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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Based on the film Passione d'Amore (1981) directed by Ettore Scola,
and on the novel Fosca by I. U. Tarchetti

1993 Workshop

A closed workshop (working title: Passione d'Amore) took place in October, 1993 at Lincoln Center, NYC.  Cast included Donna Murphy (Fosca), Peter Gallagher (Giorgio), and Ron Rifkin (Dr. Tambourri)

1994 Broadway Production

Previews began March 24, 1994 for 52 performances
at the Plymouth Theater, NYC
Opened May 9, 1994 at the Plymouth Theater
Closed January 7, 1995; Ran for 280 performances
Produced by The Shubert Organization, Capitol Cities/ABC, Roger Berlind, and Scott Rudin by arrangement with Lincoln Center Theater
Directed by James Lapine
Set Design by Adrianne Lobel
Costume Design by Jane Greenwood
Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons
Sound Design by Otts Munderloh
Hair Design by Phyllis Della
Musical Direction by Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Cast

Clara - Marin Mazzie
Giorgio - Jere Shea
Colonel Ricci - Gregg Edelman
Doctor Tambourri - Tom Aldredge
Lieutenant Torasso - Francis Ruivivar
Sergeant Lombardi - Marcus Olson
Lieutenant Barri - William Parry
Major Rizzolli - Cris Groenendaal
Private Augenti - George Dvorsky
Fosca - Donna Murphy
Fosca's Mother - Linda Balgord
Fosca's Father - John Leslie Wolfe
Ludovic - Matthew Porretta
Mistress - Juliet Lambert
Alternates - Gibby Brand, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Frank Lombardi

Musical Numbers

  • Scene One: Giorgio and Clara's room.
    • Happiness ["I'm so happy, I'm afraid I'll die..."] - Clara and Giorgio
  • Scene Two: The dining quarters.
    • First Letter ["Clara, I cried..."] - Clara and Giorgio
    • Second Letter ["Giorgio, I, too, have cried...] - Clara and Giorgio
    • Third Letter ["Clara, I'm in hell..."] - Clara, Giorgio, Soldiers
    • Fourth Letter ["Yesterday I walked through the park..."] - Clara
    • I Read ["I do not read to think..."] - Fosca
    • Transition (#1) ["How can I describe her..."] - Giorgio
    • "The townó It is remote, isn't it?" - Soldiers
  • Scene Three: The castle garden.
    • Garden Sequence ["All the while we strolled..."] - Giorgio, Clara, Fosca
  • Scene Four: The dining quarters.
    • Transition (#2) ["All the time I watched from my room..."] - Soldiers
  • Scene Five: The courtyard.
    • Trio ["I am writing to you, signora..."] - Fosca, Giorgio, Clara
    • Transition (#3) ["I watched you from my window..."] - Attendants
  • Scene Six: Fosca's drawing room.
  • Scene Six: Interlude.
    • "Three weeks..." - Clara +
    • "This is hell..." - Soldiers & Attendants +
  • Scene Six: Doctor Tambourri's office.
  • Scene Seven: Fosca's bedroom.
    • "God, you are so beautiful..." - Fosca +
    • I Wish I Could Forget You - Fosca
    • "How can I describe her..." - Soldiers +
  • Scene Eight: Billiard room.
    • Soldier's Gossip (#1) ["Did you hear that scream..."] - Soldiers
    • Flashback ["As a child, she was lonely..."] - Colonel Ricci, Fosca, Mother, Father, Ludovic, Mistress
  • Scene Nine: The mountainside, a distance from the outpost.
    • Sunrise Letter ["Giorgio, I stand here staring at the sunrise..."] - Clara and Giorgio
    • Is This What You Call Love? - Giorgio
  • Scene Ten: Parade ground.
    • Soldiers' Gossip (#2) ["Both of them were soaked..."] - Soldiers
    • Nightmare ["Everywhere I turn, there you are..."] - Group #1 and #2 +
  • Scene Eleven: A train compartment.
    • Transition (#4) ["To feel a woman's touch..."] - Rizzolli
    • Forty Days - Clara
    • Loving You - Fosca
    • Transition (#5) ["How long were we apart..."] - Woman, Man
    • Soldiers' Gossip (#3) ["Forty days!..."] - Soldiers
  • Scene Twelve: Near the Milan train station.
    • "Giorgio, I didn't tell you in my letter..." - Clara +
  • Scene Thirteen: The Colonel's dining room.
    • Christmas Carol - Torasso +
    • Farewell Letter ["Giorgio, I am writing to you, my angel..."] - Clara
    • Just Another Love Story - Giorgio and Clara
  • Scene Fourteen: Fosca's bedroom.
    • No One Has Ever Loved Me - Giorgio
    • "All this happiness..." - Fosca
  • Scene Fifteen: An open field.
    • The Duel +
  • Scene Sixteen: A hospital.
    • Finale - Company

