Cats

Produced by CATS-Eye, LLC, the national tour of CATS is the only production in North America sanctioned by Andrew Lloyd Webber. With original direction by Trevor Nunn and choreography by Gillian Lynne, this is the CATS credited with the British invasion of Broadway. CATS celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 11, 2011, holding its place as the longest continuously touring Broadway musical in history.



New for the 2011-2012 season will be the reintroduction of 'psychic twins' Coricopat and Tantomile. These mystical cats, who are always in sync, were last seen in the Broadway production. Where one goes, the other follows...!



On May 11, 1981, CATS opened at the New London Theatre in the West End. Eight years later, it celebrated its first important milestone: after 3,358 performances CATS became the longest running musical in the history of British theatre. CATS played its final performance on its 21st birthday, May 11, 2002.



CATS opened on Broadway on October 7, 1982 at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City and continued to live up to its motto "Now and Forever." On June 19, 1997, it became the longest running musical on Broadway. CATS ended its 18 year run on September 10, 2000 with 7,485 performances.







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by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
According to Deadline, a biographical stage musical about 1970s singer-songwriter Harry Chapin is in the works. The project has gotten the support of Chapin's wife Sandy and brothers Tom Chapin and Steve Chapin, who will serve as consultants on the project.
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Brady Schwind - Dec 9, 2019
John Bucchino And Amanda McBroom Celebrate 30 Years of Friendship with SWEET DREAMS AND ROSES at Birdland
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis / St. Paul Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Sacramento Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Pear Theatre Board of Directors is has announced the appointment of their newest Artistic Director, Sinjin Jones. Jones, a recent transplant to the Bay Area, has been an artist and teacher of the arts for over a decade and was an Honorable Mention for the 2019 Tony Awards Excellence in Theatre Education Award. He will officially step into the role beginning January 1, 2020, as Artistic Director Betsy Kruse Craig steps down.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Lambert Jackson Productions has announced that they will present concert performances of the Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden starring Lucie Jones, Ramin Karimloo and Jac Yarrow, directed by Nick Winston. The performances will take place at The London Palladium, on Saturday 4 April, 3pm and 7.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Little Angel Theatre is planning a jam-packed 2020, with perfect puppetry for babies, children and adults.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced nine new shows. GREASE, THE COMMITMENTS, GOOD VIBRATIONS, ROB BECKETT - WALLOP, ROMESH RANGANATHAN a?" THE CYNIC'S MIXTAPE, TONY CHRISTIE AND THE NELSON RIDDLE ORCHESTRA - CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA & FRIENDS, STRICTLY BALLROOM, and THE DREAMBOYS and OUR DAY OUT will all on sale to Friends of the Grand and members now and on Wednesday 11 December for General Public.
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the nominees for the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.  The three-hour telecast hosted by Ricky Gervais will air live on NBC coast to coast Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST.
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2019
Liz Callaway has recently shared some videos on YouTube of her belting out some showtunes in her car.
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 7, 2019
Earlier this week, Feinstein's/54 Below welcomed Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel (January 13-28); Tony nominee Norm Lewis (Naughty and Nice: December 17-22); Sirius XM Radio personality Christine Pedi (Snow Bizness: December 20 & 29); Award-winning vocalist Seth Sikes (Seth Sikes Celebrates the 20s: December 31) to preview their upcoming engagements.
by Martin Ganeider - Dec 6, 2019
Well-known Musical Actress Wietske van Tongeren is going to play EVITA next summer in the Musicalsommer Winzendorf production. Van Tongeren is currently stepping in as Grizabella in the sold-out run of CATS in Vienna. Winzendorf will be a breathtaking location for the Andrew Lloyd Webbers dramatic show about the most famous and powerful women in Argentine history. Director Marika Lichter told the press, that she knew in the moment she was watching pictures from Evita, who would be a perfect fit for her production in Winzendorf.
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2019
Francesca Hayward was a guest on Thursday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about starring in the highly-anticipated Cats movie. During the interview, Hayward talks being a Principal Dancer for the Royal Ballet, being in the movie Cats, the most surreal day of her life with Taylor Swift, and having a cat behavioral coach.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 6, 2019
Just yesterday, Feinstein's/54 Below welcomed Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel (January 13-28); Tony nominee Norm Lewis (Naughty and Nice: December 17-22); Sirius XM Radio personality Christine Pedi (Snow Bizness: December 20 & 29); Award-winning vocalist Seth Sikes (Seth Sikes Celebrates the 20s: December 31) to preview their upcoming engagements.
