Kelli O'Hara stars in Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate
, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. The production marks O'Hara's return to Roundabout Theatre Company, following her Tony-nominated performance in the 2006 revival of The Pajama Game
and a 2016 sold-out benefit concert reading of Kiss Me, Kate
, also directed by Ellis.
In the constellation of musical comedy masterpieces, Kiss Me, Kate
shines as perhaps Broadway's most sparkling achievement. This is the winner of the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical, alive with onstage romance, backstage passion, comedy high and low, a hilarious dash of Shakespeare’s Shrew
, and the songwriting genius of Cole Porter at his stylish, sexy, sophisticated best, including “Too Darn Hot,” “So In Love” and “Always True To You In My Fashion.” Once again, Roundabout catapults you to musical comedy heaven, with a brand-new Kiss Me, Kate
Two divorced — and flamboyantly egocentric — performers find themselves starring opposite each other in a musical version of Taming of the Shrew
in Cole Porter
and Sam and Bella Spewack's tribute to the theatre, in all its greasepaint and glory.