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Cats - 1982 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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

The longest running, most popular, North American Touring Production in history!



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."

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022
Forestburgh Playhouse, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Franklin Trapp, is continuing its Forestburgh Under the Stars Concert Series this weekend with Jackie Burns (Wicked) June 10 and Broadway Legend Ken Page June 11.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022
After reopening its Brooklyn waterfront theater last fall, St. Ann’s Warehouse is launching its second post-shutdown season with a continuation of large-scale outdoor performance and public art presentations that address urgent humanitarian issues.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
The Kimmel Cultural Campus has announced the returning Family Discovery Series for the upcoming 2022-23 season. In its 7th year, the lineup includes kid-friendly favorites and re-envisioned family classics, curated to appeal to the littlest growing arts lovers. Packages and single tickets to select shows in the 2022-23 Family Discovery Series go on sale TODAY, Thursday, June 9, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022
Broadway Barks returns to Shubert Alley on Saturday, July 9th, 2022 for the 24th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event, the first in-person event since 2018. Learn more about who will be attending this year's event!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022
Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, Cats tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer.
by AniKatrina Fageol - Jun 30, 2022
What did our critic think of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at The Orpheum Theatre Memphis? Andrew Lloyd-Webber fans can certainly appreciate the 2021-2022 Orpheum season! Not long after Cats comes Jesus Christ Superstar, a powerful rock musical that centers around the last days of Jesus Christ. The show is actually celebrating its 50th anniversary and brings a completetly different dynamic to the Orpheum stage.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2022
Following an 8-year sold-out residency in London, Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, The Last Leg) returns to Edinburgh to interview Scottish political heavyweights, Gordon Brown, Anas Sarwar and Joanna Cherry, over three live podcasts.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022
As Nottingham Playhouse launches its new brochure for the late summer and autumn 2022 to early Spring 2023, the company has revealed that its first production for 2023 will be the world premiere of Christy Lefteri's gripping best-selling novel, The Beekeeper of Aleppo adapted by Nesrin Alrefaai and Matthew Spangler.
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022
Created and executive produced by Traci Paige Johnson (Blue's Clues, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) and Jennifer Twomey (Blue's Clues, Team Umizoomi), Gabby's Dollhouse is a mixed media series that unboxes a surprise before jumping into a fantastical animated world full of adorable cat characters that live inside Gabby’s dollhouse.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Antonio Banderas have announced the creation of a new joint venture, Amigos Para Siempre (APS)! APS will have the rights to Spanish language versions of Andrew’s iconic musical hits.   
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 27, 2022
Esta mañana han anunciado a los medios su alianza apostando por producciones para el público de habla hispana preservando la mayor calidad posible.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
Playwrights Horizons has extended Will Arbery’s Corsicana, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, one week, to July 17, due to popular demand. The world premiere production opened Wednesday, June 22.
by Martin Ganeider - Jun 26, 2022
Final Bows for MISS SAIGON and CATS in Vienna.
by Peter Nason - Jun 25, 2022
Director Scott Cooper has done it again with this incredible production!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2022
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. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
Simon Russell Beale plays the title role in Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon. Joining him are Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
The Meat Cats, Britt & Irina, present a bi-monthly show that brings audiences a taste, sorry, an antipasto platter of the city's hottest acts. Their past shows have featured comics seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Netflix, MTV, and more. Their first two shows, at Chelsea Music Hall and Union Hall respectively, both sold out - so grab your tickets!
by Grace Cutler - Jun 22, 2022
MEAN GIRLS tickets are now on sale for August 24-28th at The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022
Disney Theatrical Productions announced that Frozen is extending until March 2023 due to public demand. Find out who's joining the cast and how to purchase tickets!
by Ms. Guidance - Jun 22, 2022
BroadwayWorld is excited to announce the launch of a new web series, Ms. Guidance. Directed by Van Hansis and Melodie Sisk and written by James Ryan Caldwell, the six-episode series will premiere exclusively here at BroadwayWorld on Wednesday, June 29th.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 21, 2022
BWW catches up with Rob Carter to chat about bringing Christopher Bliss: Captain Words Eye to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022
Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2021, Sam Nicoresti will solve the gender debate in under an hour or your money back! Free show.
by Michael Major - Jun 21, 2022
JOSIE COTTON has shared her new single and video “Ballad of Elvis Presley,” a gorgeous twang-filled duet with Kevin Preston of Los Angeles' acclaimed Wicked Cool Recording artists Prima Donna.  Released today, June 21, 2022 via Josie’s own label Kitten Robot Records, the single and video walk you past the horizon of a more innocent time.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
Broadway Palm’s 30th Anniversary Season is now on sale. The celebratory season includes eight main stage productions, five productions in the Off Broadway Palm, four Children’s Theatre productions, and five concerts.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 20, 2022
BWW chats to the creators of Arty's Ani-Magination to chat about bringing the show to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Michael Major - Jun 20, 2022
The new single features mellow guitars and smooth keyboards played over a laid-back hip-hop beat to set up a rap verse that references Trayvon Martin, Ahmaud Arbery and other victims. Freeman’s rap contrasts white privilege with the lives of working-class Blacks, adding a reference to Rosa Parks and The Civil Rights Movement.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022
