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Encyclopedia > Cats (musical)
Cats
Music Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics T. S. Eliot
Trevor Nunn
Book Andrew Lloyd Webber
Trevor Nunn
Gillian Lynne
Based upon Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot
Productions 1980 Concert
1981 West End
1982 Broadway
1983 Budapest
1998 video version
2002 UK tour
2003 US tour
2005 Russia
2007 Tokyo
2007 Budapest
2008 National Tour
Awards Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical
Olivier Award for Choreography
Tony Award for Best Musical
Tony Award for Best Book
Tony Award for Best Original Score

Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The show has been performed around the world in numerous productions and has been translated into more than 20 languages.[1] Cats has also been successfully made into a film recording CATS_(film). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... For other persons named Thomas Eliot, see Thomas Eliot (disambiguation). ... Sir Trevor King (born 14 January 1940) is a loser and film director. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... Sir Trevor King (born 14 January 1940) is a loser and film director. ... Gillian Lynne as Claudine in the 1954 production of Can Can at the Coliseum Theatre, London. ... Old Possums Book of Practical Cats is a set of whimsical poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology. ... For other persons named Thomas Eliot, see Thomas Eliot (disambiguation). ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... CATS! is a 1998 direct-to-VHS film of the highly successful Cats broadway musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. ... For other uses, see Concert (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... The Laurence Olivier Awards, previously known as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, were renamed in honour of British actor Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier in 1984, having first been established in 1976. ... // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... The Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical is the Tony awarded to the librettist(s) of the musical. ... The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. ... The Black Crook (1866), considered by some historians to be the first musical[1] Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... Old Possums Book of Practical Cats is a set of whimsical poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology. ... For other persons named Thomas Eliot, see Thomas Eliot (disambiguation). ... CATS! is a 1998 direct-to-VHS film of the highly successful Cats broadway musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. ...

Contents

Production history

Cats was first shown in London's West End, at the New London Theatre, on May 11, 1981. It was originally produced onstage by Cameron Mackintosh and Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group. It was directed by Trevor Nunn, associate director and choreographer Gillian Lynne, designed by John Napier with lighting by David Hersey. It played a total of 8,949 performances in London. Its final performance in London's West End was on its 21st birthday, May 11, 2002, and broadcast on a large screen in Covent Garden to the delight of fans who could not acquire a ticket for the final performance. It held the record as the world's longest running musical until October 8, 2006, when it was surpassed by Les Misérables. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... The New London Theatre is a theatre located on the corners of Drury Lane and Parker Street in the Covent Garden area of London. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Sir Cameron Mackintosh (born 17 October 1946) is a successful British theatrical producer. ... The Really Useful Group (RUG) is a international company set up in 1977 by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... Sir Trevor King (born 14 January 1940) is a loser and film director. ... Gillian Lynne as Claudine in the 1954 production of Can Can at the Coliseum Theatre, London. ... For other people with the same name, see John Napier (disambiguation). ... David Hersey David Hersey (born November 30, 1939) is a lighting designer who has designed the lighting for over 250 plays, musicals, operas, and ballets. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Covent Garden is a district in London, located on the easternmost parts of the City of Westminster and the southwest corner of the London Borough of Camden. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Les Misérables (pronunciation ), colloquially known as Les Mis, is a musical composed in 1980 by French composer Claude-Michel Schönberg on a libretto by Alain Boublil. ...

The original 1981 London cast of Cats.
The original 1981 London cast of Cats.

The show made its debut on Broadway on October 7, 1982, at the Winter Garden Theatre with the same production team. On June 19, 1997, Cats became the longest running musical in Broadway history with 6,138 performances. It played a total of 7,485 performances in New York. Its New York record was surpassed on January 9, 2006, by The Phantom of the Opera, which was also composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Cats' final performance on Broadway was on September 10, 2000. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Winter Garden Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Phantom of the Opera is a musical and operetta by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel by French novelist Gaston Leroux. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


