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Farewell Letter
No One Has Ever Loved Me
First Letter
Second Letter
Third Letter
Fourth Letter
I Read
Garden Sequence
Fifth Letter (Trio)
I Wish I Could Forget You
Soldier's Gossip
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
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.
Passion has been nominated for several awards. These include Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for Paul Farnsworth, Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Hugh Ross, The American Express Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Stephen Sondheim, and the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical (Evening Standard Awards).
Passion has won several awards, including the following: - Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for Paul Farnsworth - Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Hugh Ross - The American Express Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Stephen Sondheim - Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical (Evening Standard Awards)



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