Cats on Broadway in New York, NY

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


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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. The current production begins performances on July 14th, 2016 at the Neil Simon Theatre.

The creative team for the new Broadway production of CATS includes Mick Potter (Sound Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design), choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography and associate direction by Gillian Lynne, and direction by Trevor Nunn.

Duration: 2 hours, 15 min (1 intermission). Appropriate for ages 5 years and up.

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Southern pines, North Carolina, USA
"Love it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2017 NEW
Cat's was on my bucket list to see and I wasn't disappointed. It was a great show that I would see over and over again. I would high recommend seeing this show to everyone of all ages.
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Samantha L
Brooksville, Florida
"We just had to see it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2017 NEW
My family and I saw 3 shows while in NY this time. Cats being one of them. Main reason for going is because my daughter wanted to see Ricky from, "So You Think You Can Dance". We paid $179 +tax and fees for front row mezzanine. Great seats. The set was cute. The costumes were amazing. They danced beautifully, but I had to take a star, because the story line was confusing and although the singing was beautiful it was really hard to understand the words. Just Really loud. Since we've seen it once I probably won't go back.
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Hong Kong
"Gotta catch a show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2017 NEW
It being my first time in NYC. I had to make room for a show. After some brief research I found CATS was on at the Neil Simon Theatre just off Broadway. Having missed it in London I decided to bite the bullet. I booked online and picked up the ticket the morning of the matinee performance. A little expensive but it was a nice seat. I hadn't realised that this was as much dance as it is musical but the combination works for me. It's light on story but given what it is that also wasn't an issue. The theatre is relatively compact which for this type of show works well especially as some of the performers can get really quite close. E.g. Sitting where I was a seat from the edge in the stalls the nearest cat was probably about a metre and a half away. The music works well - it is Lloyd Webber after all - and the dance spectacular in parts. The stand out performance is the lady in the Grizabella role - Mamie Parris. A name I hadn't come across before - in the role made famous by Elaine Paige. Everyone knows "Memories" or at least will recognise it. It was never a song I had much affinity for much less a song I could get emotional over. HOWEVER, Mamie Parris delivers it so gently when she needs to and with such raw power when it calls for it I found myself tearing up. The lyrics were discernible so the delivery worked superbly because you understand precisely what she was singing. The fact that she was able to communicate the emotion of the piece amazes me still. I have also since then listened to the original Elaine Paige rendition and I have to say Mamie Parris does it so much better! In short I LOVED it and it joins the short list of pieces I now listen to guaranteed to jerk my chain!!!! In the end it was well worth the price
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Sugar Land, Texas
"Very well done performance!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2017 NEW
Took my 12 year old daughter to see the new version of Cats at the Neil Simon Theatre. Very well done. Mamie Paris was absolutely breathtaking as Grisabella. Old Deuteronomy was great -- we even got to take a picture with him ON STAGE during intermission! Cats is always worth seeing, and this one did not disappoint.
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Rachel S
"Cats was great!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2017 NEW
This was a fantastic show! The singing is superb, dancing too! Set, lighting, sound... awesome! If you go to the show expecting some deeply moving story that flows... don't. It's not that kind of show. It's based on poems. Each number is a story within itself with an overarching story to loosely tie everything together. You don't go to this show for a deep story (that's what shows like Miss Saigon are for). Go to enjoy the songs, the costumes, the dances, the creative acting, and the awesome tech. I would definitely see it again, I was definitely entertained.