Kiss Me, Kate

2019 Production History

A revival of the Cole Porter classic, Kiss Me, Kate is a musical full of romance, comedy, sophistication, behind-the-scenes hijinks, and amazing musical numbers.

Staring: Martha Wilkinson and Matt Carlton as Lilli and Fred

Egotistical leading man, director, and producer Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another in a new production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. It becomes clear that, as much as this couple profess to hate each other, they are also still in love. Alongside their bickering liaison, the show’s supporting actress, Lois Lane, supports her gambling boyfriend, Bill, as he attempts to evade the the clutches of local gangsters. Throw in a case of mistaken identity, the mob, and comedic routines into the mix and you get Kiss Me, Kate — a dazzling Broadway classic that earned the very first Tony award for Best Musical.