CATS, one of the biggest hits in theatrical history, is returning to Broadway as a new member of The Broadway Collection for Summer 2016. Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”, the opening of CATS will be Webber’s third musical to run simultaneously on Broadway. Previews for the first U.S. revival of this iconic musical will begin July 14, 2016. Under the direction of Trevor Nunn and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (In The Heights), CATS will officially open at the Neil Simon Theatre on August 2, 2016.
Centered around a tribe of “Jellicle Cats”, who must decide which of them will ascend to the mystical Heaviside Layer to be reborn, this magical and moving story takes T.S. Eliot’s poetry and puts it into the mouths of a diverse clan of singing, dancing felines. The creative team for the new Broadway production of CATS includes Mick Potter (Sound Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design), and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography and associate direction by Gillian Lynne. Seen by more than 73 million people since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries and has been translated into 15 different languages.
As a part of The Broadway Collection, CATS belongs to a group of New York City’s most highly regarded musicals, cultural performances and live entertainment, selected for their unparalleled popularity with international audiences and put together by Broadway Inbound. Tickets are available through the international Broadway Inbound and Broadway Collection partners and domestically through traditional ticketing platforms like Telecharge and Ticketmaster.
About Broadway Inbound and The Broadway Collection
The Broadway Collection is a marketing and sales initiative of Broadway Inbound, a company specializing in travel industry and wholesale ticket distribution for live theatrical events around the United States. A Shubert Organization company with decades of experience in the theatre industry, travel, and wholesale ticket distribution, Broadway Inbound specializes in FIT sales of Broadway shows and provides industry-leading technology to give wholesale partners access to extensive inventory direct from venue box offices’ primary ticketing systems. The Broadway Collection was created in response to a huge demand for Broadway throughout the global travel industry and features The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The New York Philharmonic, Roundabout Theater Company and 30 distinctive, top tier shows. Unparalleled experience in wholesale theatre ticketing, marketing, and operations makes Broadway Inbound a perfect partner for distributors in travel, tourism and more.
To purchase tickets to any Broadway Collection show, contact your local tour operator or travel agent.
Please visit www.broadwaycollection.com for more information on the current season of Broadway musicals.