The American Theatre Guild, the largest not-for-profit touring Broadway presenter in the nation, has announced that TOOTSIE, the laugh-out-loud comedy musical, will join the 2022-2023 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series along with the Add-On production of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022
BROADWAY BARKS returns July 9th, 2022 for its first in-person event in three years for its 24th annual dog and cat adoption event that benefits New York City animal rescue groups. Find out how to attend the event and more. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their 2022 Pride Week line-up for in-person performances.  As previously announced, The Green Room 42 has launched $5 tickets in celebration of their 5th Anniversary: five $5 tickets will be available for every show through February 14, 2023.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 16, 2022
What did our critic think of AN EVENING WITH JOE STILGOWith his latest album’s dropping on the musical theatre scene a few months ago, Joe Stilgoe brought to the attention of all his listeners the figure of Frank Matcham, the turn-of-the-century English architect who specialised in theatres and music halls.E at Hippodrome Casino?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
Hot on the heels of Audra McDonald’s sold-out show at Town Hall over Memorial Day Weekend, Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale will kick-off his Provincetown Art House & Town Hall regular summer season with his largest and most ambitious lineup to-date of music and comedy superstars for summer 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
Author Alyssa Rabil has released Splinters of the Heart, an M/M romance. In total darkness, love finds a way...
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
The full cast has been announced for the Sadler’s Wells season and UK and Ireland Tour of the Chichester Festival Theatre production of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S SOUTH PACIFIC.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
On Friday, June 17, radio's It's Showtime with Rikki Lee will feature an interview with Metropolis Performing Arts Centre's new artistic director Robert Gretta, along with executive director Brookes Ebetsch who joined the company in February 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022
Imagination Stage™, the metro DC region’s largest professional theatre for young audiences, announced its six shows for 2022-2023, which include two newly-commissioned world premieres, two musicals based on popular books, and two favorites especially for the very youngest theatre-goers. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022
Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC), Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre, announces the return of its summer cabaret series, MTC’s Hot Summer Nights.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022
David Venn Enterprises has announced that the Sydney season of Cruel Intentions: the ‘90s Musical has been extended by popular demand, while new seats have just been released in Melbourne and Brisbane. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022
This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022
This summer, The Coterie will produce the world premiere of the new family musical, Alice’s Wonderland, adapted from Lewis Carroll’s classic story and featuring an original score with book, music and lyrics by J. Quinton Johnson and Julia Riew -- based on a treatment by Linda Chichester and David Coffman.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022
Lori Hamilton's North Star will be Presented at Edinburgh Fringe. These days New Yorker Lori Hamilton is a happy woman – but it’s been a bumpy road, especially with all that family baggage on board.
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022
Which Best Musical and Best Play nominees will win a Tony Award? BroadwayWorld has rounded up the winners of the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, the Drama League Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the last fifty years to compare winners year by year.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2022
Joining the previously announced principal cast is Shereen Pimentel (Guenevere/Reveler), Evan Ruggiero (Sir Dinadan/Reveler), Daryl Tofa (Sir Lionel/Reveler), Sarah Quinn Taylor (Sir Sagramore/Reveler), Riley Carter Adams (Tom of Warwick/Reveler), and Barrett Riggins (Mordred/Squire Dap/Reveler).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2022
Molly Knox Ostertag, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the acclaimed Witch Boy trilogy, will be a special guest at Q Con - Southern California's newest LGBTQ comic con - on Saturday, June 18 at Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park, 1166 North Vista, West Hollywood, CA. 90064.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the return of Music Mondays; the hit summer cabaret series that invites renowned artists and Tony Award-winners to perform for audiences and share stories of their time on and off the stage.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022
The National Theatre has announced two further productions to be staged this winter, Shakespeare's Othello and Kerry Jackson a new play by April De Angelis, both going on sale to the public on 21 July.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2022
The area premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice is running on the the Millbrook Playhouse's Ryan Main Stage from July 8 through July 23, 2022.  
by Michael Major - Jul 5, 2022
The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) announced the film lineup for this year’s 21st edition of the film festival. AFFD’s Opening Night selection is Wenxiong Xing’s Too Cool to Kill, the Closing Night selection is Roshan Sethi’s 7 Days, Spotlight screenings include Park Hoon-Jung’s The Witch 2: The Other One, and Shô Miyake’s Small, Slow but Steady.
by Cary Ginell - Jul 3, 2022
Jonalyn Saxer grew up in Oak Park dreaming of becoming a star on Broadway. After making her debut in 'Bullets Over Broadway,' Saxer has continued from one show to the next, shining with her superb dancing abilities and versatile singing and acting. This July, she returns to her home town to play the key role of Katherine Plumber in 5-Stat Theatricals' production of 'Newsies.'
by Grace Cutler - Jul 3, 2022
Black Oak Ensemble, the Chicago-based string trio with an international profile, performs rarely heard works for violin, viola, and cello written between the World Wars.
by Ms. Guidance - Jul 2, 2022
In the premiere episode of Ms. Guidance: After a humiliating breakdown on a New York City stage, failed actress Jenny Bump returns to her fine arts high school for a fresh start as the new guidance counselor. Her first day is no homecoming. Watch the full episode!

