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Based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

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There's no better way to introduce your family to the wonders of live theatre than with the magic, the mystery, the memory of CATS. What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song "Memory."



AT THIS PERFORMANCE to Celebrate 900th Performer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE to be held on Monday, January 15th at the series' new home, The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. Hosted by series (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/2/2018 - 1/9/2018
by - Jan 9, 2018

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/2/2018 - 1/9/2018. (more...)

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Takes a Leading Role at Walton Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

At This Performance... is a one-night only musical event produced exclusively for Walton Arts Center. The show features Broadway's best understudies and standbys performing their favorite numbers from shows such as Gypsy, Movin' Out, Hair, Kiss Me Kate, Kinky Boots, Cats and Hello Dolly! on Monday, Jan. 29 at 7 pm in Walton Arts Center's Starr Theater. (more...)

TV/Broadway Stars Headline 42ND STREET at Scottsdale Musical Theater Company; Full Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company announces the headliners for their July 2018 production of the classic musical 42nd Street (July 6 - 15, 2018). Charles Shaughnessy (TV's The Nanny , Days of Our Lives , Broadway's Urinetown) portray director Julian Marsh. He will be joined by 3-time Grammy Award-winning recording icon Debby Boone (#1 hit You Light Up My Life , Broadway's 7 Brides for 7 Brothers) as diva Dorothy Brock and rising Broadway star Eloise Kropp (Dames at Sea, On the Town, Cats) as Anytime Annie. Ms. Kropp will also create the show's tap choreography. (more...)

BWW Review: Sacramento Had it Coming! THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS-THE MUSICAL Returns to Sacramento Theatre Company
by Courtney Symes - Jan 8, 2018

Musical theatre lovers, rejoice! The Musical of Musicals-the Musical! has returned to Sacramento and promises an evening of melodrama, satire, and comedy. Composed by the co-creator of last season's The Donner Party, Eric Rockwell, with lyrics by Joanne Bogart, the show parodies some of Broadway's greatest composers while paying homage to their brilliance. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Aladdin, Telly Leung
by Theater People Podcast - Jan 8, 2018

On Monday, January 8, Theater People podcast welcome's back Broadway favorite Telly Leung. For the episode, Leung discusses recently winning the title role in Disney's ALADDIN on Broadway. He also shares stories from his recent work on IN TRANSIT and ALLEGIANCE. (more...)

Jeffrey Scott Parsons Set for La Solo Cabaret Debut at Sterling's Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Jeffrey Scott Parsons, one of LA's favorite song and dance men, will make his LA solo debut in his new show Comfy at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood on Monday, January 22, at 8pm. Parsons will bring his energetic charm to this autobiographical show filled with humor, music, and lots of tap dancing. (more...)

Leg Up on Life Presents The Spoken Word Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2018

The Spoken Word Gala presented by Leg Up On Life is hosted by Daniel Gold who founded Leg Up On Life as a means for choreographers of all dance styles to present their work on a public platform while raising money for charitable organizations. (more...)

Animal Planet Presents PUPPY BOWL XIV 2/4
by TV - On the Road - Jan 5, 2018

PUPPY BOWL, the cutest competition in sports history, returns to Animal Planet on Feb. 4 for an epic matchup between adoptable puppy players from #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff who go paw to paw and nose to nose to win the CHEWY.COM Lombarky PUPPY BOWL XIV trophy. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 5th, 2018: Ben Platt and Patti LuPone's Broadway GRAMMY Tribute, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 5, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Ben Platt and Patti LuPone will perform a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein on the Grammy Awards, and more! (more...)

Broadwaysted Welcomes Andrew Briedis Back to Talk about the Best Performances of 2017
by Broadwaysted - Jan 5, 2018

2017 was an incredible year for NYC theater and this week, the Broadwaysted crew is toasting the Best of 2017 and the excitement of 2018 in style! We're thrilled to be coming to you from the beautiful Fine & Rare on 37th street where we're enjoying incredible cocktails like a Smoked Old Fashioned with one of our best #FriendsoftheShow, Annoying Actor Friend Andrew Briedis. (more...)

