Kiss Me, Kate

Thank you for supporting Roundabout’s Benefit Reading of Kiss Me Kate. Roundabout Theatre Company was thrilled to present this wonderful reading starring Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase for what was truly a memorable evening. Roundabout would like to especially thank the following major supporters who helped make the event possible: Co-Chairs Roxanne and Scoot Box, Michael T. Cohen, Colliers International NY LLC, Patrick Crosetto, Paula Dominick, Underwriters Kiendl and John Gordon, Tom and Kitty Patterson Kempner, Fiona and Eric Rudin, and Diane and Tom Tuft along with benefit donors who helped raise over $625,000 for Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund. Please continue to check back for information on our next Benefit Reading.
 
December 12, 2016
7:00 PM
Studio 54
254 West 54th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
 
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 Lili Vanessi 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.

Kiss Me, Kate was directed by Roundabout’s Adams Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis.

Proceeds from Kiss Me, Kate benefited Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund, which has allowed Roundabout to produce acclaimed musicals such as She Loves Me, Company, Nine, The Pajama Game, Sunday in the Park with George, Anything Goes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cabaret, On the Twentieth Century and this season’s Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical.

For more information, please see the Playbill program and insert.

Thank you for supporting Roundabout’s Benefit Reading of Kiss Me Kate. Roundabout Theatre Company was thrilled to present this wonderful reading starring Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase for what was truly a memorable evening. Roundabout would like to especially thank the following major supporters who helped make the event possible: Co-Chairs Roxanne and Scoot Box, Michael T. Cohen, Colliers International NY LLC, Patrick Crosetto, Paula Dominick, Underwriters Kiendl and John Gordon, Tom and Kitty Patterson Kempner, Fiona and Eric Rudin, and Diane and Tom Tuft along with benefit donors who helped raise over $625,000 for Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund. Please continue to check back for information on our next Benefit Reading.

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Cast


Kelli O'Hara
Lilli Vanessi/Katharine

Will Chase
Fred Graham/Petruchio

Robert Fairchild
Bill

Heléne Yorke
Lois

Chuck Cooper
Harry Trevor/Baptista

Richard Kind
Gangster

Norm Lewis
Harrison Howell

John Pankow
Gangster

Amber Iman
Hattie

James Lane
Paul

Cameron Adams
Ensemble

Phillip Attmore
Ensemble

Preston Truman Boyd
Ensemble

Will Burton
Ensemble

Derrick Cobey
Ensemble

Jesmille Darbouze
Ensemble

Rick Faugno
Ensemble

Leslie Donna Flesner
Ensemble

Jenifer Foote
Ensemble

Jessica Lee Goldyn
Ensemble

Nathan Keen
Ensemble

Michael Lowney
Ensemble

Marissa McGowan
Ensemble

Linda Mugleston
Ensemble

Hayley Podschun
Ensemble

Aaron Ramey
Ensemble

Creative

Cole Porter—Music and Lyrics
Sam and Bella Spewack—Book
Scott Ellis—Director
Sydney Beers—Executive Producer
David Rockwell—Set Design
Jeff Mahshie—Costume Design
Donald Holder—Lighting Design
Brian Ronan—Sound Design
John Barrett—Hair and Make-up Design
Warren Carlyle—Choreographer
Patrick Vaccariello—Music Director

Photo at top: Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase and company. Photo by Peter Lau.