Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as Kate/Lilli Vanessi and Will Chase as Fred Graham/Petruchio, is set to begin performances February 14 at Studio 54. The Cole Porter musical comedy features an updated libretto by Tony-nominated composer-lyricst Amanda Green, and is directed by Scott Ellis with choreography by Warren Carlyle.
Kiss Me, Kate will officially open March 14.
Joining O’Hara and Chase are 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.
Flip through photos of rehearsal below:
Photos: A First Look Inside Rehearsal for Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway
Rounding out the cast are, Darius Barnes, Preston Truman Boyd, Will Burton, Derrick Cobey, Jesmille Darbouze, Rick Faugno, Haley Fish, Marissa McGowan, Sarah Meahl, Justin Prescott, Christine Cornish Smith, Sherisse Springer, Sam Strasfeld, and Travis Waldschmidt.
Kiss Me, Kate features a score by Porter and Sam and Bella Spewack. The production will feature music direction by Paul Gemignani, orchestrations by Larry Hochman, dance arrangements by David Chase, sets by David Rockwell, costumes by Jeff Mahshie, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Brian Ronan, and hair and wig design by David Brian Brown.