Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase Pose With Their "Too Darn Hot" Cast of Kiss Me, Kate
Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate begins previews February 14 ahead of a March 14 opening at Studio 54.
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).
Take a look below at a portrait of the featured cast before they hit their Broadway stage.