TheaterMania Logo
Home link
Photo Flash

Brush Up on Broadway's Kiss Me, Kate With These Rehearsal Photos

Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase star in the classic Cole Porter musical.

Roundabout Theatre Company has released rehearsal photos from its upcoming Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate, beginning previews February 14 ahead of a March 14 opening at Studio 54.

Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase in rehearsal for Kiss Me, Kate.
(© Jenny Anderson)

Recipient of the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical in 1949, Kiss Me, Kate features a book by Sam and Bella Spewack, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, direction by eight-time Tony nominee and Roundabout's associate artistic director Scott Ellis, choreography by Tony winner Warren Carlyle, and music direction by Paul Gemignani.

The new Roundabout cast is led by Tony winner Kelli O'Hara (The King and I) as Kate and Lilli Vanessi, and Tony nominee Will Chase (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) as Petruchio and Fred Graham, alongside Corbin Bleu (Holiday Inn) as Lucentio and Bill Calhoun, Terence Archie (Rocky) as Harrison Howell, Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde) as Harry Trevor and Baptista, Stephanie Styles (Newsies national tour) as Lois Lane and Bianca, Adrienne Walker (The Lion King) as Hattie, Lance Coadie Williams (Sweat) as Gangster (Second Man), and John Pankow (Cymbeline) as Gangster (First Man).

Corbin Bleu during a Kiss Me, Kate dance rehearsal.
(© Jenny Anderson)