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Andrew Lloyd Webber Has Broadway Plans for Cats and Nicole Scherzinger

The long-running musical might prowl its way back to New York.

Andrew Lloyd Webber with his new Cats star, Nicole Scherzinger.
Andrew Lloyd Webber with his new Cats star, Nicole Scherzinger.
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Andrew Lloyd Webber might have three of his musicals on Broadway in 2015. Along with the long-running The Phantom of the Opera and the brand-new School of Rock, there might be a Broadway revival of Lloyd Webber's musical Cats, which is currently taking the West End by storm at the London Palladium.

In an interview with the U.K. paper The Guardian, the composer revealed that the show just might return to the Great White Way, with its acclaimed star, former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger, joining for the transfer.

"She is what you might call an American theatre babe. I do believe she is the most exciting musical theatre artist I have found – well, that I have worked with – in very, very many years. I really do," Lloyd Webber is quoted as saying.

Cats reopened in London on December 11, 2014. The revival reunites the show's original creative team, led by director Trevor Nunn, associate director and choreographer Gillian Lynne, and designer John Napier. The record-breaking musical is inspired by T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. The original Broadway production played 7,485 performances during its run from 1982-2000.

Click here for more information on the Cats revival via TheaterMania's sister site, WhatsOnStage.

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