Off-stage, Lilli's fiancé Harrison Howell is looking for Lilli. In 1948, a theater company are preparing for the opening night of a new musical based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew at the Ford Theatre in Baltimore (“Another Op’nin’, Another Show”). Research Playwrights, Librettists, Composers and Lyricists. While they are preparing for the opening night, Lois' boyfriend Bill Calhoun, who performs Lucentio in the play, tells to Lois that he lost a large amount gambling and he signed a bill (promissory note) using the name of Fred. The show begins ("We Open in Venice"). While they are preparing for the opening night, Lois' boyfriend Bill Calhoun, who performs Lucentio in the play, tells to Lois that he lost a large amount gambling and he signed a bill (promissory note) using the name of Fred. The first preview was held on February 14, 2019, with an official opening on March 14. [16], A short-lived Broadway revival ran at the Broadway Theatre in January 1952. As such, this paper will explore the musical “Kiss Me, Kate” by Bella and Samuel Spewack. Throw in a number of cases of mistaken identity, the mob, and comedic routines into the mix and you get Kiss Me, Kate -- a dazzling Broadway classic that earned the very first Tony award for Best Musical. Fred and Lilli wordlessly reconcile on stage, and the play ends ("Kiss Me Kate" (Finale)) with them, as well as Bill and Lois, kissing passionately. Divorced Broadway stars Fred Graham (Howard Keel) and Lilli Vanessi (Kathryn Grayson) agree to star in a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" alongside rising young actors Lois Lane (Ann Miller) and Bill Calhoun (Tommy Rall). "Sadler's Wells Scores Triumph With, Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actor in a Musical, Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actress in a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical, "National Recording Registry To 'Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive, "OTAGE "Kiss Me,Kate", has something new", RSC Performances Kiss Me Kate, Stratford-upon-Avon, RSC Performances Kiss Me Kate, Savoy Theatre, "Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate | Welsh National Opera", "Corbin Bleu and More Will Join Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase in Broadway's 'Kiss Me, Kate'", " 'Kiss Me, Kate', Starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase, Ends Broadway Run June 30", "Nominations Announced for 85th Annual Drama League Awards", "Hadestown, Tootsie & Oklahoma! For a show to be considered, it must be already performed. The two seem to be constantly arguing, and Lilli is particularly angry that Fred is pursuing the sexy young actress Lois Lane, who is playing Bianca. Talking Lilli into doing so is quite a feat seeing that Fred is her ex-husband with whom she parted on not so good terms a year earlier, and that Fred has cast Lois Lane, his new girlfriend, in the role of Katherine's sister, Bianca. A fight on the opening night threatens the production, as well as two thugs who have the mistaken idea that Fred owes their boss money and insist on staying next to him all night. Show reviews mean discussion the dynamics of any particular show. Petruchio implores for Kate to kiss him, and she refuses. Kiss Me, Kate is a musical written by Bella and Samuel Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Lead 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations", Sly, ovvero La leggenda del dormiente risvegliato, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kiss_Me,_Kate&oldid=986172013, Modern adaptations of works by William Shakespeare, Plays and musicals based on The Taming of the Shrew, United States National Recording Registry recordings, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway), "Wunderbar" – Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, "We Open in Venice" – Fred Graham, Lilli Vanessi, Lois Lane and Bill Calhoun, "I've Come to Wive it Wealthily in Padua" – Fred Graham and The Men, "Were Thine That Special Face" – Fred Graham, "We Sing of Love (Cantiamo D'Amore)" – Lois Lane, Bill Calhoun and Ensemble, "Kiss Me, Kate" – Fred Graham, Lili Vanessi and Ensemble, "Where is the Life That Late I Led?"