Kiss Me, Kate Revival 2019

Run Time:
Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 10+
Opened: March 14, 2019
Closing: June 30, 2019

Kiss Me, Kate - 2019 - Broadway History , Info & More

Studio 54 (Broadway)
254 West 54th St. New York, NY

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 The Taming of the 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.

Scott Ellis directs Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase, Corbin Bleu, and more - now thru June 2 only!


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‘Kiss Me, Kate’ never gets out of first gear, but ‘Be More Chill’ has charm: Broadway reviews
5 / 10

Without much in the way of energy or chemistry between them, the seams of this show's occasionally slipshod construction are more apparent than usual. The act two curtain raiser, the alternately breathy and breathless dance number 'Too Darn Hot,' is certainly arresting (the choreography here is by Warren Carlyle) - so much so that you start to dwell on the fact that, dramatically, the number has no real reason to exist within the story. Despite the visually impressive set (designed by David Rockwell), featuring a multi-tiered backstage where most of the action takes place, there's also no disguising that the story doesn't travel very far, physically or emotionally.

'Kiss Me, Kate': Theater Review
7 / 10

If the changes dampen some of the show's comedic vitality in order to make it palatable to contemporary sensibilities, so be it. There are corresponding losses and gains, too, in O'Hara's performance. One of America's most incandescent musical-theater stars, her default setting is elegance and sincerity, so the soupcon of campy self-intoxication that seems a requirement of the role is largely missing. This is not the harrumphing hysteric that audiences familiar with the show will remember.

BWW Flashback: KISS ME, KATE Takes Final Broadway Bow Today!
by Nicole Rosky - June 30, 2019


As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its critically acclaimed spring production of Kiss Me, Kate, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with music direction by Paul Gemignani, after 30 preview performances and 125 regular performances. Before the cast takes their final bows, we're flashing back through its journey on Broadway!

Richard Kind Will Join Cast of KISS ME KATE for Final Weeks
by Nicole Rosky - June 20, 2019


BroadwayWorld has just learned that Richard Kind will return to Roundabout's stage, following his Tony Award-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning performance in The Big Knife, in Kiss Me, Kate. Kind will reprise the role of "Second Man," which he played in Roundabout's 2016 benefit concert reading of Kiss Me, Kate.

VIDEO: The Cast Of KISS ME, KATE Performs 'Too Darn Hot' at the Tonys
by Kaitlin Milligan - June 10, 2019


The Kiss Me, Kate cast turns up the heat at the 2019 Tony Awards with a performance of 'Too Darn Hot.'

KISS ME, KATE Cast Album Now Available Digitally
by Julie Musbach - June 7, 2019


Cole Porter's musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate - 2019 Broadway Cast Recording is available for digital download and streaming starting today, Friday, June 7.

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Kelli O'Hara & Will Chase Sing 'Wunderbar' on KISS ME, KATE Cast Recording
by Nicole Rosky - June 6, 2019


GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS will release the 2019 Broadway Cast Recording for Cole Porter's musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate. The album will be released for digital download and streaming on Friday, June 7. The CD release is planned for later this year.

KISS ME, KATE Cast Album Now Available for Pre-Order; Release June 7th
by Julie Musbach - May 31, 2019


GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Cole Porter's musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate - 2019 Broadway Cast Recording, is available for digital pre-order starting today, Friday, May 31.

Photo: Original KISS ME, KATE Cast Member Visits Broadway Revival
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019


Last night at Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE the company had a very special guest backstage before the show: Grayce Spence - the only living member of the cast of the original Broadway production of Kiss Me, Kate!

KISS ME KATE Offers $49 Tickets To All Kates May 16
by A.A. Cristi - May 15, 2019


As we celebrate Tony Award season, Kiss Me, Kate - winner of the first Tony for best musical in 1949 - will offer $49 tickets to the first 100 "Kates" at the Studio 54 Box Office!

VIDEO: The Cast of KISS ME, KATE Performs 'Too Darn Hot' on TODAY
by Kaitlin Milligan - April 30, 2019


This morning, the cast of the Tony-nominated musical 'Kiss Me, Kate' hit the plaza during TODAY's Best of Broadway Week with a live performance of 'Too Darn Hot.'

