Tony winner Kelli O’Hara to manual ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ Broadway revival

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Kelli O’Hara is returning to Broadway with now no longer one but two dynamite roles: Lilli Vanessi and Kate of Kiss Me, Kate.

Roundabout Theatre Company announced Monday that Scott Ellis (A Christmas Legend Are living!) will helm a revival of the atomize hit musical comedy for Broadway, scheduled to premiere in February 2019. Hilariously and romantically exploring the struggle that occurs on and off-stage all the way thru a musical production of The Taming of the Shrew, it centers on Lilli, the show hide’s main lady who takes on the Shrew characteristic of Kate.

As properly as to several Broadway revivals, Kiss Me, Kate has spawned a 1953 circulate record and multiple television productions. The show hide is the first ever to desire the Tony Award for Most attention-grabbing Musical.

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“Kelli O’Hara is inarguably one among the most helpful actresses within the American theater and a dear friend to Roundabout,” stated Roundabout Ingenious Director Todd Haimes. “We now procure got been talking about initiatives for years and it’s especially thrilling to procure an even time her return to Roundabout in a characteristic that will showcase her impeccable differ and virtuosic talent as a singer, actress and comedienne, simply as she did in our production of The Pajama Sport a decade ago. Hanging together a season is constantly a puzzle of timing and availability, with Roundabout’s particular pendulum swinging amongst revivals, a commitment to contemporary work and when it’s simply, musicals. The stars aligned on Kiss Me, Kate – and we are honored to procure my cherished colleagues Scott Ellis, Warren Carlyle and Kelli O’Hara aid at Roundabout.”

O’Hara is a six-time Tony nominee, a hit for the first time for her triumphant efficiency within the 2015 Broadway revival of The King and I. She’s also seemed on stage in The Bridges of Madison CountySouth Pacific, and The Pajama Sport. On hide, she’s now no longer too long ago customer starred in Masters of IntercourseBlue Bloods, and The Correct Strive against.

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