In 1998, Andrew Lloyd Webber produced a video version [2] of Cats, based upon the stage performance augmented for the medium of film, starring Elaine Paige, who originated the role of Grizabella in London; Ken Page, who originated Old Deuteronomy on Broadway; Sir John Mills as Gus; Michael Gruber as Munkustrap; John Partridge as The Rum Tum Tugger; and many other dancers and singers drawn largely from stage productions of the show. It was directed for film by David Mallet, with choreography and musical staging by the show's respected original creator Gillian Lynne in London's Adelphi Theatre, and was released on VHS and DVD, as well as broadcast on Television worldwide. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... On the cover of Elaine Paige Tour Programme 2004 Elaine Paige OBE (born Elaine Bickerstaff on 5 March 1948 in Barnet, Hertfordshire) is a world-renowned English singer and actor, primarily in musicals. ... Ken Page (born in January 20, 1954) is an actor from St. ... John Mills as Professor Bernard Quatermass in the Thames Television science-fiction serial Quatermass (1979). ... Asparagus (also known as Gus) is one of the principal characters in the musical Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... Michael Thomas Gruber is an actor, born on November 1, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... John Partridge (born July 24, 1971) is an openly gay English singer and dancer best known for his performance in the musical CATS. Born July 24, 1971 in Manchester, England, he trained at the Royal Ballet Lower School, Bush Davies School of Performing Arts, and Doreen Bird College of Performing... David Mallet is a director particularly noted for his work on music videos, including David Bowies innovative Ashes to Ashes. ... Gillian Lynne as Claudine in the 1954 production of Can Can at the Coliseum Theatre, London. ... The Adam brothers Adelphi Buildings in an 18th-century print; the terrace stood upon riverfront warehousing. ...


Detailed synopsis

Act One - When Cats are Maddened by the Midnight Dance

Cast of the filmed version of Cats.
Cast of the filmed version of Cats.

After the overture, the cats gather on stage and explain the Jellicle tribe and their purpose (Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats). The cats then give details on how the different cats of the tribe are named (The Naming of Cats). Image File history File links CatsGroup. ... Image File history File links CatsGroup. ... The Jellicle Cats, or simply the Jellicles, are felines belonging to a certain tribe in T. S. Eliots Old Possums Book of Practical Cats from which is based Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical Cats. ...


Munkustrap appears and introduces the first cat named Jennyanydots (The Old Gumbie Cat). She "sits and sits and sits" all day, while at night she rules over the mice and cockroaches, teaching various activities to them. Jennyanydots finishes, greets the other cats, but is interrupted. The music instantly changes, and The Rum Tum Tugger makes an extravagant entrance (The Rum Tum Tugger). The Rum Tum Tugger is a tom with a wild mane and leopard spots on his chest. He is very fickle and unappeasable, "for he will do as he do do and there's no doing anything about it". Michael Gruber as Munkustrap in the 1998 Cats video. ... In the musical play CATS, Jennyanydots is the old Gumbie cat who teaches the mice music, crocheting and tatting. ... Rum Tum Tugger, portrayed by John Partridge in the Cats video. ...


An old grey cat stumbles out and looks around. It is Grizabella. All the cats back away and glare at her with resentment. The cats sing of her saddened, unfortunate state (Grizabella: The Glamour Cat). Grizabella leaves and the music becomes upbeat. Bustopher Jones, a fat cat in "a coat of fastidious black", appears (Bustopher Jones: The Cat About Town). Bustopher Jones is among the elite of the cats, belonging to many prestigious clubs. Elaine Paige as Grizabella in the 1998 Cats video. ... Bustopher Jones is one of the cats featured in Old Possums Book of Practical Cats. ...


At the end of Bustopher Jones' song, we hear a crash from the evil cat Macavity, and the cats run off the stage in fright. Distant giggling signals the entrance of Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, two black and orange calico cats. They are petty burglars, very mischievous, and enjoy causing trouble for human families (Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer). Macavity is a fictional cat that appears both in Old Possums Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot, and the musical, Cats (composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber), which is based on T. S. Eliots book. ... Mungojerrie is a light hearted Calico cat created by T. S. Eliot and used in the musical CATS. Mungojerrie and his partner in crime, Rumpleteazer, are of orange/black/brown colors. ... Rumpelteazer (or Rumpleteazer) is a character in T. S. Eliots book Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical Cats. ...


Finally, the Jellicle Patriarch, Old Deuteronomy, shows up (Old Deuteronomy). He is a large old cat that “has lived many lives” and “buried nine wives (And more--I am tempted to say, ninety-nine)”. He is the one who will choose which Jellicle cat will go to the Heaviside layer. Old Deuteronomy is a character in T. S. Eliots Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and its musical adaptation, Cats. ...


In most productions, at this point, the cats perform a song (The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles) for Old Deuteronomy. It is a story about two dog tribes clashing in the street and subsequently being scared away by the Great Rumpus Cat. Immediately afterwards, the main celebration begins (The Jellicle Ball). After the Ball, Grizabella reappears, refusing to be left out of the festivities. Once again, she is shunned by the other cats, but that does not stop her from singing a short version of (Memory). This article should appear in one or more categories. ...


