Richard Kind Joins Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway

Broadway News   Richard Kind Joins Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway
 
The Tony nominee joins the Tony-nominated revival for the remainder of its Broadway run.
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Richard Kind Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Richard Kind, most recently seen in Roundabout's benefit performance of Twentieth Century, joins the company's Tony-nominated revival of Kiss Me, Kate in the role of Second Man (Gangster). Kind replaces Tom McGowan in the Broadway production, which continues its extended run at Studio 54 through June 30.

Kind played the role of Second Man in Roundabout’s 2016 benefit concert reading of Kiss Me, Kate, and returns to Broadway following his Tony Award-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning performance in The Big Knife.

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Cast of Kiss Me Kate Joan Marcus

Kiss Me, Kate features a score by Cole Porter and a book by Sam and Bella Spewack. The revamped production from Roundabout features an updated libretto by Tony-nominated composer-lyricist Amanda Green, direction by Scott Ellis, and choreography by Warren Carlyle.

Kind joins a company that includes Kelli O’Hara, Will Chase, James T. Lane, Corbin Bleu, Terence Archie, Mel Johnson Jr., Stephanie Styles, Adrienne Walker, and John Pankow. Lance Coadie Williams was the original Second Man, replaced by McGowan in May.

Read: REWORKING BROADWAY’S KISS ME, KATE FOR 2019

Rounding out the company of Kiss Me, Kate 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.

Read: HOW 2019'S KISS ME, KATE BROADWAY REVIVAL PAYS HOMAGE TO MARIN MAZZIE IN THE 1999 REVIVAL

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.

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