Kiss Me, Kate

Based on The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Broadway star Kelli O'Hara will return to London to play her debut solo concert engagement at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 10 November. The Tony Award-winning and Emmy and Grammy-nominated actress returns to the capital following her star turn in the smash-hit run of The King and I at The London Palladium
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019
Today's top stories: Andrew Garfield will lead the film adaptation of tick, tick...Boom! directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Cameron Mackintosh announced today that Patrick Dunn, Preston Truman Boyd and Michelle Dowdy will join the acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, as 'Jean Valjean,' 'Inspector Javert' and 'Madame Thénardier,' respectively, beginning December 10, 2019 at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Today, the Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) announced critically acclaimed performers for its annual DGF Gala on Monday, November 4 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Today, the Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) announced critically acclaimed performers for its annual DGF Gala on Monday, November 4 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in NYC. Hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe nominee and Tony Award Winner Jason Alexander (Seinfeld, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Merrily We Roll Along), the fundraising evening will feature special performances by Tony Award Winner Betty Buckley (Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Pippin), Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate, Ragtime, Man of La Mancha), Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award winning songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, The Greatest Showman), Tony nominatee Michael Arden (Once On This Island, Spring Awakening, Big River ), Tony Nominee Liz Callaway (Anastasia, Baby, Miss Saigon), Tony Nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime; Jekyll & Hyde, Urinetown), Betsy Wolfe (Falsettos, Waitress), and Charlotte Maltby (Les Miserables, The Sound of Music national tour).
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2019
Last night, Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti hosted and performed at the 17th annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM concert. She was joined by Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (Kiss Me Kate), Tony Award nominees Montego Glover (Memphis), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), and Eva Noblezada (Hadestown) as well as Broadway performers Krystina Alabado (Mean Girls), Julia Murney (Wicked), Jeannette Bayardelle (Hair), Shoba Narayan (The Great Comet), and Emmy nominee Shaina Taub (Public Works' Twelfth Night), along with Starr Busby (Octet), L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), We McDonald (NBC's The Voice), Liana Stampur, and the BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Broadway Sacramento President & CEO Richard Lewis announced today that the theatre where the venerable Broadway At Music Circus series takes place, located at 1419 H Street in Sacramento and known since 2003 as the Wells Fargo Pavilion, will now be called the Dignity Health Theatre. This change is part of a new multi-year partnership between healthcare provider Dignity Health and nonprofit arts organization Broadway Sacramento. The new venue name is effective immediately, and exterior signage on the theatre will likely be changed in early 2020.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 28, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Theater J's 2019 Annual Benefit Performance is an unforgettable evening of musical theater at the newly renovated Edlavitch DCJCC on November 18 at 6:30 PM. The centerpiece of the event, which also includes food, drink, and socializing, is a special musical performance of After Anatevka: a Novel Based on a?oeFiddler on the Roofa?? written and performed by Grammy-nominated artist and author Alexandra Silber. Silber, who has appeared in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway (directed by Bartlett Sher) and the West End, imagines what happens to Sholem Alecheim's beloved characters of Fiddler on the Roof after they step off stage. The performance features new songs composed by some of the top rising talent in musical theater today and sung by the gifted Silber, who recently played Sally Bowles in Cabaret at Olney Theatre Center.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Broadway Sacramento announced the 2020 lineup for Broadway At Music Circus, the 70th season for the Sacramento institution. The season includes six musicals taking place June through August, two of which are Broadway At Music Circus premieres. It was also announced that the theatre where Broadway At Music Circus takes place, located at 1419 H Street in Sacramento and known since 2003 as the Wells Fargo Pavilion, will now be called the Dignity Health Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Art Lab (Meg Fofonoff, Executive Producer) just announced the development of a new musical, shAme, written by Mark Governor, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlett Letter. Tony Award Winner Kathleen Marshall is set to direct.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Voting continues for the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. Check out the current standings and cast your vote.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Complete casting has been announced for Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical that will have its world premiere this holiday season at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, playing November 26 a?' December 29, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, continues their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) announce that the eleventh annual Broadway Salutes ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th St). The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. with arrivals and pinning, and the reception begins at 4:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
