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?
Previews from: 14 July 2016
Opening night: 31 July 2016
Suitable for ages 10+
Two hours and 30 minutes, including an intermission
Cast and Creative
Mamie Parris as Grizabella
Giuseppe Bausilio as Carbucketty
Quentin Earl Darrington as Old Deuteronomy
Jeremy Davis as Skimbleshanks
Kim Faure as Demeter
Samantha Sturm as Demeter (from August 3)
Sara Jame Shanks as Jellylorum
Lili Froehlich as Electra
Daniel Gaymon as Macavity
Shonica Gooden as Rumpleteazer
Christopher Gurr as Gus/Bustopher Jones
Tyler Hanes as Rum Tum Tugger
Andy Jones as Munkustrap
Andrew Wilson as Tumblebrutus
Eloise Kropp as Jennyanydots / Gumbie
Sarah Marie Jenkins as Jennyanydots / Gumbie (from August 7)
Zachary Daniel Jones as Mungojerrie
Georgina Pazcoguin as Victoria
Emily Pynenburg as Cassandra
Arianna Rosario as Sillabub
Ahmad Simmons as Alonzo
Christine Cornish Smith as Bombalurina
Mackenzie Warren as Bombalurina (from August 7)
Corey Snide as Coricopat
Emily Tate as Tantomile
Ricky Ubeda as Mistoffelees
Zachary Downer as Mistoffelees (from July 17)
Sharrod Williams as Pouncival
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by T. S. Elliot, Trevor Nunn & Richard Stilgoe
Directed by Trevor Nunn
2017 Drama Desk Nominations
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Mick Potter
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What you thought
2 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)
Great show. Very entertaining & just the way I remember it many moons... more
I loved the musical! The ensemble was excellent! I was just confused about... more
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