Another Op'nin', Another Show

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"Another Op'nin', Another Show" is the opening number of Cole Porter's 1948 musical Kiss Me, Kate.

Sung by a band of players performing a musical adaption of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, the song has become regarded as a show business anthem on a level with "That's Entertainment!" (from The Band Wagon) and "There's No Business Like Show Business" (from Annie Get Your Gun).[1][2] However, it was not included in the 1953 film version of the musical.[3]

Patricia Morison (who starred in the original Broadway production of Kiss Me Kate), Marin Mazzie, and Hannah Waddingham have all performed versions of the song.

References

  1. Philip Furia, Michael Lasser, America's Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley (Routledge, 2006), ISBN 978-1135471927, p. 240. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  2. Nicholas Everett, William A. Everett, Paul R. Laird, eds., The Cambridge Companion to the Musical (Cambridge University Press), 2002, ISBN 978-0521796392, p. 145. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  3. Alan Vanneman, "Shakespeare Improved! Cole Porter Teaches the Old Bard New Tricks in Kiss Me Kate", Bright Lights Film Journal, November 2003.

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