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Cole Porter

Too Much Richard, but Still Hot

by James Yeara June 26, 2014


  This “Too Darn Hot” is too damned good for mere words. The Act 2 opening number of Barrington Stage Company’s current production of the classic Cole Porter musical Kiss Me Kate starts slowly: As the ...

Barrington Stage Company Boyd-Quinson Mainstage

It’s the Top

by B.A. Nilsson July 10, 2013

Anything Goes Tour

  “Admit it: you’re nuts about me,” says sassy Reno Sweeney (Rachel York) in the opening scene of Anything Goes. From the moment she enters, she radiates star charisma. And as her character sings and dances ...


Anything Goes

by The Staff July 3, 2013

Anything Goes Tour

  Roundabout Theatre Company’s acclaimed revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes opens at Proctors this week for a six-day run. Set on a glamorous transatlantic liner, this story of “lovers, liars and clowns” is a comic triumph ...


Kiss Me, Kate

by The Staff July 25, 2012


A fun but unbelievable fact: At the time he was preparing Kiss Me, Kate in the late 1940s, Cole Porter was considered something of a has-been. His breezy, paper-thin musicals had been rendered passé by ...

Mac-Haydn Theatre

Steve Ross Cabaret

by The Staff August 18, 2011


Twenty years ago, The New York Times declared Steve Ross “the crown prince of New York cabaret,” and the tuxedo-clad showman is still tickling the ivories and crooning standards for audiences around the world. He hosted ...

Spa Little Theater