CATS PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
January 22 @ 7:00 PM - January 27 @ 10:00 PM
One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will open at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, RI, Tuesday, January 22 to Sunday, January 27, 2019 as part of a multi-season North American tour. In Providence, CATS is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. CATS is recommended for ages 6 and up.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at ppacri.org, and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets start at $42; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Box Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days.
Groups of 15 or more may contact Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162 for more information on group sales and to order.
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the record-breaking musical spectacular has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America! Featuring new sound design, direction, and choreography for a new generation — experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again!
The original Broadway production opened in 1982 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 7,485 performances and 18 years. CATS was originally produced on Broadway by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company Limited, David Geffen, and The Shubert Organization.
CATS returned to Broadway in 2016 in a stunning revival at the Neil Simon Theatre. Preview performances began Thursday, July 14, 2016, and officially opened on Sunday, July 31, 2016. CATS played its final performance on Saturday, December 30, 2017 after 16 previews and 593 regular performances.
The creative team for the new production of CATS includes John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Mick Potter(Sound Design), choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne, and direction by Trevor Nunn.
Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 15 languages, and has been seen by more than 73 million people worldwide. Originally directed by Trevor Nunn with choreography and associate direction by Gillian Lynne, scenic and costume design by John Napier, lighting design by David Hersey, and sound design by Abe Jacob, CATS opened in the West End in 1981. The musical debuted on Broadway in 1982 where it won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Both the original London and Broadway cast recordings won Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album. CATS hit song “Memory” has been recorded by over 150 artists from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis to Liberace and Barry Manilow. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical held the title of longest-running musical in Broadway history until it was surpassed in 2006 by Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The original Broadway production closed on September 10, 2000 and is currently the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. This marks the first tour of the first-ever Broadway revival of the iconic musical.
A film adaption of CATS, produced by Universal Pictures and Working Title, will open on December 20, 2019.
The revival of CATS on Broadway was licensed by The Really Useful Group and produced by The Shubert Organization, The Nederlander Organization, The Really Useful Group and Cameron Mackintosh, along with Roy Furman, John Gore, Grove Entertainment, Stella La Rue, Burnt Umber Productions, Independent Presenters Network and Peter May. Nina Lannan served as Executive Producer.