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EXCLUSIVE: Cats Alumni Reunite at New Broadway Revival

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical welcomes back cast members from throughout its original run.

A gaggle of Rum Tum Tuggers: Tyler Hanes (center in costume) with (from left) Terrence Mann, Kevin Loreque, Stephen Reed, Rick Sparks, and Steve Yudson.
(photo courtesy of Cats)

Stars from the original run and tours of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats reunited to take in the show's new Broadway revival at the Neil Simon Theatre on November 20.

The musical welcomed back alumni including original Rum Tum Tugger Terrence Mann and replacements Kevin Loreque, Stephen Reed, Rick Sparks, and Steve Yudson, as well as past Grizabellas Liz Callaway and Linda Balgord, and many others. Check out exclusive photos from the reunion in the gallery below.


The musical's original West End and Broadway director Trevor Nunn helms the production, with choreography by Hamilton's Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne, and with associate direction by Lynne. The creative team for the new Broadway production will also include sound design by Mick Potter, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and scenic and costume design by John Napier.

Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the original Broadway production of Cats opened in 1982 at the Winter Garden Theatre, currently home to Webber's School of Rock. The production ran for a record-breaking 18 years and 7,485 performances and earned six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score.

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