Complete casting has been announced for Classic Stage Company's upcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony-winning musical Passion. Directed by John Doyle, performances will begin February 8 at the off-Broadway theater. The production will officially open on February 28, playing a limited engagement through April 7.
Joining previously announced stars Judy Kuhn, Ryan Silverman and Melissa Errico are Stephen Bogardus (Colonel Ricci), Jeffry Denman (Lieutenant Barri), Jason Michael Evans (Private Augenti), Ken Krugman (Lieutenant Torasso), Orville Mendoza (Sergeant Lombardi), Tom Nelis (Doctor Tambourri) and Will Reynolds (Major Rizzoli/Ludovic). Amy Justman will serve as the female understudy.
Adapted from the film Passione d'Amore and set in 19th century Italy, Passion follows handsome soldier Giorgio (Silverman), who becomes the object of obsessive love from Fosca (Kuhn), his colonel's chronically ill, bedridden cousin. The story unfolds as Giorgio sends and receives letters from his mistress, Clara (Errico).
Passion originally opened on Broadway on May 9, 1994 at the Plymouth Theatre and ran for 280 performances. Directed by Lapine, the production starred Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie and Tom Aldredge. The show earned Tony Awards for Best Musical as well as trophies for Sondheim's score, Lapine's book and Murphy's performance.