‘Kiss Me Kate’ has Cole Porter at his best

Play review

The crowning achievement of Cole Porter’s career was “Kiss Me, Kate,” a knockabout lampooning of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” that was a major hit during the 1948-49 Broadway season.

Porter was coming off three flops in a row, and there were rumblings throughout the Broadway community that he was, at age 57, over the hill.

The show, which won five Tony awards, includes some of Porter’s smartest and most tuneful songs, which are highligh...

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