“kiss me kate” on the other hand, involves an acting troupe attempting to put on a production of “taming of the shrew” as it is a musical comedy, mishaps and misunderstandings ensue, all sung to the 40s beats of the incomparable cole porter. For all the knockabout antics in his rollicking new production of “kiss me, kate’’ at the lyric stage company, and there are plenty, veloudos is always true to porter in his fashion. Kiss me, kate passions run high as leading lady lilli vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director fred graham, battle onstage and off in a production of shakespeare’s taming of the shrew. Kiss me kate is a 1953 metro-goldwyn-mayer film adaptation of the broadway musical of the same name inspired by the taming of the shrew, it tells the tale of musical theater actors fred graham and lilli vanessi, who were once married, and are now performing opposite each other in the roles of petruchio and katherine in a broadway-bound musical version of william shakespeare's play. This is the issue with seattle musical theatre's currently running production of kiss me, kate, a razzle-dazzle musical from the golden era, whose comedy does not age particularly well.
Kiss me, kate (musical, original) opened in new york city dec 30, 1948 and played through jul 28, 1951. The proms certainly lived up to its promise with this fabulous production of cole porter’s kiss me kate it was advertised as “semi-staged”, but the only thing missing was the elaborate. 'kiss me kate' certainly is a musical with considerable credentials, which are augmented by the fact that it is directed by trevor nunn, who has a string of musical credits to his name, including 'porgy and bess', 'a little night music', and 'my fair lady' among numerous others. Kiss me, kate is, in my opinion, cole porter's greatest musical, and this dvd captures the two original leads in their classic roles in a made for tv version recorded about a decade after the show's opening.
Theater reviews: howard steven frydman hartford stage presents kiss me kate i like this new hartford stage company i like it a lot i like its new direction under artistic director darko tresnjak and their new diverse productions in my humble opinion, it's like a dark cloud has been lifted and a chorus of heavenly. A review of the knox musical 'kiss me kate' by year 10 student oscar bruck + cal 89 'kiss me kate' review dd/mm/yyyy kiss me kate it is a great pleasure to review knox’s production of kiss me kate , one of the most famous adaptations of shakespeare for the musical stage, which focuses on a theatre company putting on a musical version of the. Is kiss me, kate the perfect broadway musical of its era faced with a production such as opera north's which matches its precision, flair, energy, imagination and sheer intelligence, it's difficult to argue against the proposition.
Kiss me kate is quite easily one of the two most famous musical 'adaptations' of shakespeare for the stage and screen (the other being west side story. Kiss me kate – review 3 / 5 stars 3 out of 5 stars old vic, london hannah waddingham in kiss me kate, at the old vic, london and the production finally sparks into life with the famous. Kiss me, kate was inspired by the on-stage/off-stage battling of husband-and-wife actors alfred lunt and lynn fontanne during their 1935 production of shrew the musical was cole porter's response to rodgers and hammerstein's oklahoma. ‘kiss me, kate’ follows the backstage adventures of a fractious company of actors, trapped in a ropey stage musical version of shakespeare’s problematic comedy.
The story of kiss me kate focuses on a production of kiss me kate, a grafting of musical comedy on the shakespearean tale its tempestuous star lili vanessi (sally wilfert) is a diva whose recent run at hollywood fizzled and who has returned reluctantly to the stage. But this kiss me kate (a london production from the victoria theater) was everything it should be for my taste, nancy anderson as lois lane (bianca, not clark kent's girlfriend) was a bit too much like marian the librarian in the other show but she sang well. Kiss me, kate is a musical written by samuel and bella spewack with music and lyrics by cole porter 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. Kiss me kate is one of cole porter's greatest musicals this production, recorded in london's west end, is outstanding the show has a great score and lots of humor.
With morison as its centerpiece, the first staging of kiss me, kate — a musical-within-a-musical centered on a production of william shakespeare's the taming of the shrew — ran for two and a. A few of these are inherent features of kiss me, kate: an overstuffed first half, a slightly abrupt ending, and passages of comic dialogue by book-writers bella and samuel spewack that lack sparkle. Kiss me, kate is the utterly charming homage to backstage theatre politics and to one of shakespeare’s best comedies with a book by bella and samuel spewack, the musical includes a jazz-inspired score with music and lyrics by cole porter. Cole porter’s most successful musical, the original production of “kiss me, kate” opened on broadway at the new century theatre on december 30, 1948 and ran for 1,077 performances.