Act Two - Why Will the Summer Day Delay — When Will Time Flow Away?

Then comes another crash from the villanous Macavity. The cats scatter, but Old Deuteronomy calms them down by singing of “what happiness is” (The Moments of Happiness). Gus — short for Asparagus — shuffles forward (Gus: The Theatre Cat). He is the cat that once was a famous actor but now he is old and “suffers from palsy which makes his paws shake”. He is accompanied by Jellylorum, who tells of his exploits. Gus then remembers how he once played the infamous Growltiger, Terror of the Thames (Growltiger's Last Stand). He tells the story about the pirate's romance with Griddlebone and how he was overtaken by the Siamese and forced to walk the plank. ('Growltiger's Last Stand' is not present in the film version, instead a phantom of Fireforfiddle, only seen by the audience and Gus, is seen several times) Jellylorum is one of the charecters from the musical CATS. She doubles as Griddlebone during Growltigers Last Stand. ... T.S. Eliots Old Possums Book of Practical Cats describes Growltiger as an old and tough tom cat that scours the Thames from Gravesend to Oxford. ...


A sleeping cat in the corner (Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat) is Skimbleshanks, who is unofficially in charge of the railway train. He is very clever and very important because if he is gone “the train can’t start”. Skimbleshanks, played by Reed Jones in the original Broadway cast of Cats. ...


With a third crash and an evil laugh (Macavity: The Mystery Cat), the "most wanted" cat, Macavity appears. He is a “master criminal” and never is found at the scene of the crime. He is a horrifying looking cat and a “villain” of the Jellicle Tribe. Macavity shows up and captures Old Deuteronomy. As the other cats try to follow him, Demeter and Bombalurina sing what they know about Macavity, as they have had some sort of past with him. When they are finished, Macavity returns disguised as Old Deuteronomy. When revealed by Demeter, he fights with Munkustrap. Bold textDemeter is a cat in Andrew Lloyd Webbers Cats. ...


The Rum Tum Tugger suggests that the cats find Mr. Mistoffelees (Magical Mr. Mistoffelees). Mr. Mistoffelees is black and small and can perform many feats of magic that no other cat can do. The magical cat succeeds in bringing back Old Deuteronomy. He is praised by all the cats. The Jellicle choice can now be made. Jacob Brent as Mistoffelees Mr. ...


Old Deuteronomy sits down and Grizabella appears for the final time. Old Deuteronomy allows her to have a chance to address the cats. Her faded appearance and lonely disposition have little effect on her song (Memory). The appeal succeeds and she is chosen to be the one (Journey to the Heaviside Layer). A large tire (though it may be something else, i.e., a huge paw, a chair festooned with ivy, a literal 'stairway to heaven', etc.) rises up with Old Deuteronomy and Grizabella. Once at the top Grizabella finishes the journey herself. Old Deuteronomy gives his closing speech to the human audience (The Ad-dressing of Cats) and the show comes to a close.


Musical numbers

Act I
  • Overture
  • Prologue: Jellicle Songs For Jellicle Cats
  • The Naming Of Cats
  • The Invitation To The Jellicle Ball
  • The Old Gumbie Cat
  • The Rum Tum Tugger
  • Grizabella: The Glamour Cat
  • Bustopher Jones: The Cat About Town
  • Mungojerrie And Rumpelteazer
  • Old Deuteronomy
  • The Aweful Battle of The Pekes and the Pollicles
  • The Jellicle Ball
  • Grizabella: The Glamour Cat (Reprise), incorporating a preview of Memory
Act II
  • The Moments of Happiness
  • Gus: The Theatre Cat
  • Growltiger's Last Stand, incorporating either The Ballad Of Billy MacCaw or the mock Italian aria In Una Tepida Notte
  • Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat
  • Macavity: The Mystery Cat
  • Magical Mr. Mistoffelees
  • Memory (Reprise)
  • The Journey To The Heaviside Layer
  • Finale: The Ad-Dressing Of Cats

Memory is the showstopper song from the musical Cats sung by the fat hoe Grizabella, a one-time glamour cat who is now a shell of her former self. ...

Characters

Principal characters

These are primary vocal leads who usually appear in most productions. These descriptions are based on more recent versions of the show as they appear in London and European tours. Costumes and characterizations vary by place and time of production.

