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.

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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Southern pines, North Carolina, USA
"Amazing! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 24, 2018 NEW
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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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 have been warned!!
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Las Vegas, Nevada
"Very Enjoyable"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 31, 2017
We were certainly glad that we were able to see this musical on Broadway during its limited run. It is quite obvious why, after seeing it, that it ran for so long previously. Entertaining from start to end. The performers all seemed to really enjoy their work. The venue was small and views from any seat seemed to be good. A little strange standing outside in a line that stretched for most of the block. But when the venue opened, the line moved inside quickly.
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New Jersey
"A Great Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 29, 2017
Overall this was a great show. Characters staying in character, a fun, quirky set design, talented dancing and stage door autographs made the show memorable. Speaking of "Memory" and memorable performance, Mamie's Grizabella was quite good. Tyler Hayes was my favorite as Rum Tum Tugger. There wasn't a Playbill to be found and I was one of the first 200 to enter the theater, so that was disappointing.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
"Outstanding...A MUST SEE"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 24, 2017
WOW WOW WOW I have seen the original Cats many years ago but this production and cast exceeded my expectations.Goosebumps!!!!
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