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Corbin Bleu, Sarah Meahl and Erica Mansfield in Kiss Me, Kate. Photo by Joan Marcus.

First Look: Kiss Me Kate

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Kiss Me, Kate. In Cole Porter’s sparkling 1948 musical, the warring lovers of The Taming of the Shrew are causing trouble both onstage and off. While putting on a musical version of Shakespeare’s play, exes Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi (Kelli O’Hara) can’t decide if they’re enraged, enamored or enormously confused whenever they cross paths out of character. Throw in some mistaken identity, a pair of surprisingly eloquent gangsters and a whole lot of romantic entanglements, and what you get is Kiss Me, Kate—a dazzling classic that earned the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical.


The company of <i>Kiss Me, Kate</i>. Photo by Joan Marcus.
The company of Kiss Me, Kate. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Kelli O'Hara in <i>Kiss Me, Kate</i>. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Kelli O’Hara in Kiss Me, Kate. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Will Chase in <i>Kiss Me, Kate</i>. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Will Chase in Kiss Me, Kate. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Preston Truman Boyd, Stephanie Styles, Corbin Bleu, and Justin Prescott in <i>Kiss Me, Kate</i>. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Preston Truman Boyd, Stephanie Styles, Corbin Bleu, and Justin Prescott in Kiss Me, Kate. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase in <i>Kiss Me, Kate</i>. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase in Kiss Me, Kate. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Corbin Bleu and Stephanie Styles in <i>Kiss Me, Kate</i>. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Corbin Bleu and Stephanie Styles in Kiss Me, Kate. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Kelli O'Hara in <i>Kiss Me, Kate</i>. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Kelli O’Hara in Kiss Me, Kate. Photo by Joan Marcus.
John Pankow, Will Chase and Lance Coadie Williams in <i>Kiss Me, Kate</i>. Photo by Joan Marcus.
John Pankow, Will Chase and Lance Coadie Williams in Kiss Me, Kate. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Corbin Bleu, Sarah Meahl and Erica Mansfield in <i>Kiss Me, Kate</i>. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Corbin Bleu, Sarah Meahl and Erica Mansfield in Kiss Me, Kate. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase in <i>Kiss Me, Kate</i>. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase in Kiss Me, Kate. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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