CATS Returns to Pantages Theatre 3/9-3/21
CATS, the family favorite which helped revolutionize musical theatre returns to the Pantages Theatre for a strictly limited two week engagement March 9 through 21st.
Tickets for CATS go on sale to the public this Sunday January 24th at 10am, and will be available for purchase online at www.BroadwayLA.org or by phone at 1-800-982-ARTS(2787). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Pantages Box Office and all Ticketmaster ticket outlets. The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Vine Street, and the box office is open every day beginning at 10AM.
Produced by CATS-Eye, LLC, the national tour of CATS is the only production in North America sanctioned by Andrew Lloyd Webber. With original direction by Trevor Nunn and choreography by Gillian Lynne this is The catS credited with the British invasion of Broadway. The national tour of CATS recently celebrated its 27th anniversary season, holding its place as the longest continuously touring Broadway musical in history.
On May 11, 1981, CATS opened at the New London Theatre in the West End. Eight years later it celebrated its first important milestone: after 3,358 performances CATS became the longest running musical in the history of British theatre. CATS played its final performance on its 21st birthday, May 11, 2002.
CATS opened on Broadway October 7, 1982 at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City and continued to live up to its motto "Now and Forever." On June 19, 1997, CATS became the longest running musical on Broadway. It ended its 18 year run on September 10, 2000 with 7,485 performances. That record was broken by The Phantom of the Opera on January 9, 2006 when Phantom celebrated its 7,486th curtain.
Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS won seven 1983 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Lighting and Best Costumes.
In October of 1991 CATS became the longest continuously touring show in American theatre history. Five continents, 26 countries, over eight and a half million audience members and 27 years later, CATS is still America's most loved family musical. Celebrating not only 27 years but the birth of the musical spectacular, CATS is still revolutionary and awe inspiring.
Now that it has been seen by millions of audience members worldwide, it is time to celebrate with the whole family the magic, the mystery, the wonder of CATS.
The performance schedule for CATS is Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Tickets range in price from $25 - $78, although prices are subject to change without notice. The Pantages Theatre is located in Hollywood at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard just East of Vine Street.
Orchestra A - ZZ (Center) $78.00
Orchestra L - ZZ (Sides) $58.00
Mezzanine A - H (Center) $78.00
Mezzanine A - H (Sides) $58.00
Mezzanine J - Q (Center) $40.00
Mezzanine J - Q (Sides) $25.00
CATS is presented locally by Broadway/L.A. as the fourth show of its 2010 Season.
For more information, please visit the Pantages Theatre's official website: www.BroadwayLA.org.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus