A live performance of the 1999 revival, taped in London in the theatre in which it was staged, and in front of a live audience.

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Lilli Vanessi / Katherine
Nancy Kathryn Anderson ...
Lois Lane / Bianca (as Nancy Anderson)
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Nicholas Colicos ...
Harrison Howell (as Nicolas Colicos)
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First Man
Jack Chissick ...
Second Man
Kaye Brown ...
Hattie (as Kaye E. Brown)
Nolan Frederick ...
Paul
Colin Farrell ...
Nick Winston ...
Barry McNeill ...
Alan Vicary ...
Ralph the Stage Manager
Andrew Spillett ...
Cab Driver / Nathaniel
Duncan Smith ...
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A live performance of the 1999 revival, taped in London in the theatre in which it was staged, and in front of a live audience.

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The original Broadway production of "Kiss Me Kate" opened at the New Century Theater on December 30, 1948, ran for 1077 performances and won the 1954 Tony Awards for the Best Musical, Book and Score. See more »

Quotes

First Man: Miss Vanessi, you've been my ideal for years. I married my wife 'cause in a certain light, when it's kind of dark, she might pass for your sister.
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Connections

Version of La fierecilla domada (1956) See more »

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Wunderbar
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sung by Brent Barrett and Rachel York
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Once again is not enough
29 May 2004 | by (Amarillo TX) – See all my reviews

I first saw KMK on stage in Chicago in about 1949, saw the movie with Kathryn Grayson (Didn't like her too much - rather unusual for me) but loved the two hoods. James Whitmore was terrifically funny.

I really enjoyed this version since it was far closer to the original show than the Hollywood version was.

Unfortunately there IS a major problem with the script.

To understand many of the references you have to be in at least your 60s because if the WWII references and the immediate post-WWII references.

The General tho was the perfect pompous ass and Rachel York as Lily was outstanding,

As to the comparison with Music Man, let's face it NOBODY will ever replace Robert Preston as Prof Harold Hill, not now not ever. Mathew Broderick is a nice actor, but I would never cast him in that part, NEVER.


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