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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."



BWW Morning Brief August 22nd, 2017: DESPERATE MEASURES Cast Set, WAITRESS Kicks Off In-Person Rush, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news:WAITRESS Kicks Off In-Person Rush, WICKED Tour Welcomes New Stars and More! (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for SoCal Co-Production of BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) and California Ballet Company (CBC) announced today the complete cast and creative team for their upcoming co-production of Billy Elliot. This Tony Award-Winning musical includes music by Elton John, with book and lyrics by Lee Hall. Billy Elliot features direction by Neil Dale, who makes his San Diego directorial debut, music direction by Don LeMaster, and choreography by California Ballet Company Associate Artistic Director, Jared Nelson. Performances run from September 22 - October 8, 2017, at the Spreckels Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)


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Patchogue Theatre Opens 2017-18 Season with The New Voice of American Soul
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is proud to present the new voice of American Soul, Brian Owens, in 'What's Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience,' on Friday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Broadway Grosses From All the Shows for the Week Ending 8/20/2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Click below to access all the Broadway grosses from all the shows for the week ending 8/20/2017 in BroadwayWorld's grosses section. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Hal Prince Directed EVITA in South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The full cast for the Harold Prince-directed production of EVITA in South Africa has been announced. Presented by Pieter Toerien and David Ian, this revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical will see the original West End and Broadway production presented on stage at The Teatro at Montecasino and the Artscape Opera House later this year. (more...)

LEG UP ON LIFE: SHOWCASE! to Benefit The Trevor Project at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Leg Up On Life: Showcase! benefiting The Trevor Project is hosted by Daniel Gold who wanted to create a platform for choreographers of all dance styles to get their works out to the public while raising money for a phenomenal organization. Showcase! is taking place Monday, August 28th, 2017 at Dixon Place. Performances will take place 4pm and 8pm doors opening a half hour prior. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: August 21-27, 2017
by BWW Special - Aug 21, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of August 21-27, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Bart Shatto Talks Upcoming Concerts and Singing with Trans-Siberian Orchestra
by Kevin Pollack - Aug 21, 2017

For those of you who don't know who Bart Shatto is, you will soon. From the stages of Broadway, where he played the pivotal role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, to packed arenas on tour with the Gold/Platinum selling rock-symphonic band, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Bart has delighted audiences with his magnificent talents. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway's Ricky Ubeda and Amy Yakima Give Advice To This Season's Contestants of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by Gianluca Russo - Aug 21, 2017

As anticipated, season 14 of So You Think You Can Dance is rounding out to be a talented-packed hit. From contemporary, to ballroom, to hip hop, we can't wait to see this phenomenal group of dancers knocked it out of the park. Behind the glitz and glamour, however, is an intensive and exhausted rehearsal process each week. Having been through it themselves, Broadway's Ricky Ubeda, season 11 winner of SYTYCD, and Amy Yakima, season 10 winner, chatted with us about their advice for newcomers and how the show changed their entire life. (more...)

Tony Winner Christian Borle to Direct POPCORN FALLS at Riverbank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Broadway comes to Marine City in Popcorn Falls! Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle and written by accomplished Broadway actor and playwright James Hindman. (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/18/2017
by BWW - Aug 18, 2017

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/18/2017. (more...)

Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions Present a New Expanded Production of Disney's ALADDIN - Dual Language Edition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The critically acclaimed smash hit musical, Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition/Edicion De Lenguaje Dual will be presented by Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions. (more...)

John Cleese to Appearr Live Following MONTY PYTHON Film Screening at the CCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Living comedy legend JOHN CLEESE is heading to the Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord, NH) for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A on September 20, 2017 at 7PM. (more...)

CATS Dances Into Stockholm This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The international tour of Cats is set to perform in Stockholm, Sweden this fall on October 6 and 7 at the Ericsson Globe. (more...)

