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About the Show

Story: An egotistical actor and producer named Fred Graham and his ex-wife, Lili Vanessi, are playing Petruchio and Kate in a production of "Taming of the Shrew." In both the real world and in the play, they bicker and romance in a "battle of the sexes."

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Cole Porter
Librettist: Sam and Bella Spewack

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: New Century Theatre, Shubert Theatre
Opening Night: Dec 30, 1948
Total Performances: 1077
Original Cast: Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk, Harold Lang
Director: John C. Wilson
Choreographer: Hanya Holm
Producer: Saint Subber and Lemuel Ayers
Musical Director: Pembroke Davenport
Orchestrations: Robert Russell Bennett
Scenic and Costume Design: Lemuel Ayers
Lighting Design: Al Alloy

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Broadway Theatre
Opening Night: Jan 8, 1952
Total Performances: 8
Original Cast: Holly Harris, Marilyn Day, Frank Derbas, Nat Burns
Director: John C. Wilson
Choreographer: Hanya Holm
Producer: Saint Subber and Lemuel Ayers
Musical Director: George Hirst
Scenic and Costume Design: Lemuel Ayers

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Martin Beck Theatre
Opening Night: Nov 18, 1999
Total Performances: 881
Original Cast: Marin Mazzie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Michael Berresse, John Horton
Director: Michael Blakemore
Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall
Producer: Roger Berlind and Roger Horchow
Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations: Don Sebesky
Scenic Design: Robin Wagner
Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design: Peter Kaczorowski

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