20 : Michael joins Passion reunion concert Benefit
An anniversary concert performance Oct. 20 will reteam Donna Murphy ("Wonderful Town") - who won a Tony for her performance as a sickly woman in love with a handsome captain - with Marin Mazzie ("Kiss Me, Kate"), who played the captain's beautiful mistress. The part of the captain, originated by Jere Shea, will be taken by Michael Cerveris ("Assassins"), who did the role in the 2002 Kennedy Center revival.
James Lapine, who won a Tony for the libretto, will reprise his directing duties, and frequent Sondheim collaborator Paul Gemignani will be music director.
The one-night-only event at the Ambassador Theatre benefits Friends in Deed, a nonprofit that offers free support to people with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other illnesses, as well as to caregivers, friends and families. Tickets are $500; call 212-239-6200, or visit www.telecharge.com. To purchase $750 VIP tickets, which includes the cast party, call 800-996-5433, or visit
Original stars Donna Murphy and Marin Mazzie joined recent Tony-winner Michael Cerveris on stage for the 10th anniversary concert of Passion on Oct. 20.
The original Broadway production of Passion played at the Plymouth Theatre from May 24, 1994 to January 7, 1995. After the star-studded concert, a reception was held at Whiskey Bar at the W Hotel on West 47th Street in midtown Manhattan. The concert benefitted the program Friends in Deed and was underwritten by Target.
The stars, Mazzie and Cerveris, and Murphy are seen at left arriving at the reception, while below composer Stephen Sondheim chats with Spamalot director Mike Nichols.
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