T.S. Eliot News

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...)

Photo Coverage: Healthy Kitties! Dr. Barry Kohn Makes Flu Shot 'House Calls' at CATSPhoto Coverage: Healthy Kitties! Dr. Barry Kohn Makes Flu Shot 'House Calls' at CATS
by Walter McBride - Sep 15, 2016

It's flu season! Dr. Barry Kohn makes 'house calls,' visiting CATS cast members Sharrod Williams and Georgina Pazcoguin with flu shots backstage to make sure everyone's favorite Cats stay fit and healthy to perform eight times a week at the Neil Simon Theatre on September 14, 2016 in New York City. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

The Purr-Fect Family Treat Comes to the Sheffield Lyceum this OctoberThe Purr-Fect Family Treat Comes to the Sheffield Lyceum this October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

comes to the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield from Monday 3 - Saturday 15 October, direct from its sell-out seasons at the London Palladium. On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the world famous musical is a sparkling fusion of music, dance and verse, and has now taken on a new life for a new generation. (more...)

Highlights from BWW's Debut of the Month Special CATS SeriesHighlights from BWW's Debut of the Month Special CATS Series
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 11, 2016

This month, BWW's Debut of the Month column profiled four of the talented actors who are making their Broadway debuts in the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. Below, check out highlights from their interviews (more...)

BWW Interview - Special CATS Debut of the Month Series:Christine Cornish SmithBWW Interview - Special CATS Debut of the Month Series:Christine Cornish Smith
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 10, 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 Christine Cornish Smith, who makes her Broadway debut in the role of Bombalurina! (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...)

BWW Interview - Special CATS Debut of the Month Series: Ahmad SimmonsBWW Interview - Special CATS Debut of the Month Series: Ahmad Simmons
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 8, 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 Ahmad Simmons, who makes his Broadway debut in the role Alonzo! (more...)

National Gallery To Suspend Sculpture By Antony Gromley From CeilingNational Gallery To Suspend Sculpture By Antony Gromley From Ceiling
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

A life-size sculpture by Antony Gormley has been dramatically suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall of the National Portrait Gallery today, Wednesday 7 September 2016. (more...)

University Press of Kentucky Book RUSSEL KIRK: AN AMERICAN HERO Wins Paolucci AwardUniversity Press of Kentucky Book RUSSEL KIRK: AN AMERICAN HERO Wins Paolucci Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

University Press of Kentucky's biography, Russell Kirk: American Conservative by historian Bradley J. Birzer has been named the winner of the Henry and Anne Paolucci Book Award given by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. ISI is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the promotion of conservative thought on college campuses. It was founded in 1953 by Frank Chodorov with William F. Buckley Jr. as its first president. Russell Kirk was selected from among sixty nominees for this year's award, which honors the book that best advances conservative principles. (more...)

BWW Interview - Special CATS Debut of the Month Series: Emily TateBWW Interview - Special CATS Debut of the Month Series: Emily Tate
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 7, 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 Emily Tate who makes her Broadway debut in the role of Tantomile! (more...)

Pulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Launch Central Square Theater's 2016-17 SeasonPulitzer Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Launch Central Square Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company presents Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime from September 8 - October 9, 2016. Marjorie Prime is directed by M. Bevin O'Gara. (more...)

Water Main Break Causes CATS to Cancel Tonight's PerformanceWater Main Break Causes CATS to Cancel Tonight's Performance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that CATS has canceled this evening's performance, August 24, due to a water main break in the area. A show representative has confirmed that the show is on track to continue performances as usual tomorrow. (more...)

BWW Interview: Eloise Kropp Taps Against the Clock as Jennyanydots in Broadway's CATSBWW Interview: Eloise Kropp Taps Against the Clock as Jennyanydots in Broadway's CATS
by Bob Rizzo - Aug 9, 2016

After her breakout performance as Ruby in last season's toe-tapping revival of Dames At Sea, Eloise Kropp joins a cast of exceptional dancers and singers in the new Broadway revival of CATS. CATS marks Eloise's third Broadway show in just two years, having also danced in the ensemble of the hit revival of On The Town. But it was her expert tap dancing skills in Dames that really put her on the map. In her big number 'Star Tar,' she executed lightning fast and intricate tap rhythms worthy of Eleanor Powell and Ann Miller from MGM's musical heyday. (more...)

VIDEO: OH, HELLO's Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland Congratulate CATSVIDEO: OH, HELLO's Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland Congratulate CATS
by Michael Dale - Aug 1, 2016

It wouldn't be surprising if the OH, HELLO pair were around for the 1939 release of T.S. Eliot's collection of poems, 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.' (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/30-7/31/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/30-7/31/2016
by - Jul 31, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 31, 2016 - Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

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...)

Letting the Memory Live Again- How CATS Became a PhenomenonLetting the Memory Live Again- How CATS Became a Phenomenon
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 31, 2016

The marquee in front of the Neil Simon Theatre encourages passersby to 'let the memory live again.' It's been almost thirty-four years since Grizabella, Mistoffelees and Rum Tum Tugger first bowed on Broadway, and now in 2016, the jellicles are back with a vengence. The impact that the show has had on audiences has been famously polarizing, and yet few other musicals in Broadway history have achieved greater success and notoriety than Cats. (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...)

BWW TV: They're Back! Watch Highlights from CATS on Broadway!BWW TV: They're Back! Watch Highlights from CATS on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 28, 2016

The show officially returns on Sunday, July 31, when it opens at the Neil Simon Theatre. Check out highlights of the company in action below! (more...)

Russell Kirk Biography Becomes Finalist for Book AwardRussell Kirk Biography Becomes Finalist for Book Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Lexington, KY—University Press of Kentucky biography, Russell Kirk: American Conservative by historian Bradley J. Birzer has been named a finalist for the Henry and Anne Paolucci Book Award given by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. ISI is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the promotion of conservative thought on college campuses. It was founded in 1953 by Frank Chodorov with William F. Buckley Jr. as its first president. The award honors the book that best advances conservative principles.  (more...)

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