Currently on sale until December 30, 2017
Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” this wonderfully imaginative show features breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater — “Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Featuring a cast of beautiful dancers and singers and the original Tony-winning sets and costumes, this beloved hit is still Broadway’s most unforgettable event. Experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life for a new generation… or let it thrill you once again!
PLEASE NOTE: Cats performance schedule varies and is subject to change.
Now through Jan. 9, 2017
Thursday: No Performance
Saturday: 2PM & 8PM
Sunday: 2PM & 7PM
Jan. 10, 2017 through Sept. 3, 2017
Wednesday: No Performance
Saturday: 2PM & 8PM
Sunday: 2PM & 7PM
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Musical, Student & Family Friendly
Neil Simon Theatre
250 W 52nd Street
Once the longest-running musical on Broadway, CATS is a unique theatrical experience suitable for all age groups.
MAMIE PARRIS –Grizabella
Mamie joins Cats directly from Andrew Lloyd Webber's School Of Rock on Broadway, where she originated the role of Patty. Her other Broadway credits include On The 20th Century (Agnes) (OBCR), Ragtime, The Drowsy Chaperone, and 110 In The Shade (OBCR). She has also starred in the First National companies of Wicked (Elphaba) and 9 To 5 (Judy), as well as Legally Blonde. Off-Broadway: Pump Boys & Dinettes at NY City Center, See Rock City & Other Destinations presented by the Transport Group (OCR). Regional: performances at Goodspeed, Pittsburgh CLO, and The Muny. Film & Television: A Stand Up Guy, State of Affairs.
QUENTIN EARL DARRINGTON - Old Deuteronomy/Victor
Broadway: Ragtime. Off-Broadway: The Secret Garden, Lincoln Center; A New Brain, NY City Center; Lost In the Stars, NY City Center; The Roar of the Greasepaint…, York Theatre Company. National Tours: Memphis, The Color Purple, The Lion King. Regional: Les Miserables, Drury Lane Theatre; Nicholas Nickleby, Orlando Shakes; Tarzan, the MUNY; Gee's Bend, Cincinnati Playhouse; I Dream, Alliance Theatre; A Little Night Music, Sacramento Music Circus; Jacques Brel…, Straz PAC. LAKELAND, Tampa, Orlando, Broadway Dreams Foundation, All Saints Academy, Good Hope MB.
TYLER HANES- Rum Tum Tugger/Bill Bailey
Broadway: On The Town, A Chorus Line, Hairspray, Sweet Charity, The Frogs, The Boy From Oz, Urban Cowboy, Oklahoma!. Off-Broadway: A Bed and A Chair, Juno, ADM 21. Elsewhere: The Old Globe, The Kennedy Center, Hartford Stage, Barrington Stage, Signature Theatre, Paper Mill, MSMT. TV/Film: Hail, Caesar!; “The Blacklist;” “Ms. Guidance.” .
SARAH MARIE JENKINS –Jennyanydots
Broadway debut! Tours: Legally Blonde, Peter Pan, Swing!. Premieres: Can-Can, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Nutty Professor. TV: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Law & Order: SVU.”
ZACHARY DOWNER –Mistoffelees
Zachary is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut at the junkyard! Television: featured on "So You Think You Can Dance" season 12/14. Regional: Disney Cruise Line. Danced professionally with XY: Dance Project.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER - Composer
Andrew is the composer of some of the world’s best-known musicals, including CATS, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard. His latest musical, the hit stage version of the movie School of Rock, is now playing at the Winter Garden Theatre. His awards, both as composer and producer, include seven Tonys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, the Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass which contains one of his best known compositions, Pie Jesu. He owns seven London theatres including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the London Palladium. He was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen in 1992 and created an honorary member of the House of Lords in 1997.
T.S. ELIOT - Poet & Lyricist
T.S. Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 26, 1888. He was educated at Harvard, the Sorbonne in Paris and Merton College, Oxford. He settled in England in 1915 and taught briefly at two schools before joining Lloyds Bank in the city of London. His first volume of poems, "Prufrock and Other Observations," was published in 1917. The Waste Land, his most famous work, was first published in 1922. In 1925, he left the bank to become a director of the publishing house of Faber. There have been several individual and collected editions of his poetry, as well as volumes of his literary and social criticism; he also wrote a number of verse plays, including "Murder in the Cathedral," which was commissioned for the Canterbury Festival of 1935. T.S. Eliot had a great affection for cats, and “Possum” was his alias among his friends. "Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats" appeared in October 1939 and was the basis for CATS. He received many honors and distinctions, among them the Order of Merit and the Nobel Prize for Literature. Eliot died in January 1965 and was posthumously awarded the 1983 Tony Award for the book of CATS.
TREVOR NUNN -Director
From 1968 to 1986, he was the youngest-ever artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, directing more than 30 productions, from classics to new works including Nicholas Nickleby and Les Misérables. He was later director of the National Theatre, where award-winning productions included Not About Nightingales, Troilus and Cressida, Oklahoma!, The Merchant of Venice, Summerfolk, My Fair Lady, A Streetcar Named Desire, Anything Goes and Love’s Labour’s Lost. He directed the world premieres of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia and Rock ’n’ Roll; and of CATS, Sunset Boulevard, Starlight Express, Aspects of Love and The Woman in White by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Other theatre includes Hamlet, Richard II, Inherit the Wind, Kiss Me Kate (Old Vic); A Little Night Music (West End and Broadway); Heartbreak House, Flare Path, The Tempest (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); All That Fall (59E59); The Wars of the Roses (Rose Theatre); Pericles (TFANA).
GILLIAN LYNNE- Original Choreographer
Broadway: The Roar of the Greasepaint…; Pickwick; How Now, Dow Jones; CATS (Olivier Award, Tony nomination); Aspects of Love; The Phantom of the Opera (Tony nomination); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Off-Broadway/regional: Jeeves Takes Charge, Now or Never, Imaginary Invalid (WTC). Gillian’s iconic work on CATS and Phantom has been seen and enjoyed by millions worldwide along with her direction of the television programs “A Simple Man” and “Le Morte d’Arthur” (both BBC). Awards: BAFTA, 2013 Olivier Special Award, Golden Rose of Montreux (“The Muppet Show” series), Vienna’s Silver Order of Merit in 1983 (for directing the first proscenium arch production of CATS enabling the show to tour the world), Mr. Abbott Award and the Molière Award; her “White Cat” solo was honored by the American Dance Machine in 2015. Gillian is now a Dame of the British Empire and the proud wife of actor Peter Land.
ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER -Choreography
Andy won the 2016 Tony Award for his choreography in Hamilton. Broadway: In the Heights (Tony, Outer Critics and Drama Desk Awards), Bring It On (Tony nomination), 9 to 5 (Tony nomination), The People in the Picture, The Apple Tree and the revival of Annie. Other theatrical work includes the new musical The Bandstand (Paper Mill), FLY (DTC), The Wiz (City Center Encores!), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (national tour) and the upcoming new musical Only Gold with British artist Kate Nash. Mr. Blankenbuehler is the recipient of a special 2015 Drama Desk Award for his achievement in the theatre. Television: “Dirty Dancing” (airing later this year), “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Sesame Street” featuring Janelle Monáe. Mr. Blankenbuehler has danced on Broadway in Fosse, Contact, Man of La Mancha, Saturday Night Fever, Steel Pier, Big and Guys and Dolls.