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Rebel Wilson stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to talk about her upcoming film CATS, in which host Corden also co-stars.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) welcomes Broadway sensation, composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlett Pimpernel, The Civil War), who joins Jekyll and Hyde revival star and American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis and the star-studded cast of the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, honoring York Theatre Producing Artistic Director James Morgan and multi-talented stage, screen and concert performer and producer Haley Swindal.
by Derek McCracken - Dec 6, 2019
Dark, deep, mysterious and moving, Near to the Wild Heart echoes the voice and valor of the award-winning 1943 novel by Jewish-Brazilian author Clarice Lispector. Like the digital aquatic imagery that often spans the upstage perimeter, the play ebbs and flows through one woman's interior and exterior selves as she reflects on the reality of her relationships.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
The Old Globe's 2020 Summer Season brings to Balboa Park an extraordinarily talented group of artists who will delight audiences with their unique takes on four great works of theatre. The season incudes a classic American musical, a new adaptation of a 20th century thriller, and two of Shakespeare's masterworks on our outdoor stage.
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
In a new interview, CATS film director, Tom Hooper, has revealed that changes were made to the film's visual effects and character design following the swift and divisive backlash to the film's first trailer.
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2019
Taylor Swift just announced in an exclusive announcement on 'Good Morning America' Thursday, that she is releasing a Christmas song! She will release the track, which she wrote over the weekend, tonight.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Tony® and Emmy Award winner Lillias White returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Cabaret Series with an autobiographical show filled with musical highlights from her life and career January 23 - 25, 2020 in Samueli Theater. With her powerhouse voice and exuberant stage presence, White has won accolades for her show-stopping performances on the Broadway stage, on television and in films. The New York Times declared, 'Lillias White is a singer who makes the most challenging vocal feats look almost easy.'
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2019
Feinstein's/54 Below is going to be a place where there's love overflowing when Tony nominee Norm Lewis takes the stage this December! Norm recently gave a preview of his upcoming concert with a performance of the classic song 'Home' from The Wiz! Check out the full song!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
The World-Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. The show is fun for the whole family and returns to the State Theatre on Friday, January 10th.
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Nationally syndicated morning talk show “Live with Kelly and Ryan” announces the lineup of guests appearing on the show the week of Dec. 16-20.
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
World/Inferno Friendship Society are back with a new single from their upcoming All Borders are Porous to Cats LP. The album is set to be released on January 17th 2020 via Alternative Tentacles. In addition to a New Years Eve show in Brooklyn, you can catch the band on tour throughout January and February!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Ahead of their return to the historic Middle Temple Hall this December with the acclaimed sell-out musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Antic Disposition have announced the release of a cast album of songs and scenes from the show.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS announced it will record the new musical comedy Broadway Bounty Hunter for an original cast album to be released later this season. Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award Nominee Joe Iconis (a?oeSmash,a?? Be More Chill, The Black Suits), who also co-wrote the book with Lance Rubin (Denton Little's Deathdate), and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Be More Chill), the show is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner (The Book of Mormon Supervising Associate Director) and stars Screen Actors Guild Award winner Annie Golden (Hair, Assassins, a?oeOrange is the New Blacka??) in the title role. The album will be produced by Joe Iconis and Charlie Rosen, and co-produced by Geoffrey Ko and Ian Kagey, with Jennifer Ashley Tepper serving as executive producer.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Celine Dion visited the CATS tour in Toronto and met up with the cast following a performance at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre last night! Dion famously covered the show's anthem, Memory, in a televised 1987 performance featuring full cat costume and makeup! Check out video of that performance and photos of her visit below!
by Roy Berko - Dec 11, 2019
Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theater scene. It the purpose of BROADWAY WORLD.COM-PROFESSIONAL CLEVELAND THEATER TRIBUTES (BWW-CLE Theater Tributes), to recognize theatrical experiences and theater personnel that, in the subjective view of this reviewer, deserve distinctive mention.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
