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.

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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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cheryl k
"Fabulous"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2017 NEW
Saw this fantastic entertaining show several times. Best understood if you acquaint yourself with the story line and characters. Zachary Downer as Mistoffelees was superb!! Fabulous voices and dancing by all.
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Kim M
"Over the top perfection"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2017 NEW
I have an MFA in theatre and though I live outside NYC, have visited several times and seen Broadway shows. I know the show CATS and have seen the DVD of the original London cast's reunion. I know Eliot's book and the music pretty well, and have shared this with my family. Having said all of that, I was still *blown away* by the sheer spectacle of the show and the level of perfection the cast achieved. The lighting design is amazing, and makes the audience feel as if they are in the show. My 12-year old son was amazed and wanted to spend all of his money on CATS merchandise!
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distortiongirl
Chicago, Illinois
"Performers have extraordinary talent, script is stupid"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2017 NEW
Jellicle cats? What the heck does that even mean? My kids and I were literally dozing off before the second act. Like too many musicals, the singing and dancing is great (seriously, those performers WORKED! I can't say enough good things about their musical/dancing talent), the costumes are cool, but the story is contrived simply to hold the songs together. The songs are repetitive, so, though the performers sing beautifully, it gets really old really fast. Though I'm sure it's not the intended interpretation, we decided that the story is really an elaborate hoax by street cats to convince the cat they reject due to her unsightly appearance to commit kitty suicide...sort of "mean girls," as told by cats, and as equally boring as that sounds. If you are a musical enthusiast who doesn't mind a nonexistent story, you'll love it. If you expect a story, not just a spectacle, save your money and see something else.
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WorldTravelerEgypt
Cairo, Egypt
"CATS on Broadway is a must see!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 09, 2017 NEW
CATS on Broadway is a must see! The music by Webber is legendary, acting/dancing makes you happy and upbeat. The story line has this "collective ending" where everything just falls into place at the end. Great performance, great show. Would be great to have music CDs or pay pictures at the site (not sure if they exist). A must see for all tourists and ages going to NYC! Chapeaux.... (especially to the music)
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Tamara D
"It's a classic and a must see !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 08, 2017 NEW
I loved it. However, my 18 year old and his friends were not impressed as they didn't really get the plot . We had excellent orchestra aisle seats.