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Passion

Passion

by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

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Passion

Passion




Stephen Sondheim's musical adaptation of Ettore Scola's film Passione d'Amore, the shortest-running musical ever to win the Tony Award for Best Musical.


Story:

Giorgio, a beautiful soldier separated from his loving mistress Clara, finds himself the object of the affections of Fosca, the Colonel's ugly and sickly cousin. Her unbridled passion forces him to re-examine his understanding of love and changes more than one life.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Stephen Sondheim

Librettist

Librettist
James Lapine



  • Premiere
  • 1996 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Plymouth Theatre
Opening Night
May 9, 1994
Total Performances
280
Original Cast
Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Tom Aldredge, Linda Balgord, George Dvorsky, Gregg Edelman, Cris Groenendaal, Juliet Lambert, Marin Mazzie, Marcus Olson, William Parry, Matthew Porretta, Francis Ruivivar, John Leslie Wolfe
Director
James Lapine
Producer
The Shubert Organization, Capital Cities / ABC Inc., Roger Berlind and Scott Rudin
Musical Director
Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
Adrianne Lobel
Costume Design
Jane Greenwood
Lighting Design
Beverly Emmons

1996 Film Version

Movie Name
Passion
Type
Filmed Live on Stage, American Playhouse
Director
James Lapine
Starring
Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Off-Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
1997 London Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Other

Merchandise




1994 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actress in a Musical - Donna Murphy
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Tom Aldredge
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Marin Mazzie
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Jere Shea

1994 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Book
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Donna Murphy
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Jere Shea

1994 Theatre World Award Nominations

Jere Shea

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