Kiss Me, Kate

2001 London Revival

Kiss Me Kate, 2001 London Revival [poster]

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack, loosely based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew

Previews began October 16, 2001 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London

Opened on October 30, 2001; Closed August 24, 2002
Based on the 1999 Broadway Revival
Produced by Roger Berlind and Roger Horchow
Directed by Michael Blakemore
Choreography by Kathleen Marshall
Sets by Robin Wagner
Costumes by Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting by Peter Kazorowski
Sound Design by Tony Meola
Dance Arrangements by David Chase
Musical Director: Gareth Valentine
Orchestrations by Don Sebesky


Brent Barrett (Fred Graham / Petruchio), Marin Mazzie (Lilli Vanessi / Katherine), Michael Berresse (Bill Calhoun / Lucentio), Nancy Anderson (Lois Lane / Bianca), Kaye E. Brown (Hattie), Colin Farrell (Harry Trevor / Baptista), Nolan Frederick (Paul), Teddy Kempner (First Man), Jack Chissick (Second Man), Nicolas Colicos (Harrison Howell), Barry McNeill (Hortensio), Richard Sidaway (Haberdasher), Duncan Smith (Pops), Andrew Spillett (Cab Driver / Nathaniel), Christopher Stewart (Dance Captain / Gregory), Phillip Sutton (Philip), Alan Vicay (Ralph), Nick Winston (Gremio), with Vikki Coote, Louise Dearman, Catherine Digges, Rebecca Giacopazzi, Christian Gibson, Pete Hillier, Lizzie Leigh, Jo Napthine, Kimmi Richards, Sarah Soetaert and Annette Yeo

Note: The role of Lilli Vanessi was played by Carolee Carmello starting on June 3, 2002 and then by Rachel York from July 1, 2002 until closing.

Note: Italicized roles are characters in the "Taming of the Shrew" portion of the show

Musical Numbers

  • Overture - Orchestra
  • Act One

  • "Another Op'nin', Another Show" - Hattie and The Company
  • "Why Can't You Behave?" - Lois and Bill
  • "Wunderbar" - Fred and Lilli
  • "So in Love" - Lilli
  • "We Open in Venice" - Petruchio, Katherine, Bianca, Lucentio
  • "Tom, Dick or Harry" - Bianca, Lucentio, Gremio, Hortensio
  • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua" - Petruchio and The Men
  • "I Hate Men" - Katherine
  • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Petruchio
  • “Cantiamo D’Amore (We Sing of Love)" - The Ensemble
  • "Kiss Me, Kate" - Petruchio, Katherine, The Ensemble
  • Act Two

  • "Too Darn Hot" - Paul and The Ensemble
  • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" - Petruchio
  • "Always True to You (in My Fashion)" - Lois and Bill
  • "From This Moment On" - Harrison Howell and Lilli
  • "Bianca" - Bill and The Ensemble
  • "So in Love" (reprise) - Fred
  • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" - First Man and Second Man
  • Pavane - Orchestra
  • "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple" - Katherine
  • "Finale: Kiss Me, Kate" - The Company

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