With The Watsons currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces further casting for Matthew White's revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend as the company begin rehearsals. Joining Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst) are Tom Bales (Alphonse), Ryan Carter (Pierre), Chloe Goodliffe (Nancy), Matthew Ives (Pépé), Bethany Huckle (Lolita), Emily Langham (Fay), Gabrielle Lewis-Dodson (Maisie), Annie Southall (Dulcie), Peter Nash (Marcel) and Robert Portal (Percival Brown). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Last night, Take Two Theatricals and Club 11 London presented the UK premiere of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA in concert at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 20 October 2019. The cast included Christine Allado (The Prince of Egypt, Hamilton and In The Heights) as Ella with Jodie Jacobs (Unexpected Joy, Bananaman and Lizzie) as Charlotte, Dean John-Wilson (Cruel Intentions, The King & I and Aladdin) as Jean-Michel, Mazz Murray (Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You) as Madame, Sam Oladeinde (The Prince of Egypt, The Book of Mormon) as Lord Pinkleton, Dianne Pilkington (Only Fools and Horses, Young Frankenstein and Wicked) as Marie, Jérôme Pradon (Aspects of Love, Miss Saigon, Lord of the Rings) Zoë Rainey (Kiss Me Kate, An American in Paris and MAMMA MIA!) as Gabrielle and Jac Yarrow (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Winner of the 2019 Stage Debut Award) as Prince Topher.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
ArtsEd, the UK's leading performing arts schools is celebrating 100 years of world-class training in the performing arts by launching in Dubai and across the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Today, the shortlist is announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, celebrating the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country. CLICK HERE TO VOTE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Award-winning theatre director and producer Jonathan Church CBE, has announced the launch of a new production company Jonathan Church Theatre Productions supported by Trafalgar Entertainment's Joint CEOs Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 16, 2019
It's time to celebrate because today is the birthday of legendary stage and screen actress Angela Lansbury! In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the opening night of her Tony-winning performance in Blithe Spirit on Broadway! Check out the video to see Lansbury alongside her co-stars Christine Ebersole, Rupert Everett, and more on this special night!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Broadway Records will soon release MARIN MAZZIE & JASON DANIELEY: BROADWAY & BEYOND - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW- available digitally and in stores on Friday, October 18, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Today National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene announced the Tony Award-winning creative team for the New York debut of the acclaimed musical Harmony by the legendary Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
New casting has been announced for the multi award-winning West End production of HAMILTON as the show enters its third year at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Also announced is the release of further tickets with the show now booking in London to 28 March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Tony Award-winning actress LAURA BENANTI (My Fair Lady) has been announced to host and perform at the 17th annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM concert on Monday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. at The Town Hall in New York City (123 W. 43 St.) Also joining the previously announced line-up of stars will be performers ALYSHA UMPHRESS (On The Town), KIM BLANCK (Octet) and MILI DIAZ (Wicked).  
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 8, 2019
Kelli O'Hara is a star Off and on Broadway, in the West End, on television, on film, and even sang with The Metropolitan Opera. After being nominated five times over the course of her career, she finally won a Tony Award for playing Anna in The King and I. Some of her other iconic roles include Clara in The Light in the Piazza, Nelli in South Pacific, Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County, and most recently Lilli/Katherine in Kiss Me, Kate. We caught up with her ahead of her solo concert at Cadogan Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Earlier today, Feinstein's/54 Below welcomed multi-platinum-selling recording artist, composer, lyricist, pianist, actress and Tony Award©-nominee Ann Hampton Callaway (Swing!) and Tony Award-nominee Liz Callaway (Baby, Miss Saigon, Cats), Melissa Errico (Tony-nominated star of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Passion, Finian's Rainbow, Amour), Ryan McCartan (Scotland, PA; Wicked; Heathers; Disney Channel's 'Liv And Maddie'), and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Tony Award-winning star of Kiss Me, Kate, Ragtime, Man of La Mancha) to preview their upcoming engagements.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 6, 2019
Earlier today, Feinstein's/54 Below welcomed multi-platinum-selling recording artist, composer, lyricist, pianist, actress and Tony Award©-nominee Ann Hampton Callaway and Tony Award-nominee Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico, Ryan McCartan, and Brian Stokes Mitchell to preview their upcoming engagements.
by Gary Naylor - Nov 5, 2019
UK Theatre in 2019 was like a box of choccies made by Mr Wonka - a delightful set of surprises, with just a hint of menace to keep you on your toes. Many tremendous achievements did not make the BroadwayWorld shortlist, but many did, and here's my pick of them.
