Silverman joins three-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn (Les Miserables, Chess, She Loves Me) as ugly, love-hungry predator Fosca, and Amour Tony nominee Melissa Errico as Giorgio's far-away, luminously beautiful lover Clara. Additional casting will be announced.
Passion will begin performances Feb. 7, 2013, at CSC's home at 136 E. 13th Street. Opening night is Feb. 28.
The musical set in a remote Italian soldiers' outpost in the 19th century opened on Broadway in spring 1994 and won the Tony Award that year for Best Musical.
Silverman, who also played Raoul in the Las Vegas production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom, appeared in Music in the Air (as Karl) for Encores!; Cry-Baby on Broadway, and as Al in The Most Happy Fella by New York City Opera. In London he played Tony in the Olivier Award-nominated West Side Story. He starred as Sky in the national tour of Mamma Mia!, and as Jose in the world premiere of the new musical Carmen at La Jolla Playhouse. He also performed in the Chicago production of Wicked.
Additional casting and creative team for Passion (which has a book by Lapine and music and lyrics by Sondheim) will be announced shortly.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You