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Based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

The longest running, most popular, North American Touring Production in history!

There's no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theatre than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song "Memory."

Photo Flash: The Other Theatre Company Announces Casting for the Return Holiday Hit BARNEY THE ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the return of the smash hit with a queer twist Barney the Elf, written by company member Bryan Renaud, music arrangements by Jermaine Hill, original direction by Carin Silkaitis, additional direction and choreography by Tommy Rivera-Vega, music direction by Ali Goodman, November 30 - January 1, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Previews are Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Additional shows on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 21. No shows on Dec. 24 and 25. Tickets for previews are $20 and for the regular run $25. Tickets are on sale now at (more...)

Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert to Star in NC Theatre's ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Emmy Award-winning actress, Sally Struthers, will return to the role of 'Louise Seger' in North Carolina Theatre's production of Always...Patsy Cline. Carter Calvert (Broadway: It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues) will star in the title role. (more...)

Amtrak Celebrates Universal's THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS With First 'Pets Ride Free' Promotion
by Movies News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Riding the rails with a beloved four-legged friend will come with an extra special treat during this holiday season, in which 'Pets Ride Free.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, presents TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA, a dark musical comedy based on the infamous 1990's Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan "knee whack" ice skating scandal. With book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle, music by Michael Teoli, direction and choreography by Jon Martinez and musical direction by Aaron Benham, TONYA AND NANCY will play November 26 - December 30, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening is Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

CHRISTMAS INN at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

It's just days before Christmas and the Christmas Inn is a hive of activity. Two famous entertainers who split up their act return to the Inn--one to try out his new Christmas show and the other to see the place one last time before it is sold. Enjoy an evening of holiday music, laughter and a poignant story filled with Christmas magic as the supporting players and the families of the feuding stars try to get them to reunite and recreate the act which made them famous. The show features all your favorite Christmas songs including an old-fashioned sing-along. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Featuring a cast of New York Professionals A Broadway Christmas has all of your favorite Christmas songs packed into one merry musical review. 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', 'It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas', 'Need a Little Christmas' & 'White Christmas' are just a few of the 20 musical classics that will instantly put you, and your family into the Christmas Spirit. 'Unlike other Holiday Revues, this production contains Christmas songs featured in Broadway musicals' says Dream Theater Executive Artistic Director Bernard Solomon. 'Of course the classics are included, but we also look at lesser known songs like CHRISTMAS IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR from Catch me If You Can and CHRISTMAS BELLS from RENT.' The second act features all songs from stage adaptations of classic holiday movies. (more...)

West End Leading Lady Marti Webb Comes to Canterbury Next Month in The First Tour of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marti Webb will join John Partridge and Adrian Zmed in the multi-award-winning musical, written by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman, and based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards Update - Brandon Fox, Justin King Tied for Best Leading Actor!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

National Tour of HAMILTON Comes to Minneapolis in 2018-2019 Season at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that the national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in Minneapolis at the historic Orpheum Theatre as part of the 2018-2019 Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

UK Dates and Casting Announced for TONIGHT FROM THE WEST END
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 9, 2016

West End superstars John Partridge, Louise Dearman and Adam Garcia are confirmed for the 2017 Tonight From The West End UK dates. (more...)

THE LOVER, STORY PIRATES and More Set for Napa Valley Performing Arts Center This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater has announced its lineup for the month of January. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Regional Awards Update - 4000 MILES Winning Best Play!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Teri Bibb and More Set for Family Friendly Holiday Concerts at Rubicon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company makes the holidays merry and musical with special concerts at the theatre for audiences of all ages. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Detroit Regional Awards Update - Josh Alor, Jordan Gagnon and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company European Ballet Artist Headlines NJCYB's Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Internationally acclaimed artist, Nikola Hadjitanev from the Sophia Ballet in Bulgaria, will headline the performances of the NJ Civic Youth Ballet's (NJCYB) performance of NUTCRACKER When the Centenary Stage Company presents the final holiday programming of the season on Dec 16-18, at the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown.  Hadjitanev will be performing the role of Snow Pas and Cavalier .   (more...)

