Now, Forever…and Again! Cats Revival Sets Broadway Dates

By Robert Viagas

Grizabella is headed for the Heaviside layer once more! Broadway’s The Shubert Organization and Nederlander Organization are teaming up to produce the long-rumored revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/T.S. Eliot musical Cats this summer.

The onetime longest-running show in Broadway history has booked the Neil Simon Theatre, with previews beginning July 14 and an official opening set for Aug. 2. A production spokesperson told that this will be an entirely new production based on the 2014 London Palladium revival, but with new dances by Broadway’s red-hot Andy Blankenbuehler, choreographer of Hamilton and In the Heights, based on the original choreography and associate direction by Gillian Lynne.

The London revival that featured several musical updates, including a rapping Rum Tum Tugger.

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