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Bella Spewack

Date of Death: April 27, 1990 (91)

Birth Place: ROMANIA

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Bella Spewack Productions

[Broadway, 1950]



Bella Spewack Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1949 - Best Musical

Bella Spewack, Kiss Me, Kate

Bella Spewack News

Video: Celebrate 75 Years of KISS ME, KATE

75 years ago on December 30, 1948, Kiss Me, Kate opened on Broadway. Check out some videos to celebrate the show!
Bringing Together a Shakespeare Classic and Songs by Cole Porter KISS ME, KATE! Opens in Sao Paulo

Kiss Me, Kate! is a musical written by Bella and Samuel Spewack ,with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi.
Photos: First Look at KISS ME, KATE at the Curve Theatre, Leicester

All new photos have been released from Kiss Me, Kate at the Curve Theatre, Leicester. Kiss Me, Kate runs 9-12 August 2023. Check out the photos here
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG At Southwark Playhouse Leads NYMT Season Of Summer Musicals

This summer, National Youth Music Theatre will present three major musicals. Learn more about the full lineup here!
KISS ME, KATE 1999 Revival to Stream on BroadwayHD This Month

BroadwayHD will be bringing the 1999 revival of Cole Porter’s masterpiece to their platform for its exclusive worldwide release on January 15, 2023.
KISS ME KATE Announces Run At The Mac-Haydn

The Cole Porter classic 'Kiss Me, Kate' comes in hot as it makes its grand return to the Mac-Haydn Theatre for the first time in a decade.
Photos: First Look at Cortland Rep's KISS ME, KATE

Cortland Repertory Theatre presents another 'revival' for the third show in their 50th Anniversary season, the well-known backstage musical 'Kiss Me, Kate'. Last produced at CRT in 1984, this hilarious and tuneful show has music and lyrics by Cole Porter with book by Sam and Bella Spewack.
Cortland Rep Presents KISS ME, KATE Next Month

Cortland Repertory Theatre presents another “revival” for the third show in their 50th Anniversary season, the well-known backstage musical “Kiss Me, Kate”. 
CRT Box Office Opens For All Summer Sales on May 23

The Cortland Repertory Theatre Box Office will open Monday, May 23rd for all summer ticket sales for their 50th anniversary summer season.  CRT's Box Office is located at CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland and is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and on Saturdays from noon – 6:00 PM. 
Photos: First look at Curtain Players' MY Three Angels

It's Christmas Eve in the tropical prison colony of Cayenne, French Guiana, where the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Hopeless shopkeeper Felix Ducotel has hired three convicts - two of them murderers, the third a swindler - to fix his roof. But when Felix's evil cousin arrives to oust Felix and his family from their business, the three convicts realize the Ducatels need a few guardian angels, and decide to use every criminal art they possess to set matters right. Written by Samuel Spewack and Bella Spewack, based on La Cuisine Des Anges by Albert Husson Directed by Stephen Grinch, the Cast includes: Randy Benge (Joseph), Al Minor (Jules), Tiarra Dapo (Marie Louise Ducotel), Julie Emmert (Mme. Parole), Brian Henry (Henri Trouchard), Jeff Kemeter (Lieutenant), Randy Lenhart (Felix Ducotel), Cheryl Nelson (Emilie Ducotel), Patrick Petrilla (Paul), & Kyle Smith (Alfred) Performances run May 6 thru May 22, 2022 at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:
Cortland Rep Announces 50th Anniversary Summer Season For 2022

Cortland Repertory Theatre has announced their 2022 5-show summer season to be held at the Little York Pavilion in Preble, NY, as a celebration of their 50th Anniversary. The season will run from June 8 – August 20 and will contain three musicals and two plays.
Union High School Performing Arts Company Will Present KISS ME, KATE Beginning This Weekend

​This April, the Union High School Performing Arts Company (UHSPAC) will be performing Kiss Me, Kate; Licensed through Concord Theatricals, with music by Cole Porter and lyrics and book by Samuel and Bella Spewack.
BWW Interview: BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL at Lesher Center For The Arts Sings in Celebration of Life

BroadwayWorld talks to legendary actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell about the uplifting show he'll be performing at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on February 25th.
Cortland Repertory Theatre Announces Auditions for 50th Anniversary Summer Season

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Cortland, NY has announced auditions for non-union performers, ages 19 and up, for their upcoming 50th Anniversary summer season of professional theatre in Central New York.  Auditions will be held at CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland, NY from Friday, January 21 – Sunday, January 23.
Cortland Rep Announces 50th Anniversary Summer Season

Cortland Repertory Theatre, one of New York State's longest running professional summer theatres, is announcing their 50th Anniversary summer season slated for 2022.
KISS ME, KATE Will Be Performed at the Marriott Theatre This Month

The first ever Tony Award winner for Best Musical, based on the book by Sam and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, is to be directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller. In a twist of fate, Miller will make her mainstage directorial debut at the Marriott Theatre roughly 20 years after making her acting debut under the very same spotlight. Musical direction for this production is led by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson with choreography by Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez.  
Independent Theatre Presents MY THREE ANGELS

After a being postponed for a year, South Australia's beloved Independent Theatre will present the comedy My Three Angels, which inspired one of Australia's first TV dramas back in 1962.
129 Musicals & Shows You Can Stream From Home in 2021

BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,
130+ Musicals That You Can Stream Now!

Visit our list of the best musicals & shows you can watch from home! We've got you covered with all the must-sees on streaming sites including Tony-award winners, favorite stars and top performances.


How many shows has Bella Spewack written?

Bella Spewack has written 11 shows including The War Song (Playwright), Poppa (Playwright), Clear All Wires (Playwright), Spring Song (Playwright), Boy Meets Girl (Playwright), Leave It to Me! (Bookwriter), Miss Swan Expects (Playwright), Woman Bites Dog (Playwright), Kiss Me, Kate (Bookwriter), My 3 Angels (Playwright), Festival (Playwright).

What awards has Bella Spewack been nominated for?

Bella Spewack has been nominated for the Best Musical category at the Tony Awards for the show "Kiss Me, Kate".

What awards has Bella Spewack won?

Bella Spewack has won the Best Musical award at the Tony Awards for the show "Kiss Me, Kate".

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