In February, Roundabout Theatre Company will bring Kiss Me, Kate back to Broadway in an all-new revival directed by Scott Ellis, starring Kelli O’Hara as Kate/Lilli Vanessi and Will Chase as Fred Graham/Petruchio. Check out a dance number from the upcoming production in the video above.
Cole Porter's 1948 musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate will begin previews February 14, 2019 at Studio 54 ahead of a March 14 opening. As previously reported, the musical will feature an updated libretto by Tony-nominated composer-lyricist Amanda Green.
Tony winner Warren Carlyle (featured in the video above) will choreograph the production, which will feature music direction by Paul Gemignani, orchestrations by Larry Hochman, and dance arrangements by David Chase.
The cast is completed by James T. Lane as Paul, Corbin Bleu as Lucentio/Bill Calhoun, Terence Archie as Harrison Howell, Mel Johnson Jr. as Harry Trevor/Baptista, Stephanie Styles as Lois Lane/Bianca, Adrienne Walker as Hattie, and Lance Coadie Williams and John Pankow as Gangsters.
The ensemble is made up of Phillip Attmore, Darius Barnes, Preston Truman Boyd, Will Burton, Derrick Cobey, Jesmille Darbouze, Rick Faugno, Haley Fish, Tanya Haglund, Erica Mansfield, Marissa McGowan, Sarah Meahl, Christine Cornish Smith, Sherisse Springer, Sam Strasfeld, and Ron Todorowski.
Kiss Me, Kate features a score by Cole Porter and a book by Sam and Bella Spewack.
The video features ensemble members Attmore, Barnes, Haglund, Mansfield, Strasfeld, and Todorowski. As well as performers Erin Moore and Monique Smith, and musicians Mark Mitchell, Paul Pizzuti, Jj. Mcgeehan, John Beal, and Greg Thymus.