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Closed December 30, 2017

"It has been some four days since I saw the revival of Mr. Lloyd Webber's nigh-legendary musical "Cats," which opened on Sunday at the Neil Simon Theater. And it's been four days of persistent earworms."

The New York Times

Why See Cats?

Last chance to see - ends Dec 30th!

One of Broadway's previously longest running and most popular musicals makes a special return to New York at the Neil Simon Theatre. Ideal for the whole family, Cats is based on poet TS Eliot's 1939 book for older children, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. With spectacular costumes, dazzling dance moves, and some of the most memorable show tunes in musical theatre ('Memory', 'MaCavity', 'The Song of the Jellicles', just to name a few!), Cats will leave you in awe. And possibly suspicious of any cats you may pass on the way home after...

With direction from Trevor Nunn, choreography from Andy Blankenbuehler after Gillian Lynne and sets and costumes from the iconic John Napier, this Andrew Lloyd Webber-scored show won seven Tony Awards on its first 18-year outing on the Great White Way. Since it closed in 2000, audiences have been wishing for a revival, and now its finally here!

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Once a year, a local tribe of street cats, all with their own distinct names and personalities, come together for the legendary "Jellicle Ball". Here they entertain each other, tell stories, and listen to wisdom given by their elderly and respected leader, Old Deuteronomy.

Halfway through, their gathering is interrupted by the tattered and torn Grizabella. Repulsed by her sorry state, the Jellicle Cats shun her and chase her off, despite the pleas of Old Deuteronomy to show compassion. But what happens when their beloved leader is catnapped by the dastardly master-cat of crime, MacAvity (think a feline version of Moriarty!)? Will the Jellicle cats be able to save him? And WHO is the mysterious Mr. Mistoffelees?

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Dates

Previews from: 14 July 2016

Opening night: 31 July 2016

Audience

Suitable for ages 10+

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes, including an intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Jessica Cohen as Sillabub
Colin Cunliffe as Skimbleshanks
Nathaniel Stampley as Old Deuteronomy/Victor
Zachary Downer as Mistoffelees
Haley Fish as Rumpelteazer
Sara Jean Ford as Jellylorum
Mallory Michaellann as Electra
Christopher Gurr as Bustopher Jones/Gus/Peter
Tyler Hanes as Rum Tum Tugger/Bill Bailey
Marc A. Heitzman as Plato/Macavity
Sarah Marie Jenkins as Jennyanydots
Andy Huntington Jones as Munkustrap 
Zachary Daniel Jones as Mungojerrie
Evan Kasprzak as Pouncival
Emily Grace Kersey as Cassandra
Sam Lips as Alonzo
Robbie Nicholson as Carbuckety
Mamie Parris as Grizabella
Claire Rathbun as Victoria
Samantha Sturm as Demeter
Emily Tate as Tantomile
Mackenzie Warren as Bombalurina
Andrew Wilson as Tumblebrutus
Ron Todorowski as Coricopat

Cats Chorus
Richard Todd Adams, Aaron J. Albano, Jessica Hendy, Madison Mitchell, Nathan Patrick Morgan, and Megan Ort. 

Swing
Callan Bergmann, Maria Briggs, Joshua Michael Burrage, Francesca Granell, Harris Milgrim, Dani Spieler, and Tanner Ray Wilson.

Creative

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by T. S. Elliot, Trevor Nunn & Richard Stilgoe
Directed by Trevor Nunn

Awards

2017 Drama Desk Nominations

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Mick Potter

What we thought

Purrrr-fect exciting CATS!

Pazcoguin is the purest kitty in all white and her solo is angelic and on point (pun intended).

Andrew Lloyd Webber's kitty cats are back on Broadway in a show that's become the Las Vegas of Broadway... You just HAVE to do it at least once!

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2 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)

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Jose Castellanos : “A NY Experience ”

Great show. Very entertaining & just the way I remember it many moons... more

Jessica: “Musical Was Great!”

I loved the musical! The ensemble was excellent! I was just confused about... more

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