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Passion




This 1994 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is adapted from Ettore Scola’s 1981 Italian film “Passione d’Amore” and features the work of Stephen Sondheim.


Story:

Giorgio, a handsome Italian captain, is transferred from Milan at the height of a passionate love affair with a married woman - the indisputably beautiful Clara. While stationed at a provincial military outpost, Giorgio struggles to connect with other soldiers, but begins to build a friendship with the Colonel’s sickly, tormented niece, Fosca. As time passes, Giorgio finds himself torn between the unavailable and uncommitted Clara and the obsessive Fosca, an emotional battle that has dangerous consequences and teaches him the true meaning of love.


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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
Filmed Live 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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