The hit UK rock group Squeeze ('Cool for Cats,' 'Up the Junction,' 'Tempted') will bring their The Squeeze Songbook Tour 2020 to The VETS in Providence, Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale Friday and can be purchased online at TheVetsRI.com, by calling (401) 421.ARTS (2787), or in person at The VETS/PPAC box office located at 220 Weybosset St, Providence. Box office hours are Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm. The VETS on-site box office, located at One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, is only open on show days. For a complete schedule of The VETS events visit TheVetsRI.com.
by David McKibbin - Dec 11, 2019
Maplewood Playhouse presents The Last Five Years at Stage West on the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College from Thursday, January 9 through Saturday, January 11.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced today that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement in Dallas, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and Broadway Across America (BAA), will go on sale Friday, December 13.
by David McKibbin - Dec 11, 2019
Maplewood Playhouse presents The Last Five Years at Stage West on the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College from Thursday, January 9 through Saturday, January 11.
by Neil Shurley - Dec 11, 2019
'Even if you haven't seen HAMILTON, you can still have a wonderful time at our show.'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, begins the new year with the world premiere Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and written with Richard Curtis. Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber begins performances Thursday, January 30, 2020, and will continue through Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the major sponsor of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. Opening Night is Sunday evening, February 9, 2020 at 7:00pm.
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2019
USA Network today announced the hit docuseries, MIZ & MRS is set to return for Season 2 on Wednesday, January 29 at 10/9c, immediately following NXT(R).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present a special celebratory concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the musical Yank! opening off-Broadway. When this romantic gay love story set during WWII opened in 2010 at the York Theatre it was a surprise hit, garnering rave reviews and a raft of award nominations (Best New Musical and Score from the Outer Critics Circle, Outstanding Musical by the Lucille Lortel Awards, and 6 Drama Desk nods, including Best Musical, Music and Lyrics).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
West Side Story is officially in previews on Broadway! The new production is directed by Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove; and for the first time ever in the United States, will feature all-new choreography by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. West Side Story will begin previews on December 10, 2019 and open February 6th, 2020 at the Broadway Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Following the holidays, to begin the new year, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will present a stage adaptation of one of the most beloved pieces of American literature. Little Women - The Broadway Musical will open January 10th and run through February 22nd, bringing the March sisters to life on the stage at the Frederick venue.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
The life and times of legendary showman George M. Cohan explode into the 21st century in a sensational musical, Yankee Doodle Dandy! For the first time, the complete recording of this remarkable new musical is available on CD, digital and streaming formats. The Seattle Times called the show, 'Irresistible!' It features a book by David Armstrong (Artistic Director Emeritus of The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle) and new songs inspired by unfinished Cohan melodies, including the heartbreaking ballad, Pick Up Your Dreams, by Albert Evans (Nite Club Confidential, Pageant).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
The Broadway Dreams Foundation, the premier immersive musical theatre training program, held its 12th annual Holiday Gala at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City on the evening of Monday, December 9th, to raise critical funds for arts education. Presented by Broadway Dreams Foundation Board Member, Gala Event Chair, and CEO and founder of the award-winning RWS Entertainment Group Ryan Stana, the evening was hosted by Broadway Dreams faculty member and Broadway veteran Christopher J. Hanke, featuring performances by Frozen and Bring It On's Ryann Redmond, Mean Girls' Renée Rapp, Something Rotten! and Freaky Friday's Heidi Blickenstaff, Spongebob Squarepants' Jai'len Josey, Once on This Island's Quentin Earl Darrington, NBC's The Village's Ben Ahlers, actor and dancer Addalie Burns, Newsies and Cats' Evan Kasprzak, and Jagged Little Pill's Antonio Cipriano. The programming was directed by Broadway Dreams Artistic Advisor, Theater Calgary Artistic Director, and Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
It's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! Back by public demand, The Barricade Boys today announce seven more guest stars who will be joining them during their Christmas residency from 10-28 December at The Other Palace in London's West End.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
As audiences prepare for Cats to leap into theaters this December, BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for live theater, has pulled together a playlist for the month which honors its famed composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber. The specially curated list is sure to jog your a?oememorya??, taking viewers back to some of his beloved and critically acclaimed productions.