Note: No song titles were listed in the program.  These titles are from the cast recording.  The scene breakdown given here is from the published libretto. They match those given by Sondheim in his second book of collected lyrics, Look, I Made a Hat, until Scene 8. He gives the flashback sequence as a separate scene, "Scene 9 (Flashback)", so every scene which follows is one ahead of those in the published libretto. Sondheim's sequence has been retained on the master Song list.

+ These selections were not included on the recording.

Tony Awards

Drama Desk Awards

Recording

Passion

Passion - Original Broadway Cast Recording
Produced by Phil Ramone
Recorded by Al Schmitt
Recorded May 29, 1994 at the Hit Factory, NYC
Liner notes by Michiko Kakutani
Lyrics included

  • Compact Disc, 1994 [Broadway Angel CDQ 55251] (56:44 mins.)
  • Cassette, 1994 [Broadway Angel 4DQ 55251]

Grammy Award for best musical show album

Selections:

Happiness (5:10), First Letter (1:11), Second Letter (0:33), Third Letter (0:49), Fourth Letter (0:51), I Read (5:26), Transition (0:41), Garden Sequence (5:13), Transition (1:07), Trio (2:17), Transition (0:36), I Wish I Could Forget You (3:14), Soldiers' Gossip (1:10), Flashback (6:56), Sunrise Letter (1:42), Is This What You Call Love? (1:33), Soldiers' Gossip (0:46), Transition (0:37), Forty Days (0:44), Loving You (2:07), Transition (0:34), Soldiers' Gossip (0:37), Farewell Letter (3:08), No One Has Ever Loved Me (4:25), Finale (4:57)

1996 London Production

Passion [London handbill]

Previews began March 13, 1996
Opened March 26, 1996 at the Queen's Theatre, London
Closed September 28, 1996; Ran for 232 performances
Produced by Bill Kenwright and the Theatre Royal Plymouth
Directed by Jeremy Sam
Designed by Paul Farsworth
Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson
Sound Designer: John A. Leonard
Musical Director: Mark W. Dorrell
Musical Staging: Jonathan Butterell
Assistant Director: Anna Coombs
Casting Director: Shirley Teese

Cast

Clara - Helen Hobson
Giorgio - Michael Ball
Colonel Ricci - David Firth
Doctor Tambourri - Hugh Ross
Lieutenant Torasso - Simon Green
Sergeant Lombardi - Michael Cantwell
Lieutenant Barri - Michael Heath
Major Rizzolli - Nigel Williams
Private Augenti - Barry Patterson
Fosca - Maria Friedman
Fosca's Mother - Monica Ernesti
Fosca's Father - Nigel Williams
Ludovic - Barry Patterson
Mistress - Freva Copeland
Adriana - Annette Yeo
Ernesto - Ian McLarnon

Musical Numbers

[Same as the Broadway Production, except there was an intermission between Scene Seven and Scene Eight, and a new song in Scene Thirteen (called "No One Has Ever Loved Me" on the London concert recording, but not the same as the similarly titled selection on the Broadway recording).  It is sung after the "Farewell Letter" by Giorgio in his confrontation with Doctor Tambourri.]

