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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/10- CATS

Welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history!

Today in 2000,  Cats closed at the Wintergarden Theatre, where it ran for 7485 performances. Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. Cats first opened in the West End in 1981 and then on Broadway in 1982, each time directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Gillian Lynne; it won numerous awards, including both the Laurence Olivier Award and the Tony Award for Best Musical. 

In celebration of this day, we bring you 'Jellicle Cats' and 'Memory' as performed at the 1983 Tony Awards. Click below to check it out!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/10- CATS
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