Season 30, Episode 1 Stephen Sondheim's 'Passion'

First Aired: March 31, 2005

Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris and Audra McDonald are at the corners of a dark love triangle in a concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Tony-winning 1994 musical, “Passion.” It's set in 1860s Italy, where Cerveris and McDonald play young lovers and LuPone is the sickly, unattractive older woman who possesses an all-consuming passion for Cerveris. Telecast from Lincoln Center's Rose Theater.

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  • Premiered: January 30, 1976
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: Classical selections, dance, opera, jazz and other music from New York's Lincoln Center. Winner of numerous Emmys and two Peabody Awards, it's one of TV's most durable cultural showcases. In 1976, the year of its debut, it featured the first live telecasts… (more)

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