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Cole Porter

Date of Death: October 15, 1964 (73)

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Cole Porter composer and lyricist, created a sophisticated and rich body of work that appeared on both Broadway and the Big Screen. Charming melodies and clever lyrics set Porter aside from other composers. Notable songs include, “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)” for Paris, “Night and Day” for Gay Divorce, “Wunderbar” for Kiss Me, Kate, “All Through the Night,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “Blow Gabriel Blow,” and the title song for Anything Goes. Porter won his first Tony for his Kiss Me, Kate score. He also wrote many famous songs that appeared in films including, “I’ve Got You under My Skin,” “In the Still of the Night,” and “Easy to Love.”


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Cole Porter Awards and Nominations

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JEFF HARNAR SINGS SAMMY CAHN: THE SECOND TIME AROUND to be Released in July

Jeff Harnar's new album, JEFF HARNAR SINGS SAMMY CAHN: THE SECOND TIME AROUND, features six new tracks and guest appearances by Clint Holmes, Moipei, and Nicole Zuraitis. Learn how to purchase.
Review Roundup: Did KISS ME, KATE Delight the Critics?

A new production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, starring Adrian Dunbar and Broadway Royalty and Tony Award Winner Stephanie J. Block, making her West End debut, has now opened.
Hedgerow Theatre Partners With Mauckingbird Theatre Company On Reimagined A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Shakespeare’s whimsical tale of young love and mischievous fairies gets a reimagined look this summer in Delaware County as Hedgerow Theatre partners with Mauckingbird Theatre Company.
Review: KISS ME, KATE, Barbican Theatre

Adrian Dunbar is the starriest of a starry cast, but lacks the specific experience required to lead the show to its fullest potential
Video: The Cast of KISS ME, KATE in London Perform 'Too Darn Hot'

Stephanie J. Block and Adrian Dunbar are currently starring in Kiss Me, Kate at London's Barbican Centre, running through 14 September.  In this all new video, watch a clip from 'Too Darn Hot' from the show.
2024 Summer Season Announced For Players Circle Theater

Players Circle Theater presents an enticing lineup of highly acclaimed live entertainment throughout the summer season, ranging from sidesplitting stand-up comedy to sizzling hot musical revues. 
Review: GAVIN LEE STEPS OUT WITH FRED ASTAIRE Is Toe-Tapping Fun at 54 Below

This reviewer was thrilled and overwhelmed by Gavin Lee's talent and showmanship at his Fred Astaire tribute show on June 14th!
Sally Wilfert and Steve Marzullo to Present STOP THIS TRAIN at The Green Room 42

Broadway songstress Sally Wilfert and music director/composer Steve Marzullo will debut their new show 'Stop This Train' at THE GREEN ROOM 42 in June. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Spotlight: ANYTHING GOES at TexARTS

TexARTS Anything Goes Tickets Now on Sale
BWW Q&A: Sandy Cox on Anything Goes at TexARTS

We talk with Sandy Cox about Anything Goes at TexARTS. Founded in 2005, it has produced 100s of critically acclaimed professional musicals and plays as well as youth theater.  TexARTS Academy has educated 1000s of students, many of whom have gone on to careers in the arts and can be seen on International tours, on cruise ships, in LA, on Broadway and at esteemed educational institutions both on stage and behind the scenes.
Photos: First Look at Stephanie J. Block and Adrian Dunbar in KISS ME, KATE

Stephanie J. Block and Adrian Dunbar star in Kiss Me, Kate at London's Barbican Centre, running through 14 September.  Check out photos of the cast in action here.
Feature: BroadwayWorld Cabaret Upcoming Show Roundup �" June 10 to June 16, 2024

Are you trying to plan your entertainment for the week or looking for a fun show to see this weekend? We have you covered with a few top picks for jazz, cabaret, comedy, and more! NYC has so many incredible events, but here are a few top picks to consider this week including Norm Lewis's special Tony show, lots of jazz, and musical comedy.
Review: ANYTHING GOES at TexArts

TexArts production of Anything Goes sails onto the stage with all the exuberance and charm of a luxury cruise liner, delivering a whirlwind of romance, comedy, and toe-tapping tunes #MusicalTheatre #BroadwayWorld
Review: MY FAIR LADY, Leeds Playhouse

