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T.S. Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 26, 1888. He was educated at Harvard, the Sorbonne in Paris and Merton College, Oxford. He settled in England in 1915 and taught briefly at two schools before joining Lloyds Bank in the city of London. His first volume of poems, "Prufrock and Other Observations," was published in 1917. The Waste Land, his most famous work, was first published in 1922. In 1925, he left the bank to become a director of the publishing house of Faber. There have been several individual and collected editions of his poetry, as well as volumes of his literary and social criticism; he also wrote a number of verse plays, including "Murder in the Cathedral," which was commissioned for the Canterbury Festival of 1935. T.S. Eliot had a great affection for cats, and “Possum” was his alias among his friends. "Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats" appeared in October 1939 and was the basis for CATS. He received many honors and distinctions, among them the Order of Merit and the Nobel Prize for Literature. Eliot died in January 1965 and was posthumously awarded the 1983 Tony Award for the book of CATS.


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Cast Revealed For A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Opera Holland Park

This summer, acclaimed historical performance ensemble Figure return to London’s Opera Holland Park after the success of their fantastically detailed (The Guardian) 2022 performance of Handel’s Serse with a fresh staging of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Unbridled desire meets magic as Figure stages Shakespeare’s celebrated comedy, accompanied by Mendelssohn’s enchanting orchestral score. 

Review: CATS is the Latest Musical to Prowl Onto the Vancouver Stage

At some point in their lives, most people have heard of the musical: CATS. Whether it’s because of its unique costumes or iconic songs, CATS will always be a Broadway classic. This week, Broadway Across Canada and Troika Entertainment brought the musical to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Tom Stoppard and Richard Bean Feature in Hampstead Theatre's New Season

Hampstead Theatre has announced a full season of eight new productions beginning on 7 September 2023 and running until 16 March 2024.

City Lit Sets 2023-24 Season; Producer/Artistic Director Terry McCabe to Retire

City Lit Producer and Artistic Director Terry McCabe announced that the theatre’s 2023-2024 season—its forty-third—will be his last on its staff. 

Review: CATS IS A “MEMORY” YOU WON'T FORGET at City Springs Theatre Company

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Broadway Legend Baayork Lee to Direct and Choreograph CATS at City Springs Theatre Company

For the final show of its acclaimed 2022-2023 PNC Bank season, City Springs Theatre Company (CSTC) will bring Tony Award-recipient Baayork Lee back to Atlanta to helm the renowned Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, CATS. Ms. Lee directs and choreographs the production, running May 5-21, 2023, in the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center.

OperaUpClose Will Embark on Reimagined Tour of THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

Bringing the maritime opera to audiences in unconventional performance venues at waterside locations, award-winning OperaUpClose in partnership with recent RPS Award winning Manchester Camerata reinvigorate Wagner's classic with an English libretto by poet and novelist Glyn Maxwell and an 8-piece chamber orchestration by Laura Bowler.

CATS Comes To Bank Of America Performing Arts Center In May!

The American Theatre Guild will present one of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS. This production is part of the BROADWAY IN THOUSAND OAKS SERIES and will take the Bank of America Performing Arts Center stage May 11–14, 2023.

Southbank Centre Reveals Autumn/Winter 23/24 Classical Music Season With New Resident Artists

The Southbank Centre and its family of six Resident Orchestras have announced its Autumn/Winter 2023/24 programme. Continuing to bring the greatest symphonic, chamber music, and recital repertoire to the stages while championing classical music for the 21st century by presenting new works and unique experiences, the Autumn/Winter programme features a host of established and emerging talent.

Boston Conservatory At Berklee To Honor Cynthia Erivo And Awadagin Pratt At Commencement Ceremony

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Interim Executive Director Lucinda Carver will present an honorary doctorate in person to acclaimed concert pianist Awadagin Pratt and virtually to Emmy-, Grammy-, and Tony-winning actress, singer, author, and producer Cynthia Erivo at the Conservatory's commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13.

The Pied Piper Theatre Company and Deafinitely Theatre Present The World Première of CAN BEARS SKI?

The Pied Piper Theatre Company and Deafinitely Theatre have announced a UK tour of award-winning poet Raymond Antrobus' Can Bears Ski? in a new adaptation for the stage by Tina Williams, Artistic Director of the Pied Piper Theatre Company, who will co-direct the production with Paula Garfield, Artistic Director of Deafinitely Theatre.

Octavio Paz, Autor Que Se Debe Descubrir En La Lectura, No En La Crítica

El legado literario de Octavio Paz se celebra no solo en nuestro país, sino en diferentes partes del mundo, como en India y Japón. Indiscutible poeta, con obras cumbre como Piedra de Sol (1957), fue un agudo observador de su actualidad, pensador y ensayista por demás inteligente, pero también un intelectual franco y, tal vez por ello, polémico. 

Video: Andrew Lloyd Webber Sends Message Of Support to Ukrainian Students Performing CATS in Bomb Shelter

Students at a school in Kiyv recorded a production of the musical CATS from their bomb shelter amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Presents A Night Of 'Humanity And Hope'

​​​​​​​Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) has announced its collaboration with CIRCA Pintig, the Filipino American community arts organization, for a night of “Hope and Humanity.”

Horizon Theatre Rep Presents GEIST

Horizon Theatre Rep (Rafael De Mussa, Artistic Director) has announced the streaming series of German Plays from the 1910s & 1920s.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Will Play Mayo Performing Arts Center From, March 10-March 12

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will come to Morristown's Mayo Performing Arts Center from Friday, March 10 – Sunday, March 12.

BLACKOUT SONGS Returns to Hampstead Theatre

 Hampstead Theatre has announced the return of Blackout Songs - Joe White's compassionate and unflinching new play about love, addiction and memory, directed by Guy Jones.

CATS Returns To Philadelphia By Popular Demand March 14 " 19 On The Kimmel Cultural Campus

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Philadelphia March 14 through March 19, 2023, at the Miller Theater (formerly Merriam Theater), presented by the Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization.

Eric Hoffman & Ken Hatfield's STIRRINGS STILL Vocal and Guitar Duet Album Out Now

ARTHUR CIRCLE MUSIC has released Stirrings Still, an intimate set of duets for voice and guitar, available on CD, digital download, and streaming, with a vinyl edition to follow in June 2023.

What's On Tour? A Guide to Currently Running and Upcoming National Touring Productions

Favorites like Hamilton, Wicked, Anastasia, and Beetlejuice have already announced planned stops around the country. Want to know what's on tour now, or coming soon to a theatre near you? Enjoy Broadway locally with BroadwayWorld's full list of Broadway National Tours in 2023. 


T.S. Eliot has written 8 shows including Murder in the Cathedral (Playwright), The Confidential Clerk (Playwright), Practical Cats (Lyricist), Homage to T. S. Eliot (Bookwriter/Lyricist), The Cocktail Party (Playwright), Apocalypsis Cum Figuris (Text), Cats (Lyricist), The Waste Land (Playwright).

Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Cats , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cats Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Cats and Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Cocktail Party .

Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cats Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Catsand Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Cocktail Party.

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