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Variety reports that some Hollywood royalty are eyeing roles in Matt Reeves' 'The Batman.' Andy Serkis ('Lord of the Rings') is considering playing Alfred; Farrell may play the Penguin.
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Broadway Records announced today that BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL's new album PLAYS WITH MUSIC will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 29, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, iTunes and the Broadway Records Website. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) have announced that Sarah Bockel, who recently starred as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will perform a?oeYou've Got A Frienda?? at the 11th annual Broadway Salutes ceremony. Ms. Bockel will be accompanied by Rick Hip-Flores.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Waitress will welcome Joel Montague (Falsettos, School of Rock and Funny Girl) to the company of the hit West End musical as Ogie with his first performance taking place on 2 December. He takes on the role from Joe Sugg who has performed the role of Ogie since 9 September.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Tony Award® winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Shuffle Along) returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with a new Plays With Music - Holiday concert, celebrating both the holidays and the release of his new album, Plays with Music.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Heads it's Kenneth. Tails it's Mary. How the show turns out is up to you! Join us for a game of musical theatre chance as we let Lady Luck choose the songs with the toss of a coin! Mary & Kenneth are together again for the first time making their cabaret Duo Debut in this fast paced romp exploring ups & downs, ins & outs and bits & bobs. Includes (possibly) songs by Gershwin, Porter, Lehrer, Bernstein, Yeston, Sondheim, Larson, Friedman, Goldrich & Heisler, Pink and Lizzo...but I wouldn't bet on it!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Heads it's Kenneth. Tails it's Mary. How the show turns out is up to you! Join us for a game of musical theatre chance as we let Lady Luck choose the songs with the toss of a coin! Mary & Kenneth are together again for the first time making their cabaret Duo Debut in this fast paced romp exploring ups & downs, ins & outs and bits & bobs. Includes (possibly) songs by Schwartz, Porter, Lehrer, Bernstein, Lippa, Sondheim, Larson, Friedman, Goldrich & Heisler, Pink and Lizzo...but I wouldn't bet on it!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
The Music Hall and Ogunquit Playhouse have announced the cast and creative team of the beloved musical Annie, on stage November 27 through December 22 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Chita Rivera's two shows at Club Helsinki Saturday, November 16, 2019, have been cancelled. On doctors' orders, and as a result of an infection, Ms. Rivera must have bed rest for the next several weeks.  A new date for the shows will be announced soon.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Take Me Out has found its full Broadway cast! Second Stage Theater has announced full casting for the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, Take Me Out. Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Will Harrison, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, and Joél Pérez will join previously announced stars Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams. Directed by Scott Ellis, Take Me Out will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2019
This holiday season, Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has returned to Feinstein's/54 Below with his all-new show, 'Plays With Music - Holiday,' celebrating both the holidays and the release of his new album, 'Plays with Music.' We're getting a peek inside the show with a look at Mitchell singing 'There's No Business Like Show Business' at the most recent performance. Check it out with this video!
by Brady Schwind - Nov 13, 2019
BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL PLAYS WITH MUSIC (Splendidly) at Feinstein's / 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the initial line-up of featured performers for the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, honoring James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director of The York Theatre, and performer-producer Haley Swindal.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Check out the current standings in the 2019 BroadwayWorld UK Awards and cast your vote!
by Michael Dale - Nov 1, 2019
After enchanting Broadway sophisticates with his fizzy entertainments of the 1920s and 30s, Cole Porter went decidedly middle-brow at the start of the next decade with a trio of musicals about average Janes and Joes, all including some swell comical characters serving in the U.S, military.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
CURTAINS will premiere in London at Wyndham's Theatre, playing 38 performances from 13 December 2019 until 11 January 2020.
by BWW Special - Nov 1, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Dear Evan Hansen West End, Mrs. Doubtfire in Seattle and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that PATRICK J. ADAMS will make his Broadway debut opposite the previously announced Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT. Directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Mr. Adams will play Kippy Sunderstrom, the best friend of Darren Lemming (Jesse Williams).