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Kiss of the Spider Woman

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  3f, 15m

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the novel by Manuel Puig.

Winner! Multiple Tony® Awards including Best Musical!

"Thrilling."- The New York Times

"Compelling, beautiful, funny and moving....[Has] a cinematic fluidity and a poetic charge."- N.Y. Daily News

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 15m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner! Multiple Tony® Awards including Best Musical!
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Details

Summary
Kiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora (originated on Broadway by Chita Rivera) with Valentin. One of her roles is a Spider Woman who kills with a kiss.
Cast Attributes
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Cautions
    • Gun Shots
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

"Thrilling.- N.Y. Times.

"Compelling, beautiful, funny and moving....[Has] a cinematic fluidity and a poetic charge."- N.Y. Daily News.

"Creates an entire world out of a prison cell.... Dazzling."- Newsweek.

"Capture[s] the magic musicals were meant for."- Wall Street Journal.

"[A] show with a wild heart and a fresh eye."- N.Y. Newsday.

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Music

Song Samples

Prologue
Her Name is Aurora
Dressing Them Up
Dear One
Over the Wall
Where You Are
Marta
Do Miracles
My First Woman
You Could Never Shame Me
A Visit
She's a Woman
Gimme Love
Russian Movie / Good Times
The Day After That
Mama, It's Me
Anything For Him
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Only in the Movies
Piano-Conductor

1 Reed 1 (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
1 Reed 2 (Flute, Alto Sax, Clarinet)
1 Reed 3 (Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Oboe, English Horn)
1 Reed 4 (Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Baritone Sax)
1 Horn 1
1 Horn 2
1 Trumpet 1
1 Trumpet 2
1 Trombone
1 Percussion (Bells, Bongos, Conga, Cymbal, Glockenspiel, Maraca, Marimba, Mark Tree, Shaker, Tambourine, Timpani, Vibraphone, Vibraslap, Xylophone, Xylorimba)
1 Drums
1 Keyboard 1
1 Keyboard 2
1 Viola 1
1 Viola 2
1 Cello
1 Bass

Materials

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1 Piano-Conductor (Act I)
1 Piano-Conductor (Act II)
20 Vocal Books

1 Reed 1
1 Reed 2
1 Reed 3
1 Reed 4
1 Horn 1
1 Horn 2
1 Trumpet 1
1 Trumpet 2
1 Trombone
1 Percussion
1 Drums
1 Keyboard 1
1 Keyboard 2
1 Viola 1
1 Viola 2
1 Cello
1 Bass
1 Piano-Conductor (Act I)
1 Piano-Conductor (Act II)
20 Vocal Books

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Authors

John Kander

John Kander is a Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winning composer, a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award, and a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. With frequent collaborator Fred Ebb, he composed the score to dozens of Broadway musicals, including Cabaret, Zorba, Chi ...

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Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb (1933–2004) was an award-winning lyricist, librettist and director who frequently and successfully collaborated with composer John Kander. Ebb's work for the theatre included Flora, The Red Menace; Cabaret; The Happy Time; Zorba; 70, Girls, 70; Chicago; The Act; Woma ...

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Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally (1938-2020) was the recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2019 Dramatist Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2019 Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. ...

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Author

Manuel Puig

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