1996 Signature Theatre Production

Opened April 24, 1996 at the Signature Theatre, Arlington VA
Closed June 30, 1996
Directed by Eric D. Schaeffer
Costume Design by Allen D. Smith
Set Design by Lou Stancari
Lighting by Daniel MacLean Wagner
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Musical Director: Jon Kalbfleisch

Cast

Giorgio - Lewis Cleale
Clara - April Harr Blandin
Fosca - Anne Kanengeiser
Doctor Tambourri - Richard Henrich

1996 Television Version

Filmed January 16 - 18, 1995 at the Plymouth Theater,
shortly after the close of the Broadway Production
World Premiere: San Francisco International Film Festival,
AMC Kabuki Theatres, April 25 & 28, 1996
Televised September 8, 1996 on PBS's "American Playhouse"
Executive Producer: Michael Brandman
Producer: Kimberly Myers
Directed by James Lapine
Director of Photography: John Bailey, A.S.C.
Set Design by Adrianne Lobel
Costume Design by Jane Greenwood
Original Lighting for the stage designed by Beverly Emmons
Sound Design by Otts Munderloh
Hair Design by Phyllis Della
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Musical Direction by Paul Gemignani
Associate Director: Jane Comfort

Cast

Clara - Marin Mazzie
Giorgio - Jere Shea
Colonel Ricci - Gregg Edelman
Doctor Tambourri - Tom Aldredge
Lieutenant Torasso - Francis Ruivivar
Sergeant Lombardi - Marcus Olson
Lieutenant Barri - William Parry
Major Rizzolli - T. J. Meyers
Private Augenti - John Antony
Fosca - Donna Murphy
Fosca's Father - Andy Umberger
Fosca's Mother - Linda Balgord
Ludovic - Christopher Peccaro
Mistress - Colleen Fitzpatrick

Video Recording

Passion [Video]

  • Laserdisc, 1997 [ABC / Image ID3803AD] (114 mins.)
  • VHS, 1997
  • DVD, 2003 [Image Entertainment]
    Commentary by Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine, Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie, and Ira Weitzman
    Audio-only extended version of "No One Has Ever Loved Me" performed by Jere Shea

1997 London Concert Version

Performed June 12-15, 1997 at the BBC Hippodrome Theatre, Golders Green, London
Presented by Bill Kenwright
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Musical Director - Mark W. Dorrell
Deputy Musical Director: Caroline Humphris
Concert Music Producer: Jon Miller
Wardrobe Mistress: Debbie Bennett

Cast

Giorgio - Michael Ball
Fosca - Maria Friedman
Clara - Helen Hobson
Doctor Tambourri - Hugh Ross
Colonel Ricci - Paul Bentley
Sergeant Lombardi - Michael Cantwell
Mistress - Freya Copeland
Fosca's Mother - Monica Ernesti
Lieutenant Torasso / Ludovic - Simon Green
Lieutenant Barri - Michael Dore
Ernesto - Matthew White
Major Rizzolli / Fosca's Father - Nigel Williams
Adriana - Annette Yeo

Musical Numbers

  • Happiness - Giorgio and Clara
  • First Letter - Giorgio and Clara
  • Second Letter - Clara and Giorgio
  • Third Letter - Clara, Giorgio, Ensemble
  • Fourth Letter - Clara
  • Fosca's Entrance - Fosca
  • Garden Sequence - Giorgio, Clara, Fosc
  • Transition - Ensemble
  • Fifth Letter - Fosca, Giorgio, Clara
  • Scene Seven, Part One - Fosca
  • Scene Seven, Part Two (Clara's Letter) - Clara
  • I Wish I Could Forget You - Fosca
  • Soldiers' Gossip - Soldiers
  • Flashback - Colonel Ricci, Fosca, Mother, Father, Count Ludovic, Mistress
  • Sunrise Letter - Clara and Giorgio
  • Is This What You Call Love? - Giorgio
  • Soldiers' Gossip (reprise) - Soldiers
  • Nightmare - Company
  • Forty Days - Clara
  • Loving You - Fosca
  • Scene Twelve - Clara
  • Scene Thirteen (Farewell Letter) - Clara
  • Just Another Love Story - Giorgio and Clara
  • No One Has Ever Loved Me - Giorgio
  • Scene Fourteen - Giorgio and Fosca
  • The Duel - Orchestra
  • Finale - Giorgio, Fosca and Company

Note: These are the titles given to the various cuts in the released recording

Recording

Passion [London Concert Recording]

Passion - Original London Company
Produced by Chris Walker
Recording Engineer: Nick Gomm

  • Compact Disc [UK release], 1997 [First Night Records Cast CD61] (74:55 mins.)
  • Compact Disc [US release], 2001 [First Night Records]

Selections:

Happiness (6:11), First Letter (1:22), Second Letter (0:43), Third Letter (0:44), Fourth Letter (0:58), Fosca's Entrance (5:36), Garden Sequence (7:10), Transition (1:36), Fifth Letter (3:31), Scene Seven, Part One (2:25), Scene Seven, Part Two (Clara's Letter) (1:05), I Wish I Could Forget You (4:32), Soldiers' Gossip (1:10), Flashback (8:01), Sunrise Letter (1:39), Is This What You Call Love? (1:23), Soldiers' Gossip (reprise) (0:56), Nightmare (0:55), Forty Days (1:26), Loving You (2:17), Scene Twelve (1:38), Scene Thirteen (Farewell Letter) (2:01), Just Another Love Story (2:52), No One Has Ever Loved Me (3:09), Scene Fourteen (4:04), The Duel (0:43), Finale (6:30)

2002 Kennedy Center Production

Opened July 19, 2002 at the Eisenhower Theater, The Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Closed August 23, 2002 after a limited engagement of 15 performances
Produced for The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Max Woodward
[James A. Johnson, Chairman; Michael M. Kaiser, President;
Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director; Kay Cameron, Music Supervisor]

Passion [Kennedy Center Production]

Directed by Eric Schaeffer
Music Direction by Patrick Vaccariello
Scenic Design by Derek McLane
Costume Design by Anne Kennedy
Lighting Design by Howell Binkley
Sound Design by Tom Morse
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Technical Director: Neil Fleitell

Cast

Clara - Rebecca Luker
Giorgio - Michael Cerveris
Colonel Ricci - John Leslie Wolfe
Doctor Tambourri - Philip Goodwin
Lieutenant Torasso - Daniel Felton
Sergeant Lombardi - Bob McDonald
Lieutenant Barri - Lawrence Redmond
Major Rizzolli - Michael L. Forrest
Private Augenti - Will Gartshore
Fosca - Judy Kuhn
Soldier - Michael Sharp
Fosca's Mother - Teresa Reid
Fosca's Father - Stephen F. Schmidt
Ludovic - Will Gartshore
Mistress - Tracy Lynn Olivera
Male Swing - Michael Sharp
Understudy to Soldier - Ty Hreben

Musical Numbers

[Same as the Broadway Production, with the addition of the new song in Scene Thirteen, originally written for the London Production]

2003 Ravinia Festival Concerts

Two performances on August 22-23, 2003 at the Ravinia Festival Pavilion, Highland Park IL
Directed by Lonny Price
Music Direction by Paul Gemignani
Costume Design by Gail Brassard
Lighting Design by Robert Christen
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Cast

Clara - Audra MacDonald
Giorgio - Michael Cerveris
Colonel Ricci - David Girolmo
Doctor Tambourri - David Darlow
Lieutenant Torasso - James Rank
Sergeant Lombardi - Paul Alessandro
Lieutenant Barri - Roger Anderson
Major Rizzolli - Brian Herriott
Private Augenti - Stephen Wallem
Fosca - Patti LuPone
Fosca's Mother - Marilyn Bogitechn
Fosca's Father - Ray Frewen
Ludovic - John Clonts
Mistress - Kymberly Mellen
Ensemble - Cory Goodrich, Jacob Langfelde

2004 Bridewell Production

Opened March 4, 2004 at the Bridewell Theatre, London
Closed April 3, 2004. Ran for 31 performances
Directed by Carol Metcalfe
Designed by Carrie Southall
Musical Supervisor and orchestrations by Stuart Barr
Musical direction by James McKeon
Movement directed by Mykal Rand with Omar F. Okai
Lighting designed by Flick Ansell

Cast

Fosca - Clare Burt
Clara - Kate Arneil
Giorgio - Mark Carroll
Colonel Ricci - Matthew White
Major Rizzolli / Fosca's Father - William Kenning
Lieutenant Torasso / Fosca's Mother - David Menkin
Private Augenti / Mistress - Domenic Brewer
Sergeant Lombardi - Nigel Pilkington
Doctor Tambourri - Simon Masterton
Lieutenant Barri / Ludovic - Christopher Jay

2005 Lincoln Center Concerts

Three performances on March 30 - April 1, 2005 at the Rose Theater of Frederick P. Rose Hall, NYC
Produced by the Jazz at Lincoln Center, American Songbook Series
Directed by Lonny Price
Music Direction by Paul Gemignani
with the American Theater Orchestra
Musical Staging by Marla Lampert
Set Design by James Noone
Costume Design by Gail Brassard
Lighting Design by Alan Adelman
Sound Design by Tom Clark
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Television presentation broadcast on March 31, 2005 by PBS's "Live from Lincoln Center"
Produced by John Goberman
Directed by Lonny Price
Associate Director: Alan Skog
Supervising Producer: Marc Bauman