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Celebrates 900th Performer at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE to be held on Monday, January 15th at the series' new home, The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM. (more...)

Animal Planet Presents Fan Favorite PUPPY BOWL XIV This February
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

PUPPY BOWL, the cutest competition in sports history, returns to Animal Planet on Feb. 4 for an epic matchup between adoptable puppy players from #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff who go paw to paw and nose to nose to win the CHEWY.COM 'Lombarky' PUPPY BOWL XIV trophy. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Pens New Tune for CATS Film Adaptation
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 4, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical Cats, based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot, is one tiptoe closer to the big screen. (more...)

Old Globe and DCPA Announce Full Cast of AMERICAN MARIACHI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017 2018 Season continues with the world premiere of Jos Cruz Gonz lez's American Mariachi, a heartwarming comedy with live music. Directed by Globe favorite and San Diego native James V squez (Rich Girl, Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) and presented in association with Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, American Mariachi will run March 23 to April 29, 2018 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tours to Seattle January 2019, Full Line Up for Broadway at The Paramount
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The 2018/2019 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season brings another year of extraordinary entertainment to The Paramount Theatre, with a schedule full of classic, familiar titles and brand new, award-winning productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Man in the Mask! First Look at Laird Mackintosh in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The Phantom of the Opera celebrates 30 Years this month - an unprecedented feat achieved by no other Broadway show. While January 26, 2018 is the anniversary date for The Phantom of the Opera, the 30th Anniversary will be celebrated two days earlier on Wednesday, January 24. The musical will soon welcome back international stage star and Platinum-selling Swedish recording artist Peter J back to lead the 30th Anniversary. (more...)

Filmmaker Leslie Zemeckis Unleashes Latest Documentary MABEL, MABEL, TIGER TRAINER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Filmmaker Leslie Zemeckis Unleashes Latest Documentary MABEL, MABEL, TIGER TRAINER (more...)

Bienvenidos a 2018 con BROADWAYWORLD MEXICO
by Clemente Sanchez - Jan 3, 2018

Bienvenidos a 2018 con BROADWAYWORLD MEXICO (more...)

BWW Review: RENT at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Jan 3, 2018

I care about Angel. But in all honesty . EVERYONE cares about Angel. Angel was created to be loved, and the actor Aaron Acaraz was made to be Angel. (more...)

Thom Sesma & Sally Ann Triplett to Take Over the Pie Shop in Barrow Street Theatre's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which broke the Barrow Street Theatre sales house record for the week ending December 31st, announced today that Thom Sesma (as Sweeney Todd), Sally Ann Triplett (as Mrs. Lovett), Zachary Noah Piser (as Tobias), Billy Harrigan Tighe (as Anthony) and DeLaney Westfall (as Johanna) will join current cast members Michael James Leslie (as Judge Turpin), John Rapson (as The Beadle) and Stacie Bono (as Pirelli & Beggar Woman) startingTuesday, February 27, 2018. The cast also includes Matt Leisy, Liz Pearce, Danny Rothman and Monet Sabel. (more...)

Lena Hall to Release New Music and Videos Weekly as Tribute to Her Favorite Artists
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 2, 2018

According to the New York Times, Tony-winning actress Lena Hall will soon begin a new project call 'Obsessed,' where she will release a new EP album on the first Friday of every month, as well as a music video every week. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/31/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 12/31/2017. (more...)

Ophelia Theatre Group Presents The Songs Of Lewis Flinn
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

This March, Ophelia Theatre Group is bringing back Lewis Flinn and Douglas Carter Beane's Broadway musical Lysistrata Jones! This will be its first New York production since Broadway. To celebrate, we're bringing you a night of Lewis Flinn's songs, performed by New York's brightest talent, with a special performance by Lewis Flinn. (more...)

