Kiss Me, KateKiss Me, Kate
is a stage musical
by Samuel and Bella Spewack (book) and Cole Porter
(music and lyrics) that ran for 1,077 performances and was first performed in New York
on December 30
. It is roughly based on Shakespeare
's play The Taming of the Shrew
, where the main characters are actors in a stage production of that play.
It was made into a film musical in the 1950s by MGM, starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, and Ann Miller, featuring some well known dancers such as Bob Fosse, Carol Haney, and Tommy Rall as specialty dancers. It was filmed in 3-D.
- "Another Op'nin', Another Show"
- "Why Can't You Behave?"
- "So in Love"
- "We Open in Venice"
- "Tom, Dick, or Harry"
- "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua"
- "I Hate Men"
- "Were Thine That Special Face"
- "I Sing of Love"
- "Too Darn Hot"
- "Where Is the Life That Late I Led?"
- "Always True to You in My Fashion"
- "Brush Up Your Shakespeare"
- I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple"