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Friday, May 3, 2013

20 Years Ago Today: Kiss of the Spider Woman


Here's the next in a series of blogs featuring the musicals that opened 30, 20 and 10 years ago.
Others in the series can be found under the "Back in Time" tab at the top of the page.
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The Playbill

The Window Card and the Novel

The Original Cast Recording


The Show Jacket and T-Shirt

The Broadhurst Theatre

The Hirschfeld Drawing








Original Cast Production Photos

Show: Kiss of the Spider Woman
Theatre: Broadhurst Theatre
Opening Night: May 3, 1993
Performances: 16 previews, 904 performances
Tonys: 11 nominations, 7 wins including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical Terrence McNally, Best Score John Kander and Fred Ebb, Best Actor Brent Carver, Best Featured Actor Anthony Crivello and Best Actress Chita Rivera.
Who's Who 20 Years Later: Kander and Ebb have gone on to score Steel Pier, Curtains, and The Scottsboro Boys.   Fred Ebb passed away in 2004.  Director Harold Prince (Tony Nomination - Best Director) has gone on as Director of shows including: Show Boat, Parade, and Love Musik.  Cast members: Chita Rivera (Tony Award) has since appeared in Nine, A Dancer's Life and The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Brent Carver (Tony Award) has since appeared in Parade, King Lear and will be in next season's Romeo and Juliet; Anthony Crivello (Tony Award) has since appeared in Marie Christine and this season's Golden Boy.  Other cast members included Michael McCormick (Curtains, Chaplin)Dorothy Stanley (Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, Gypsy, Follies (2001), High Society, 42nd Street (Revival)); Herndon Lackey (Inherit the Wind, Parade, LoveMusik).  Kiss of the Spider Woman also had 2 additional principal casts: Vanessa Williams, Howard McGillin, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marie Conchita Alonso, Howard McGillin, Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Chita Rivera



Brent Carver


Anthony Crivello


Dorothy Stanley


Herndon Lackey



Michael McCormick


The 2nd Cast









The Final Cast




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