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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Danny T
"Brilliant Dancing and Acting"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 15, 2017 NEW
Each of these dancers must have been classically trained because I have never seen this quality. Mr. Mistopholes___the absolute best!! Grisabella"s voice brought me to tears. It left me breathless. Can't say enough about this show. The cats were in character throughout the entire show > Loved it!! It is a must see.
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Damian A
Staten Island, New York
"Amazing "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2017 NEW
You must grab a ticket before it’s gone. The show is set to close shortly and shouldn’t be missed. You would be doing yourself a huge disservice. The music was upbeat and the story line pretty interesting. There were many amazing moments but here are two the main female hit some musical notes that shook the house and brought applause from all. The second was the magical cat with his singing and combined dance moves that surely impressed everyone.
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Jamstribe2
Supply, North Carolina
"Excellent! Worth the wait "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 04, 2017 NEW
Got my tickets same day at TKTS. The play was everything I hoped for and more. Seats are a little tight but I didn’t care.
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DrWalkabout
Adelaide, Australia
"History come back to life"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 03, 2017 NEW
I was a little girl at a fancy private school where the rich kids would get to travel overseas on their holidays and go and watch Cats in London, and the show caught my imagination back then. I thought my chance would never come when the show closed. What a pleasant surprise to beging planning a New York holiday and discover Cats was on the Broadway circuit again, it was a no brainer to book. The booking process was easy, and the show is not as expensive as some others on Broadway, definitely a plus. Apart from the quirky plastic drinking mugs you have to buy to drink your beverage, and scary theatre guide who shone her torch on anyone she thought might be using their phone.. even to check a text message, the overall experience was fantastic. Easy flow in and out of the theatre, not too crowded, and seats were easy to find. The acoustics and visibility, even from the very back, were perfect. What a show! I was mesmerised from start to finish and would recommend it to anyone young or old! I felt like I became a child again and caught up on all the "memories" of dreams that I'd wished had come true. You absolutely have to buy the souvenir T-shirt, it's the best!
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Christine R
Kingsville, Maryland
"Worse show ever!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 03, 2017 NEW
Don't follow the hype and think Cat's is something you must see. Remove this from your bucket list now!! Add something more worthy like getting a root canal, it has to be less painful! The costumes are great.. the end for positive comments. No plot to follow, can't hear the lyrics. Anyone that says you must see this can't be trusted. Friend fell asleep 30 minutes into the show. We left at intermission so can't comment if it gets better, but I don't see how it possibly could!! This show is terrible. Don't waste your money. Go see something better!
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