Corbin Bleu, Stephanie Styles to Join Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase in Kiss Me, Kate
Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, starring Kelli O'Hara as Lilli Vanessi/Kate and Will Chase as Fred Graham/Petruchio.
Inspired by Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, Kiss Me, Kate features a book by Sam and Bella Spewack, and music and lyrics by Porter. The show won the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical in 1949 and features iconic musical theater tunes including "Too Darn Hot," "So in Love," and "Always True to You in My Fashion." In 2016, O'Hara and Chase also starred in a sold-out benefit concert reading of Kiss Me, Kate.
Joining O'Hara and Chase in the principal company are Corbin Bleu as Lucentio/Bill Calhoun, Stephanie Styles as Lois Lane/Bianca, Terence Archie as Harrison Howell, Mel Johnson Jr. as Harry Trevor/Baptista, Adrienne Walker as Hattie, Lance Coadie Williams as Gangster (Second Man), and John Pankow as Gangster (First Man).
Stephanie Styles, Annaleigh Ashford & John Larroquette to Lead ABC's Three Rivers
Stephanie Styles may not be checking into City Center's Grand Hotel, but she's most definitely bound for the big time. The Newsies alum has been cast alongside Tony winners Annaleigh Ashford and John Larroquette in ABC's new comedy series Three Rivers, according to Deadline. Three Rivers follows Rebecca Watts (Ashford), who leaves her Texas ranch to work at a fancy New York hotel. At the encouragement of her cowboy dad Beau (Larroquette), she returns home to transform their rustic ranch into a high-end destination. Styles will take on the role of the "pageant-ready" featured player Leanne. A premiere date for Three Rivers will be announced at a later date.
“MAKING OF A PRINCESS IN SF” / ROMAN HOLIDAY
Did you know that a Broadway musical is being produced here in San Francisco? And not just any musical, but Roman Holiday based on the 1953 Academy Award-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck! An all-time favorite romance, this production is the next project from the creative team behind BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical and will feature music from the legendary Cole Porter. The cast includes the lovely Stephanie Styles, who will be making her Broadway debut in the role of Princess Anne, and other notable cast includes Broadway favorite Drew Gehling (as Joe Bradley), Tony-nominee Jared Spector, TV and stage star Sarah Chase.
Newsies' Stephanie Styles Set for Jenny Rachel Weiner's Kingdom Come Off-Broadway
Newsies tour alum Stephanie Styles and more have been tapped for the previously announced Kingdom Come off-Broadway. Directed by Kip Fagan and penned by Jenny Rachel Weiner, the world premiere will play a limited engagement October 7 through December 18. Opening night is set for November 2 at Roundabout Underground’s Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.
Stephanie was last seen as Katherine Plumber in Disney’s North American Tour of the TONY Award winning musical Newsies