  • Asparagus / Gus - The theatre cat. On stage the same actor usually plays Asparagus as a general chorus cat, and a younger version of Gus, up to the song "Gus the Theatre Cat," in which he portrays an older Gus, and Growltiger, then afterwards continues to play younger Gus, "Asparagus." In the filmed version, Gus and Asparagus are two separate characters.
  • Bombalurina - A saucy red female, often believed to be the leader of the female "queen" cats. She is close friends with Demeter, and seems to have a thing for Rum Tum Tugger.
  • Bustopher Jones - A fat cat, a "twenty-five pounder." Dresses in a snappy tuxedo and spats. Respected by all, as the upper class "St James' Street Cat." In most productions, the actor playing Gus also plays Bustopher, though in early productions the part was handled by the actor playing Old Deuteronomy.
  • Demeter - A very skittish female cat, and seemingly has some sort of relationship with Macavity, or did so in the past. She is close with Bombalurina.
  • Grizabella - The former Glamour Cat who has lost her sparkle and now only wants to be accepted. Grizabella left the tribe when she was younger to see the world for herself. In doing so she faced the harshness of the outside world.
  • Griddlebone - A fluffy white Persian cat, and Growltiger's lover in "Growltiger's Last Stand," where she sings "The Ballad of Billy McCaw" or the mock Italian aria "In Una Tepida Notte" (depending on production) with Growltiger. Almost always played by the actress playing Jellylorum. Does not appear in productions which omit "Growltiger's Last Stand," such as the video production.
  • Growltiger - A theatrical character Gus recalls playing in his youth, and who appears in Gus' memory of the production of "Growltiger's Last Stand." In some productions he is portrayed as a vicious pirate; in others he's more of a parody of a pirate. Does not appear in productions which omit "Growltiger's Last Stand."
  • Jennyanydots - The old Gumbie cat. She sits all day and rules the mice and cockroaches at night.
  • Macavity - He is the show's only real villain. The character is a literary allusion to the Sherlock Holmes character Professor Moriarty. Usually played by the same actor as Plato or Admetus.
  • Mr. Mistoffelees - A young tom with magical powers. His signature dance move is "The Conjuring Turn," which is approximately twenty-five spins on one foot. In UK and US productions, Mistoffelees has an alter-ego named Quaxo, who appears as a general chorus cat throughout the show, and is dressed slightly differently. In other productions Quaxo is a separate character.
  • Mungojerrie - Half of a pair of notorious cat-burglars, with Rumpleteazer.
  • Munkustrap - The show's de facto narrator. A black and silver tom who is storyteller and protector of the Jellicle tribe. He is thought to be second in command after Old Deuteronomy.
  • Old Deuteronomy - The lovable patriarch of the Jellicle Tribe. He is very old and dignified. The leader of the Jellicle Tribe.
  • Rumpleteazer - Female half of a pair of notorious cat-burglars, with Mungojerrie.
  • The Rum Tum Tugger - The ladies' tom. His temperament ranges from clownish to serious, and often sexual depending on the production; however, he is always flirtatious, and usually portrayed as a feline equivalent of Mick Jagger or Elvis Presley, and recognisable by his wild mane.
  • Skimbleshanks - The railway cat. An active orange tabby cat, who lives on the trains and acts as an unofficial chaperone.

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Other characters

Chorus and dance roles. Many characters are production-specific versions of the same role. Often non-principal characters are omitted from smaller productions.

