Kiss of the Spider Woman

Opened: October 20, 1992
Closing: July 17, 1993

Kiss of the Spider Woman - 1992 - West End History , Info & More

Shaftesbury Theatre
Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue London

Based on the novel by Manuel Puig

Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Kiss of the Spider Woman explores the complex relationship between two men caged together in an Argentinean prison. Valentin is a tough political revolutionary undergoing torture. Molina is an unabashedly gay man serving time for deviant behavior. Molina recounts to Valentin his favorite movie-musical fantasies, and it becomes a mental refuge for both as the lines of fantasy and reality become blurred. This compelling musical drama resonates love, longing and liberation.

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Her Name Is Aurora
Over the Wall
Dressing Them Up
I Draw the Line
Dear One
Over the Wall II
Where You Are
Over the Wall III - Marta
I Do Miracles
Gabriel's Letter
My First Woman
Morphine Tango
You Could Never Shame Me
A Visit
She's a Woman
Gimme Love
Russian Movie
Good Times
The Day After That
Mama, It's Me
Anything for Him
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Over the Wall IV - Lucky Molina
Only in the Movies
Man Overboard
Sailor Boy
Letter from a Friend
Every Day
Good Clean Fight
Never You
Over the Wall - The Green Macaw
Don't Even Think About It
Take a Look at Yourself
There's No Law
Kiss of the Spider Woman has had 8 productions including which opened in 1990, Toronto which opened in 1992, West End which opened in 1992, Broadway which opened in 1993, Broadway which opened in 1993, Off-Broadway which opened in 2007, Arlington, VA (Regional) which opened in 2008 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2020.
Kiss of the Spider Woman has been nominated for several awards. Harold Prince was nominated for Best Director of a Musical at the Olivier Awards. Howell Binkley was nominated for Best Lighting Designer, and Jerome Sirlin was nominated for Best Set Designer at the Olivier Awards. The musical also received nominations for the American Express Award for Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards, and the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards.
Kiss of the Spider Woman has won several awards, including the following: - Best Director of a Musical at the Olivier Awards for Harold Prince - Best Lighting Designer at the Olivier Awards for Howell Binkley - Best Set Designer at the Olivier Awards for Jerome Sirlin - The American Express Award for Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards for John Kander - Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards.



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