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Cats the Musical


Captivating audiences around the world since its first performance in May 1981, Cats the Musical has won 7 Tony Awards and become one of the most successful Broadway shows to ever hit the stage. Based on the “Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats” by celebrated author T.S. Elliot, the musical is a marvelous adaptation created by Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Why Watch Cats the Musical

Broadway’s fourth-longest running musical, and West End’s 6th-longest, Cats has featured an extensive list of talent, including Elaine Paige and Betty Buckley. The current revival premiered in the summer of 2016, and continues to attract audiences day after day.

The Story

Set amongst a larger-than-life junkyard playground, this stunning production brings to life the story of a bunch of felines. Transport yourself to the “Jellicle Ball”, an annual ball for a tribe of cats, who gather to rejoice and decide which cat will ascend to “The Heaviside Layer” and be reborn into a whole new life. However, this year’s ball does not go as planned when the evil cat, Macavity, arrives and kidnaps the Jellicle leader. Will the cats be able to rescue their leader and continue their tradition? Watch and find out!

Good for

Family | Heartwarming comedy | First-time theatergoers

Critics Reviews

“Quentin Earl Darrington has great authority as Old Deuteronomy, while Daniel Gaymon’s athletic Macavity, Andy Huntington Jones’ regal Munkustrap, and all the other members of the Jellicle tribe are flying high — now and forever.”
– Variety

“Mr Lloyd Webber is a musical magpie who can compose soaring pseudo-classical music as smoothly as he can jaunty music-hall-style jingles or jazz-inflected rock songs. His dexterity as a composer has never been more vividly showcased as it was, and is, in Cats.”
– The New York Times

Show Details

Show Timings

Mon 8 PM
Tues & Thurs 7 PM
Wed 2 PM & 7 PM
Friday 8 PM
Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM

2 hours, 30 minutes including one intermission

Leading Roles
Jessica Cohen as Sillabub
Colin Cunliffe as Skimbleshanks
Quentin Earl Darrington as Old Deuteronomy/Victor

Directed by
Trevor Nunn

Andy Blankenbuehler

Top Songs
"Overture", "Prologue: Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats", Naming of Cats", Invitation to the Jellicle Ball" & "Old Gumbie Cat"

Know Before You Go

Suitable for ages 10 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

The theater has a seating capacity of 1316. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Neil Simon Theatre Seating Chart Guide.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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