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Filed under: 2019, Broadway, Kiss Me Kate

The last time Kelli O’Hara appeared on Broadway, she won a Tony for her performance as Anna in “The King and I.” Four years later, she’s back in an updated “Kiss Me Kate,” opening March 14 at Studio 54. The musical is about an actress feuding with her co-star, who’s also her director and ex-husband (Will Chase). Their […]

Mar 12, 19   simplyk   Comments Off on Kelli O’Hara on Returning to Broadway in ‘Kiss Me Kate’
Filed under: 2019, Broadway, Kiss Me Kate
Mar 12, 19   simplyk   Comments Off on BWW TV: Kelli O’Hara, Will Chase & Company Explain Why They’re So in Love with KISS ME, KATE!
Filed under: 2019, Broadway, Kiss Me Kate

TEXT BY PAUL WONTOREK | PHOTOS BY CAITLIN MCNANEY | ILLUSTRATIONS BY RYAN CASEY Tony winner KELLI O’HARA and her Tony-nominated friend and co-star WILL CHASE have been testing out their chemistry for a big Broadway musical like Kiss Me, Kate! for a dozen years now. First they teamed up for a five-day run of Oklahoma! actually in Oklahoma in 2007, followed by a four-day concert run of Bells Are Ringing at City Center in 2010, and then a week-long in Nice Work If You Can Get It when Chase covered for O’Hara’s vacationing leading man Matthew Broderick in 2012. But Lilli Vanessi and Fred Graham, the sparring lovers at the center of Kiss Me, Kate!, are the kind of robust classic roles that allow these two stage faves the chance to do what they do best: sing beautifully and make us (and each other) laugh.  BROADWAY.COM: This revival started as a one-night thing.  KELLI O’HARA: We did that concert in… ’16? Gosh, in 2016. We had a blast. And then they said, “Let’s do it!”  WILL CHASE: Well, they actually said let’s do it in the fall of 2017. [Points to O’Hara.] Not available. “Let’s do it in 2018!” [Coughs.] Not available. She’s been busy!  O’HARA: And then they said, “Let’s do it in 2019!” [Points to Chase.] He gets a TV show. We’ll see how long he lasts.  CHASE: Steven Pasquale wasn’t available so I was! But the main point is, we needed a comedy. We need a good, old-fashioned musical comedy. 

Mar 12, 19   simplyk   Comments Off on No Hate in This Kate
Filed under: 2019, Concert, Kiss Me Kate

From Sweet Smell of Success to The Light in the Piazza and more, the Tony-winning actor reveals little known facts and embarrassing tales.   hen Kelli O’Hara took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall January 14, she had just finished a full day of rehearsal for Roundabout Theatre Company’s upcoming Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate. As a […]

Jan 21, 19   simplyk   Comments Off on 5 Untold Stories From Kelli O’Hara’s Broadway Career

Behind the scenes with @kelliohara and Will Chase. We're so excited to reveal the artwork for #KissMeKate! pic.twitter.com/4TAw5r0t9k — Roundabout (@roundaboutnyc) December 3, 2018

Dec 04, 18   simplyk   Comments Off on New video for Kiss Me Kate
Filed under: 2019, Broadway, Kiss Me Kate

The Tony winner shares tales from the West End production of The King and I revival—ahead of its cinema screening—and preparing for Broadway’s Kiss Me, Kate. Kelli O’Hara is home from London after completing her first ever West End run, starring in the Lincoln Center Theater production transfer of The King and I. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens, the […]

Nov 27, 18   simplyk   Comments Off on How Kelli O’Hara Radically Changed Her Pre-Show Ritual for London’s The King and I
Filed under: 2019, Broadway, Kiss Me Kate

Currently, this spring’s production of Kiss Me, Kate is the only musical revival announced for the 2019 Broadway season, but its stars Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase promise it won’t be the traditional restaging you expect. Clad in glamorous costumes from Lilli Vanessi and Fred Graham, the stars spoke with Vulture at the show’s first photo shoot, and […]

Nov 22, 18   simplyk   Comments Off on Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase Introduce Their ‘Reexamined’ Kiss Me, Kate

Can't wait for KISS ME, KATE? Watch Kelli O'Hara hit the studio to perform "So in Love." For tickets & info: bit.ly/rtcKissMeKate Slået op af Roundabout Theatre Company i Onsdag den 7. november 2018

Nov 09, 18   simplyk   Comments Off on Exclusive Music Video! Watch Kelli O’Hara Sing ‘So in Love’ from KISS ME, KATE

The first episode of Front Row features a chat with Kelli O’Hara about Kiss Me, Kate, a look back Footloose with Jeremy Kushnier and Jennifer Laura Thompson and a dig into the history that inspired Steven Levenson’s Days of Rage. https://www.broadway.com/videos/158960/front-row-kelli-ohara-days-of-rage-a-footloose-reunion/?page=1&sort=newest#play

Nov 07, 18   simplyk   Comments Off on Front Row: Kelli O’Hara, Days of Rage & a FootlooseReunion