Overture Series Continue in 2018 with Wide Spectrum of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Overture's series continue in 2018, including Kids in the Rotunda, American Girl's Fund for Children Family Series, Cabaret, OnStage and MadCity Sessions, and feature local, regional, national and international touring artists. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese Joins CALAMITY JANE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan, School of Rock) has joined the two concert presentations of the Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster's musical Calamity Jane at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, January 29th, 2018, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Tyler Hanes, Jill Paice, Gabrielle Ruiz & Colton Ryan to Headline LEXington Theatre Co's 'Concert With The Stars'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

The Stars are set for The LEXington Theatre Company's Concert With The Stars 2018, presented by Variety Live at The Opera House, and sponsored by KentuckyOne Health. Tyler Hanes (Cats, On The Town, A Chorus Line, Hairspray), Jill Paice (An American in Paris, Matilda, The 39 Steps), Gabrielle Ruiz (If/Then, Evita, In The Heights, Television's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Lexington's own Colton Ryan (Dear Evan Hansen) are to headline the company's signature concert and announce their 2018 Summer Season. (more...)

Bright Eyes Productions Presents TALLEY'S FOLLY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Bright Eyes Productions is pleased to present Lanford Wilson's beautiful pulitzer prize winning play, TALLEY'S FOLLY at The Hudson MainStage Theatre. The show will open Feb. 16th, with previews Feb. 9th, 10th, & 11th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Clint Holmes Warms Up The RRazz Room On Route To The Grammy Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 15, 2018

When the Grammy Nominations were announced, Clint Holmes, one of the most exciting and musically creative entertainers to ever appear on a stage said the following, This is an incredible feeling and a real achievement for everyone who made the album ( Rendezvous ) happen. As you know, this was a long process, and receiving a Grammy nomination is something we really did want, even if we felt we didn't want to jinx our chances by talking about it. (more...)

Uptown Players Present A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Uptown Players brings a limited engagement of everyone's favorite kickline to Dallas for one weekend only with its run of A Chorus Line, February 2-4 at the Moody Performance Hall in the Arts District. (more...)

BWW Feature: CONCERT WITH THE STARS at The Lexington Theatre Company Recap
by Taylor Clemons - Jan 14, 2018

A starry concert ends with two big announcements. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Breckenridge Backstage Theatre's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre continues its 44th season with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS, a hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to many of Broadway's greatest shows and hitmakers. (more...)

BWW Previews: WAITRESS at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere - Jan 12, 2018

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. (more...)

Chris Dave and The Drumhedz Release 'Job Well Done (ft. SiR & Anna Wise)'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Today, Chris Dave and The Drumhedz release 'Job Well Done,' taken from The Drumhedz' debut self-titled album (out January 26th via Blue Note Records). The track features Top Dawg Entertainment's SiR and frequent Kendrick Lamar collaborator Anna Wise. (more...)

Luna Stage West Presents RAZORHURST: A New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Razorhurst, a new musical commissioned by Luna Stage, will begin performances February 1 and run through March 4, as the second show in Luna's 25th anniversary season. The show is directed by Luna's Artistic Director Cheryl Katz with book and lyrics by Kate Mulley and music composed by Andy Peterson. The two person cast features Catherine Fries Vaughn as Kate Leigh and Claire McClanahan Tilly Devine, both are New Jersey based performers. (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK Sports Heavy-Metal Vulgarity
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jan 12, 2018

Somewhat muted and diluted at cavernous Ovens Auditorium, the touring company of SCHOOL OF ROCK is as talented and high-energy as their Broadway counterparts - reminding us that Andrew Lloyd Webber can truly rock. (more...)

Palace Theatre Announces Festival of Praise
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, filmmaker, and multi-platinum producer has sold over 15 million albums worldwide, with over 12 #1 hits reaching both gold and platinum status. A Christian Music Icon whose music reaches people from all walks of life. Chance the Rapper recently released a remake of Fred Hammond's song 'Are You Ready' and Jamie Foxx sang his song 'No Weapon' during his NAACP awards acceptance speech. He's worked with and admired by several well-known artists including Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, 2017's 'The Voice' winner Chris Blue, 'American Idol Winners Reuben Studdard & Fantasia Barrino, Boyz II Men, and Jodeci to name a few. (more...)

