The cast of the Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate will head into the recording studio with Ghostlight Records April 22 to record a cast album. A release date for the album, produced by Kurt Deutsch and Lawrence Manchester, has yet to be announced.
The revamped Cole Porter musical, which opened March 14 at Studio 54, features an updated libretto by Tony-nominated composer-lyricist Amanda Green, direction by Scott Ellis, and choreography by Warren Carlyle.
The limited Broadway engagement of Kiss Me, Kate continues its extended run through June 30. Leading the cast are Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase as feuding lovers Lilli Vanessi/Kate and Fred Graham/Petruchio, respectively.
The principal cast also features 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.
Rounding out the company are Darius Barnes, Preston Truman Boyd, Will Burton, Derrick Cobey, Jesmille Darbouze, Rick Faugno, Haley Fish, Tanya Haglund, Erica Mansfield, 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 a book by Sam and Bella Spewack. The Roundabout revival has 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.