Kiss of the Spider Woman opened at the Broadhurst Theatre May 3, 1993, after beginning preview performances April 19. The musical, starring Tony Award winners Chita Rivera, Brent Carver, and Anthony Crivello, played 16 previews and 904 performances before closing July 1, 1995. The musical would go on to be nominated for 11 Tony Awards, winning seven, including Best Musical, Best Actress for Rivera, and Best Actor for Carver.
The musical, featuring music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Terrence McNally, tells the story of an Argentine revolutionary who is thrown in a prison cell with a gay man jailed on a morals charge who escapes from the terrifying reality of prison life into fantasies featuring a mysterious 1940s movie star.
Flip through photos of the production below:
Photos: Look Back at Kiss of the Spider Woman on Broadway
Kiss of the Spider Woman, directed by Harold Prince, featured choreography by Vincent Paterson, additional choreography by Rob Marshall, scenic and projection design by Jerome Sirlin, costume design by Florence Klotz, lighting design Howell Binkley, and sound design by Martin Levan.