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Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre] (Washington, DC)
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

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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.



Review Roundup: MAYERLING at The Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform MAYERLING. instead of the previously scheduled six performances, the ballet ran for four from September 22-24. (more...)

Music In The Air! Renowned Cellist YO-YO Ma Returns To The McCallum Theatre Accompanied By Kathryn Stott
by David Green - Sep 26, 2017

Through the generosity of Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, the McCallum Theatre presents renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, with Kathryn Stott accompanying on piano, on Thursday, November 9, at 8:00pm. Recognized for his artistic mastery and inspirational career, cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns to the McCallum Theatre for a captivating recital with long-time collaborator Kathryn Stott, one of Britain's most versatile and imaginative pianists. Yo-Yo Ma's multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music, or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination. (more...)

DraftKings And Fanxchange Partner To Bring Sports Fans From Their Phone Screens To The Stadium
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

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Hannah Yelland, Bruce Dow, Antoinette Robinson, and More to Star in Shakespeare Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Continuing its 2017 2018 Season, Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Twelfth Night. Directed by internationally acclaimed director Ethan McSweeny and featuring Antoinette Robinson (previously announced) as Viola and Tony Award-nominee Hannah Yelland as Olivia, Shakespeare's comic tale of unrequited love will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from November 14 December 20, 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup: Amy Herzog's MARY JANE at New York Theatre Workshop
by Review Roundups - Sep 26, 2017

Following 2013's Belleville, named one of the best plays of the year by The New York Times, Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog and director Anne Kauffman return to New York Theatre Workshop with Mary Jane. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

Doris Burke to Become Full-Time ESPN NBA Game Analyst
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

ESPN today announced that highly-respected basketball commentator Doris Burke will start a new role as a full-time ESPN NBA game analyst. (more...)

Sneak Peek - THE REAL Channels Their Inner Prince Harry & Queen Elizabeth
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

On Tuesday, September 26, THE REAL has a royal impression you won't want to miss! While discussing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first official appearance together as a couple, co-hosts Tamera Mowry-Housley and Loni Love channel their inner royalty. (more...)

Perfect Search Media Announces its Board of Advisors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

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Opera Santa Barbara Honors Emeritus Directors Frederick Sidon and Duncan Mellichamp
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Opera Santa Barbara has named Frederick Sidon and Duncan Mellichamp Honorary Board Members in recognition for their many extraordinary efforts on behalf of the company. Current Board members conferred the title on Messrs. (more...)

Sara Evans & More Join Line Up for Live In The Vineyard Adds Artists This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Live In The Vineyard today announced the addition of artists for the nineteenth installment of the exclusive music, food and wine festival that takes place amidst the lush scenery of boutique wineries in Napa Valley, California November 3-5. (more...)

Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee to Walk Down the Street in Broadway's PRETTY WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Producer Paula Wagner announces a new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall's PRETTY WOMAN, which will arrive on Broadway following its World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018. (more...)

Seven New Works Slated for New Visions/New Voices 2018 at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the biennial festival New Visions/New Voices from April 27-29, 2018, marking the 15th showcase of this industry workshop. (more...)

BURN Residency Announce Turkey's Furkan Kurt as their 2017 Winner
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Rounding off its seventh year, BURN Residency ends its search for the best undiscovered DJ talent, crowning Turkish finalist Furkan Kurt the 2017 winner. (more...)

BWW Review: LE GRAND MORT, Trafalgar Studios
by Rona Kelly - Sep 26, 2017

Sex and death often go hand in hand. The french term 'La petite mort' literally means 'the sensation of orgasm as likened to death' (OED). And Le Grand Mort certainly goes big on this theme. Intimate and intense, Christopher Renshaw's production is packed with Passion, but feels rather anticlimactic. (more...)

Reba McEntire & Justin Boot Company Team for 'REBA by Justin' Collection
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Iconic western bootmaker, Justin Boot Company, a division of H.H. Brown Shoe Company, is pleased to announce a partnership with multi-media superstar, Reba McEntire. The premiere REBA by Justin collection launches Holiday 2017 at select retailers nationwide. (more...)

