Cats on Broadway in New York, NY

Neil Simon Theatre 250 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019
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Overview

Join the Jellicle Cats in an over-the-top junkyard as they prepare for the Jellicle Ball and perform their stories to Old Deuteronomy. Based on the book by T.S. Eliot, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning musical and one of the longest running shows on Broadway is back with your favorite characters and musical numbers. Featuring the hit song, “Memory”, CATS is a do-not-miss Broadway production.

Description

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Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” the original Broadway production opened in 1982 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 7,485 performances and 18 years.

CATS tells the story of one magical night - the night of the “Jellicle Ball” -
when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to “The Heaviside Layer” and be reborn into a whole new life. 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!

Featuring music by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, including the hit song “Memory,” this production of Cats is a Broadway must-see.

The show is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.. Appropriate for ages 5 years and up.

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DanielleW51
Brooklyn, New York
"Love Love Love"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 09, 2018
This was my second Broadway show and I loved it! Saw it 3 times to be exact! All the songs are catchy and voices incredible. Sad its gone again.
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Jemkh
Melbourne, Australia
"Get in the ballot"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018
Would recommend coming to see Cats if you are a Broadway fan. It's a classic that we know will not be around forever, but help yourself out at the same time and try it under the ballot/ Broadway lottery first (cheaper!) before you just go all out. I did that and scored front row tickets for $40! Best way to cure a hangover was listening to Memory!
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Rafael41pazos
Mount Kisco, New York
"Great Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 27, 2018
You can sense Lloyd Weber's hand from top o bottom, the play is a bit long with a nice intermission, there is a nice bar and a few stuff to nibble but enough for a theater (you don't go to this places to eat right?). The customs and the theater display were amazing and by the way if you have cats at home this don't behave like that at all
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ncwebgirl
Southern pines, North Carolina, USA
"Amazing! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 24, 2018
I would recommend if you haven’t seen Cats you should. I would love to see it again! The performers interacted with the audience which made it really cool.
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pirateprincessx
hong kong
"You have been warned: DON'T Watch it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 25, 2018
This is my first musical review. The show was so horrifically bad that I feel compelled to help out any innocent potential viewers out there....Don't be fooled by all the tag lines: how long the show has been running, a must see, how many Tony awards the show has gotten over the years. Unless you enjoy watching bunch of cats dancing for 2 hrs+ with little plot, this show is NOT a must-see and you have much much better choices out there. Interestingly, I watched Cat in my early 20s but I can't remember a thing about it. Therefore, two weeks ago I bought tickets for my 11 year-old daughter who is a big musical fan. 10 minutes into the show, I realised why I don't remember anything about the show. That's because I must have fallen into asleep as I was about to do again this time around. Bunch of people dancing like cats with no plot whatsoever. This went on for nearly an hour til finally the intermission came on. I have never done this before but I asked my daughter is she just wanted to go home. My daughter was equally shocked by this musical (in all the bad ways possible). But to her credit, she said that let's just suffer through. Suffer through we did....the only highlight was the solo of Memory in the 2nd which is not worth the US$120+ ticket price. Bottom line: just because the show has been around for many many years, it doesn't mean it's a good show. It just means that there is a good marketing efforts for this show. Don't be fooled....you have been warned!!
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