Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals 'Considerable Talk' About CATS Movie
Are Macavity, Mr. Mistoffelees and Grizabella heading to Hollywood? At a launch event for the West End's limited 12-week run of the iconic musical Cats, held at a London theater Monday evening, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber hinted that a movie version of the show may finally be in the works.
The 'Evita' creator revealed that the recent revival of the show inspired him to consider bringing back some of his other hit shows to the West End, including "Starlight Express".
"Yes I think it's very possible that I might have a look at one or two of my shows," Lloyd Webber revealed at the event. He added, "And of course, the other thing that's happening is them being made into movies ... There is considerable talk at last about "Cats" being made into a movie so it gives me a chance to think about the material and how that can happen."
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats will head to the London Palladium, beginning this December for a 12-week run. Trevor Nunn will direct with John Napier on designs and Gillian Lynne on choreography.
CATS, based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, originally debuted in the West End in 1981, produced byCameron Mackintosh, and followed by a Broadway run in 1982. It won Best Musical at both the Oliviers and the Tony Awards. The London show ran for 21 years, and the Broadway production played for 18 -- the second longest-running show in Broadway history (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA takes the No. 1 slot). Cats is the West End's fourth longest-running musical.
Source: UK Reuters