|Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE extends on Broadway - Now through June 30|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 10:43 am EDT 03/19/19|
|ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY'S
KISS ME, KATE
OPENS ON BROADWAY TO RAVE REVIEWS
ANNOUNCES FOUR-WEEK EXTENSION NOW THROUGH JUNE 30, 2019
CRITICS' PICK! "KELLI O'HARA IS SUBLIME. She sings so gorgeously it almost melts the theatre."
- Jesse Green, The New York Times
"UNMISSABLE! SCOTT ELLIS' FIRST-CLASS BROADWAY REVIVAL that raises Kiss Me, Kate's sparkle quotient to incandescence." -Peter Marks, The Washington Post
"UTTERLY, DELIRIOUSLY FUN! This blissfully staged Roundabout revival packs a delightful comic punch." -David Cote, The Observer
"KELLI O'HARA IS THE TOTAL PACKAGE-funny, commanding and her golden cords have never sounded so sweet. O'Hara deserves a thousand kisses along with our eternal worship for gracing us with two and a half glorious hours in this altogether wunderbar production." - Roma Torre, NY1
"WILL CHASE ACES IT, with a powerful voice and acting chops to match." - Roma Torre, NY1
"CORBIN BLEU IS SUCH A DYNAMITE PERFORMER you can't help but share the joy rolling off him as he dances." - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"THE STANDOUT AMONG THE SUPPORTING CAST IS UNQUESTIONABLY STEPHANIE STYLES, DELIVERING A CONFIDENT - NO, MAKE THAT SMASHING - BROADWAY DEBUT."
- Charles Isherwood, Broadway News
"Director SCOTT ELLIS and choreographer WARREN CARLYLE have restored my faith in golden-age musicals." - Peter Marks, The Washington Post
"WARREN CARLYLE'S CHOREOGRAPHY IS DYNAMITE!" - Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Post
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce a four-week extension of the new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, after opening to rave reviews on March 14, 2019. This classic musical comedy is directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with music direction by Paul Gemignani and features a book by Sam and Bella Spewack, and music and lyrics by Cole Porter.
The limited engagement of Kiss Me, Kate is now extended through Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 W 54th St).
KISS ME, KATE opened on Thursday, March 14, 2019 to widespread critical acclaim, including: The New York Times
Kiss Me, Kate stars Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara as "Kate/Lilli Vanessi," Tony Award nominee Will Chase as "Petruchio/Fred Graham," Corbin Bleu as "Lucentio/Bill Calhoun," Terence Archie as "Harrison Howell," Mel Johnson Jr. as "Harry Trevor/Baptista," James T. Lane as "Paul," Stephanie Styles as "Lois Lane/Bianca," Adrienne Walker as "Hattie," Lance Coadie Williams as "Gangster (Second Man)" and John Pankow as "Gangster (First Man)."
The cast also includes Darius Barnes, Preston Truman Boyd, Will Burton, Derrick Cobey, Jesmille Darbouze, Rick Faugno, Haley Fish, Tanya Haglund, Erica Mansfield, Marissa McGowan, Sarah Meahl, Justin Prescott, Christine Cornish Smith, Sherisse Springer, Sam Strasfeld and Travis Waldschmidt.
In the constellation of musical comedy masterpieces, Kiss Me, Kate shines as perhaps Broadway's most sparkling achievement. This is the winner of the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical, alive with onstage romance, backstage passion, comedy high and low, a dash of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, and a stylish, sexy, sophisticated songbook that includes "Too Darn Hot," "So In Love" and "Always True To You In My Fashion." Once again, Roundabout catapults you to musical comedy heaven, with a brand-new Kiss Me, Kate.
The creative team includes David Rockwell (Sets), Jeff Mahshie (Costumes), Donald Holder (Lighting), Brian Ronan (Sound), David Brian Brown (Hair & Wig design), Larry Hochman (Orchestrations), David Chase (Dance Arrangements) and Amanda Green (Additional Material).
Tickets for Kiss Me, Kate are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org
Kiss Me, Kate will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM.
Major support for Kiss Me, Kate generously provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
Citi is a proud sponsor of Kiss Me, Kate.
Kiss Me, Kate benefits from Roundabout's Musical Theatre Production Fund with lead gifts from Perry and Marty Granoff, Michael Kors and Lance Le Pere, Diane and Tom Tuft, and Cynthia C. Wainwright and Stephen Berger.
Roundabout Theatre Company celebrates the power of theatre by spotlighting classics from the past, cultivating new works of the present, and educating minds for the future. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills that mission by producing familiar and lesser-known plays and musicals; discovering and supporting talented playwrights; reducing the barriers that can inhibit theatergoing; collaborating with a diverse team of artists; building educational experiences; and archiving over five decades of production history.
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals and new works on its five stages: Broadway's American Airlines Theatre, Studio 54 and Stephen Sondheim Theatre, and Off-Broadway's Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre.
American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Roundabout 2018-19 Broadway season includes Kiss Me, Kate, directed by Scott Ellis, starring Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase and Corbin Bleu, and Arthur Miller's All My Sons starring Annette Bening, Tracy Letts and Benjamin Walker, directed by Jack O'Brien.
Off-Broadway in 2018-2019, Roundabout's season continues with Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, directed by Noah Brody in a Fiasco Theater production; Toni Stone by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Pam MacKinnon; and Something Clean by Selina Fillinger, directed by Margot Bordelon at Roundabout Underground.
In 2020, Roundabout will present three new works Off-Broadway, including: 72 Miles to Go... by Hilary Bettis; ...what the end will be by Jiréh Breon Holder, directed by Margot Bordelon; and Darling Grenadine, book, music & lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik, directed and choregraphed by Michael Berresse.
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