CATS Meets HAMILTON in Patriotic New Musical 'SGT. STUBBY' Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

For those that wish to renew their sense of patriotism and stand united with fellow American's regardless of their political party or ideologies, a new musical about a national hero has opened in Hell's Kitchen and it's melting the hearts of liberals, conservatives, dog lovers and history buff's regardless of their gender, race, religion, orientation or economic status! (more...)

Nouvelle Vague Sets North American Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

I Could Be Happy, Nouvelle Vague's first LP of new music in six years, is out now on Kwaidan Records / !K7. In celebration of the release the group is set to tour North America in the spring; see below for a list of dates. (more...)

CASA 0101 Theater & TNH Productions in Association with Gilbert A. Cedillo Present the West Coast Premiere of Disney's ALADDIN Dual Language Edition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

To kick off the new year a family friendly musical fantasy set in the fictional Middle Eastern city of Agrabah will come to life on the Main Stage of CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, CA. (more...)

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL to Play Roanoke Children's Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

This holiday season, Roanoke Children's Theatre brings a fantastical, magical, musical adventure to the stage with SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL. (more...)

John Krasinski to Narrate Disneynature's BORN IN CHINA
by Movies News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

As exclusively announced this morning (click here) Disneynature welcomes John Krasinski into the family as the narrator of BORN IN CHINA. (more...)

Sandra Lane Releases THE CLYDESIDE CATS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Sandra Lane's new book 'The Clydeside Cats' (published by AuthorHouse UK) is the product of telling stories to her children and the desire to share them with her grandchildren and other children. (more...)

Janet Morrison Releases FRED RIDES A TRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

'Fred Rides a Train' allows readers to tag along on a special shopping trip for the sweet Christmas Day that follows. (more...)

Ellen Grasso Releases LUNCH BREAK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Ellen Grasso, a writer and author, has completed her new book 'Lunch Break': a gripping and potent story of four unsuspectedly nefarious individuals who take an entire town by storm in effort to fill their pockets. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Smash Hit SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical celebrates one year on Broadway, today, Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The musical began preview performances at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on November 9, 2015 and officially opened, to rave reviews, on December 6, 2015. (more...)

Natalie Weiss To Perform Music Box Concert and Teach in Cleveland Musical Theatre Intensive Educational Program
by Roy Berko - Dec 6, 2016

Cleveland Music Theatre (CMT), the brainchild of native Clevelanders Miles Sternfeld and Sean Patrick, was created to provide Northeast Ohio with high quality, engaging, locally produced musical theater by uniting Cleveland's most talented artists with Broadway/national talent, while creating educational opportunities for rising professional actors. (more...)

King Announces Winner Of 'America's Next Shuffle Cat' Contest At Live Cat Walk Event In New York City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016


Raul Esparza, Constantine Maroulis & More Join ASTEP's Christmas Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Raul Esparza, Constantine Maroulis and Sean Zuni Green to join the lineup at Artists Striving to End Poverty's Eighth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. Additional exclusive experiences from Cats the Musical on Broadway and Wicked have been added to the special auction through Charitybuzz, featuring opportunities from Hamilton, 'Kristin Chenoweth's National Tour', and set visits to shows such as Law & Order: SVU with star Raul Esparza. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins the Cast of LIZZIE at Greenwich Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Eden Espinosa joins cast of new rock musical Lizzie. (more...)

Plays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fourth annual New Voices Festival-with a new moniker: the Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 13 - 15, 2017. (more...)

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso Take Centre Stage for the European Première of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland. (more...)

Photo Flash: Last Chance to See THE BODYGUARD in the West End at the Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The international hit musical The Bodyguard starring Beverley Knight reprising the role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marronopposite Ben Richards as Frank Farmer, Marron's bodyguard, will complete its run at the Dominion Theatre on 7 January 2017 as previously announced. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/4/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/4/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/5
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 5, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 12/4/2016. (more...)

Jason Fox's 'Ricky Nelson: How I Learned The Truth About His Last Days' Hits #1 On Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

'Ricky Nelson: How I Learned the Truth About His Final Days,' is a revelatory true account about industry-outsider Jason Fox's disastrous attempt to create the book and screenplay of Ricky Nelson's musical comeback with Ricky's best friend, Jamie Fresh. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Star Todrick Hall Named National Ambassador for 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Broadway League has announced that Todrick Hall, now starring in Kinky Boots, will serve as a National Ambassador for the 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, taking place in New York City on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. (more...)

