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KISS ME KATE EXTENDS TO 28TH SEPTEMBER AT THE VICTORIA PALACE THEATRE
Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate, has been extended by 7 months at the Victoria Palace Theatre and is now taking bookings to 28th September 2002 for group bookings and 8th June 01 for individual .
This musical comedy,which won "Best Musical" at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards last week, opened at the Victoria Palace theatre on 30th Oct 01 to great notices from the popular press: BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, “Kiss Me, Kate is packed with super songs” CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, “It is a dazzling evening of inventive, infectious pleasure.” NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, “A dazzling night.” SHERIDAN MORLEY for TELEXT says, “One of the greatest revivals I have ever seen. Gotta sing, gotta dance, gotta see it!”
The West End production is staged by the entire original Broadway creative team. It has music and lyrics by Cole Porter and a book by Sam & Bella Spewack. The show is produced in London by its Broadway producers Roger Berlind and Roger Horchow, with Nica Burns as associate producer.
Four American musical stars head the London cast of Michael Blakemore's production, Brent Barrett, Marin Mazzie, Michael Berresse and Nancy Anderson. However, it is thought that these four will be replaced from 9th Feb 02.
This musical comedy concerns two gangsters who are despatched to extract a debt from the leading man of a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'. They arrive on its First Night, in the middle of a blazing row between the show's stars and end up on stage singing 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare'.