Cast

Clara - Audra MacDonald
Giorgio - Michael Cerveris
Colonel Ricci - Allen Fitzpatrick
Doctor Tambourri - Richard Easton
Lieutenant Torasso - Alexander Gemignani
Sergeant Lombardi - Timothy Gulan
Lieutenant Barri - Devin Richards
Major Rizzolli - James Clow
Lieutenant [sic] Augenti - John Sloman
Fosca - Patti LuPone
Fosca's Mother - Gina Ferrall
Fosca's Father - John Cunningham
Ludovic - George Dvorsky
Mistress - Kate Baldwin
Male Attendants - Trey Compton, Jono Hustis
Female Attendants - Jenn Dottino, Abby Stevens
Mail Boy - Joshua Johnston

2010 Donmar Warehouse Production

Previews began September 10, 2010 at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London
Opened September 21, 2010. Closed November 27, 2010
Director: Jamie Lloyd
Choreographer: Scott Ambler
Designer: Christopher Oram
Lighting Designer: Neil Austin
Sound Designers: Nick Lidster and Terry Jardine
Musical Director: Alan Williams
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Cast

Clara - Scarlett Strallen
Giorgio - David Thaxton
Fosca - Elena Roger
Colonel Ricci - David Birrell
Doctor Tambourri - Allan Corduner
Lieutenant Torasso - Simon Bailey
Sergeant Lombardi - Haydn Oakley
Lieutenant Barri - Ross Dawes
Major Rizzolli - Tim Morgan
Private Augenti - Iwan Lewis
Fosca's Mother - Ross Dawes
Fosca's Father - Tim Morgan
Ludovic - Simon Bailey
Mistress - Haydn Oakley

2013 Off-Broadway Revival

Passion

Previews began February 8, 2013 at the East 13th Street/CSC Theatre, NYC
Opened February 28, 2013; Ran for 92 performances (including 23 previews)
Closed April 19, 2013
Produced by The Classic Stage Company
[Greg Reiner, Executive Director; Brian Kulick Artistic Director] Directed by John Doyle
Set Design by John Doyle
Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Design by Jane Cox
Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier
Make Up Design by Angelina Avallone
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick Musical Direction by Rob Berman

Passion [Playbill for the Classic Stage Company 2013 production]

Cast

Clara - Melissa Errico [replaced on March 22, 2013 by Amy Justman]
Giorgio - Ryan Silverman
Fosca - Judy Kuhn
Colonel Ricci - Stephen Bogardus
Doctor Tambourri - Tom Nelis
Lieutenant Torasso / Father - Ken Krugman
Lieutenant Barri / Mother - Jeffry Denman
Major Rizzolli / Ludovic - Will Reynolds
Private Augenti / Mistress - Jason Michael Evans
Sergeant Lombardi / Cook - Orville Mendoza
Understudies - John Anthony, Jason Michael Evans, and Amy Justman

Recording

Passion

Passion - 2013 New York Cast Recording
Produced by Tommy Krasker
Executive Producers: Philip Chaffin & Sean Patrick Flahaven
Recorded by Bart Migal
Recorded May 13, 2013 at Avatar Studios, New York City
Music direction by Rob Berman
Art direction and design: Derek Bishop
Liner notes by Patrick Pacheco
Lyrics included

Note: Melissa Errico of the original cast was replaced by Rebecca Luker in the role of "Clara" for this recording.

  • Compact Disc, July 2013 [PS Classics PS-1317] (80:58 mins.)

