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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."


Cast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Full casting is announced today for the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). The production opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: August 29- September 4, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 29, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of August 29- September 4, 2016. (more...)

Animal Planet to Premiere New Series LIFE AT VET U, 10/1
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

LIFE AT VET U gives an exclusive look at the grit and grind it takes to make it in this highly competitive world. The six-part series premieres Saturday, October 1 at 10 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/29/2016 - Happy Birthday, Lea Michele!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 29, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

Paula Poundstone at Bay Street Theater on September 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a special Fall Comedy Show with Paula Poundstone, onThursday, September 22. The show is suggested for ages 17 and up. The evening is sponsored in part by Dan's Papers. Tickets on sale now at baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/28/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/28/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/29
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 29, 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 8/28/2016. (more...)

Crónica de un musical mexicano en el New York Musical Fest
by Lola Arruti - Aug 29, 2016

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Phil Hall Presents LEGACY at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Phil Hall-- musical director, arranger and creator of The Philhallmonics and frequent performer with The Philhallmonics at the Lincoln Center Library Concert Series--is delighted to present a special concert called Legacy to be presented at the Bruno Walter Auditorium (Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Plaza - Enter on Amsterdam at 65th Street) on Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 pm. This special show is Free and open to the public (first come first serve). (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces Preview Of 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

With its 103rd season in full swing, the Houston Symphony will present five distinctly different concerts for Houston audiences during October 2016, from the sounds of a 60s folk-rock duo to a Greek violin virtuoso and a lecture on wildlife in between. (more...)

Betty Buckley Chats Joe's Pub Show, Playing 'Women on the Edge' and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

From Grizabella (Cats) and Norma Desmond (SUNSET BOULEVARD) to Edith Beale (GREY GARDENS) and Mama Rose (GYPSY), Tony winner Betty Buckley has a specialty for tackling what she calls 'women on the edge.' (more...)

Publicly-Traded Hello Pal Language App Cracks Singapore's Coveted Top 100 List
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Critic and Historian Peter Filichia
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 28, 2016

You would be hard pressed to find someone who loves the theatre more than Peter Filichia. For years, Peter's observations on musical theatre have inspired countless actors, directors, and writers to start a career in show business. Now, Peter talks to Rob and Kevin, his two biggest fans, about the importance of arts education, for whom a critic should be crafting their reviews, and why he still loves the theatre. Plus, memories of Senator Joe, The Wiz, and My Fair Lady!  (more...)

Simon Cowell Adds Fuel to Scherzinger-Lloyd Webber Feud on Recent Episode of X Factor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

Months after the announcement that Nicole Scherzinger would not be joining the Cats revival when it transferred to Broadway, it seems that the former Grizabella still can't shake the rumors that swirled regarding the reason for her departure from the production. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/27-8/28/2016
by - Aug 28, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 28, 2016 - Sunday, August 28, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway at The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 28, 2016

Last night at The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater at Eisenhower Park, Nassau County Department of Parks and Recreation presented Neil Berg's 100+ Years of Broadway for the 15th year! Over 10,000 people were treated to a concert featuring five acclaimed Broadway performers singing a mixture of Broadway and pop/rock songs that fit the climate of what is happening in our world today. Featuring Craig Schulman (Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera), Carter Calvert (It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues, Cats), and Rita Harvey (Phantom of the Opera), Danny Zolli (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Roosevelt Andre Credit (Big River, Porgy and Bess). (more...)

BWW Review: PHANTOM Dazzles At Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 27, 2016

Don't mistake Yeston and Kopit's PHANTOM for the show on Broadway. It's smaller, smarter, and in this production, better. You'll get your boat, your chandelier, and some real human depth. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/26/2016
by BWW - Aug 26, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/26/2016. (more...)

MainStreet Theatre Company's 11th Season to Open with STUART LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

MainStreet Theatre Company, which was recently included in American Theatre Magazine's list of '20 Theatres you should take your kids to', is happy to announce the cast and creative team for Stuart Little -- the first show of its 11th Season. (more...)

Nashville Elvis Festival to Celebrate Music a& Legacy of King of Rock and Roll
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Music City Festivals, LLC is proud to announce the Nashville Elvis Festival - a premier Elvis event unlike any other, celebrating the music and legacy of Elvis Presley. (more...)

Due To Overwhelming Demand Lea Salonga Announces 3rd Sydney Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award winning star Lea Salonga returns to Australia next February, and due to demand producers are thrilled to announce a 3rd and final Sydney show has been added to the tour on Saturday 4th February at 8pm. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/25/2016 - THE LAYOVER, CRASHLIGHT and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 25, 2016

Today's big news: THE LAYOVER and CRASHLIGHT premiere Off-Broadway, the new musical MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS heads to Aspen, and Barbra Streisand & Alec Baldwin perform on THE TONIGHT SHOW! (more...)

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Nestle Launch 'Gold Medal Games' National Fitness Competition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

ATLANTA, Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ On August 4th, the Rose Bowl Stadium roared as more than 200 area youth gathered for the National Fitness Competition's 'Gold Medal Games.' Additionally, more than 300 Clubs and tens of thousands of kids and teens participated in National Fitness Competition events around the country. Hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Nestl, the National Fitness Competition is designed to inspire kids and teens to achieve tangible and short-term fitness goals. Track and Field Olympic Champions and Club alumna, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and longtime supporter, Gail Devers added to the excitement of the event by joining the festivities and sharing their fitness journeys. Through their stories, Joyner-Kersee and Devers inspired the crowd to stay focused on their goals and never give up on their dreams. From soccer to archery the two Olympians joined the youth in the event's physical activities and challenges. (more...)

