Cats is based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats. You are introduced to many different types of cats (Jellicle cats, mischievous cats, old cats, theater, magic, and railway cats) and Old Deuteronomy their leader at the Jellicle Ball.
BROADWAY PREMIERE Oct 7, 1982, played 7485 performances
LONDON RUN October 7, 1982 - Sept. 10, 2000
ORIGINAL CAST Kenneth Ard, Betty Buckley, René Ceballos, René Clemente, Wendy Edmead, Steven Gelfer, Harry Groener, Stephen Hanan, Robert Hoshour, Janet L. Hubert, Reed Jones, Whitney Kershaw, Donna King, Christine Langner, Terrence V. Mann, Anna McNeely, Héctor Jaime Mercado, Cynthia Onrubia, Ken Page, Timothy Scott, Herman W. Sebek, Bonnie Simmons, Walter Charles, Susan Powers, Carol Richards, Joel Robertson
DIRECTOR Trevor Nunn
CHOREOGRAPHER Gillian Lynne
1983 Tony Award Best Musical Best Book of a Musical Best Original Score Best Featured Actress in a Musical Best Costume Design Best Lighting Design Best Direction of a Musical
1983 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music Outstanding Costume Design Outstanding Lighting Design