ABC's 'FUNDERDOME' Finale Spikes 33% to Equal Its Highest Rating Since Early July
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME, from Mark Burnett, is a seed-funding competition reality series where two budding entrepreneurs go head-to-head to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products or companies. (more...)


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New Work by Mark St. Germain Headlines Orlando Shakes' PlayFest 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF (Orlando Shakes) invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest presented by Harriett's Charitable Trust (PlayFest 2017) from October 27 29, 2017 and November 3 5, 2017. (more...)

Darrel Bristow-Bovey's PRIEST WITH BALLOONS Wins Imbewu Trust's SCrIBE 2017 Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The winner of the 2017 SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition has been announced. Darrel Bristow-Bovey will have his play, Priest With Balloons presented by the Imbewu Trust for a professional run at a Cape Town Theatre next year. (more...)

Nick Heyward to Release First Solo Album in 18 Years 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

When you have the comfort of working on your ninth album without the rush to meet a deadline, you really want to take your time, especially if it's your first solo outing in 18 years. (more...)

AMiR Returns with Latest Offering 'All Or Nothing'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

London-based singer songwriter, AMiR returns with his latest offering 'All Or Nothing' alongside a whopping six remixes of the soulful, pop-drenched cut. Out now, 'All Or Nothing' and its gargantuan remix catalogue are available to purchase via all digital service providers. (more...)

Robert Sirota's American Pilgrimage Presented by Concerts on the Slope Set for Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

On Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3pm, Concerts on the Slope presents composer Robert Sirota's second string quartet, American Pilgrimage, at St. John's Episcopal Church (139 St. John's Place). (more...)

Groundbreaking Production of LAGRIME DI SAN PIETRO to Return to Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Los Angeles Master Chorale's groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed production of Orlando di Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter) directed by Peter Sellars will return to Walt Disney Concert Hall for a special Gala performance on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 7 PM. The performance will be conducted by Grant Gershon, the Kiki and David Gindler Artistic Director, and feature 21 Master Chorale singers who perform the 75-minute, dramatically-staged work from memory. The performance will be part of a gala evening honoring Los Angeles arts philanthropists Kiki and David Gindler for their leadership, and honoring Sellars for artistic vision. David Gindler is currently Chairman of the Los Angeles Master Chorale Board of Directors, a position that he will step down from on June 30, 2018 after serving two three-year terms. In 2012, the Los Angeles Master Chorale announced a gift of $1 million from the Gindlers. The gift established the Master Chorale's Artistic Director's Circle, a group of dedicated donors who donate $50,000 or more to the organization to support core institutional programming to enable innovative projects such as Lagrime di San Pietro (Lagrime). (more...)

Charles Bruffy to Appear in Final Concerts with Phoenix Chorale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Phoenix Chorale presents a powerful program of music for the final concerts of Artistic Director Charles Bruffy's amazing 18-year tenure on October 27-29 in Sun City, downtown Phoenix and Paradise Valley. The performances include music that is intimately significant to Charles and the 28 members of the Chorale and promises to be an emotionally moving opening to the 2017/18 Season. (more...)

Immersive KPOP Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

In response to overwhelming demand and critical acclaim, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, extends the world premiere of KPOP until October 21. KPOP is a high-octane immersive event that audiences a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Presents Rickie Lee Jones for Annual WFUV LIVE AT ZANKEL Series on 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Grammy Award-winning musician Rickie Lee Jones kicks off the annual WFUV Live at Zankel Hall concert series with an intimate, one-night-only performance on Friday, October 27 at 10:00 p.m. Jones, who is widely applauded for her intricate mix of jazz, rock, and folk, will perform selections from her recently released album The Other Side of Desire, in addition to songs from her legendary musical catalogue. (more...)

