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PHANTOM to Celebrate 12,000 Performances on Broadway! 11/28PHANTOM to Celebrate 12,000 Performances on Broadway! 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today that the longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, will once again make theater history, reaching the unprecedented milestone of 12,000 performances. A feat achieved by no other Broadway show, the 12,000th performance will take place Monday evening, November 28 at 8PM at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: CATS, New Wimbledon Theatre, 10 November 2016BWW Review: CATS, New Wimbledon Theatre, 10 November 2016
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 10, 2016

CATS is a strange phenomenon. Despite the fact that there is no real plot, its infectious songs and legendary choreography has meant that it has been playing around the world almost constantly since 1981. (more...)

BWW TV: The KID CRITICS Get Jellicle at CATS!BWW TV: The KID CRITICS Get Jellicle at CATS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 30, 2016

We are continuing the series with Tai (10), Isabella (12), and Charles (9), who just stopped by the Neil Simon Theatre to check out Cats. Curious of what they thought about the show? Find out below! (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes First Rulings of the Season on CATS, PARAMOUR & More!Breaking News: Tony Awards Administration Committee Makes First Rulings of the Season on CATS, PARAMOUR & More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met yesterday for the first time this season and confirmed the eligibility of two Broadway productions, Paramour and Cats, for the 2017 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®. The two productions are consistent with opening night billing. (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 30th Anniversary on West EndPhoto Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 30th Anniversary on West End
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Last night, the West End production of Phantom of the Opera made history as the first musical to broadcast live directly to Facebook, in honor of the production's 30th anniversary. Check out photos of the event below, and watch the video stream here! (more...)

Leona Lewis Takes Final Bow in CATS TodayLeona Lewis Takes Final Bow in CATS Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Leona Lewis will sing her final 'Memory' today, before her time with Cats becomes just that. After taking on the role of Grizabella after pop star Nicole Scherzinger decided to depart the revival in favor of being a judge on The X Factor, Lewis joined the production in time for the Broadway transfer, which opened July 31st. She will be succeeded in the role of The Glamour Cat by her understudy, Mamie Parris, who begins performances as Grizabella on October 17th. (more...)

Behind the Scenes with CATS Resident Grizabella, Leona LewisBehind the Scenes with CATS Resident Grizabella, Leona Lewis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

On July 14, Leona Lewis, took over as Grizabella the Glamour Cat in the Great White Way's revival of the beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. The British star has played the classic character - and sung 'Memory' eight times a week - since opening night, July 31. Before her Broadway run comes to a close on Oct. 9, the singer shared an exclusive photo diary with People, chronicling one September day of her busy new life as a Broadway star. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Grumpy Cat Pounces Onto Broadway!Photo Coverage: Grumpy Cat Pounces Onto Broadway!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Oct 1, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking Broadway musical, CATS will made history once again when internet sensation, Grumpy Cat became the first genuine feline to join the cast. Grumpy Cat, the media personality, performer and New York Times best-selling author, made her Broadway debut (for one night only) alongside the cast on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) last night, Friday, September 30, 2016. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Last night, internet sensation Grumpy Cat made history on the Great White Way as the first real feline to appear in the Broadway production of Cats, alongside the human actors portraying Grumpy's distant relatives. Below, we bring you some photos from the hair-raising event, which Grumpy looks characteristically thrilled to be a part of. (more...)

Grumpy Cat Will Become First Real Feline to Claw Into Broadway's CATSGrumpy Cat Will Become First Real Feline to Claw Into Broadway's CATS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking Broadway musical, CATS will make history once again when internet sensation, Grumpy Cat becomes the first genuine feline to join the cast. (more...)

There's a New Glamour Cat in Town! Mamie Parris to Succeed Leona Lewis as 'Grizabella' in CATS on BroadwayThere's a New Glamour Cat in Town! Mamie Parris to Succeed Leona Lewis as 'Grizabella' in CATS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that Broadway veteran Mamie Parris will assume the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. (more...)

Off-Broadway Smash RUTHLESS! to Close TomorrowOff-Broadway Smash RUTHLESS! to Close Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL will conclude its triumphant 14-month run tomorrow (Saturday) at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, "Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!" Just some of the celebrities spotted in the audience have included Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, and Dame Gillian Lynne. The original cast recording, produced by Robert Sher, is set for release this fall. (more...)

BWW Interview - Special CATS Debut of the Month Series: Daniel GaymonBWW Interview - Special CATS Debut of the Month Series: Daniel Gaymon
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 9, 2016

This month, BWW's Debut of the Month column features four of the talented actors who are making their Broadway debuts in the exciting revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical CATS. Today we speak with Daniel Gaymon, who makes his Broadway debut in the dual role of  Plato/Macavity (more...)


by Marianka Swain - Sep 5, 2016

Sion Lloyd joins the 30th anniversary cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera in the role of Monsieur Firmin, beginning tonight. His past credits include Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre), Miss Atomic Bomb (St James Theatre), The Pajama Game (Shaftesbury Theatre), Avenue Q (Noel Coward Theatre) and the touring production of The Bodyguard. (more...)

Final 5 Performances of RUTHLESS!Final 5 Performances of RUTHLESS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

There are only five performances remaining for the Off-Broadway smash RUTHLESS! The Musical, which concludes its triumphant 14-month run on September 10th.  (more...)

Steps on Broadway Gives Home to American Dance Machine 21Steps on Broadway Gives Home to American Dance Machine 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Steps on Broadway, NYC's legendary professional dance center committed to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, announces an educational partnership with American Dance Machine for the Twenty-First Century (ADM21). (more...)

Curve Announces Ian Squires as Chair of the BoardCurve Announces Ian Squires as Chair of the Board
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

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BWW Review: Charming CATS Revival Is Packed With Terrific PerformancesBWW Review: Charming CATS Revival Is Packed With Terrific Performances
by Michael Dale - Jul 31, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn's lightly-plotted adaptation of T.S. Eliot's collection of poems is full of frisky pleasures. (more...)

Review Roundup: CATS Returns to Broadway- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: CATS Returns to Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jul 31, 2016

The first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS, returns to Broadway tonight at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CATS Alumni Betty Buckley & Bryan Batt Celebrate Broadway Opening with Makeup Tutorial!STAGE TUBE: CATS Alumni Betty Buckley & Bryan Batt Celebrate Broadway Opening with Makeup Tutorial!
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2016

Check out CATS Alumni Betty Buckley & Bryan Batt celebrating the Broadway opening of the new revival with a makeup tutorial. In honor of the revival's opening, Betty took to her instagram last night to post the three part tutorial for the new company.  Cats opens again on Broadway tonight, July 31! (more...)

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