Cole Porter‘s Kiss Me Kate is a musical that carries its own weight. It is a fully formed old fashioned extravaganza of a musical that sweeps you up into its arms and carries you off. Especially when the cast is lead by the gracious and skilled Kelli O’Hara. She opens her mouth and you swear you can hear the angels singing – or maybe it is the sound of stars twinkling. Whatever, it is pretty damn glorious. Will Chase comes from behind and catches up to her at the finish line for a surprising and perfect conclusion.
This is a jaunty piece of theatre that aims no higher than your heart and scores a direct hit.
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Kiss Me Kate – Book by Sam and Bella Spewack, with additional material by Amanda Green; Music and lyrics by Cole Porter; Choreography by Warren Carlyle; music direction by Paul Gemignani Directed by Scott Ellis
Cast: Kelli O’Hara, Will Chase, Corbin Bleu, John Pankow, Terence Archie, Mel Johnson, Jr., James T. Lane, Stephanie Styles, Adrienne Walker, Lance Coadie Williams, Preston Truman Boyd, Will Burton, Derrick Cobey, Jesmille Darbouze, Rick Faugno, Haley Fish, Tanya Haglund, Erica Mansfield, Marissa McGowan, Sarah Meahl, Justin Prescott, Christine Cornish Smith, Sherisse Springer, Sam Strasfeld and Travis Waldschmidt
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) presents Kiss Me Kate for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 W 54th St). Tickets are available by calling 212.719.1300, or HERE. Running Time 2 hours 35 minutes with one intermission.