Mister Cartoon Unveils New Collaboration With Tequila CAZADORES, Designing Limited-Edition Bottle And Exclusive Bandanas For D'a De Los Muertos
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Tequila CAZADORES, a 100% blue agave premium tequila, debuted today a new limited-edition blanco bottle, reimagined by legendary tattoo artist Mister Cartoon in honor of Da de los Muertos. The hand-rendered bottle design features Mister Cartoon's signature fine point style, nodding symbolically to the Da de los Muertos traditions Mister Cartoon values most. Available nationwide, the Mister Cartoon X Tequila CAZADORES Da de los Muertos bottle will hit shelves in mid-September, ahead of the November holiday. Mister Cartoon has also created a set of skull bandanas inspired by illustrations from the limited-edition bottle that will be available through MisterCartoon.com/shop with 100% of proceeds from sales going towards disaster relief in Mexico. (more...)

Kyo-Shin-An Arts to Bring EXPLODING CHRYSANTHEMUMS to Tenri Cultural Institute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Kyo-Shin-An Arts' award-winning concert series, presented in collaboration with Arts at Tenri Cultural Institute in Manhattan, features a blend of KSA commissions with World, American and NY premieres, traditional and contemporary music for Japanese instruments and Western repertoire. (more...)

World-Renowned Jewelry Designer Victoria Wieck Joins Evine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Evine Live Inc. ( Evine ) (NASDAQ:EVLV), a multiplatform interactive digital commerce company (evine.com), today announced that Victoria Wieck, international jewelry designer, will debut her exclusive collection of jewelry and watches on September 27 during the Company's Girls that Rock event. (more...)

A DOLL'S HOUSE , PART 2 Playwright Lucas Hnath Among The Lark's 2017-18 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Lark, a theater company devoted to the support of visionary playwrights and the development of new plays, has announced five New York City-based playwrights have been named as the 2017-18 Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop Fellows. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays. (more...)

Podcast: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Assistant Conductor James Sampliner Visits 'Keith Price's Curtain Call'
by Keith Price's Curtain Call - Sep 24, 2017

Of course to use some of the phrases like the 'cats pajamas' or 'hip cat', feels like something form the beatnik period, but highly sought after Music Producer/Conductor/Arranger, James Sampliner, is exactly that. (more...)

BWW Review: Forward Flux's Double Feature, Pt. 2: She's 32, He's 15, NO MORE SAD THINGS Is Still Worth Seeing
by Amelia Reynolds - Sep 24, 2017

It starts ambiguously; two actors stare lovingly into each other's eyes, knelt on the ground as a third person sound-checks their ukulele. The two lovebirds Jessiee (Kiki Abba) and Kahekili (Lance Valdez), do not look like your typical, starry-eyed couple. And that kind of becomes the joke in No More Sad Things . Now performing as part two of Forward Flux's double-feature, No More Sad Things examines an inappropriate relationship that satisfies two people on a cosmic level (and that's the only level that audience members will be comfortable with). (more...)

BWW REVIEW: BACKSEAT DIAMOND Is The Hilarious Result Of What Happens When Backup Singers Go Bad
by Jade Kops - Sep 24, 2017

BACKSEAT DIAMOND brings Megan Kozak's fabulously funny example of what happens when support singers get sinister to Sydney Fringe (more...)

BWW Review: RAMONA TELLS JIM, Bush Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 23, 2017

On a geography trip to the Scottish Highlands around 1998, middle-schooler Ramona (Ruby Bentall) falls for Jim (Joe Bannister), a socially awkward simpleton with a Passion-bordering-obsession for crustaceans. Their shared love for Enya's music combined with the teenage isolation that comes with weird interests inevitably leads them to bond. (more...)

FST Opens Winter Cabaret Season with MACK THE KNIFE: THE BOBBY DARIN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Florida Studio Theatre kicks off its 2017-18 Winter Cabaret season with the musical revue Mack The Knife: The Bobby Darin Songbook. Celebrating the talent of one of the greatest performers of the 20th century, this production spanning a wide range of musical genres opens in the John C. Court Cabaret on October 6, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE Shines at The Merry – Go – Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 23, 2017

The Merry - Go - Round Playhouse in Auburn, New York ends their 2017 season with Always...Patsy Cline the musical based on a true story of the legendary Patsy Cline. The show shines light on the talented singer Patsy Cline and the memorable music she brought to the country music industry during her very short life. Director Douglas S. Hall brings the toe-tappin' and comedic musical to life with the two stellar female cast members (more...)

