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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."



BWW Review: New York City Ballet's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Barnett Serchuk - Feb 22, 2017

When Aurora makes her first appearance in SLEEPING BEAUTY, the audience usually sits up-there's a murmur, an anticipation. THE STAR is here, and she's in charge for the next two hours. And THE STAR had better be ready. The audience is watching her every move, not to mention her every mishap. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Preview New STORY SONGS Album in NJ, NYC and CA This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley - co-starring in the recent smash hit M. Night Shayamalan film Split opposite James McAvoy - will come to the New York area this season for four appearances, including for two concerts in March to preview her new album Story Songs from Palmetto Records, to be released on Friday, April 7. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE HANDS OF LIBERACE at Crest Theatre At Old School Square
by Debbie Hall - Feb 22, 2017

One of America's premiere virtuoso pianists Philip Fortenberry, who has performed on Broadway and the Las Vegas Strip, will debut his first solo tour in Florida. Celebrating the musical genius of Liberace in his concert, "The Hands of Liberace," Fortenberry will share his insights as well as play some well-known and loved pieces. (more...)

Reginald D Hunter's Tour to Stop at The Shepherds Bush Empire This June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Reginald D Hunter returns to the UK in 2017 with his highly anticipated brand new show following a hugely successful year performing across Europe. The spring tour will stop by The Shepherds Bush Empire on Friday & Saturday 23rd & 24th June. (more...)

Paul Alexander Nolan, Jeremy Hays & More Will Sing From AN AMERICAN VICTORY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On February 27, Feinstein's/54 Below will present an epic night of selections from the studio album of An American Victory. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Prepare to Enter the World of Wonka
by Walter McBride - Feb 21, 2017

See brand-new shots of Willy Wonka and his band of lucky golden ticket holders from the latest cast photo call for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. See Christian Borle and all the fresh young faces of the cast below! (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/19/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 2/19/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/21
by - Feb 21, 2017

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 2/19/2017. (more...)

Old Crow Medicine Show to Perform 'BLONDE ON BLOND' at Eccles Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On April 28, Columbia Nashville will release the Old Crow Medicine Show special recording of 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde to celebrate 50 years since the release of Bob Dylan's iconic album Blonde on Blonde, which was recorded partly in Nashville, TN. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

Adura Onashile and Scottish Theatre Producers Present EXPENSIVE SHIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

This bold four-hander, featuring the music and dance of Fela Kuti's Afrobeat genre, revolves around the life and experiences of Tolu, a toilet attendant, and her relationship to the women around her. The story moves from Glasgow, where Tolu is working in a toilet for tips, flashing back to the legendary Shrine Club in 90s Lagos, where a younger Tolu dreams of becoming a dancer in the revolutionary band of Fela Kuti. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/20/2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 2/20/2017. (more...)

Katie Brayben, Tyrone Huntley, Oliver Savile, Sabrina Aloueche and Many More Set for WEST END LIVE LOUNGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

On Sunday 19th March, L&M Productions will present West End Live Lounge - an evening of music from a host of West End talent. Taking place at the Union Theatre, this will mark the company's first concert with a great line up including Katie Brayben, Tyrone Huntley, Sabrina Aloueche and Oliver Savile and many more. With talent such as this it promises to be an unparalleled evening. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: February 20-26 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 20, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of February 20-26, 2017. (more...)

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman to Star in LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom landing in the West End, and Funny Girl starting a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces today that Trevor Nunn will direct Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman in Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

PRETTY FILTHY Cast to Celebrate Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Civilians, Ghostlight Records, and Jon B. Platt will celebrate the recent release of the PRETTY FILTHY original cast recording with an unforgettable evening of this groundbreaking show about the "Other Hollywood" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

USITT 2017 Brings Technical Theatre Production Industry to St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

USITT's 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo is coming to St. Louis March 8-11, and with it, over 5,500 members of the technical production industry, lights, cameras, and tons of action to the America's Center. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: February 16, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 16, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

The Broadway Experience to Celebrate 10th Anniversary This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Broadway Experience musical theatre intensive will celebrate its 10th Anniversary season in summer 2017 in New York City. (more...)

MURDER BY MARRIAGE Coming to Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, is not only known for its Broadway-style Mainstage productions and one-of-a-kind Children's Theatre, but also for its interactive murder mysteries. (more...)

MusicWorks to Conclude CLASSIC FOLK & ROCK SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

MusicWorks will conclude this season's CLASSIC FOLK & ROCK SERIES with three amazing concerts in March at Old School Square's Crest Theatre,which is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach (one block north of Atlantic Avenue). (more...)

Mac Wellman's THE OFFENDING GESTURE Opens 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Award-winning Son of Semele Ensemble announces its next production, Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture, to be presented at the Son of Semele Theater, 3301 Beverly Boulevard, from March 18 to April 9, 2017. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Achieves $160.2 Million in Economic and Social Contribution
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

An Ernst and Young report released today found that the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust made a $107.8 million economic contribution to the Greater Adelaide economy in 2015-2016. This represents a return of over $8 on every dollar the government invests in operating and activity funding.     (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

IBM, Indiegogo and Arrow Electronics Partner to Fuel the Next Generation of Internet of Things Startups
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty Comden
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 15, 2017

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: Leaning In with Jeanine Tesori & Betty Comden! (more...)

Grand Rapids Symphony's 2017-18 Season Paves the Way Back to Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Nearly 12 years ago, the Grand Rapids Symphony capped off its 75th anniversary season with a trip to the Big Apple and a concert in New York City's Carnegie Hall. The Grand Rapids Symphony, under its new Music Director Marcelo Lehninger, will return to Carnegie Hall near the end of its 88th season in April 2018. (more...)

