Kiss Me, Kate

1968 ABC-TV Production

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
Adapted for Television by Robert Van Scoyk

Armstrong presents Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate
Broadcast by ABC-TV 0n March 25, 1968
Produced by Norman Rosemont
Directed by Paul Bogart
Music Supervised, Arranged and Conducted by Jack Ellliot
Choral Arrangements and Direction by Ray Charles
Musical Numbers Choreographed by Lee Theodore
Art Director: Jan Scott
Costumes by Alvin Colt


Robert Goulet (Fred Graham), Carol Lawrence (Lilli Vanessi), Jessica Walter (Lois Lane), Michael Callan (Bill Calhoun), Jules Munshin (Gangster), Marty Ingels (Gangster), Russell Nype, Tony Hendra, Nic Ullett, and David Doyle

Musical Numbers

  • Overture - Orchestra
  • "Another Op'nin', Another Show" - Entire Ensemble
  • "Why Can't You Behave?" - Jessica Walter
  • "Wunderbar" - Robert Goulet & Carol Lawrence
  • "So in Love" - Carol Lawrence
  • "We Open in Venice" - Goulet, Lawrence, Walter, Callan & Chorus
  • "I Hate Men" - Carol Lawrence
  • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua" - Robert Goulet
  • "Tom, Dick or Harry" - Walter, Callan, Hendra & Wllett
  • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Robert Goulet
  • "Too Darn Hot" - Michael Callan & Chorus
  • "So Kiss Me Kate" - Robert Goulet, Carol Lawrence & Chorus
  • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" - Robert Goulet
  • "Always True to You in My Fashion" - Jessica Walter
  • "So in Love" (reprise) - Robert Goulet
  • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" - Jules Munshin & Marty Ingels
  • "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple" - Carol Lawrence
  • "Finale" - Entire Ensemble

Kiss Me Kate [1968 TV Soundtrack]

Soundtrack Recording

Recording Produced by Joe Carlton

  • LP, 1968 [Columbia Special Products CSS 645 (stereo)]

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