Passion


Passion


Book by  James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by  Stephen Sondheim
Based on the film Passione d'Amore directed by Ettore Scola

1 Act, Book Musical, Thru Sung / Operetta, Rated R
Original Broadway version

This emotional chamber opera tells of the passionate affair between a handsome soldier and an old spinster in 19th century war-torn Italy.


Discover the power of love in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapineís 1994 TONY Award-winning musical, Passion. No less than the wondrously complex landscape of the human heart is the subject of this haunting, intensely emotional one-act chamber opera that many consider to be Sondheimís deepest and most powerful evening of musical theatre.

A remote military outpost in 1863 Italy, a handsome army captain, separated from his beautiful - but married - mistress, is forced to re-evaluate his beliefs about love when he becomes the object of the obsessive, unrelenting passions of Fosca, his Colonel's plain, sickly cousin.

Bold, unexpected and thrilling, Passion is one of Stephen Sondheim's most emotional works. Intimate, raw, erotic and dark, it explores universal yet often unspoken truths. The sweeping, romantic score (Sondheim describes it as one long rhapsody) accompanies an intelligent, thought-provoking book which bears James Lapine's trademark lyricism and a host of well-drawn characters. As with all of Sondheim and Lapine's works, Passion requires (and highlights) a cast of accomplished singing actors.

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Julie Andrews appeared for the first time on a New York stage in 30 years when she starred in the 1993 Manhattan Theatre Club production of Putting It Together.

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