Yale Tercentennial Announces Special Display of Cole Porter Memorabilia for "Kiss Me Kate" at Shubert Theatre

Yale University and the Shubert Theatre will co-host a news conference, Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in Woolsey Hall, corner of Grove and College streets, to announce a commemorative display of Cole Porter (Yale Class of 1913) and “Kiss Me Kate,” the Tony award- winning musical he wrote that begins its run on June 19 at the Shubert.

The display will include rare photos and articles from Yale’s Cole Porter archives in the Music Library of the Sterling Memorial Library of the premiere performance of “Kiss Me Kate” in 1949 at the New Century Theater in New York.

The media is invited to the stage of Woolsey Hall where producer Roger Horchow (Yale Class of 1950) will speak about the significance of Yale, Cole Porter and the Shubert. The two lead actors in the current production, Rachel York and Rex Smith, will sing tunes from the show. Michael Morand, associate vice president of the Office of New Haven and State Affairs, will speak on Porter’s impact during his college years.

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