Ages: 17+
Opened: June 12, 1997
Closing: June 15, 1997

Passion - 1997 - West End History , Info & More

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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First Letter
Second Letter
Third Letter
Fourth Letter
I Read
Transition #1
Garden Sequence
Transition #2
Transition #3
I Wish I Could Forget You
Soldiers' Gossip #1
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
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.



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