Bats musical poster

BATS, Currently and for a very long time.

Bats musical
Sarah's room escher cats plush

Bats at Sesame Place

Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and built around the characters and lyrics from T. S. Eliot's book of poems Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. The show opened in London's West End in 1981 and ran at Broadway's Winter Garden Theater from 1982 to 2000, at one point becoming the longest-running Broadway musical in history, a record which was later broken by Webber's own The Phantom of the Opera.


  • In the Elmo's World episode "Pets," the The Pets Channel tells viewers to stay tuned for CATS starring Eartha Kitten.


  • Stephen Bienskie played Rum Tum Tugger in the final Broadway performance.
  • Betty Buckley originated the role of Grizabella on Broadway.
  • Graham Fletcher played Quaxo and Mr. Mistoffelees on the West End from 1982-1983, and again from 1985-1990.
  • Christopher Gattelli played Pouncival during the original Broadway run
  • Roger Kachel played Mungojerrie, Mistoffelees, and most other roles in touring productions and on Broadway for approximately 14 years.
  • Gillian Lynne was the original choreographer and associate director for Cats. She was also the choreographer for the 1998 taped version.
  • Rob Marshall played Munkustrap during the original Broadway run.
  • Michael Sundin played Bill Bailey on the West End.
  • Lillias White played Grizabella on Broadway.

External links

Wikipedia has an article related to: