Kiss Me, Kate
Theatre: Martin Beck
Status: Closed
(October 25, 1999 - December 30, 2001 )
  • Preview: October 25, 1999
  • Open: November 18, 1999
  • Close: December 30, 2001
Musical - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs 45mins

"Kiss Me, Kate" follows the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul with some gangsters.

For The Record:

The original production of “Kiss Me, Kate” opened at the Century Theatre on Dec 10, 1948 under the auspices of Saint Subber & Lemuel Ayers.  John C Wilson directed a cast headed by Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Harold Lang, Lisa Kirk & Lorenzo Fuller.  Hanya Holm was the Choreographer. Producer Lemuel Ayers designed the Settings & Costumes.

Total Gross: $65,777,754
Average Weekly Gross: $571,980
Total Gross Potential: 74%
Total Attendance: 1,064,784
Average Weekly Attendance: 82%

Staff & Creative Team

General Manager:

101 Productions

Company Manager:

Ron Gubin at 101 Productions

Casting Director:

Johnson-Liff Associates

Advertising Representative:

Serino Coyne

Press Agent:

Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Production Stage Manager:

Steven Zweigbaum

Music & Lyrics:

Cole Porter

Choreographer:

Kathleen Marshall

Settings:

Robin Wagner

Sound:

Tony Meola

Orchestrations:

Don Sebesky

Musical Director:

Paul Gemignani

Cast

Lilli Vanessi/Katharine  10/25/1999 - 05/27/2001
Fred Graham/Petruchio  10/25/1999 - 01/28/2001
Bill Calhoun/Lucentio  10/25/1999 - 10/29/2000
Harrison Howell 10/25/1999 - 10/29/2000
Harry Trevor/Baptista  10/25/1999 - 10/29/2000
Paul 10/25/1999 - 10/29/2000
Lois Lane/Bianca  10/25/1999 - 10/29/2000
Hattie 10/25/1999 - 10/29/2000
Ralph 10/25/1999 - 12/30/2001
Second Man 10/25/1999 - 12/30/2001
First Man 10/25/1999 - 12/30/2001
Gregory 10/25/1999 - 12/30/2001