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Andrew Lloyd Webber Explains That Andy Blankenbuehler's CATS Choreography Will Be 'Homage' to Gillian LynneAndrew Lloyd Webber Explains That Andy Blankenbuehler's CATS Choreography Will Be 'Homage' to Gillian Lynne
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2016

Now Andrew Lloyd Webber has responded in another interview with the Stage. He explains: 'It's a huge homage to Gillian Lynne. It will be very much faithful to Gillian's work. We are so lucky that the choreographer of the hottest show for years grew up on Cats and wanted to take it to a new level.' (more...)
Photo Flash: The Jellicles of Broadway-Bound CATS Pose in Rehearsal!Photo Flash: The Jellicles of Broadway-Bound CATS Pose in Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2016

Can't wait for the Jellicle Ball to begin? Neither can we! Check out a photo of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Leona Lewis Visits New Broadway Home of CATS!Photo Flash: Leona Lewis Visits New Broadway Home of CATS!
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2016

British pop star Leona Lewis will play the role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, Cats, returning to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre. Preview performances are set to begin Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. The musical's Twitter account has just posted a photo of Lewis visiting the Neil Simon - check it out below! (more...)
CATS Choreographer Gillian Lynne 'Very Angry' Over Blankenbuehler HiringCATS Choreographer Gillian Lynne 'Very Angry' Over Blankenbuehler Hiring
by TV News Desk - June 8, 2016

CATS choreographer Gillian Lynne has some strong words for the powers that be behind the upcoming Broadway revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece. (more...)
CATS Pounces Back to Broadway with a Chart-Topping Star - Meet Leona Lewis!CATS Pounces Back to Broadway with a Chart-Topping Star - Meet Leona Lewis!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 26, 2016

As reported earlier today, chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will officially take on the iconic role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, Cats. The production begins previews performances on Thursday, July 14, 2016, with an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016, at the Neil Simon Theatre. In celebration of the big announcement, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at some of Lewis' best performances! (more...)
Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will play the role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)
Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 23, 2016

Now rumors are circulating that British singer Leona Lewis might take on the role instead. A source told the Daily Star that Lewis is Lloyd Webber's first choice to replace Scherzinger. (more...)
CATS' Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler On Unfolding The Familiar To Find Something DeeperCATS' Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler On Unfolding The Familiar To Find Something Deeper
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The IN THE HEIGHTS and HAMILTON choreography looks to honor CATS' past while creating something deeper. (more...)
Nicole Scherzinger Says She Still 'Adores' Andrew Lloyd Webber Despite Passing on CATSNicole Scherzinger Says She Still 'Adores' Andrew Lloyd Webber Despite Passing on CATS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

As previously reported, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of Cats, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production but changed her mind just before rehearsals got underway. Now, Scherzinger has responded to Lloyd Webber's 'furious' reaction, bearing no ill will toward the theatre legend. (more...)
Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Nicole Scherzinger Backed Out of CATS on Broadway: 'I'm Furious'Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Nicole Scherzinger Backed Out of CATS on Broadway: 'I'm Furious'
by Caryn Robbins - May 13, 2016

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of CATS, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production (more...)
Up on the Marquee: CATSUp on the Marquee: CATS
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)
Video Roundup: CATS Pounces Back to Broadway- Meet the Cast!Video Roundup: CATS Pounces Back to Broadway- Meet the Cast!
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 9, 2016

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS is returning to Broadway this summer. Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization took today to announce the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical.  So, let's  take our time to meet the new cast (more...)
Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)
Tom Hooper Crafting Film Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS; Movie Eyes 2017-18 StartTom Hooper Crafting Film Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS; Movie Eyes 2017-18 Start
by Jessica Khan - May 5, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical CATS, based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot, is one tiptoe closer to the big screen. (more...)
CATS' Dame Gillian Lynne Offers Top Ten Tips For ChoreographyCATS' Dame Gillian Lynne Offers Top Ten Tips For Choreography
by Michael Dale - May 3, 2016

She became a major star with her choreography for the original production of CATS, and will be on hand as an associate for the upcoming Broadway revival. (more...)
BWW Preview: Columbus Children's Theatre's CATS to Bring New Interpretation of the Polarizing, Nostalgic ShowBWW Preview: Columbus Children's Theatre's CATS to Bring New Interpretation of the Polarizing, Nostalgic Show
by Hannah Herner - May 3, 2016

Love it or hate it, CATS will live another of its nine lives in Columbus. Columbus Children's Theatre's production of CATS is set to open on Thursday, May 5. (more...)
Tom Hooper to Direct Big Screen Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS?Tom Hooper to Direct Big Screen Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS?
by Caryn Robbins - February 8, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical Cats will be making its return to Broadway this summer. But is the feline fantasy also heading to the big screen? (more...)
Idina Menzel? Ramin Karimloo? Jennifer Lawrence? BroadwayWorld Readers Cast the CATS RevivalIdina Menzel? Ramin Karimloo? Jennifer Lawrence? BroadwayWorld Readers Cast the CATS Revival
by Sally Henry - February 7, 2016

It's official: CATS is coming back to Broadway (FINALLY). So bring on the feline puns, hardcore '80s nostalgia, and snobbish sentences that start with, 'Back when the original cast was on Broadway...' (more...)



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