Kiss Me, Kate, Starring Kelli O'Hara, to Record Broadway Cast Album
Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record a cast album of Roundabout's Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate, now in performances at Studio 54. Produced by Kurt Deutsch and Lawrence Manchester, the album will be recorded on Monday, April 22.
The production stars Kelli O'Hara as Lilli Vanessi, Will Chase as Fred Graham, Corbin Bleu as Bill Calhoun, and Stephanie Styles as Lois Lane, with Terence Archie as Harrison Howell, Mel Johnson Jr. as Harry Trevor, James T. Lane as Paul, Adrienne Walker as Hattie, Lance Coadie Williams as Gangster (Second Man), and John Pankow as Gangster (First Man).
Directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle with music direction by Paul Gemignani, Kiss Me, Kate features a book by Sam and Bella Spewack, and music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Winner of the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical, Kiss Me, Kate is a backstage comedy that follows onstage and offstage romances that unfold through a production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
The limited Broadway engagement at Studio 54 opened on March 14, and was recently extended through June 30.