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Kiss Me, Kate

Synopsis
A production of Kiss Me, Kate first directed for stage by Michael Blakemore on Broadway in 1999 and directed for television for PBS by Chris Hunt. Choreography by Kathleen Marshall with orchestrations by Don Sebesky and musical direction by Gareth Valentine. Rachel York is Lilli Vanessi and Brent Barrett is Fred Graham.
Series
Great Performances
Language
English
Country
Japan; United States
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2003
Transmission details
26 Feb 2003 (Channel: WNET Channel 13)
Duration
147 mins

Credits

Director
Chris Hunt; Michael Blakemore
Producer
Andy Picheta
Writer
Bella Spewack; Samuel Spewack
Music
Cole Porter
Production Design
Robin Wagner
Costume
Martin Pakledinaz
Choreographer
Kathleen Marshall
Cast
Rachel YorkLilli Vanessi (Katherina)
Brent BarrettFred Graham (Petruchio)
Colin FarrellHarry Trevor (Baptista Minola)
Nancy Kathryn AndersonLois Lane (Bianca)
Andrew SpillettCab Driver (Nathaniel)
Barry McNeillHortensio
Jack ChissickSecond Man
Kaye BrownHattie
Michael BerresseBill Calhoun (Lucentio)
Nicholas ColicosHarrison Howell
Nick WinstonGremio
Nolan FrederickPaul
Teddy KempnerFirst Man

Additional Details

Theatre
Victoria Palace, London
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Kiss Me, Kate

Notes

Notes
The production was taped at several live performances at the Victoria Palace, London.
Available Region 1 only (11/2007).
Released on Blu-ray 2017.
Awards
The production won 5 Tony Awards, 6 Drama Desk Awards and 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards including ‘Best Musical Revival’.

Production Company

Name

NHK

Name

Performance Company, The

Archive

Name

Paley Center for Media

Web
http://www.paleycenter.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 621-6600
Address
25 West 52 Street
New York
New York
110019
USA
Notes
Formerly Museum of Television and Radio (MTR). The name changed in 2007.

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
http://www.amazon.co.uk External site opens in new window

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