CATS is Returning to Toronto



By: CULTURE STAFF  
Published: March 23rd 2010
in Culture » Stage

Cats

The show that revolutionized musical theatre is returning to Toronto for eight performances only. 

Produced by CATS-Eye, LLC, the national tour of CATS is the only production in North America sanctioned by Andrew Lloyd Webber. With original direction by Trevor Nunn and choreography by Gillian Lynne, this is the CATS credited with the British invasion of Broadway. The national tour of CATS recently celebrated its 27th anniversary season, holding its place as the longest continuously touring Broadway musical in history.

On May 11, 1981, CATS opened at the New London Theatre in the West End. Eight years later it celebrated its first important milestone: after 3,358 performances CATS became the longest running musical in the history of British theatre. CATS played its final performance on its 21st birthday, May 11, 2002.

CATS opened on Broadway October 7, 1982 at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City and continued to live up to its motto "Now and Forever."  On June 19, 1997, CATS became the longest running musical on Broadway.  It ended its 18 year run on September 10, 2000 with 7,485 performances. That record was broken by The Phantom of the Opera on January 9, 2006, when Phantom celebrated its 7,486th curtain.

Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS won seven 1983 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Lighting and Best Costumes.

In October of 1991 CATS became the longest continuously touring show in American theatre history. Five continents, 26 countries, over eight and a half million audience members and 27 years later, CATS is still America’s most loved family musical. Celebrating not only 27 years but the birth of the musical spectacular, CATS is still revolutionary and awe-inspiring.

Now that it was been seen by millions of audience members worldwide, it is time to celebrate with the whole family the magic, the mystery, the wonder of CATS.

Tickets go on sale Saturday March 27.
Canon Theatre - 244 Victoria Street

Performance Schedule:
Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 PM, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1:30 PM

Tickets $30 - $84
Call TicketKing at: 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333
Online Sales: www.mirvish.com
Group Orders: 416-593-4142 or 1-800-724-6420

 


 

 

 



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