Kiss Me, Kate

Original Broadway Production (1948)

Production Info

Previews: December 29, 1948 (1 (See Trivia & History note for more info))
Opening December 30, 1948
Closing: July 28, 1951
Length of Run: 1077 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Staging
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Choreography

Cast

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Fred Graham (Petruchio)
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Lois Lane (Bianca)
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Lilli Vanessi (Katharine)
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Bill Calhoun (Lucentio)
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First Man
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Second Man
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Harry Trevor (Baptista)
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Ralph (Stage Manager)
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Hattie
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Paul

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Another Op'nin', Another Show .... Hattie and Singing Ensemble 
    • Danced by Dancing Ensemble
  • Why Can't You Behave? .... Lois Lane
  • Wunderbar .... Lilli and Fred
  • So in Love .... Lilli
  • We Open in Venice .... Petruchio, Katherine, Bianca, Lucentio
  • Dance .... Dancing Ensemble
  • Tom, Dick or Harry .... Bianca, Lucentio and the Two Suitors
    • Specialty Dance .... Lucentio
  • I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua .... Petruchio and Singing Ensemble
  • I Hate Men .... Katherine
  • Were Thine That Special Face .... Petruchio 
    • Danced by Were Thine That Special Face Solo Dancer and Dancing Girls
  • I Sing of Love .... Lucentio and Singing Ensemble
  • Finale—Kiss Me, Kate .... Katherine, Petruchio and Singing Ensemble
    • Tarantella .... Danced by Bianca, Lucentio and Dancing Ensemble

Act Two

  • Too Darn Hot .... Sung by Paul, Fred and Sledge; Danced by Fred and Sledge and Bill Calhoun and Dancing Ensemble
  • Where Is the Life That Late I Led? .... Sung by Petruchio
  • Always True to You (In My Fashion) .... Sung by Lois
  • Bianca .... Sung by Bill Calhoun and Singing Girls; Danced by Bill Calhoun and Dancing Girls
  • So in Love (Reprise) .... Sung by Fred
  • Brush Up Your Shakespeare .... Sung by First Man and Second Man
  • I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple .... Sung by Katharine
  • Finale .... Sung by Petruchio, Katharine and Company

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Trivia & History

It is known that there was a preview on December 29, 1948, the night before the Broadway opening. The performance was a benefit for the Bronx County chapter of the American Labor Party. It is possible that there was more than one preview, but this is the only preview about which we have been able to find information.

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Production Info

Previews: December 29, 1948 (1 (See Trivia & History note for more info))
Opening December 30, 1948
Closing: July 28, 1951
Length of Run: 1077 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Venues

Main Run

Tryout

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