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Kiss Me, Kate Revival Extends Run at Studio 54

Kelli O’Hara, Will Chase, Corbin Bleu, and Stephanie Styles head the cast.

Corbin Bleu as Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate.
Corbin Bleu as Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate.
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Roundabout Theatre Company has given a monthlong extension to its new revival of Kiss Me, Kate at Studio 54. The production will now run through Sunday, June 30, 2019.

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 as Kate and Lilli Vanessi, and Tony nominee Will Chase as Petruchio and Fred Graham, alongside Corbin Bleu as Lucentio and Bill Calhoun, Terence Archie as Harrison Howell, Mel Johnson Jr. as Harry Trevor and Baptista, James T. Lane as Paul, Stephanie Styles as Lois Lane and 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.

The creative team includes David Rockwell (sets), Jeff Mahshie (costumes), Donald Holder (lighting), Brian Ronan (sound), and David Brian Brown (hair and wig design).