Animal Planet to Premiere New Series THE GUARDIANS, 1/7
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

In this all-new series, Animal Planet introduces this volunteer-run organization called Guardians of Rescue and follows its quest to help any animal in need - anywhere, anytime. THE GUARDIANS premieres Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10 PM ET/PT on Animal Planet. (more...)

Alex Newell Joins Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Concert Starring Shoshana Bean and Morgan James
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, featuring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked) and Big Beat Records recording artist Alex Newell (Glee). The one- night-only female-centered concert of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera will be directed by Richard Amelius (Time Between Us, Empty City), with musical direction by Julie McBride (Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland). A cast of 13 singers will perform the complete score, accompanied by an all-female band. Full cast to be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: See The New York Post's Cindy Adams Make her Broadway Debut as Grizabella!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Dec 2, 2016

The New York Post's legendary gossip columnist, Cindy Adams, just made her Broadway debut during the curtain call of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats as Grizabella. She might not be Mamie's understudy, but she was there to promote her eighth annual Blessing of the Animals on December 11, 2016 at Christ Church (524 Park Avenue), which includes a procession of animals to the altar for blessing. (more...)

Echo Limousine Donates to The Anti-Cruelty Society During October
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016


BWW Review: DICK WHITTINGTON, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 1 December 2016
by Jenny Ell - Dec 2, 2016

The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry has teamed up again with Imagine Theatre and panto veteran Iain Lauchlan this year to create a brand new production of Dick Whittington - a very popular title choice in the Midlands this year it seems! Remarkably busy for a school night, there was a very good mixture of adults and children alike making up last night's audience - all of whom were able to find plenty of elements to entertain them across the three-hour production. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anna-Jane Casey Talks ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Marianka Swain - Dec 2, 2016

Anna-Jane Casey made her West End debut in Cats, and has since starred in Chicago, West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George and Billy Elliot, among others. She's currently in rehearsals for Sheffield Crucible's Christmas show, Annie Get Your Gun, in which she plays gun-totin' Annie Oakley. Previews begin on 9 December. (more...)

Local Doctor Opens Senior Relocation, Estate Sale Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016


Vika Bull and Debra Byrne Celebrate Carol King's 'Tapestry'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On the 45th anniversary of one of the best-selling albums of all time, Carole King's pop masterpiece, Tapestry was celebrated by two of Australia's most loved vocalists in three sold out shows at the Arts Centre, Melbourne in August 2016. (more...)

30th Anniversary of Miracle on Madison on December 3 - New York's Favorite Holiday Shopping Day - Benefits The Society Of Memorial Sloan Kettering
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016


BWW Exclusive Sneak Peek: Betty Buckley Chats Originating CATS' Grizabella on Tonight's MetroFocus
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway legend Betty Buckley visits tonight's METROFOCUS on Thirteen to discuss how she brought Grizabella to life in the original production of Cats. (more...)

30th Anniversary of Miracle on Madison Benefits The Society Of Memorial Sloan Kettering
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The 30th Annual Miracle on Madison Avenue, New York's cherished holiday shopping tradition, will greet shoppers and visitors with its most abundant bounty of holiday festivities on Saturday, December 3 from 10 am to 5 pm.   (more...)

HOW TO BE A CAT is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Modern life is stressful, and following the ugliest presidential election of all time, increasing numbers of people are choosing to leave it all behind - by learning how to be like Cats! There's now even a book offering a complete, step-by-step process for those ready to trade worries for whiskers. (more...)

Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of  Alex Gaumond  to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Beth Leavel, Lesli Margherita, and More Get #Tappy in Holiday Special
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

Inspired by the televised holiday specials of the 1960s, this year's 'Tappy Christmas Special' features Christopher Rice (#Tappy, The Book of Mormon) and some of Broadway's biggest female stars - check out the festive dances below! (more...)

Fulton Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Held Over!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce the extension of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

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