Dacor Turns Mealtime Into Showtime at the 2017 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Dacor, a leading American luxury home appliance brand, today announced its sponsorship of this weekend's Greenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by Serendipity. Located at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, the multi-day event celebrates the area's rich culinary landscape and showcases innovations in the food and beverage industries. (more...)

Motorsport Network Acquires Sport Media Group for German Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

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Linda Eder, Sleeping Beauty, Elvis Show and More Set for THE CENTER's 2017-18 Season in Coral Springs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

THE CENTER, formerly known as the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, is launching a music-packed 2017-18 season next month with an exciting, diverse, audience-wowing array of concerts, shows and events. (more...)

Kathleen Turner Headlines 2017 International Human Rights Art Festival at Culture Project; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The International Human Rights Art Festival joins with activist theatre Culture Project to inaugurate its new space in New York's Lower East Side, with an evening of dance, music, comedy, storytelling, and theatre. The evening is headlined by award-winning actress and advocate Kathleen Turner, and will raise social concerns and offer positive solutions with humor, insight, and artistic talent. (more...)

Harris Theater Welcomes New President and CEO, Patricia Barretto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance announced today the appointment of Patricia Barretto as its new Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols President and Chief Executive Officer Endowed Chair, effective immediately. (more...)

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society to Host 2017 Home Gala Benefit; 2017-18 Concert Series Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, will launch the new season with the annual Home Gala Benefit in October, followed by the start of the 2017-2018 concert series in November in Leonia, New Jersey. (more...)

Explore Latin American Culture with 123 Andres at Flushing Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

On Sunday, October 15, join Latin Grammy-winning artist 123 Andr s on an exciting cultural journey at Flushing Town Hall. With his family workshop and performance, Andr s creates a space to experience songs, movement, and play that supports early learning. (more...)

Scott Alan, Ron Carter's Great Big Band and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for October 2-October 8, featuring Ron Carter's Great Big Band, Scott Alan, Renee Manning and Earl McIntyre, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Exclusively Premieres Music Video for Caitlin Mahoney's 'Kept Woman'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Today, BWW exclusively premieres Caitlin Mahoney's latest music video, 'Kept Woman.' Her latest album, 'story still left to be told' was released today and takes you on a journey through the true human spirit with each track exploring a different, yet, familiar experience. (more...)

Headliner Jeff Civillico to Resume Shows at Paris Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Headliner Jeff Civillico returns to the Las Vegas stage after a one-year hiatus recovering from knee and shoulder surgeries. He will be performing one night a week in the Anthony Cools Showroom at Paris Las Vegas. Civillico has been a headliner with Caesars Entertainment for over five years, having performed a total of 1,000 shows at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas, and now Paris Las Vegas. (more...)

BMOP Season Opening Concert Celebrates New Music Champions, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, kick-starts its 22nd season with an appreciative salute to multi-generational composers and artists who have led and continue to be leading the contemporary music vanguard. Featuring two resolute proponents of new music, guest soloists Conor Hanick (piano) and Matt Haimovitz (cello), the program includes the regional premiere of Matthew Aucoin's first concerto, as well as pieces by William Schuman, David Sanford, and John Harbison. (more...)

Ian Ruskin Brings TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN: THE LIFE OF THOMAS PAINE to Boston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Actor Ian Ruskin brings his acclaimed one-man play To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine to Boston on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., This Boston premiere at Faneuil Hall, follows performances around the world, including a Los Angeles run and, most recently, the Public Theater in New York. The film of the play aired on PBS over the July 4th holiday. Tickets for the play are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/to-begin-the-world-over-again-the-life-of-thomas-paine-tickets-37165226192 (more...)

GI Film Festival San Diego to Preview THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Film
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Organizers of the third annual GI Film Festival San Diego (Oct. 18-22) announce a special preview screening of Thank You for Your Service on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Carlsbad 12 (2501 El Camino Real). (more...)

LA FEMME Announces 'America Tour 2017' Tour Dates with Ticketmaster
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

French surf-noir band LA FEMME announces their upcoming Fall AMERICA TOUR today via Brooklyn Vegan. (more...)

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