Warren Freeman to Join The American Pops Orchestra for 'SONGS OF LOVE' at Third Thursdays Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, February 16 at 12:15 PM. (more...)

Ricky Ritzel's Broadway NO DANCING Comes to Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cabaret War Horse, Ricky Ritzel presents the February edition of the Award Winning Ricky Ritzel'S BROADWAY, Feb.23 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama. This show features songs from 'Cats,' 'A CHORUS LINE,' and 'WEST SIDE STORY'. (more...)

Actor Dean Cameron Brings His Hilarious Creation, THE NIGERIAN SPAM SCAM, to The Space
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

We've all received the email…you know, the one with a Nigerian prince and/or diplomat begging for help and needing a bank account for upwards of $100 million.  While most of us hit delete, writer and performer Dean Cameron did something about it.  It's this humorous creation of the popular email con, "The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam," that makes its way to The Space (3460 Cavaretta Court) for a three-performance engagement onFriday, March 31 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 at 7 and 10 p.m.  Produced by Mark Shunock and Brandon Ellyson, "The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam" is on sale now online at www.thespacelv.com.  (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Star Grant Almirall Joins Cast of WEST SIDE STORY at the Joburg Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Grant Almirall, star of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, joins the superb cast of the Fugard Theatre's smash hit musical, WEST SIDE STORY, at the Joburg Theatre until 5 March 2017. (more...)

Village Playwrights to Present QUEERLY BELOVED at the LGBT Community Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Queerly Beloved, staged readings of jury-chosen 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day from and LGBTQ perspective presented at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W 13th St. NYC on Wednesday February 22, 2017 from 8 pm to 10 pm.  (more...)

New Stars Announced for CABARET at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company announced today casting for the Wharton Center engagement of the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Reginald D Hunter Is Coming to Swindon This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Reginald D Hunter returns to the UK in 2017 with his highly anticipated brand new show following a hugely successful year performing across Europe. He will visit The Arts Centre, Swindon, on Thursday 1st June 2017. (more...)

Brian Setzer Orchestra To Celebrate 25th Anniversary with BSO/25! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA--led by iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and  three-time Grammy-award-winner BRIAN SETZER--will celebrate their 25th anniversary in style with an exclusive landmark show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on August 2. Under the stars at the legendary venue where they've performed twice before, SETZER's trademark guitar work and vocal stylings will be matched with his 19-piece orchestra's rockin' big-band horn arrangements, making for an unbeatable combination. Group tickets on-sale Feb 21, 2017, with artist pre-sale beginning May 2, 2017 and public on-sale May 7, 2017. (more...)

Amused Moose Comedy's National New Comic Award 2017: Heat 6, Plus Tom Allen and Ian Smith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

On 12 March, you can vote for twelve exciting new comedians onstage at Kings X's iconic WaterRats music/comedy venue, which launched Oasis in London and Bob Dylan in the UK. (more...)

BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Kansas City Music Hall
by Alan Portner - Feb 13, 2017

Slimmed down production loses no impact and becomes even more intimate. (more...)

Broadway Star Lillias White and British Actor Samuel Anderson Head the Cast of THE JOINT IS JUMPIN'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

???????New York's hottest jazz musicians and tap dancers are to star in the UK premiere of  This Joint is Jumpin', a red-hot 1920's Harlem rent party celebration of jazz icon Fats Waller's life and music, at The Other Palace Studio from 4 - 15 April. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: February 13-19 , 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 13, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of February 13-19, 2017. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Full Casting for Revival of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces full casting for their major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness.  (more...)

Purchase College to Honor Technical Theatre Legend Joseph B. Forbes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Purchase College, State University of New York's Broadway Technical Theatre History Project, will  present the Sixth Annual Broadway technical "Backstage Legends and Masters Award" to esteemed theater legend, Joseph B. Forbes at 7 p.m., April 24, 2017.  (more...)

Ben Forster Extends His Run as 'The Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Ben Forster will extend his run as 'The Phantom' until Saturday 2 September in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA'. Now in its 31st year at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End, the show also stars Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daae' and Nadim Naaman as 'Raoul'. (more...)

PIANO MEN—A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL Comes to Stage One
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Combining the music of Elton John and Billy Joel on one stage, The Piano Men is a dynamic, interactive concert celebrating these two giants of pop music. The concert, which features two pianos facing off at center stage, features Broadway veterans Craig A Meyer ("A top notch performer!" Daily Variety) and Donnie Kehr ("Sensational," New York Post) accompanied by the all-star musicians and backup singers of The Rocket Band. Two pianos bring two impressive hit catalogues alive! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/12/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 2/12/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/13
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 13, 2017

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 2/12/2017. (more...)

Christian Borle Speaks About Building His Own Willy Wonka
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

In an exclusive interview with ET, Christian Borle discussed the nascent rehearsal process for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, coming to Broadway in March. At this stage, Borle and director Jack O'Brien are working to find the proper balance between the story everyone knows and the story being brought to the stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

NY 1 OnStage to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

NY 1 "On Stage" will celebrate legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber with a half-hour special this weekend. Lloyd Webber joins Rodgers and Hammerstein as the only composers in history to have four shows running simultaneously on Broadway. Three of Lloyd Webber's musicals rang in 2017 with record-breaking sales, smashing house records at the Winter Garden (School of Rock - The Musical), Majestic (The Phantom of the Opera) and Neil Simon (Cats) Theatres. The fourth musical, Sunset Boulevard starring three time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close, opened to rave reviews last night at the Palace Theatre. (more...)

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