Kiss Me, Kate

1999 Broadway Revival

Kiss Me Kate, 1999 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 25, 1999 at the Martin Beck Theatre, NYC

Opened on November 18, 1999
Closed December 30, 2001; Ran for 881 performances and 28 previews
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: Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations by Don Sebesky


Brian Stokes Mitchell (Fred Graham / Petruchio), Marin Mazzie (Lilli Vanessi / Katherine), Michael Berresse (Bill Calhoun / Lucentio), Amy Spanger (Lois Lane / Bianca), Adriane Lenox (Hattie), John Horton (Harry Trevor / Baptista), Stanley Wayne Mathis (Paul), Lee Wilkof (First Man), Michael Mulharen (Second Man), Ron Holgate (Harrison Howell), with Merwin Foard (Standby for Fred/Harrision), Paula Leggett Chase and Tripp Hanson (Swings), and The Ensemble: Eric Michael Gillett, Patty Goble, Blake Hammond, JoAnn M Hunter, Darren Lee, Nancy Lemenager, Michael X Martin, Kevin Neil McCready, Carol Lee Meadows, Elizabeth Mills, Linda Mugleston, Robert Ousley, Vince Pesce, T Oliver Reid, Cynthia Sophiea, and Jerome Vivona
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

Kiss Me, Kate [1999 Cast Recording]

Original Cast Recording

Produced by Hugh Fordin, Paul Gemignani, and Don Sebesky
Recorded and Mixed by Cynthia Daniels

  • Compact Disc, 2000 [DRG CD 12988]
  • Cassette, 2000 [DRG MC 12988]

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