Final Eight Performers Announced for SCRIBBLE at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The final eight performers who will take to the stage of the Assembly Roxy Theatre to perform the supporting role of Scribble for the last week of the Edinburgh Fringe have been announced. (more...)

Get Two-for-One Tickets to 23 Shows During NYC Broadway Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organization, announced NYC Broadway Week tickets are on sale to the public today beginning at 10:30am EST. (more...)

Andy Coxon Cast as 'Berger' for 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR. (more...)

Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF Musical to Return for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Other Theatre will continue its 4th season with the third revival of its holiday hit BARNEY THE ELF, a campy and irreverent musical comedy, written by Bryan Renaud with lyrics by Renaud and Emily Schmidt. After helming the 2016 production, Tommy Rivera-Vega returns to direct and choreograph.  (more...)

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Allison Rambler - Aug 16, 2017

Every so often, a show comes along that strikes a chord in the most difficult audience to please: actors. As people of show business, we as actors find ourselves in a difficult position when going to see a show that is not ours; we are critical, we are hopeful, we are looking to be impressed. Often times, we are pleasantly amused and surprised by other works of theatre, but rarely do we find a show that speaks to us as clearly as A CHORUS LINE. The mere title of the show aims itself directly at actors themselves, and has prided itself on representing the trials and tribulations of show business for several decades. Central PA's most recent incarnation, presented by Susquehanna Stage Company, invokes just the same feelings that inspire each and every actor to push just a little bit harder to reach their goals. (more...)

CATS Leaps Into Frankfurt On August 23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Cats will perform at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany August 23 through the 27. This is one of five stops in Germany, which includes Berlin (August 9-19), Baden-Baden (August 29-September 3), Bremen (September 5-10), and Duisburg (September 12-17). Cats is based on T.S. Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Strikes Deal for Musical Theatre Advancement in China
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber will be expanding his musical theatre empire into China, starting with a Chinese makeover of his hit musical, Tell Me On A Sunday. (more...)

Thomas Rhett, Jordin Sparks & More Join MISS AMERICA Celebrity Judges Panel
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC today announced the first four celebrity judges for the final night of THE 2018 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION ”; multi-platinum ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett, author, actress and model Molly Sims, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks and PEOPLE Editor in Chief Jess Cagle. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP Snaps at DreamWrights
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 15, 2017

The Christie classic is back on stage. Some clever casting ideas and a great set create the mood for murder. (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Comes to Duke Energy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Old Crow Medicine Show will be performing their newest album, 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde, in its entirety, for one night only in Raleigh! The night will feature two sets by the band with an intermission and encores. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017. (more...)

GREASE Led By Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish To Play Toronto This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Irregular Entertainment producers David Galpern and Charles Roy, announced today that they are producing a new production of Grease: The Musical starring Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) as Sandy, Katie Findlay (How to Get Away with Murder) as Rizzo, and introducing Dylan S. Wallach (Summer Blink, (Blank) My Life) as Danny, directed by Josh Prince (Beautiful, The Carole King Musical; Shrek, The Musical), this fall at The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto. Previews begin November 1, 2017, with Opening Night on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Tickets go on sale September 5, 2017. (more...)

Stars from 'GREAT COMET', ANASTASIA and More to Send Off the Summer at Grand Central Terminal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Grand Central Terminal invites families to Grand Central's Summer Send-Off, a three-day event packed with kid-friendly entertainment, such as face painting and interactive demos from Kidding Around Toys and New York Transit Museum. (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: CATS' Mamie Parris Makes Purrrfect Catnip Goldfish Crackers
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2017

In this latest episode, we bring you very special guests from Cats- Grizabella herself, Mamie Parris! For the recipe for Katie's Catnip Goldfish Crackers, visit: www.backstagebite.com (more...)

