‘Passion’ nabs Gasteyer

Actress set for Fosca

Ana Gasteyer toplines a Chicago production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Passion,” to be helmed in the fall by Gary Griffin (“The Color Purple”).

Gasteyer (“Wicked”) will play Fosca, the role for which Donna Murphy won a Tony in 1994.

The production from Chicago Shakespeare Theater also stars Kathy Voytko and Kevin Gudahl. Set is by Eugene Lee (“Wicked”) and costumes are by Paul Tazewell (“Color Purple”).

Griffin, who is associate a.d. of CST, has helmed Sondheim tuners “A Little Night Music” and “Sunday in the Park with George” for the company. “Passion” runs Oct. 2-Nov. 11.

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