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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...)
BWW Review: Columbus Children's Theatre Breathes a Fresh New Life Into CATSBWW Review: Columbus Children's Theatre Breathes a Fresh New Life Into CATS
by Christina Mancuso - May 14, 2016

When a small Ohio theatre company continues to produce stars such as Josh Radnor, Steven Boyer, AJ Shively, Jessica Grove and more, it's no coincidence that they are something truly special. Not surprisingly, then, Columbus Children's Theatre has once again raised the bar in their spring musical, CATS, with their innovative vision and talent, which is second to none. (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...)
Photo Flash: Demeter Hits the Town in Celebration of CATS' Broadway ReturnPhoto Flash: Demeter Hits the Town in Celebration of CATS' Broadway Return
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2016

As previously reported, The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have confirmed that CATS, one of the biggest hits in theatrical history, will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Preview performances will begin July 14, with an official opening set for August 2, 2016. In celebration of the big news, Demeter took the streets of NYC to celebrate the musical's big Broadway return - check out shots below!  (more...)
VIDEO: Tony Sheldon, Max Von Essen & More Star in RepubliCATS Mashup!VIDEO: Tony Sheldon, Max Von Essen & More Star in RepubliCATS Mashup!
by Stage Tube - December 14, 2015

In an effort to help the voters decide the primary, The Iowan Republican Committee hires Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber to stage a live entertainment starring the Republican candidates. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Paris Cast of CATS Performs 'Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats'STAGE TUBE: Paris Cast of CATS Performs 'Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats'
by Stage Tube - December 6, 2015

The cast of the Paris production of CATS for its Paris run opened at Theatre Mogador on 2nd October, and now, BroadwayWorld has footage of the cast performing at a recent telethon event. Watch them sing 'Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats' below! (more...)
Delta Goodrem Plays 'Grizabella' in Australian Production of CATS, Beginning Tonight in SydneyDelta Goodrem Plays 'Grizabella' in Australian Production of CATS, Beginning Tonight in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS welcomes DELTA GOODREM to the all-Australian cast of CATS, touring Australia beginning this month. Delta is confirmed to play the coveted role of 'Grizabella' in Sydney, Hobart & Melbourne and will sing 'Memory,' one of the most well-known songs of all time. (more...)
CATS, Featuring Beverley Knight, Returns to the London Palladium TonightCATS, Featuring Beverley Knight, Returns to the London Palladium Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2015

Beverley Knight stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats in the role of Grizabella. Returning to the London Palladium from tonight 23 October 2015 in a strictly limited 11 week season, Cats is booking to 2 January 2016. (more...)
Extra Week of Performances on Sale for CATS in SydneyExtra Week of Performances on Sale for CATS in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2015

Following its triumphant season in London's West End, one of the greatest musicals of all time comes to Sydney opening at the Capitol Theatre on 30 October with an extra week of performances now on pre-sale. (more...)
Beverley Knight Shares Excitement Over West End CATS: 'Should Be A Good Run!' & Talks Preparation In New VideoBeverley Knight Shares Excitement Over West End CATS: 'Should Be A Good Run!' & Talks Preparation In New Video
by Pat Cerasaro - August 3, 2015

The world prepares to welcome a new Grizabella to the fresh new West End CATS revival! (more...)
Extended Video! Beverley Knight Sings & Talks CATS With Andrew Lloyd WebberExtended Video! Beverley Knight Sings & Talks CATS With Andrew Lloyd Webber
by Pat Cerasaro - August 1, 2015

A new leading lady prepares to star in the West End CATS revival! (more...)
Review Zusammenfassung - CATS bei den Freilichtfestspielen TecklenburgReview Zusammenfassung - CATS bei den Freilichtfestspielen Tecklenburg
by Iris Moebius - July 24, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber schuf mit CATS einen Welterfolg. Nicht nur der ungewohnliche Schauplatz fur ein Musical, sondern auch die Ansammlung von Katzencharakteren und die choreografisch schwierige Aufgabe machen dieses Werk zu einer absoluten Herausforderung. Eine vollkommen durchkomponierte und durchchoreografierte Show, die einen hohen Anspruch an die Realisation durch die FreilichtSpiele Tecklenburg stellt. Dem stellt sich das Team jedoch gern, weil sie die Chance nutzen wollten, die besten Darsteller fur CATS zu finden, um sie zusammen mit einem großen Ensemble und Orchester erstmals live in auf der Freilichbuhne Tecklenburg zu prasentieren. Am 18. Juli war Premiere, und das hatten die Kritiker zu sagen: (more...)
Palladium's CATS, Starring Jane McDonald, Begins Summer Run at Blackpool Opera House TonightPalladium's CATS, Starring Jane McDonald, Begins Summer Run at Blackpool Opera House Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 9, 2015

Jane McDonald takes on the starring role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS when it returns to Blackpool direct from its sell-out season at the London Palladium in the West End. Jane, who is one of Britain's best loved singers, presenters and entertainers, will play the role of Grizabella. The hit show will run at the Blackpool Opera House for a strictly limited eight weeks from tonight 9 July and the Blackpool performances will be the only place theatre-goers can see CATS North of London in 2015. (more...)

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