Selections:

Disc One: Happiness
(6:05), "Ah, Captain Bachetti..." (0:48), First Letter (0:23), ""That's Signora Fosca playing..." (0:49), Second Letter (0:21), "Don't be alarmed..." (0:39), Third Letter (0:37), "Late for breakfast, Captain Bachetti..." (0:33), Fourth Letter (0:56), I Read (5:02), "How very kind..." (0:32), Transition ("How can I describe her?") (1:07), Garden Sequence (5:59), Transition ("All the time I watched from my room...") (2:17), Fifth Letter (2:37), "I hope we can still take hands..." (1:23), Three Weeks (0:57), "Signora Fosca has taken a turn for the worse..." (1:10), "I never thought you would come..." (3:15), I Wish I Could Forget You (3:23)

Disc Two: Soldiers' Gossip I (1:09), Flashback (7:48), Sunrise Letter (1:43), "Are you running away from me?" (0:50), Is This What You Call Love? (1:39), Soldiers' Gossip II (0:41), Nightmare (0:37), "She was dragging me down..." (0:51), Transition ("To feel a woman's touch...") (0:42), Forty Days (0:46), "How dare you follow me!" (2:09), Loving You (1:55), Soldiers' Gossip III (0:34), Milan (0:54), "I'm only staying four days..." (2:01), Christmas Music (0:41), "Thank you for coming, Captain..." (1:05), Farewell Letter (3:47), "I discovered this letter at my cousin's bedside..." (1:09), No One Has Ever Loved Me (4:23), Duel (1:42), Finale (4:38)

Recordings of Songs

    The songs in Passion were not individually titled in the programs or libretto.  First lines have been include to aid in the identification of the various selections.  The titles marked with an asterisk [*] are those as registered with ASCAP.

  • Christmas Music ["God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" with Italian lyrics]
    • Ken Krugman
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • The Duel [instrumental]
    • Orchestra
      Passion London Concert 1997
    • Orchestra
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * Farewell Letter ["Giorgio, I am writing to you, my angel..."]
    • Marin Mazzie and Jere Shea
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994 [includes Just Another Love Story]
    • Helen Hobson and Michael Ball
      Passion London Concert 1997 [as Scene Thirteen and Just Another Love Story]
    • Rebecca Luker and Ryan Silverman
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • Fifth Letter [see Trio]

  • * Finale
    • Jere Shea, Donna Murphy and Company
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Michael Ball, Maria Friedman and Company
      Passion London Concert 1997
    • Ryan Silverman, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker, and Company
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * First Letter ["Clara, I cried..."]
    • Marin Mazzie and Jere Shea
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Helen Hobson and Michael Ball
      Passion London Concert 1997
    • Rebecca Luker and Ryan Silverman
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * Flashback ["As a child, she was lonely..."]
    • Gregg Edelman, Donna Murphy, Linda Balgord, John Leslie Wolfe, Matthew Porretta, and Juliet Lambert
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Paul Bentley, Maria Friedman, Monica Ernesti, Nigel Williams, Simon Green, and Freya Copeland
      Passion London Concert 1997
    • Stephen Bogardus, Judy Kuhn, Jeffry Denman, Ken Krugman, Will Reynolds, and Jason Michael Evans
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * Forty Days
    • Marin Mazzie
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Helen Hobson
      Passion London Concert 1997
    • Rebecca Luker
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * Fosca's Entrance [see I Read]

  • * Fourth Letter ["Yesterday I walked through the park..."]

  • * Garden Sequence ["All the while we strolled..."]
    • Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie and Donna Murphy
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Michael Ball, Helen Hobson and Maria Friedman
      Passion London Concert 1997 [includes Transition (#1)]
    • Ryan Silverman, Rebecca Luker and Judy Kuhn
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * Happiness ["I'm so happy, I'm afraid I'll die..."]

  • * I Read ["I do not read to think..."]
    • Donna Murphy
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Maria Friedman
      Passion London Concert 1997 [as Fosca's Entrance]
    • Judy Kuhn
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * I Wish I Could Forget You

  • * Is This What You Call Love?
    • Jere Shea
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Michael Ball
      Passion London Concert 1997
    • Ryan Silverman
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • Just Another Love Story [see Farewell Letter]

  • Love Like Ours [part of the Garden Sequence]

  • * Loving You

  • Nightmare ["Everywhere I turn, there you are..."]
    • Company
      Passion London Concert 1997
    • Company
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * No One Has Ever Loved Me [original version]
    • Jere Shea and Donna Murphy
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • The Trotter Trio
      Passion in Jazz 1994
    • Michael Ball and Maria Friedman
      Passion London Concert 1997 [as Scene Fourteen, slightly revised lyrics]
    • Ryan Silverman and Judy Kuhn
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • No One Has Ever Loved Me ["Don't you see what she's endured..."] [new song for the London Production]
    • Michael Ball
      Passion London Concert 1997

