Kiss of the Spider Woman: Musical Info & Synopsis


Kiss of the Spider Woman revolves around the lives of two very different men sharing a prison cell in Latin America. As Molina, a gay window dresser, and Valentin, a political prisoner, form an unlikely bond during their captivity, Molina recounts his fantasies about the mysterious “Spider Woman.” Kiss of the Spider Woman explores themes of love, sacrifice, connection, and escapism.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Drama

Setting: Latin America

Creative Team

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Book: Terrence McNally

Cast Albums

Original Cast (1992)➝

Broadway Cast (1995)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1990s, Based on a Book, DarkDramaticLGBTQ+Tony Award

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