EMMA, a timeless love story from one of the most widely read writers of all time, is a musical that will entice modern audiences to fall in love again with one of Jane Austen’s most adored characters. Paul Gordon’s critically acclaimed stage adaptation re-imagines the Austen’s classic in mid-century modern yet keeps the language intact.
Will Reynolds & Kelli Barret
Directed by JOHN DOYLE
"Close enough to singe your soul" is how
The New York Times described the new production of PASSION, composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim and bookwriter James Lapine's 1994 Tony Award-winning Best Musical. The Daily News hailed it as "a feast for the eyes and ears," while The Wall Street Journal
predicted, "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."
Directed by the innovative John Doyle, who has been celebrated for his revelatory reinterpretations of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd
and Company, the Classic Stage Company production of PASSION, the first fully-staged New York revival of a 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 theatre.
The New York Daily News proclaimed “Musical theater scores don’t come more glorious!” Now PS Classics, home to a dozen Sondheim discs, is proud to preserve this new PASSION in an expansive two-disc set.
Live from Birdland
Making his Birdland debut, Fred Ebb Award-winning composer WILL REYNOLDS takes the stage sharing new songs as well as selections from his musicals THE VIOLET HOUR and RADIOACTIVE (with lyricist ERIC PRICE.)
Featuring Broadway’s ADAM KAPLAN, KERSTIN ANDERSON, AISHA JACKSON, acclaimed trumpeter BENNY BENACK III, and soul vocalist (and husband!) CHRIS AMS, ROB MITZNER (drums), MARK VANDERPOOL (bass).
Filmed by SHOSHANA FEINSTEIN. Technician: ROB POLANCO.