Adam Vanek, McGee Maddox and More to Star in CATS National Tour Alongside Donna Vivino; New Casting Announced
The Jellicle Cats include Adam Vanek as "Alonzo," McGee Maddox as "Bill Bailey/Rum Tum Tugger," Elyse Collier as "Bombalurina," Jordan Betscher as "Cassandra," Maurice Dawkins as "Coricopat," Alexa Racioppi as "Demeter," Donna Vivino as "Grizabella," Annemarie Rosano as "Jellylorum," Dani Goldstein as "Jennyanydots," PJ DiGaetano as "Mistoffelees," Ben Sears as "Mungojerrie," Zachary S. Berger as "Munkustrap," Timothy Gulan as "Peter/Bustopher Jones/Asparagus," Brayden Newby as "Plato/Macavity," Brett Michael Lockley as "Pouncival," Adriana Negron as "Rumpleteazer," Nevada
Riley as "Sillabub," Giovanni DiGabriele as "Skimbleshanks," Melody Rose as "Tantomile," Cameron Edris as "Tumblebrutus," Adam Richardson as "Victor/Old Deuteronomy," Caitlin Bond as "Victoria," along with Erin Chupinsky, Alex Dorf, Devin Hatch, Madison Mitchell, Nathan Patrick Morgan, Charlotte O'Dowd, Austin Joseph Reynolds, Zachary Tallman, Tricia Tanguy and Loretta Williams.
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the record-breaking musical spectacular has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages and is soon to be on tour across North America! Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation - experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again!
Below is a list of announced second year tour stops for CATS
Richmond, VA Altria Theater February 4 - February 9, 2020
Columbus, GA River Center for the Performing Arts February 11 - February 12, 2020
Jackson, MS Thalia Mara February 13 - February 14, 2020
Pensacola, FL Saenger Theatre February 15 - February 16, 2020
Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall February 18 - February 23, 2020
Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center February 25 - March 1, 2020
Utica, NY Stanley Theater March 3 - March 4, 2020
New Haven, CT Shubert Theater March 5 - March 8, 2020
Ottawa, ON National Arts Centre March 10 - March 15, 2020
Wilmington, NC Wilson Center March 24 - March 26, 2020
North Charleston, SC N. Charleston PAC March 27 - March 29, 2020
Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall March 31 - April 5, 2020
St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre April 7 - April 19, 2020
Rochester, NY Auditorium Theatre April 21 - April 26, 2020
Schenectady, NY Proctors April 28 - May 3, 2020
Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theater May 5 - May 6, 2020
New Brunswick, NJ State Theater May 8 - May 10, 2020
Midland, MI Center for the Arts May 12 - May 14, 2020
Kalamazoo, MI Miller Auditorium May 15 - May 17, 2020
Dayton, OH Schuster PAC May 26 - May 31, 2020
Springfield, MO Hammons PAC June 2 - June 4, 2020
Little Rock, AR Robinson Center June 5 - June 7, 2020
Cleveland, OH Palace Theatre/Playhouse Square June 9 - June 14, 2020
Columbia, SC Koger Center June 16 - June 18, 2020
Knoxville, TN Tennesse Theater June 19 - June 21, 2020
Greenville, SC Peace Center June 23 - June 28, 2020
The original Broadway production opened in 1982 at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 7,485 performances and 18 years. CATS was originally produced on Broadway by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company Limited, David Geffen, and The Shubert Organization.
CATS returned to Broadway in 2016 in a stunning revival at the Neil Simon Theatre. Preview performances began Thursday, July 14, 2016, and officially opened on Sunday, July 31, 2016. CATS played its final performance on Saturday, December 30, 2017 after 16 previews and 593 regular performances.
The creative team for the new production of CATS includes John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Mick Potter (Sound Design), choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne, and direction by Trevor Nunn.
Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 15 languages, and has been seen by more than 73 million people worldwide. Originally directed by Trevor Nunn with choreography and associate direction by Gillian Lynne, scenic and costume design by John Napier, lighting design by David Hersey, and sound design by Abe Jacob, CATS opened in the West End in 1981. The musical debuted on Broadway in 1982 where it won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Both the original London and Broadway cast recordings won Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album. CATS hit song "Memory" has been recorded by over 150 artists from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis to Liberace and Barry Manilow. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical held the title of longest-running musical in Broadway history until it was surpassed in 2006 by Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. The original Broadway production closed on September 10, 2000 and is currently the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. This marks the first tour of the first-ever Broadway revival of the iconic musical.
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