Edinburgh Comedy Gala 2017 Sets Full Lineup at Edinburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Off The Kerb Productions have announced that the legendary Edinburgh Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care is back for its 10th anniversary celebration this August! (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

Ben Davis, Carmen Cusack and Betty Buckley to Headline Reading of ONLY A KINGDOM Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

On Sunday, August 20, Guild Hall presents a staged reading of 'Only A Kingdom' directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson (The Trip to Bountiful, The Best Man), with book, music and lyrics by Judith Shubow Steir, and orchestration and arrangements by Peter Mansfield. Tom Ware is Executive Producer. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Broadway Social Insight Report August 14, 2017 - GROUNDHOG DAY, 1984, COME FROM AWAY Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - Aug 14, 2017

This week's top growing musicals were Groundhog Day, Come From Away, The Great Comet, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The top growing plays were 1984, A Dolls House Part 2, and The Play That Goes Wrong. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Liz Callaway to Make Queensland Debut at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

One of Broadway's leading musical theatre and cabaret performers, Liz Callaway, will make her Queensland debut at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) with her intimate cabaret show An Evening with Liz Callaway in QPAC's newly refurbished Cremorne Theatre for two shows only on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October 2017. (more...)

BWW Previews: LOVE NEVER DIES at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 14, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies will make its premiere at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, November 7 - 19, 2017 as part of a North American Tour. The new touring production will reflect an extensive re-working of the material by an Australian creative team for the original Australian premiere in 2011. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast to Release New Radio Play 'Broadwaysted Away' 8/15
by Broadwaysted - Aug 14, 2017

Broadwaysted, the popular and hilarious theatre podcast, is proud to announce the World Premiere of Broadwaysted Away, a new and original three-part 'radio play' featuring an all-star cast. Written and edited by Kevin Jaeger with additional puns by Bryan Plofsky, Broadwaysted Away will be released as three consecutive weekly episodes of Broadwaysted free on iTunes. Part One of Broadwaysted Away premieres Tuesday, August 15th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NEIL BERG's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY at The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 13, 2017

Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway returned to The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: Extra, Extra! NEWSIES Hits Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 2017 Season, "Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre" with the regional premiere of Disney's Newsies. The lively season finale has an extended run, with performances August 11-20 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. Newsies is part of the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan, the final of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: One-Man Multi-Character Murder Mystery THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY Comes to B Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Phoebe's life in Neptune, New Jersey is unremarkable until a confident 14 year-old orphan named Leonard Pelkey joins her family. In fact, his impact is bigger than the family, he brightens the community. That is, until he goes missing. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents Teri Bibb in ONCE UPON A SONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Celebrate the singers and songs of the silver screen when Broadway leading lady TERI BIBB debuts her new concert ONCE UPON A SONG as part of the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company. Bibb's soaring soprano has thrilled audiences across the continent and throughout the world. In addition to performing on Broadway and tour as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (more than 1,000 performances), she has given a command performance at the White House, on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and on the stages of Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and London's Royal Albert Hall, (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Chris McLaurin and Mara Smotherman of PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 11, 2017

Chris McLaurin and one of his cast members, Mara Bloomfield Smotherman (who will be seen later this season in The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of South Pacific) take on our list of six questions for this latest version of Friday 5 (+1), offering insight into what makes them tick, what brought them to the theater in the first place and to suggest why you won't want to miss their show. (more...)

Frenchie Davis to Star in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed by Ken Page, at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', with music by Thomas 'Fats' Waller, conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, musical direction by Christopher Troy, choreography by Jeffrey Polk and directed & staged by Ken Page - an original cast member of the 1978 Broadway premiere! (more...)

Halloween Is Coming To Can Can This Fall with Three New Shows!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

See the great Halloween lineup coming up at Can Can this fall! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Hollywood presents HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

YEE-HAW! CAZADOR ENTERTAINMENT and HONKY TONK PRODUCTIONS present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez.  HONKY TONK LAUNDRY will begin previews on Saturday, August 5, will open on Friday, August 11 and perform through Sunday, September 17 at the Hudson Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

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