  • Admetus - A young cat, who in many productions, also doubles as Macavity. In the video, he doubles as the Rumpus Cat. Generally productions have either Admetus or Plato filling the same function.
  • Alonzo - A black and white tom in most productions; in the US and the early European productions, he is depicted as being a black and gold tabby. ometimes considered the third in command after Munkustrap as he also fights Macavity.
  • Bill Bailey - Primarily from the London production, a young white, and brown male. Sometimes interchangeable with the character of Tumblebrutus.
  • Carbucketty - The name was one of T. S. Eliot's ideas for cat names for a "knockabout cat." Sometimes interchangeable with the character of Pouncival.
  • Cassandra - A brown and cream Abyssinian queen, with a braided tail. Unique and somewhat mysterious.
  • Coricopat - Male twin to Tantomile. Both are highly intuitive or possibly psychic.
  • Electra - A tabby kitten who seems to be friends with Etcetera as well as a fan of Rum Tum Tugger.
  • Etcetera - A happy, energetic kitten who is a big Rum Tum Tugger fan. She is generally a pale tabby pattern.
  • Exotica - A female character who first appeared in the filmed version, and was a role initially created specially for Femi Taylor. The character also appears in the South African and World Tour.
  • George - A young patchy male kitten. Only appeared in the London production.
  • Ghengis or Gilbert - The leader of the crew of Siamese cats who lead to Growltiger's demise. Usually played by the actor who portrays Mungojerrie, Tumblebrutus, or Coricopat. In Japan Gilbert is a separate character.
  • Jellylorum - A female who watches out for the kittens, along with Jennyanydots. She has a close relationship with Gus. Named after T. S. Eliot's own cat. The actress who plays Jellylorum usually also plays Griddlebone in "Growltiger's Last Stand."
  • Jemima - A kitten who is also a Rum Tum Tugger fan and friends with Electra, Etcetera, and Victoria. Can be sometimes used interchangeably with Sillabub, though Jemima is used in most international productions including the video — Sillabub was a name created for the American productions. However, the Japanese and Swedish casts include both Sillabub and Jemima as different characters.
  • Plato - Teenage male cat; the actor usually doubles as Macavity. He does a pas de deux with Victoria during the Jellicle Ball.
  • Pouncival - A playful tom kitten, generally interchangeable with Carbucketty.
  • Rumpus Cat - A spiky-haired cat with glowing red eyes, as mentioned in "The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles," seen as a sort of superhero figure among the Jellicles. Does not appear in productions which omit the song "The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles." Usually played by Alonzo or Admetus. In some productions the actor is launched through the floor stage via a "star trap".
  • Sillabub, the Broadway version of Jemima, although the Japanese and Swedish productions include both.
  • Tantomile - Female twin of Coricopat. Both are portrayed as highly intuitive or possibly psychic.
  • Tumblebrutus - Young brown and white male kitten. His UK counterpart is considered to be Bill Bailey.
  • Victor - Primarily a character from the London production, a young grey male.
  • Victoria - A white kitten gifted in dancing. The "official" Jellicle Ball begins with her solo dance.

Macavity is a fictional character who is described in a poem in Old Possums Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot. ... Alonzo is a character in T. S. Eliot`s Old Possum`s Book of Practical Cats and Andrew Lloyd Webber`s musical Cats. ... The Abyssinian is a natural breed of domesticated cat believed to originate from one Egyptian female kitten called Zula that was taken from a port in Alexandria, Egypt, by a British soldier and brought to England. ... Femi Taylor at a science fiction convention Femi Taylor is best known for playing Jabba the Hutts Twilek slave dancer Oola in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Jellylorum is one of the charecters from the musical CATS. She doubles as Griddlebone during Growltigers Last Stand. ... Veerle Casteleyn as Jemima in the 1998 Cats video. ... Macavity is a fictional cat that appears both in Old Possums Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot, and the musical, Cats (composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber), which is based on T. S. Eliots book. ... Pas de deux is also a dressage preformance using two horses. ... This article should appear in one or more categories. ... Veerle Casteleyn as Jemima in the 1998 Cats video. ... Victoria is the white cat from the musical Cats. ...

Notable Casts

Original London cast

Actor Role
Roland Alexander Alonzo
Geraldine Gardner Bombalurina
Brian Blessed Bustopher Jones
Luke Baxter Carbucketty
Seeta Indrani Cassandra
Donald Waugh Coricopat
Sharon Lee Hill Demeter
John Chester George
Elaine Paige Grizabella
Stephen Tate Gus the Theatre Cat
Sarah Brightman Jemima
Myra Sands Jennyanydots
Susan Jane Tanner Jellylorum
Wayne Sleep Mr. Mistoffelees
John Thornton Mungojerrie
Jeff Shankley Munkustrap
Brian Blessed Old Deuteronomy
Paul Nicholas Rum Tum Tugger
Bonnie Langford Rumpelteazer
Ken Wells Skimbleshanks
Femi Taylor Tantomile
Finola Hughes Victoria

Original Broadway cast

Actor Role
Hector Jaime Mercado Alonzo
Donna King Bombalurina
Stephen Hanan Bustopher Jones
Steven Gelfer Carbucketty
Renee Ceballos Cassandra
Renee Clemente Coricopat
Wendy Edmead Demeter
Christine Langner Etcetera
Betty Buckley Grizabella
Stephen Hanan Gus the Theatre Cat
Anna McNeely Jennyanydots
Bonnie Simmons Jellylorum
Kenneth Ard Macavity
Timothy Scott Mr. Mistoffelees
Renee Clemente Mungojerrie
Harry Groener Munkustrap
Ken Page Old Deuteronomy
Kenneth Ard Plato
Herman W. Sebek Pouncival
Terrence Mann Rum Tum Tugger
Christine Langner Rumpelteazer
Kenneth Ard Rumpuscat
Whitney Kershaw Sillabub
Reed Jones Skimbleshanks
Janet L. Hubert Tantomile
Robert Hoshour Tumblebrutus
Cynthia Onrubia Victoria