TV: Watch New Highlights of Will Chase & Corbin Bleu in KISS ME, KATE
by Nicole Rosky - April 26, 2019


Kiss Me, Kate is bringing audiences to their feet every night at Studio 54, where it opened just last month. Check out new highlights of Will Chase performing 'I've Come to Wive it Wealthily in Padua' and Corbin Bleu performing 'Bianca' below! Click here for even more of the Kiss Me, Kate cast in action!

Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Revival Will Get a Cast Recording
by Stephi Wild - April 19, 2019


Ghostlight Records has announced it will record a new cast album of Cole Porter's musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, based on the current hit production from the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO). The show is directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with music direction by Paul Gemignani and features a book by Sam and Bella Spewack, and music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Kiss Me, Kate marks the 24th cast album recording for Roundabout Theatre Company, since launching the musical theatre program with She Loves Me in 1993. The album, produced by Kurt Deutsch and Lawrence Manchester, will be recorded Monday, April 22.

BWW Invite: RSVP Now to Watch a Live Q&A With Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase, and More From KISS ME, KATE!
by Stephi Wild - April 14, 2019


SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The series is hosted by BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge.

Photo: Jeff Mashie Reveals Nod to Marin Mazzie in Kelli O'Hara's KISS ME, KATE Costume
by Nicole Rosky - March 28, 2019


It's been almost twenty years since the last rival of Kiss, Me Kate opened on Broadway, and yet, theatregoers can get a quick glimpse of the last incarnation on the Studio 54 stage today. Roundabout just revealed that costume designer Jeff Mashie included a hat worn by the late Marin Mazzie, in his design for Kelli O'Hara. Mazzie played the role 'Kate/Lilli Vanessi, in 1999.

VIDEO: Corbin Bleu Talks the Intense Dancing in KISS ME, KATE
by Kaitlin Milligan - March 25, 2019


On today's episode of 'Live with Kelly and Ryan,' Corbin Bleu stopped by to talk about starring in the Roundabout production of 'Kiss Me, Kate' on Broadway.  Bleu discusses the dance-heavy show, and how one number was even turned into a tap number for him!

Company Members From KISS ME, KATE Will Give a Talk and Perform at The Sheen Center as Part of Backstage Broadway Series
by Stephi Wild - March 22, 2019


On Monday, April 1 The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture will launch its new series, Backstage Broadway with a special event featuring company members from the Roundabout Theatre Company's hit revival of Kiss Me Kate.  

Too Darn Hot to Quit! KISS ME, KATE Extends Four Weeks
by Julie Musbach - March 19, 2019


Roundabout Theatre Company announces a four-week extension of the new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, after opening to rave reviews on March 14, 2019.

Kiss Me, Kate FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the songs in Kiss Me, Kate and what's the order?
Another Op'nin', Another Show
Another Op'nin' Dance
Why Can't You Behave?
Wunderbar
So in Love
We Open in Venice
Venice Dance
Tom, Dick or Harry
Rose Dance
I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua
I Hate Men
Were Thine That Special Face
I Sing of Love
Tarantella
Kiss Me Kate
Too Darn Hot
Too Darn Hot Dance
Where Is the Life That Late I Led?
Always True to You in My Fashion
Bianca
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Pavanne
I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple
It Was Great Fun the First Time
A Woman's Career
If Ever Married I'm
We Shall Never Be Younger
What Does Your Servant Dream About?
I'm Afraid, Sweetheart, I Love You
Harlequin Ballerina
From This Moment On

Kiss Me, Kate History

Other Productions of Kiss Me, Kate

1948   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1949   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
1951   West End London Production
West End
1952   Broadway Return Engagement [Broadway]
Broadway
1965   Off-Broadway City Center Revival
Off-Broadway
1987   West End London Revival
West End
1999   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2001   West End London Production
West End
2012   West End Old Vic Theatre Production
West End
2016   New York Roundabout Theatre Company Benefit Concert
New York
2018   West End Opera North Production
West End
2019   Broadway Roundabout Theatre Company Revival
Broadway
2024   West End
West End

Kiss Me, Kate - 2019 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2019 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Warren Carlyle
2019 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Corbin Bleu
2019 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical Kiss Me, Kate
2019 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Kelli O'Hara
2019 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical Kiss Me, Kate
2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Kelli O'Hara
2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Choreographer Warren Carlyle
2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical Kiss Me, Kate
2019 Theatre World Awards Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance Stephanie Styles
2019 Tony Awards Best Choreography Warren Carlyle
2019 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations Larry Hochman
2019 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Kelli O'Hara
2019 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Kiss Me, Kate

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