Víctor Ullate Roche y Carmen Conesa se unirán en PAREJA ABIERTA
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 25, 2016

El musical basado en la comedia de Dario Fo y dirigido por Gabriel Olivares, se estrenara en noviembre en Alcazar de San Juan. (more...)

Janeane Garofalo Set for Night of Stand-Up at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Bart's Tree Service Comedy Series presents a night of stand-up with Janeane Garofalo on Saturday, September 24 at 8 p.m. Kicking off the night is Christine O'Leary.  (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE GOODBYE GIRL & PRETTYBELLE
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 24, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Great writers. Great director. Great actors. Where did they go wrong? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Julie Halston, Jessica Hendy and More Set for BROADWAY STORIES This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on April 23rd, 2016 at 11:30pm. (more...)

Water 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...)

There Are Two New Witches in Oz- Meet the New Stars of the WICKED Tour- Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The WICKED tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning Wednesday, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. (more...)

Patricia Clarkson to Narrate NATURE's Season 35 Opener on PBS, 10/12
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Nature's fall 2016 schedule kicks off Season 35 with Super Hummingbirds (October 12 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS) narrated by actress Patricia Clarkson. (more...)

Shilpa Ray Releases New EP PAISLEY via Northern Spy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Earlier last month, Northern Spy quietly released a new EP by Shilpa Ray. It's called Paisley and on account of the Cats in the chorus of Shilpa Ray's 'Johnny Thunders Fantasy Space Camp,' it's more than a slight nod to Prince's cat Paisley. (more...)

Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin to Fly Into WICKED Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The WICKED tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning Wednesday, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/21/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/21/2016. (more...)

Lauren M. Bloom Releases DANCING AT ANGEL ABBEY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

We live in scary times, but they don't have to scare us. (more...)

New Musical Comedy TAKE ONE to Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Producer, Tim Hurley will present the world premiere of the new musical TAKE ONE by Jeff Ward, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Nathan W. Perry. (more...)

Tara Llewellyn to Bring 'SEAMS & SONGS' to the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

A one woman show starring Tara Llewellyn entitled Seams & Songs: The Chronicles of a Wardrobe-Supervising Actress will show at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Sunday, September 4th at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Do you know that old saying, 'beauty is in the eye of the ogre.' No? Then we suggest a trip to see Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of Shrek The Musical which can explain it much better than we can. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: August 22-28, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 22, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of August 22-28, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramour Celebrates 100th Show and Neverlanders Fly Away for Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week's edition features some backstage shots from the Broadway company of Cats, An American in Paris, Paramour, Finding Neverland and more! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Legend Carol Lawrence
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 21, 2016

For over fifty years, the beautiful voice of Carol Lawrence has filled our hearts. No one will capture the love, yearning, and heart break of Maria, the doomed heroine in WEST SIDE STORY, better than the actress who originated the role: Carol Lawrence. Joining Rob and Kevin from her home in California, Carol talks about the power of WEST SIDE STORY, what it was like working with Jerome Robbins, and how the theatre still has the power to heal all souls! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/20-8/21/2016
by - Aug 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 21, 2016 - Sunday, August 21, 2016. (more...)

New Musical TAKE ONE to Premiere at New York Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Producer Tim Hurley will present the world premiere of the new musical TAKE ONE by Jeff Ward, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Nathan W. Perry. TAKE ONE will begins performances on Sunday, August 21and run through Saturday August 27 at Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente (107 Suffolk Street, NYC). Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting fringenyc.org. (more...)

Eric B. Anthony and More Set for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Today, co-founders Chris Maikish and Luke Klipp announced the cast for the acclaimed Los Angeles musical theater series, A Little New Music, performing at San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Live @ Benaroya Announces Fifth Season Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Live @ Benaroya Hall announces their exciting fifth season with an eclectic mix of concerts featuring artists and musicians from around the world. Additional shows will be announced in the coming months. (more...)

BWW Interview: Between Universal and Silly: MSMT Panel Discusses MAMMA MIA!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 18, 2016

"It's the music and the storytelling; the storytelling walks a fine line between being universal and silly. There is a lot of humor and a lot of warmth and so many relationships you can connect with. All that coupled with joyful, upbeat, recognizable music - those crazy tunes by those inspired creators - make for magic." Leading lady Lauren Mufson is explaining what she believes to be the enduring appeal of the joyous ABBA musical, Mamma Mia! In which she is currently playing Donna Sheridan, a role she performed on Broadway and national tour. She is joined by a panel of other artists - actors Ian Knauer (Sam Carmichael), Mylinda Hull (Rosie), Chelsea Williams (Sophie) and stage manager Mark Johnson - all involved with the stunning revival that opened to rave reviews at Maine State Music Theatre on August 11th for the last in the Peek Behind the Curtain series of interviews by Broadway World's Carla Maia Verdino-Sullwold, held at Brunswick's Curtis Memorial Library on August 17th. (more...)

RED EYE OF LOVE Cast Album Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Brad Oscar & Josh Grisetti Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the new musical comedy RED EYE OF LOVE on Friday, September 16, 2016. (more...)

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