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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lilli Vanessi / Katherine
Nancy Kathryn Anderson ...
Lois Lane / Bianca (as Nancy Anderson)
Nicholas Colicos ...
Harrison Howell (as Nicolas Colicos)
First Man
Jack Chissick ...
Second Man
Kaye Brown ...
Hattie (as Kaye E. Brown)
Nolan Frederick ...
Colin Farrell ...
Nick Winston ...
Barry McNeill ...
Alan Vicary ...
Ralph the Stage Manager
Andrew Spillett ...
Cab Driver / Nathaniel
Duncan Smith ...


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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A Musical Masterpiece
27 February 2003 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

I was just commenting the evening of February 26, 2003 that Great Performances on PBS needed to have more musicals from Broadway. Sure enough that evening KISS ME KATE appeared and completely took me by surprise.

This revival musical had everything that it needed. It started out a little slow, but as it progressed they gave us great music and astounding dancing. The story was well written set against Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, the music was spectacular as written by the great Cole Porter, and the acting was extremely well done by the entire cast. This show is certainly a must see.

Highlights include: So In Love, It's Too Darn Hot, Always True to You Darling In My Fashion, and Brush Up Your Shakespeare

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