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.
Doyle is the Tony Award-winning director of the recent Broadway revivals of Sweeney Todd and Company (as well as the upcoming Pump Boys and Dinettes).
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.
Additional casting and creative team for Passion (which has a book by Lapine and music and lyrics by Sondheim) will be announced shortly.
For more information about Off-Broadway's CSC, now offering Ivanov starring Ethan Hawke, visit classicstage.org.
Classic Stage Company is under the leadership of artistic director Brian Kulick and executive director Greg Reiner.