Get a first listen to "Bianca" from the 2019 Broadway Revival Cast Recording of Kiss Me, Kate below. The song is sung by Corbin Bleu, playing Bill Calhoun in Roundabout Theater Company's production of the Cole Porter musical.
The album, out digitally June 7, is now available for digital pre-order via Ghostlight Records, with a physical CD release planned for later in the year.
With a score by Cole Porter and a book by Sam and Bella Spewack, musical is led by Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase. They are joined by James T. Lane as Paul, 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.
The Spewack's book has been updated by Amanda Green for this production, which also features direction by Scott Ellis, choreography by Warren Carlyle, 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.
The production is nominated for four 2019 Tony Awards: Best Leading Actress in a Musical (O'Hara), Choreography (Carlyle), Orchestrations (Hochman), and Revival of a Musical. The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS Sunday, June 9 at 8 PM ET.
The Kiss Me, Kate album is produced by Kurt Deutsch and Lawrence Manchester.