Two terrific leads will delight audiences, but the source material's misogyny proves too much to simply sweep aside
Philip Chaffin and Tommy Krasker to Present WILL HE LIKE ME? at Coachella Valley Repertory

PS Classics cofounders Philip Chaffin and Tommy Krasker — who, in addition to running the record label PS Classics, have been a couple for 31 years — will share the stage for the debut of Chaffin‘s new one-man show, Will He Like Me?. Learn how to purchase tickets.
HAMPTONS SUMMER SONGBOOK BY THE SEA Concert Series Begins This Month At LTV Studios

Experience the Hamptons Summer Songbook by the Sea at LTV Studios, featuring cabaret performances every Saturday from June 22 to August 31.
JUDY GARLAND: A CELEBRATION 3 CD/2 LP Set To Be Released in July

Trapeze Music & Entertainment Limited/Acrobat Music has announced the release on July 5, 2024 of the 3-CD 73 track album Judy Garland: A Celebration, selections of which are included on the first volume of an LP of the same name. C
Monthly 'Birthday Salute': COLE PORTER

The talents and legacy of composer-lyricist Cole Porter are always worth celebrating, especially in his birthday month of June. Here's a look at some current evidence of his lasting presence in cabaret shows, etc.
Video: Inside The Sitzprobe for the West End Revival of KISS ME, KATE

Go inside the sitzprobe for the upcoming West End revival of Cole Poter's KISS ME, KATE starring Olivier nominee Charlie Stemp (Crazy For Yoanu, Mary Poppins) and rising star Georgina Onuorah (The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma!). See the video.
Available Light Theatre Announces 2024-'25 Season

Available Light Theatre reveals its '24-'25 season featuring three shows, starting with LUNCH BUNCH by Adrian Einspanier.

Cole Porter FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Cole Porter written?

Cole Porter has written 52 shows including Hot and Cole (Composer/Lyricist), Red, Hot and Cole (Composer/Lyricist), The Pirate (Composer/Lyricist), The Pot of Gold (Composer/Lyricist), Paranoia (Composer), See America First (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Hitchy-Koo [1919] (Composer/Lyricist), Hitchy-Koo of 1922 (Composer/Lyricist), The Greenwich Village Follies [1924] (Composer/Lyricist), La Revue Des Ambassadeurs (Composer/Lyricist), Paris (Composer/Lyricist), Fifty Million Frenchmen (Composer), Wake Up and Dream (Composer/Lyricist), The New Yorkers (Composer/Lyricist), Gay Divorce (Composer/Lyricist), Nymph Errant (Composer/Lyricist), Anything Goes (Composer), Jubilee (Composer), Red, Hot and Blue! (Composer/Lyricist), O, Mistress Mine (Composer/Lyricist), You Never Know (Composer/Lyricist), Leave It to Me! (Composer/Lyricist), Du Barry Was A Lady (Composer), Panama Hattie (Composer/Lyricist), Let's Face It! (Composer/Lyricist), Something for the Boys (Composer/Lyricist), Mexican Hayride (Composer/Lyricist), Seven Lively Arts (Composer/Lyricist), Around the World (Composer/Lyricist), Kiss Me, Kate (Composer/Lyricist), Out of this World (Composer/Lyricist), Can-Can (Composer), Silk Stockings (Composer/Lyricist), Aladdin (Composer/Lyricist), Out of this World (Composer), The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes Of Cole Porter (Composer/Lyricist), Once Upon a Time (Composer/Lyricist), Cole (Composer/Lyricist), Unsung Cole (Composer), Happy New Year (Composer/Lyricist), High Society (Composer/Lyricist), Star Dust (Composer/Lyricist), A Swell Party (Composer/Lyricist), Fosse (Lyricist), Porterphiles (Composer), It Just Catches (Music), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Composer), Cole Porter's The Pirate (Composer/Lyricist), Love, Linda: The Life Of Mrs. Cole Porter (Composer), Come Fly Away (Composer), Roman Holiday - The Cole Porter Musical (Music & Lyrics), Harry Connick, Jr. - A Celebration of Cole Porter (Composer).

What awards has Cole Porter been nominated for?

Cole Porter has been nominated for the Musical of the Year award at the Olivier Awards for his show "Kiss Me Kate".

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