1998 Film cast

Actor Role
Jason Gardiner Alonzo
Tony Timberlake Asparagus
Rosemarie Ford Bombalurina
James Baron Bustopher Jones
Rebecca Parker Cassandra
Tommi Sliiden Coricopat
Aeva May Demeter
Leah Sue Morland Electra
Jo Bingham Etcetera
Femi Taylor Exotica
Elaine Paige Grizabella
Sir John Mills Gus the Theatre Cat
Susie McKenna Jennyanydots
Susan Jane Tanner Jellylorum
Veerle Casteleyn Jemima
Bryn Walters Macavity
Jacob Brent Mr. Mistoffelees
Drew Varley Mungojerrie
Michael Gruber Munkustrap
Ken Page Old Deuteronomy
Bryn Walters Plato
Karl Morgan Pouncival
John Partridge Rum Tum Tugger
Jo Gibb Rumpelteazer
Frank Thompson Rumpuscat
Geoffrey Garratt Skimbleshanks
Kaye Brown Tantomile
Fergus Logan Tumblebrutus
Phyllida Crowley Smith Victoria

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International productions

City Theatre Premiere Grizabella Old Deuteronomy Munkustrap Others
Flag of the United Kingdom West End New London Theatre May 11, 1981 Elaine Paige Brian Blessed Jeff Shankley Sarah Brightman, Stephen Tate, Susan Jane Tanner,

