Kiss Me, Kate

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"Kiss Me, Kate" is a classic musical comedy with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and a book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. The show premiered on Broadway in 1948 and has since become one of the most beloved and frequently revived musicals. The story revolves around a theater company performing a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." The show within the show brings together the tempestuous backstage relationship between the divorced couple Fred Graham, who plays Petruchio, and Lilli Vanessi, who portrays Katharine. As the production unfolds, their personal conflicts spill over onto the stage, creating both comedic and dramatic moments. The musical features a score filled with memorable songs, including "So in Love," "Too Darn Hot," "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," and "Another Op'nin', Another Show." Porter's witty lyrics and catchy melodies perfectly complement the show's playful and romantic storyline. "Kiss Me, Kate" is known for its lively dance numbers and dazzling choreography, influenced by the style of Bob Fosse, who was one of the show's original cast members and choreographed the production. The show seamlessly blends Shakespearean comedy, musical theater, and backstage antics, providing audiences with a delightful and entertaining experience. "Kiss Me, Kate" has had several successful revivals on Broadway and has been performed by countless theater companies worldwide. Its enduring popularity is a testament to the timeless charm, catchy music, and engaging characters that make it a favorite among theater lovers.}

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Genre: Musical Comedy

Score

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Original score

Cut prior to Broadway

Added to 1953 film version

Studio Cast Recordings

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From ChatGPT

"Kiss Me, Kate" is a classic musical comedy with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and a book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. The show premiered on Broadway in 1948 and has since become one of the most beloved and frequently revived musicals. The story revolves around a theater company performing a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." The show within the show brings together the tempestuous backstage relationship between the divorced couple Fred Graham, who plays Petruchio, and Lilli Vanessi, who portrays Katharine. As the production unfolds, their personal conflicts spill over onto the stage, creating both comedic and dramatic moments. The musical features a score filled with memorable songs, including "So in Love," "Too Darn Hot," "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," and "Another Op'nin', Another Show." Porter's witty lyrics and catchy melodies perfectly complement the show's playful and romantic storyline. "Kiss Me, Kate" is known for its lively dance numbers and dazzling choreography, influenced by the style of Bob Fosse, who was one of the show's original cast members and choreographed the production. The show seamlessly blends Shakespearean comedy, musical theater, and backstage antics, providing audiences with a delightful and entertaining experience. "Kiss Me, Kate" has had several successful revivals on Broadway and has been performed by countless theater companies worldwide. Its enduring popularity is a testament to the timeless charm, catchy music, and engaging characters that make it a favorite among theater lovers.}

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Authors

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Book
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Music and Lyrics
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Source Material

Later Contributors

This list represents writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.

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Book Revisions
Genre: Musical Comedy

Source

Based on The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

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Trivia & History

Selected non-English versions of KISS ME, KATE:

  • LP/G/Polydor 249 177 (S) (Studio Cast). Side 1 of LP with ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
  • LP/D/CNR LCT-810 (M) (Original Dutch Cast)
  • LP/G/Ariola S-74343 IE (S) (Studio Cast)

Other Titles

  • My Fair Lady (working title)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (source material)

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