Kinky Boots Tony Winner Billy Porter Will Be Kate in All-Male Taming of the Shrew

News   Kinky Boots Tony Winner Billy Porter Will Be Kate in All-Male Taming of the Shrew
 
Artistic director Michael Kahn has announced the 2015-16 season for Washington, DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Billy Porter
Billy Porter

One of the highlights will be an all-male production of Shakespeare's The Taming of Shrew. Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, the cast will be led by Tony-winning Kinky Boots star Billy Porter as Kate.

In a statement Kahn said, “It is my goal to give fresh voices in directing an opportunity to tackle STC productions, and to bring the talent of those emerging artists to our stage. Ed is known for his epic, immersive performance-style productions, which I am pleased to share with our audiences with his examination of identity and gender roles.”

The complete season follows.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ethan McSweeny 

Salomé
Adapted and directed by Yaël Farber

Kiss Me, Kate
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Samuel and Bella Spewack
Directed by Alan Paul 

The Critic
By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

The Real Inspector Hound
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Michael Kahn 

Othello
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ron Daniels 

1984
By George Orwell
A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan 

The Taming of the Shrew
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar

Performance dates will be announced at a later time. For more information visit www.shakespearetheatre.org.

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