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Stage Tube: On This Day for 5/15/16- Passion

Today in 1994, Passion opened at the Longacre Theatre, where it ran for 97 performances. Passion is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine. The story was adapted from Ettore Scola's film Passione d'Amore. Passion is notable for being one of the few projects that Stephen Sondheim himself conceived, along with Sweeney Todd and Road Show. Set in 19th century Italy, the plot concerns a young soldier and the changes in him brought about by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's homely, ailing cousin.
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Daily | Ettore Scola, 1931 – 2016

"Ettore Scola, a leading figure in Italian cinema for more than three decades, died Tuesday at the age of 84," reports the Afp. "Scola's work included A Special Day, a 1977 Oscar-nominated movie featuring Marcello Mastroianni as a persecuted radio journalist and Sophia Loren as a sentimental housewife, meeting against a backdrop of rising fascism in 1930s Italy." Lillian Schiff: "While Scola's fascination with political attitude and social change dictated by purely personal psychology never varies, he skips the light fantastic through such specialties as historical epic (La Nuit de Varennes), the musical (Le Bal), screwball comedy (A Drama of Jealousy), domestic drama (The Family), and grand romance (Passione d'Amore)." We're collecting remembrances. » - David Hudson
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Daily | Ettore Scola, 1931 – 2016

"Ettore Scola, a leading figure in Italian cinema for more than three decades, died Tuesday at the age of 84," reports the Afp. "Scola's work included A Special Day, a 1977 Oscar-nominated movie featuring Marcello Mastroianni as a persecuted radio journalist and Sophia Loren as a sentimental housewife, meeting against a backdrop of rising fascism in 1930s Italy." Lillian Schiff: "While Scola's fascination with political attitude and social change dictated by purely personal psychology never varies, he skips the light fantastic through such specialties as historical epic (La Nuit de Varennes), the musical (Le Bal), screwball comedy (A Drama of Jealousy), domestic drama (The Family), and grand romance (Passione d'Amore)." We're collecting remembrances. » - David Hudson
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 5/15/15- Passion

Today in 1994, Passion opened at the Longacre Theatre, where it ran for 97 performances. Passion is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine. The story was adapted from Ettore Scola's film Passione d'Amore. Passion is notable for being one of the few projects that Stephen Sondheim himself conceived, along with Sweeney Todd and Road Show. Set in 19th century Italy, the plot concerns a young soldier and the changes in him brought about by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's homely, ailing cousin.
See full article at BroadwayWorld.com »

Stage Tube: On This Day 5/15- Passion

Today in 1994, Passion opened at the Longacre Theatre, where it ran for 97 performances. Passion is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine. The story was adapted from Ettore Scola's film Passione d'Amore. Passion is notable for being one of the few projects that Stephen Sondheim himself conceived, along with Sweeney Todd and Road Show. Set in 19th century Italy, the plot concerns a young soldier and the changes in him brought about by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's homely, ailing cousin.
See full article at BroadwayWorld.com »

Stage Tube: On This Day 5/15- Passion

Today in 1994, Passion opened at the Longacre Theatre, where it ran for 97 performances. Passion is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine. The story was adapted from Ettore Scola's film Passione d'Amore. Passion is notable for being one of the few projects that Stephen Sondheim himself conceived, along with Sweeney Todd and Road Show. Set in 19th century Italy, the plot concerns a young soldier and the changes in him brought about by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's homely, ailing cousin.
See full article at BroadwayWorld.com »

First Nighter: Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine "Passion" Gives Passion a Bad Name

First Nighter: Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine
Just because Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine call their 1994 musical Passion, doesn't mean the intermissionless work is about passion. Sondheim and Lapine would like you to think it is. They'd like you to think their adaptation of Ettore Scola's 1981 film Passione d'Amore is about the nature of genuine, deep-seated love and not superficial, silly infatuation. It isn't, however, what they think or hope. Passion is about something quite different and ultimately highly disturbing. It's a depiction of romantic obsession and the subtly destructive ends to which romantic obsession can lead -- all of it outfitted with somber, totally humorless Sondheim songs, or in many instances songlets, that unintentionally serve as mood depressants. The true Passion message is confirmed once again in London's Donmar Warehouse revival, where the...
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