- Winner, Tony Award, Best Musical 1994
- Winner, Tony Award, Best Book 1994
- Winner, Tony Award, Best Music and Lyrics 1994
Passion is the third original collaboration between Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Their first, Sunday in the Park with George, earned them a Pulitzer Prize. Their second, Into the Woods, won Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, and Drama Critics Circle awards.
"Held me in its grip...had me sobbing uncontrollably...Sondheim's deepest, most powerful work."- Robert Brustein, New Republic
"Easily among Sondheim's best—subtle, rhapsodic and full of emotional depth."- David Patrick Stearns, USA Today
"Hypnotic, rigorous, very risky...a major work."- Vincent Canby, New York Times