James T. Lane and the company of KISS ME, KATE, Preston Truman Boyd, Stephanie Styles, Corbin Bleu and Justin Prescott, Will Burton, Rick Faugno, Stephanie Styles and Corbin Bleu, John Pankow, Will Chase and Lance Coadie Williams, Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes with one 15-minute intermission., Director Scott Ellis, Will Chase and Kelli O'Hara, Corbin Bleu and Choreographer Warren Carlyle. Bosley Crowther of The New York Times called Kiss Me Kate "one of the year's more magnificent musical films ... a beautifully staged, adroitly acted and really superbly sung affair—better, indeed, if one may say so, than the same frolic was on the stage. Kiss Me Kate is a 1953 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film adaptation of the 1948 Broadway musical of the same name. She changes her mind when Cole and Fred manipulate her by offering Lois the lead role. Your generous donation helps us bring classics like Kiss Me, Kate to the stage. The gambling debt is cancelled by the untimely death of Slug and Lippy's boss, so they stop interfering with Lilli's mid-performance departure from the theatre. Lilli Vanessi (Katharine) Kiss Me, Kate - Musical. Kiss Me, Kate Broadway, Kiss Me, Kate Original Cast List, Original Cast, Current Cast Fred tells her that she truly belongs in theatre, and also reveals his true feelings for her. Fred decides to accept the IOU and convinces Lippy and Slug that he needs them to keep Lilli from leaving the show so it will be successful enough for Fred to pay the debt. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. The result is a New York Times Critic’s Pick that’s “utterly, deliriously fun” (The New York Observer). "[16], According to MGM records the film earned $2,011,000 in the US and Canada and $1,106,000 elsewhere, meaning a worldwide gross of $3,117,000, resulting in a gross profit of $1,136,000. Comedy, Musicals, Broadway Classics, Date Night. She departs anyway, with some remorse, leaving a dejected Fred to be cheered up by Slug and Lippy ("Brush Up Your Shakespeare"). Our shows onstage are suspended due to COVID-19. [7][8][9][10], The movie had a mostly positive reception. Throw in a number of cases 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. Lilli is overcome by this romantic gesture, and doesn't notice the card ("So In Love (Reprise)"). Roundabout is pleased to offer GalaPro, a free app for live transcription and audio description that you can use on your personal smartphone device. At last, Broadway is sizzling again with musical comedy magic. The play opens, with Fred, Lilli, Lois and Bill performing an opening number as a group of travelling performers ("We Open In Venice"). Lilli realizes she still has feelings for Fred, but for Fred, it was just for old time's sake. Songs from Broadway Musical: Kiss Me Kate … Australian actor Ron Randell was cast as Cole Porter.[6]. She is prepared to marry anyone ("...any Tom, Dick or Harry..."). He leads a gambling lifestyle, which results in owing a local gangster $2,000, but he has signed the IOU in Fred's name. For the 1968 film, see, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Unsung Aussie Actors – Ron Randell: A Top Twenty", "Movie Review - Kiss Me Kate - THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; ' Kiss Me Kate,' an Inviting Film Adaptation of Stage Hit, Has Debut at the Music Hall - NYTimes.com", "Variety Reviews - Kiss Me Kate - Film Reviews - - Review by Variety Staff", "Kiss Me Kate : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video", Sly, ovvero La leggenda del dormiente risvegliato, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kiss_Me_Kate_(film)&oldid=987143772, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from May 2012, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, In the stage musical, Lilli's fiancé is a domineering up-and-coming politician named General Harrison Howle, and ", "Kiss Me, Kate" - MGM Studio and Orchestra Chorus, "We Open in Venice" - Lilli, Fred, Lois, Bill, "I've Come to Wive it Wealthily in Padua" - Fred, "Finale Act One (Kiss Me, Kate)" - Chorus, "Where Is the Life That Late I Led" - Fred, "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" - Slug and Lippy, This page was last edited on 5 November 2020, at 05:28. 2 hr 26 min | Comedy, Musicals, Broadway Classics, Date Night | 2003. ("I Hate Men"). They initially bicker, but are soon reminiscing about happier times. Kiss Me, Kate (Finale) This musical is written by the Spewacks. The final act of the stage musical begins, with Bianca marrying Lucentio. She sees that it is addressed to Lois, and attacks Fred/Petruchio mercilessly on stage, ad-libbing verbal abuse. After a fiery confrontation during rehearsals, Fred and Lilli get together in her dressing room. 0. Cole Porter plays the song "So in Love" for both Fred and Lilli. The song "Another Opening, Another Show" was not used in the film version, except as a part of the dance number in the instrumental version of "Why Can't You Behave", as well as the use of it's 8 notes, located between the lines of the phrases in the second and third verses. Fred is in love with Lois, and sends her flowers and a card. When Bill is angered by Lois' behavior, she admits that though she loves Bill, she cannot resist the advances of other men ("Always True To You In My Fashion"). Additional previews took place later in October in Dayton, Ohio (2-D), and at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas (3-D).