Cole Porter (1891 - 1964) - the world-famous American composer of musicals and songs, actively wrote music for films.
Cole Porter has created a lot of musicals, among which the most popular is considered to be "Kiss Me, Kate". This musical comedy based on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew", was staged on Broadway in 1948. In later years this musical was performed on the scenes of many countries around the world.
“All-Ukrainian League of Authors” under the contract with American copyright holder licensed production of the musical "Kiss Me, Kate "in the Kiev Operetta Theater. The premiere took place in June 2013.
The first staging of the brilliant American musical in Ukraine was directed by Bohdan Strutinskiy and performed by the conductor Dmitriy Morozov.