Cats Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Cats have their been?
Cats has had 11 productions including West End which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1982, Broadway which opened in 1982, London Fringe which opened in 2004, US Tour which opened in 2011, US Tour which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2014, West End which opened in 2015, Broadway which opened in 2016, US Tour which opened in 2019 and US Tour which opened in 2021.

What Tony Awards has Cats been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for T.S. Eliot, Best Choreography for Gillian Lynne, Best Costume Design for John Napier, Best Lighting Design for David HerseyBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for T.S. Eliot and Best Scenic Design for John Napier .

What Tony Awards has Cats won?
Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for T.S. Eliot, Best Choreography for Gillian Lynne Best Costume Design for John Napier and Best Lighting Design for David Hersey Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for T.S. Eliot Best Scenic Design for John Napier .

What other awards has Cats been nominated for?
Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for John Napier, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for David HeresyOutstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for T.S. Eliot and Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Andrew Lloyd Webber.

What other awards has Cats won?
Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for John Napier Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for David Heresy and Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for T.S. Eliot Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Andrew Lloyd Webber.

What productions of Cats have their been?
Cats has had 11 productions including West End which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1982, Broadway which opened in 1982, London Fringe which opened in 2004, US Tour which opened in 2011, US Tour which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2014, West End which opened in 2015, Broadway which opened in 2016, US Tour which opened in 2019 and US Tour which opened in 2021.

What awards has Cats been nominated for?
Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for John Napier, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for David HeresyOutstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for T.S. Eliot and Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Andrew Lloyd Webber.

What awards has Cats won?
Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for John Napier Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for David Heresy and Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for T.S. Eliot Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Andrew Lloyd Webber.

What songs are in Cats and what's the order?
Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats
The Naming of Cats
The Invitation to the Jellicle Ball
The Old Gumbie Cat
The Rum Tum Tugger
Grizabella, the Glamour Cat
Bustopher Jones
Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer
Old Deuteronomy
The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and Pollicles
The Marching Songs of the Pollicle Dogs
The Jellicle Ball
Memory
The Moments of Happiness
Gus: The Theatre Cat
Growltiger's Last Stand
The Ballad of Billy McCaw
Skimbleshanks
Macavity
Mr. Mistoffolees
The Journey to the Heavyside Layer
The Ad-dressing of Cats
In Quella Tepida Notte

What is the order of songs in Cats and what's the order?
Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats
The Naming of Cats
The Invitation to the Jellicle Ball
The Old Gumbie Cat
The Rum Tum Tugger
Grizabella, the Glamour Cat
Bustopher Jones
Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer
Old Deuteronomy
The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and Pollicles
The Marching Songs of the Pollicle Dogs
The Jellicle Ball
Memory
The Moments of Happiness
Gus: The Theatre Cat
Growltiger's Last Stand
The Ballad of Billy McCaw
Skimbleshanks
Macavity
Mr. Mistoffolees
The Journey to the Heavyside Layer
The Ad-dressing of Cats
In Quella Tepida Notte