  • Scene Fourteen [see No One Has Ever Loved Me (original version)]

  • Scene Seven ["God, you are so beautiful..."]
    • Maria Friedman
      Passion London Concert 1997

  • Scene Six [see Three Weeks]

  • Scene Thirteen [see Farewell Letter]

  • Scene Twelve ["Giorgio, I didn't tell you in my letter..."]
    • Helen Hobson
      Passion London Concert 1997

  • * Second Letter ["Giorgio, I too have cried..."]
    • Marin Mazzie and Jere Shea
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Helen Hobson and Michael Ball
      Passion London Concert 1997
    • Rebecca Luker and Ryan Silverman
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * Soldiers' Gossip (#1 - #3)
    • Francis Ruivivar, George Dvorsky, Cris Groenendaal, Marcus Olsen, and William Parry
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Simon Green, Michael Dore, Nigel Williams, and Michael Cantwell
      Passion London Concert 1997
    • Ken Krugman, Jeffrey Denman, Will Reynolds, Orville Mendoza, and Jason Michael Evans
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * Sunrise Letter ["Giorgio, I stand here staring at the sunrise..."]
    • Marin Mazzie and Jere Shea
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Helen Hobson and Michael Ball
      Passion London Concert 1997
    • Rebecca Luker and Ryan Silverman
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * They Hear Drums [see Garden Sequence]

  • * Third Letter ["Clara, I'm in hell..."]
    • Marin Mazzie, Jere Shea and Ensemble
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Helen Hobson, Michael Ball and Ensemble
      Passion London Concert 1997
    • Rebecca Luker, Ryan Silverman and Ensemble
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • Three Weeks [Scene Six]
    • Rebecca Luker and Ensemble
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * Transition (#1) ["How can I describe her..."]
    • Jere Shea and Ensemble
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Michael Ball and Ensemble
      Passion London Concert 1997 [as part of the Garden Sequence]
    • Ryan Silverman and Ensemble
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * Transition (#2) ["All the time I watched from my room..."]
    • George Dvorsky, Cris Groenendaal, William Parry, and Francis Ruivivar
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Ensemble
      Passion London Concert 1997 [as Transition]
    • Ken Krugman, Jeffry Denman, Will Reynolds, Orville Mendoza, and Jason Michael Evans
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * Transition (#3) ["I've watched you from my window..."]
    • Ensemble
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Ensemble
      Passion London Concert 1997 [as part of Fifth Letter]

  • * Transition (#4) ["To feel a woman's touch..."]
    • Cris Groenendaal
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Orville Mendoza
      Passion New York Cast 2013

  • * Transition (#5) ["How long were we apart..."]
    • [Unidentified]
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994

  • * Trio ["I am writing to you, signora..."]
    • Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, and Marin Mazzie
      Passion Broadway Cast 1994
    • Maria Friedman, Michael Ball, and Helen Hobson
      Passion London Concert 1997 [as Fifth Letter]
    • Judy Kuhn, Ryan Silverman, and Rebecca Luker
      Passion New York Cast 2013 [as Fifth Letter]

Publications
Book
  • New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1994; 131 pp.
    • [1-55936-087-9] [hbk]
    • [1-55936-088-7] [pbk]
  • New York: Theatre Communications Group [book club edition], 1995

Passion [book]

Score [complete]
  • Miami FL: Warner Bros. Publications PF9608, 1996
  • Miami FL: Warner Bros. Publications [1576232948] PF9608, 1999; 208 pp. [edited by Carol Cuellar] $85.00
Score [selections]
  • Miami FL: Warner Bros. Publications VF2164, 1994; 46 pp. [includes "Happiness", "I Read", "Love Like Ours", "They Hear Drums", "I Wish I Could Forget You", "Loving You", "No One Has Ever Loved Me"]
Score [vocal selections; revised edition]
  • Milwaukee: Hal Leonard HL 00313443 [ISBN: 978-1-4234-7265-0], November 2010; 64pp. ; $16.99 [includes "Happiness", "I Read I Wish I Could Forget You", "Is This What You Call Love?", "Love Like Ours", "Loving You", "No One Has Ever Loved Me", "Sunrise Letter", "They Hear Drums", "To Feel A Woman's Touch"]

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