Giorgio, a young soldier, is in love with the married Clara and becomes her lover. But they are separated when Giorgio is posted far away where he meets the unhappy unhealthy Fosca who develops a passionate love for Giorgio and tries to make him love her. Film of the Broadway production. Written by
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and James Lapine
recalled on the DVD commentary that this show had huge problems in rehearsals, partly because Fosca was so unlikeable and partly because elements that were familiar to 19th century audiences appeared bizarre to 20th century audiences. Donna Murphy
reminded the other commentators that at one preview performance, when Fosca collapsed, the audience applauded. See more
Love isn't so convenient, it isn't something scheduled in advance. Not something guaranteed you need for fear it may pass you by. You have to take a chance. You can't just try it out. What's love unless it's unconditional?
[He crumples Clara's letter
Love doesn't give a damn about tomorrow, and neither do I.
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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Marin Mazzie See more