Theatre Information

Shaftesbury Theatre (London, )
Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue

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Kiss of the Spider Woman Production Information


October 08, 1992


October 20, 1992

Closing:July 17, 1993
# Performances:390
Theatres: Shaftesbury Theatre (London, )
10/20/1992 - 7/17/1993

Production Type:Original Production
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run
Market:West End


Other Productions of Kiss of the Spider Woman

1990   World Premiere
1992   Toronto Toronto Production
1992   West End London Production
West End
1993   Broadway Broadway Production
2007   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
2008   Arlington, VA (Regional) Kander & Ebb Celebration Production
Arlington, VA (Regional)


Audio Recordings

1990  Composer's Demo
1992  Original Cast
1994  Broadway Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Musical


  • El beso de la mujer arana (Spanish title)
  • Der Kuß der Spinnenfrau (German title)

Score Overview

The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

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
a.k.a. Letter from Gabriel
My First Woman
Morphine Tango
You Could Never Shame Me
A Visit
a.k.a. I Don't Know
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

Cut prior to the Toronto tryout

Man Overboard
Sailor Boy
Letter from a Friend
Every Day
Good Clean Fight
Never You
Over the Wall - The Green Macaw

Cut prior to Broadway

Don't Even Think About It
Take a Look at Yourself


There's No Law

Kiss of the Spider Woman - 1992 West End Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Actor in a Musical
Brent Carver
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Director of a Musical
Harold Prince
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Lighting Designer
Howell Binkley
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Set Designer
Jerome Sirlin
Olivier Awards - 1993 - The American Express Award for Best New Musical
John Kander
Evening Standard Awards - 1992 - Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical