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Photo Coverage: Grizabellas of Past, Present & Future Unite Backstage at CATS!Photo Coverage: Grizabellas of Past, Present & Future Unite Backstage at CATS!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - September 27, 2016

There were Grizabellas here, there, and everywhere last night at the Winter Garden Theatre, as current CATS star Leona Lewis, her upcoming replacement Mamie Parris, and original Broadway glamor cat Betty Buckley met up backstage. Also in attendance was stage and screen star Bryan Batt, who played Munkustrap during the show's first run. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)
Video Roundup: Meet Broadway's New 'Grizabella' - Mamie Parris!Video Roundup: Meet Broadway's New 'Grizabella' - Mamie Parris!
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2016

As announced earlier today, 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. Parris, who currently stars as 'Patty' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest smash hit School of Rock - The Musical, will succeed pop star Leona Lewis in the role. Get to know Parris with clips from some of her performances below! (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 - September 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...)
BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Leona Lewis in CATSBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Leona Lewis in CATS
by Ken Fallin - September 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Leona Lewis, currently starring as 'Grizabella' in Broadway'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 - September 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...)
Leona Lewis Will Depart CATS This OctoberLeona Lewis Will Depart CATS This October
by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2016

According to her official Twitter page, CATS' current Grizabella, Leona Lewis, will depart the production on October 9th.  (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 - September 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 - September 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 - September 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 - September 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...)
BWW Interview: Corey John Snide of CATS on his journey from the Capital Region to CoricopatBWW Interview: Corey John Snide of CATS on his journey from the Capital Region to Coricopat
by Gianluca Russo - September 8, 2016

It's hard to deny the fact that the Albany area is full of talented performers and artists who strive for the best in their careers. With theatre and dance opportunities growing each year, some travel far beyond the Capital Region and make their mark in professional venues all over the world. One of these Albany natives is Corey John Snide, currently portraying the role of Coricopat in the Broadway revival of Cats. Snide was kind enough to speak with us about his dance roots here in Albany and how they helped him create a successful and riveting career so far. (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 - September 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...)
Simon Cowell Adds Fuel to Scherzinger-Lloyd Webber Feud on Recent Episode of X FactorSimon Cowell Adds Fuel to Scherzinger-Lloyd Webber Feud on Recent Episode of X Factor
by BWW News Desk - August 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...)
Water Main Break Causes CATS to Cancel Tonight's PerformanceWater Main Break Causes CATS to Cancel Tonight's Performance
by BWW News Desk - August 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...)
STAGE TUBE: Leona Lewis Talks All Things CATS at Facebook Media CentralSTAGE TUBE: Leona Lewis Talks All Things CATS at Facebook Media Central
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2016

How long does it take Leona Lewis to get into her Grizabella makeup? Which singers does she admire most? Find out below, as the CATS star reveals all at Facebook Media Central! (more...)
VIDEO: Four Seasons Meets Nine Lives as CATS Serenades JERSEY BOYSVIDEO: Four Seasons Meets Nine Lives as CATS Serenades JERSEY BOYS
by Michael Dale - August 15, 2016

After JERSEY BOYS welcomed their new neighbors with a Doo-Wop arrangement of 'Memory,' the Nine Lives set returned the favor. (more...)
'Milling About' Podcast Visits with CATS Star Georgina Pazcoguin'Milling About' Podcast Visits with CATS Star Georgina Pazcoguin
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2016

This week's 'Milling About' Podcast visits with Georgina Pazcoguin, now playing Victoria the Cat in Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical CATS. (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 - August 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...)
BWW TV: What's a Jellicle Cat? Randy Rainbow Finds Out on the Street!BWW TV: What's a Jellicle Cat? Randy Rainbow Finds Out on the Street!
by Randy Rainbow - August 6, 2016

The first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Cats, returned to the Neil Simon Theatre last week, and the though famous felines ruled Broadway for years before now, people are still asking - what's a jellicle cat? Randy Rainbow takes to the streets to find out! (more...)
VIDEO: 'GMA' Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway's CATS!VIDEO: 'GMA' Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway's CATS!
by TV News Desk - August 4, 2016

On today's GMA, Ginger Zee visited the all-new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical cats to learn more about bringing it back to life on Broadway. (more...)
VIDEO: Leona Lewis & Cast of Broadway's CATS Perform Medley of Songs Live on GMAVIDEO: Leona Lewis & Cast of Broadway's CATS Perform Medley of Songs Live on GMA
by Caryn Robbins - August 4, 2016

Leona Lewis and the cast of the Broadway revival of CATS performed a medley of beloved songs live on this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. (more...)
VIDEO: CATS Star Leona Lewis Talks Broadway Debut on 'CBS This Morning'VIDEO: CATS Star Leona Lewis Talks Broadway Debut on 'CBS This Morning'
by TV News Desk - August 3, 2016

Leona Lewis, who launched her career in 2006 when she won the third season of the U.K.'s 'The X Factor,' makes her Broadway debut in the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-winning classic, CATS. (more...)
Andrew Lloyd Webber Credits Son for Leona Lewis CATS CastingAndrew Lloyd Webber Credits Son for Leona Lewis CATS Casting
by Caryn Robbins - August 2, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed that the idea to bring Lewis in for latest production was the brainstorm of his son Alastair, who works at Island Records and put together Lewis' most recent album. (more...)
PHOTO FLASH: Andrew Lloyd Webber Poses With Stars of CATS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and SCHOOL OF ROCKPHOTO FLASH: Andrew Lloyd Webber Poses With Stars of CATS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Michael Dale - August 1, 2016

The legendary composer now has two of his classics and his newest hit running on Broadway. (more...)
BWW TV: The CATS Cast Looks Back on a Purrrfect Opening Night!BWW TV: The CATS Cast Looks Back on a Purrrfect Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 1, 2016

The first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Cats, returned to Broadway just last night at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand at last night's jellicle ball and you can catch up with the company on their big night below! (more...)

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