Passion

Discover the power of love in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1994 Tony Award-winning musical. CSC is proud to present the first fully-staged New York revival of this rarely-performed masterpiece, helmed by the innovative John Doyle who has been celebrated for his revelatory reinterpretations of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and Company. Experience this remarkable work that has grown in both critical and popular esteem to become what many consider to be Sondheim’s deepest and most powerful evening of musical theater.


EXQUISITE…of all the formidable directors who have staged Mr. Sondheim’s musicals, no one cuts closer to their heart than John Doyle. Judy Kuhn endows Fosca with a directness and honesty that makes her the most sympathetic–and perversely sane–I have seen. Melissa Errico lends dimension and texture to a Clara who isn’t, in this version, all surface. Ryan Silverman gives a performance of risk-taking, unconditional emotional commitment.”The New York Times


A GREAT PRODUCTION OF A GREAT WORK! The best of Sondheim’s collaborations with James Lapine. It will be a long time before we see another staging that speaks so eloquently to the mysteries of the human heart. IT WILL MOVE YOU TO THE MARROW.” – The Wall Street Journal


HYPNOTIC. Judy Kuhn is impeccable and compelling in the ebb and flow of this romantic, subtle score.” – Associated Press   “Some of the most HAUNTINGLY LYRICAL music in the Sondheim canon. Melissa Errico is ravishing.– The Huffington Post


GLORIOUS–intimate, rapturous, ravishingly performed.” – Newsday   “GORGEOUS–a feast for the ears and the eyes. Musical theater scores don’t come more glorious.” – The New York Daily News


PERFORMANCES FROM FEBRUARY 8 – APRIL 19, 2013

Music & Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE
Directed & Designed by JOHN DOYLE

Cast: JOHN ANTONY, STEPHEN BOGARDUS, JEFFRY DENMAN, JASON MICHAEL EVANS, AMY JUSTMAN, KEN KRUGMAN, JUDY KUHN, ORVILLE MENDOZA, TOM NELIS, WILL REYNOLDS, RYAN SILVERMAN

Music Director ROB BERMAN
Costume Design ANN HOULD-WARD
Lighting Design JANE COX
Sound Design DAN MOSES SCHREIER
Orchestrations JONATHAN TUNICK