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Flag of the United States Broadway The Winter Garden Theatre October 7, 1982 Betty Buckley Ken Page Harry Groener Terrence Mann, Bryan Batt
Flag of Hungary Budapest Madách Theatre March 25, 1983 Ilona Bencze, Viktória Bajza Balázs Póka
Flag of Austria Vienna Theater an der Wien September 24, 1983 Angelika Milster Gordon Bovinet Pia Douwes, Ute Lemper, Steve Barton, John Yost
Flag of Japan Tokyo CATS Theater November 11, 1983 Akiko Kuno Takanori Yamamoto
Flag of Australia Sydney 1985 Debra Byrne John Woods
Flag of Canada Toronto Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres March 14, 1985 Kathy Michael McGlynn David Walden
Flag of Germany Hamburg Operettenhaus April 18, 1986 Andrea Bögel Walter Reynolds Fred Butter, Karin Ploog, Charlotta Thorell, Stephan Drakulich, Hartwig Rudolz, Steven Kadel, Janette Froud
Flag of Mexico Mexico City Teatro Silvia Pinal April 19, 1991 María del Sol Enrique del Olmo Susana Zabaleta, Olivia Bucio, Javier Díaz Dueñas, Maru Dueñas, Jeannette Clemenceau
Flag of the Netherlands Amsterdam Koninklijk Theater Carré November 27, 1992 Ellen Evers Brian Galliford Fred Butter, Martin Michel, Suzanne Heyne, Wilma Hoornstra
Flag of Argentina Buenos Aires Teatro Lola Membrives June 1, 1993 Olivia Bucio Alfredo Alessandro Gustavo Wons, Patricia Clark, Martín O'Connor, Robertino Loras, Miguel Angel Elías, María Rojí, Sandy Brandauer, Cristina Girona, Darío Petruzio, Anahí Allué
Flag of Spain Madrid Teatro Coliseum December 17, 2003 Helen de Quiroga Pedro Ruy Blas Jack Rebaldi Enrique Sequero, Víctor Ullate Roche, Edu, Raquel Grijalba, Guadalupe Lancho, Sandra Rausell
Flag of Poland Warsaw Teatr Muzyczny ROMA January 10, 2004 Izabela Zając, Daria Druzgała, Joanna Węgrzynowska Zbigniew Macias, Robert Dymowski, Andrzej Kostrzewski Grzegorz Staniek, Natalia Wojciechowska, Ewa Lachowicz, Ewa Wlazłowska, Paweł Strymiński, Łukasz Zagrobelny, Paulina |Andrzejewska, |Wojciech Paszkowski, Michał Piróg
Flag of the Czech Republic Prague Divadlo Milenium November 5, 2004 Yvetta Blanarovičová, Dita Hořínková, ZUZA Zdeněk Plech, Dalibor Tolaš, Pavel Vančura Roman Říčař Kateřina Nováková, Linda Stránská, Filip Gröger, Gabriela Jemelíková, Kateřina Šildová, Daniela Šinkorová, Josef Zíma, Zuzana Kolářová, Martina Ošlejšková, Lucie Žďárská, Zdeněk Bubák, Hynek Svrček, Laco Hudec, Kateřina Hovorková, Martin Pešek, Ilya Lobukhin, Lenka Vágnerová
Flag of Russia Moscow MDM (Moskovsky Dvorets Molodezhy) March 18, 2005 Elena Charkviani[1], Nadezhda Solovyova Oleg Fed'kushov Marat Abdrakhimov, Pavel Kotov, Igor Balalayev, Alexey Bobrov, Andrey Bogdanov, Alexandr Babenko, Maxim Ushakov, Ivan Ozhogin, Oxana Kostetskaya, Anna Bagmet, Anna Guchenkova, Viktoria Kanatkina, Maria Shorstova
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch national tour Various theatres October 8, 2006 Anita Meijer, Pia Douwes, Vera Mann, Antje Monteiro, Lone van Roosendaal Marco Bakker, Jan Polak Anouk van Nes, Marleen van der Loo, Suzanne Heijne, Roberto de Groot, Mark van Beelen, Marjolein Teepen, Paul Donkers
Flag of Australia Sydney Sydney Street Theatre August 17, 2007 Angel Dormer Justin Geange Wade Colbran-Thomas, Alex Feifers, Jo Heath, David Knijnenburg, Conrad Lange, Callum Mansfield, Jared Misfud, Amanda Richardson, Danika Saal, Danae Stewart, Sharon Stoodley, Justin Truloff
Flag of Australia Hobart Derwent Entertainment Centre October 17, 2007 Debra Byrne Alan Bacon Michelle Howell, Nicole Simms, Craig Wellington, Scott Farrow, Craig Irons, Christopher Waterhouse, Michael Lampard, Andrew Casey
2007 Asia Tour Various Theatres Taiwan, S. Korea, Thailand January, 2007 Francesca Arena Martin Croft
2007 China Tour Various Theatres Macau, Guangzhou, Beijing,Wuhan,Chengdu,Dongguan,Shenzhen December 24, 2007 Francesca Arena Han Lim Belinda Allchin, Rohan Browne, Renee Buleigh, Madeline Cain, James Cooper, Anthony Costanzo, Alyse Jai Davies, Mischana Dellora-Cornish, Emma Delmenico, Nicholas Eaton, Tony Farrell, Markham Gannon, Brian Gillespie, Siobhan Ginty, Emily Keane, Sam Marks, Laura McCulloch, Stephen Morgante, Monique Chanel Pitsikas, Justine Puy, Michael Ralph, Shaun Rennie, Adrian Ricks, Ranjeet Starr, Stephen Tannos, Brenton Wilson, Sharyn Winney
Flag of Israel
2007 Israel
Beit Zvi Ramat Gan September, 2007 Hila Zitun Noam Talmon Shahar Yishai, Daniel Efrat, Or Ilan, Yulia Igelnik, Niso Shalev, Ohad Yehudai, Shahar Perez, Elinor Flaxman, Roni Merhavi, Nir Shiber
Flag of Finland Lahti Lahden Kaupunginteatteri October 17, 2007 Sinikka Sokka Matti Siitonen Tuukka Leppänen Laura Huhtamaa, Mikko Jurkka, Tero Porali, Vesa Repo, Lumikki Kouki, Mirja Räty, Anna Vihanto, Toni Wahlström
Flag of Canada Quebec City Salle Albert-Rousseau April 23, 2008 Marilou Ferland Daigle Louis-David Faucher Yannick Vezina Justine Bilodeau, Sarah Morin, Laurie Morin, Audrey Dion, Anthony Julien, Estelle Houle-Drapeau, Sabrina Boivin, Raphaël Désilets, Marie-Ève Thomassin, Sophie Gaudreault, Marie-Pier Bouret, Camille Leblanc, Heidi Grunenwald, Marie-Alexandra Matte, Enya Berthiaume, Laurie Drolet, Rachel Laperrière, Isabelle Tardif, Pierre-Marc Paré, Laurence Bélanger, Anne-Julie Langevin, Martine Chamberland, Laurie Poirier, Audrey Goulet, Valérie Goulet-Marceau, Jessica Goulet, Stéphanie Gingras, Dominique Gobeil, Andréanne Gauvin, Antoine Lachance, Laurence Gathier-Brown, Sophie Boutin, Véronique Thibault, Camille Proulx-Cormier, Sandy Carmichael, Valérie Potvin, Émilie Fortin-Gaumond, Sandy Morneau-Bourque, Maude Châteauvert, Erika Côté, Sarah-Danielle Arsenault, Mélissa Lafond, Marie-Claire Peirolo, Laura Cordiano, Catherine Pineault, Joël-Frédéric Sanfaçon-Lavoie, SJE Harmonie 2008
Flag of Canada British Columbia Longley Theatres June 22, 2008 Michelle Greenwood Rylee Lavec