West End EVITA Comes to Storyhouse This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

After 10 years in the UK and two West End seasons, Evita is set to captivate audiences at Storyhouse Chester from Tuesday 17 April to Saturday 21 April 2018. The story of an ordinary woman's journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary power and iconic status. (more...)

Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum Announces OUTLAWS & ARMADILLOS: COUNTRY'S ROARING '70'S
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Willie Nelson. Waylon Jennings. Kris Kristofferson. Jessi Colter. Bobby Bare. Jerry Jeff Walker. David Allan Coe. Cowboy Jack Clement. Tom T. Hall. Billy Joe Shaver. Guy Clark. Townes Van Zandt. Tompall Glaser. Today, all names synonymous with the word 'outlaw,' but 40 years ago they started a musical revolution by creating music and a culture that shook the status quo on Music Row and cemented their place in country music history and beyond. (more...)

Ian von Memerty to Pay Tribute to Elton John in HONKY CATS at Theatre On The Bay this January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Ian von Memerty, South Africa's 'Prince of the Piano,' will pay tribute to the world's 'King of the Keyboard,' Elton John in HONKY Cats this January at Theatre on the Bay. Von Memerty will be joined on stage in the show by the fantastic Centre Stage Band in what promises to be a thrilling journey through John's extraordinary and evergreen songs. (more...)

Tony Winners Daveed Diggs, Lena Hall to Star in TNT Futuristic Thriller SNOWPIERCER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Turner's TNT has ordered to series the futuristic thriller SNOWPIERCER, based on the hit movie of the same name. The series stars Jennifer Connelly, Tony Award and Grammy Award winner Daveed Diggs (HAMILTON), and Tony Award and Grammy nominee Lena Hall (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH). (more...)

National Tour of HAMILTON to Play Madison
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

The national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in Madison, Wis., as part of the 2019/20 Broadway at Overture season, it was announced today by producer Jeffrey Seller and Overture Center for the Arts. (more...)

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; SEPTEMBER SONG Wins Best Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)

3-D Theatricals presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

The untold tale of four rock n' roll pioneers and takes center stage when the hit Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET returns to Southern California... courtesy of 3-D Theatricals (3DT), one of Los Angeles' and Orange County's most critically acclaimed musical theatre production companies. (more...)

Guangdong Song & Dance Ensemble Returns to the U.S. With Award-Winning Chinese Dance-Drama DRAGON BOAT RACING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

DRAGON BOAT RACING, an award-winning Chinese dance-drama performed by the Guangdong Song & Dance Ensemble, returns to the United States for two limited engagements at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater (Washington, DC) February 2-4 and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Merriam Theater (Philadelphia, PA) February 7 and 8. This epic ballet tells the story of the creation of one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of Cantonese music. Set in 1930s China against the backdrop of the Japanese occupation, DRAGON BOAT RACING follows two lovers whose passion for each other is equaled only by their passion for music. It tells the story of how one of the finest and most famous Cantonese compositions became a musical theme that inspired an entire nation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jose Llana of THE KING AND I Brings More Than a Great Show to Omaha
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 10, 2018

THE KING AND I is bringing more than a great show to Omaha. Jose Llana, who stars as the King of Siam, says, 'I think it's healthy to have conversation, especially in this political climate, when the country is so divided to tell a story about a world leader extending a hand of friendship to a person from another country. That's the story we're telling and the message that we're trying to convey.' (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Would Joanna and Rachel Sell Their Father's Painting in Real Life?
by Jude Cartalaba - Jan 1, 2018

Following the musical film Ang Larawan was proclaimed Best Picture and won the Best Actress trophy for singer-actress and West End star Joanna Ampil at the Gabi ng Parangal of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017 Wednesday night, December 27, lead stars Ampil and Rachel Alejandro shared their thoughts about their film, directed by New York theater veteran Loy Arcenas. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2018
by - Jan 1, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2017
by - Dec 31, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - Dec 31, 2017

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of RENT, the Overture Center in Madison kicks off the year with the ground-breaking production from Tuesday, January 2, through Sunday, January 7, 2018. Honest and gritty to its core, RENT forever changed the face of musical theatre and continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. (more...)

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