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Photo Flash: See The New York Post's Cindy Adams Make her Broadway Debut as Grizabella!Photo Flash: See The New York Post's Cindy Adams Make her Broadway Debut as Grizabella!
by Marissa Sblendorio - December 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...)
CATS & Inside Broadway Team with NYC Public Schools for Behind-the-Scenes EventsCATS & Inside Broadway Team with NYC Public Schools for Behind-the-Scenes Events
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2016

In celebration of its landmark 35th anniversary season, leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway and the Broadway production of Cats will partner with the NYC Public School system in 2016-2017 to provide exciting and enriching arts education programs to thousands of students in over 30 schools, both in the classroom & on Broadway.  (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Mamie Parris Take on 'Memory' as CATS' New Grizabella!BWW TV: Watch Mamie Parris Take on 'Memory' as CATS' New Grizabella!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 7, 2016

Broadway veteran Mamie Parris recently assumed the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Parris, who most recently starred as 'Patty' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest smash hit School of Rock - The Musical, succeeds pop star Leona Lewis in the role. (more...)
CATS Stars to Claw Into BROADWAY SESSIONS TonightCATS Stars to Claw Into BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 3, 2016

Tonight, November 3rd, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from the current revival of CATS. (more...)
The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes the Rare NewsieCat Aaron J. AlbanoThe Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes the Rare NewsieCat Aaron J. Albano
by Broadwaysted - November 2, 2016

This week on Broadwaysted we are so happy to sit down with #SuperFriendOfTheShow Aaron J Albano! We pour out some pinot noir (this time with the help of Aaron's fancy aerator) and discuss Aaron's versatile Broadway career--including his current experiences in the revival of CATS! (meow!) (more...)
CATS Stars to Claw Into BROADWAY SESSIONS This WeekCATS Stars to Claw Into BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2016

This Thursday, November 3rd, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from the current revival of CATS. (more...)
BWW TV: The KID CRITICS Get Jellicle at CATS!BWW TV: The KID CRITICS Get Jellicle at CATS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 30, 2016

We are continuing the series with Tai (10), Isabella (12), and Charles (9), who just stopped by the Neil Simon Theatre to check out Cats. Curious of what they thought about the show? Find out below! (more...)
Leona Lewis Takes Final Bow in CATS TodayLeona Lewis Takes Final Bow in CATS Today
by BWW News Desk - October 9, 2016

Leona Lewis will sing her final 'Memory' today, before her time with Cats becomes just that. After taking on the role of Grizabella after pop star Nicole Scherzinger decided to depart the revival in favor of being a judge on The X Factor, Lewis joined the production in time for the Broadway transfer, which opened July 31st. She will be succeeded in the role of The Glamour Cat by her understudy, Mamie Parris, who begins performances as Grizabella on October 17th. (more...)
Behind the Scenes with CATS Resident Grizabella, Leona LewisBehind the Scenes with CATS Resident Grizabella, Leona Lewis
by BWW News Desk - October 4, 2016

On July 14, Leona Lewis, took over as Grizabella the Glamour Cat in the Great White Way's revival of the beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. The British star has played the classic character - and sung 'Memory' eight times a week - since opening night, July 31. Before her Broadway run comes to a close on Oct. 9, the singer shared an exclusive photo diary with People, chronicling one September day of her busy new life as a Broadway star. (more...)
Grumpy Cat Will Become First Real Feline to Claw Into Broadway's CATSGrumpy Cat Will Become First Real Feline to Claw Into Broadway's CATS
by BWW News Desk - September 29, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking Broadway musical, CATS will make history once again when internet sensation, Grumpy Cat becomes the first genuine feline to join the cast. (more...)
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...)

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