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About the Show

A musical based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats; one of the longest running musicals in Broadway and West End history.

Story: The Jellicle cats are celebrating at the Jellicle Ball, awaiting Old Deuteronomy's choice of which cat will be reborn into a new life. One by one, the cats step forward to introduce themselves, auditioning for the chance to take the journey to the Heaviside layer.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist: T.S. Elliot, Trevor Nunn, and Richard Stilgoe

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Winter Garden Theatre
Opening Night: Oct 7, 1982
Total Performances: 7485
Original Cast: Kenneth Ard, Betty Buckley, René Ceballos, René Clemente, Wendy Edmead, Steven Gelfer, Harry Groener, Stephen Hanan, Robert Hoshour, Janet L. Hubert, Reed Jones, Whitney Kershaw, Donna King, Christine Langner, Terrence V. Mann, Anna McNeely, Héctor Jaime Mercado, Cynthia Onrubia, Ken Page, Timothy Scott, Herman W. Sebek, Bonnie Simmons, Walter Charles, Susan Powers, Carol Richards, Joel Robertson
Director: Trevor Nunn
Choreographer: Gillian Lynne
Musical Director: Stanley Lebowsky
Orchestrations: David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Scenic and Costume Design: John Napier
Lighting Design: David Hersey

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