The chorus from the musical Kiss Me, Kate

The chorus from the musical Kiss Me, Kate

Kiss Me, Kate was first produced at the New Century Theatre, New York in December 1948, and was the only one of Porter's musicals to exceed a thousand performances on Broadway. The book was written by Sam and Bella Spewack, a husband and wife team who collaborated on many successful Broadway shows. One of the reasons for Kiss Me, Kate's popularity was the depiction of the 'backstage lives' of the company. The chorus get several great numbers while they are 'rehearsing' or in the 'intervals' including 'Another Op'ning, Another Show' and 'Too Darn Hot'.