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Awards

Olivier Awards

1981 Award wins The Laurence Olivier Awards, previously known as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, were renamed in honour of British actor Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier in 1984, having first been established in 1976. ...

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... For other persons named Thomas Eliot, see Thomas Eliot (disambiguation). ... Gillian Lynne as Claudine in the 1954 production of Can Can at the Coliseum Theatre, London. ...

Tony Awards

1983 Award wins The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American theatre and are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League [1] at an annual ceremony in New York City. ...

1983 Award nominations // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... The Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical is the Tony awarded to the librettist(s) of the musical. ... The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. ... The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who is voted the best non-starring actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... Betty Lynn Buckley (born July 3, 1947) is an American theater, film, and television actress. ... The Tony Award for Best Lighting Design has been given since 1970. ... The Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical has been given since 1960. ... The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American theatre and are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League [1] at an annual ceremony in New York City. ...

The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical is awarded to the actor who is voted the best non-starring actor in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... Harry Groener (born 10 September 1951 in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is an American actor and dancer, best known for playing Mayor Wilkins in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 3). ... The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical is awarded to the actor who is voted the best non-starring actor in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... The Tony award for Choreography has been awarded since 1947. ...

Revisions to the show

Andrew Lloyd Webber revised the Growltiger's Last Stand sequence for the Broadway production of Cats, incorporating a pastiche of Italian aria (reminiscent of Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly) in place of the original "Ballad of Billy McCaw". This new version was subsequently incorporated into most productions of Cats worldwide (A notable exception was the Hungarian production at the Madách Színház in Budapest which opened in 1983 and is still running in repertory as of early 2008 celebrating its 25th anniversary on March 25, 2008, as the longest running musical in Hungarian theatre history. Production in Helsinki and Prague also used the original version.) The Ballad remained in the London production until some time in the early 1990s when it was replaced with the Italian aria pastiche. It was re-instated for the UK Tours, following the show's closure in London. Lloyd Webber has said that he is pleased with the reinstatement of The Ballad of Billy McCaw as he didn't care for the "Italian aria" version[3]. Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. ... Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly) is an opera in three acts (originally two acts) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. ...


The song "Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer" has had three different versions in the past. In the original London production, Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer sang their song in 12/8 time to a jazzy accompaniment. Andrew Lloyd Webber later re-wrote the melody for the Broadway production, in which the character, Mr. Mistoffelees, (also called Quaxo), would sing about Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer in the third person. The tempo remained upbeat (now in 2/4 time) and the mood of the song was similar to the original version. Lloyd Webber's new melody was used for all subsequent productions of Cats, although the song was eventually returned to its protagonists to sing (making the Broadway and London productions identical). Mungojerrie is a light hearted Calico cat created by T. S. Eliot and used in the musical CATS. Mungojerrie and his partner in crime, Rumpleteazer, are of orange/black/brown colors. ... Rumpelteazer (or Rumpleteazer) is a character in T. S. Eliots book Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical Cats. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Jacob Brent as Mistoffelees Mr. ...


In recent times a lyric in 'Growltiger's Last Stand' was changed in order to remove any racially insensitive language. "With a frightful burst of fireworks the Chinks they swarmed aboard!" became "with a frightful burst of fireworks, the Siamese swarmed aboard!", although the lyric "Heathen Chinese" remains in the tale of the Pekes and the Pollicles. Look up chink in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Siamese is one of the first distinctly recognised breeds of Oriental cat. ...


References

  1. ^ Cats homepage. Really Useful Website. Retrieved on 2008-04-23.
  2. ^ Cats (filmed version) at Internet Movie Database. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2008-04-23.
  3. ^ Cats UK Tour. Cats UK Tour. Retrieved on 2008-04-23.

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Nine
by Maury Yeston
Tony Award for Best Original Score
1983
by Andrew Lloyd Webber
and T. S. Eliot
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La Cage aux Folles
by Jerry Herman
Preceded by
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Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
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by T. S. Eliot
Succeeded by
La Cage aux Folles
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