“Tom, Dick or Harry” | Kiss Me, Kate

by Marypublished on May 31, 2022

Three suitors – Lucentio, Hortensio, and Gremio – try to woo Bianca, and she says that she would marry any of them (“Tom, Dick, or Harry”)

Kiss Me, Kate
Music by Cole Porter
Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Based on Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
Choreography by Warren Carlyle
Featured song: Tom Dick or Harry
Featured Dancers: Corbin Bleu, Rick Faugno, Stephanie Styles

Egotistical leading man, director, and producer Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another in a new production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. The battle of the sexes continues onstage and off, as it becomes clear that, as much as this couple profess to hate each other, they are also still in love. Alongside their bickering liaison, the show’s supporting actress, Lois Lane, supports her gambling boyfriend, Bill, as he attempts to evade the the clutches of local gangsters. Throw in a number of cases of mistaken identity, the mob, and comedic routines into the mix and you get Kiss Me, Kate — a dazzling Broadway classic that earned the very first Tony award for Best Musical (synopsis from stageagent)