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Kiss Me, Kate   

 
Martin Beck Theatre, (11/18/1999 - 12/30/2001)
First Preview: Oct 25, 1999 Total Previews: 28
Opening Date: Nov 18, 1999    
Closing Date: Dec 30, 2001 Total Performances: 881

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Ford's Theatre, Baltimore. June 1948.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by Roger Berlind and Roger Horchow; Associate Producer: Richard Goodwin and Edwin W. Schloss
Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Book by Sam Spewack and Bella Spewack; From "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare; Uncredited contributions by John Guare; Music orchestrated by Don Sebesky; Dance arrangements by David Chase; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Directed by Michael Blakemore; Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; Associate Choreographer: Rob Ashford
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Associate Scenic Design: David Peterson; Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz; Associate Costume Design: Marion Williams; Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Wig Design by Paul Huntley
General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd. (Jeff Wilson, Wendy Orshan); Company Manager: Ron Gubin; Associate Co. Mgr: Elie Landau
Production Supervisor: Steven Zweigbaum; Production Manager: Arthur Siccardi; Stage Manager: Àra Marx
Conducted by Paul Gemignani; Associate Conductor: Mark Mitchell; Concertmistress: Suzanne Ornstein; Keyboard: Mark Mitchell; Violin: Suzanne Ornstein and Xin Zhao; Viola/Violin: Richard Brice; Cello: Igor Scedrov; Woodwind #1: Dennis Anderson; Woodwind #2: Eric Weidman; Woodwind #3: Charles Pillow; Woodwind #4: Don McGeen; Trumpet #1: Dominic Derasse; Trumpet #2: Larry Lunetta; Trombone: Bruce Eidem; French Horn: Ronald Sell; Drums/Percussion: Paul Pizzuti; Bass: John Beal
Special Effects by Chic Silber; Special Effects Associate: Bill McComb
Fight direction by B. H. Barry; Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: TMG Marketing & Publicity; Dance Captain: Carol Lee Meadows
Cast
Marin MazzieLilli Vanessi / Katharine
Brian Stokes MitchellFred Graham / Petruchio
Michael BerresseBill Calhoun / Lucentio
(Oct 25, 1999 - Aug 19, 2001)
Ron HolgateHarrison Howell
John HortonHarry Trevor / Baptista
Adriane LenoxHattie
Stanley Wayne MathisPaul
Michael MulherenSecond Man
Amy SpangerLois Lane / Bianca
Lee WilkofFirst Man
Eric Michael Gillett
Broadway debut
Ralph
Stage Manager
Ensemble
Patty GobleEnsemble
Blake HammondPhilip
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Ensemble
JoAnn M. HunterEnsemble
Darren LeeHortensio (Second Suitor)
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Ensemble
Nancy LemenagerEnsemble
Michael X. MartinHaberdasher
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Ensemble
Kevin Neil McCreadyGremio (First Suitor)
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Ensemble
Carol Lee MeadowsEnsemble
Elizabeth MillsEnsemble
Linda MuglestonEnsemble
Robert OusleyPops
Stage Doorman
Ensemble
Vince PesceGregory
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Ensemble
Cynthia SophieaEnsemble
Jerome VivonaCab Driver
Nathaniel
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Ensemble
Swings: Paula Leggett Chase and T. Oliver Reid
Standby: Merwin Foard (Fred Graham / Petruchio, Harrison Howell, Petruchio)
Understudies: Patty Goble (Lilli Vanessi / Katharine), Blake Hammond (First Man, Second Man), JoAnn M. Hunter (Lois Lane / Bianca), Nancy Lemenager (Lois Lane / Bianca), Michael X. Martin (Fred Graham / Petruchio, Harrison Howell, Second Man), Kevin Neil McCready (Bill Calhoun / Lucentio), Robert Ousley (Harry Trevor / Baptista), Vince Pesce (Hortensio (Second Suitor)), T. Oliver Reid (Gremio (First Suitor), Hortensio (Second Suitor), Paul), Cynthia Sophiea (Hattie) and Jerome Vivona (Gremio (First Suitor))
Tony Award®
winner 2000 Best Revival of a Musical [winner] 
 Produced by Roger Berlind and Roger Horchow
winner 2000 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Brian Stokes Mitchell
 2000 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Marin Mazzie
 2000 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Michael Berresse
 2000 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Lee Wilkof
 2000 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Michael Mulheren
 2000 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Robin Wagner
winner 2000 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  Martin Pakledinaz
 2000 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Peter Kaczorowski
 2000 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Kathleen Marshall
winner 2000 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 
  Michael Blakemore
winner 2000 Best Orchestrations [winner] 
  Don Sebesky
Drama Desk Award
winner 2000 Outstanding Revival of a Musical [winner] 
 Produced by Roger Berlind and Roger Horchow
winner 2000 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Brian Stokes Mitchell
 2000 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Marin Mazzie
 2000 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Michael Mulheren
 2000 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Lee Wilkof
 2000 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 
  Kathleen Marshall
winner 2000 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner] 
 Directed by Michael Blakemore
winner 2000 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner] 
  Don Sebesky
winner 2000 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical [winner] 
 Scenic Design by Robin Wagner
winner 2000 Outstanding Costume Design [winner] 
  Martin Pakledinaz
music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter
ACT 1 Sung By
Another Op'nin' Another ShowHattie and The Company
Why Can't You BehaveLois Lane / Bianca and Bill Calhoun / Lucentio
WunderbarFred Graham / Petruchio and Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
So in LoveLilli Vanessi / Katharine
We Open in VeniceFred Graham / Petruchio, Lilli Vanessi / Katharine, Lois Lane / Bianca and Bill Calhoun / Lucentio
Tom, Dick or HarryLois Lane / Bianca, Bill Calhoun / Lucentio, Gremio (First Suitor) ("Taming of the Shrew" player) and Hortensio (Second Suitor) ("Taming of the Shrew" player)
I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in PaduaFred Graham / Petruchio and The Men
I Hate MenLilli Vanessi / Katharine
Were Thine That Special FaceFred Graham / Petruchio
Cantiamo D'AmoreThe Ensemble
Kiss Me, KateFred Graham / Petruchio, Lilli Vanessi / Katharine and The Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Too Darn HotPaul and The Ensemble
Where Is the Life That Late I Led?Fred Graham / Petruchio
Always True to You (In My Fashion)Lois Lane / Bianca
From This Moment OnHarrison Howell and Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
BiancaBill Calhoun / Lucentio and The Ensemble
So in Love (Reprise) Fred Graham / Petruchio
Brush Up Your ShakespeareFirst Man and Second Man
PavaneLois Lane / Bianca, Bill Calhoun / Lucentio and The Ensemble
I Am Ashamed That Women Are So SimpleLilli Vanessi / Katharine
Kiss Me, Kate (Reprise) The Company