Saturday, January 25, 2020

On the Couch with L.J.M. Owen by Arts Review

Who is L.J.M. Owen? An author-archaeologist-literary festival director who collects crime novels, kitchen paraphernalia and cats. Somewhat eclectic. What would you do differently to what you…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Donna Vivino & More Will Lead the Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats by Ryan Gilbert

As the North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats continues to make its way across the U.S. and Canada, a slew of stage talents will be bringing our favorite Jellicle cats to life on …

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5 West End musicals coming soon to a cinema near you!

You've seen these West End shows on stage, but are you excited to see them on the shiny big screen? Musical films are certainly nothing new. And if we can all pretend that last year's Cat…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Come From Away's Pearl Sun on Understudying Alice Ripley and Doing an Unusual Version of Cats by Diep Tran

Pearl Sun knows something about living on the edge. Since 2017, she's been the standby in Come From Away on Broadway where she memorized the stage blocking and lines for five characters, b…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Donna Vivino to Play Grizabella in Cats National Tour; Additional New Casting Announced by Ryan McPhee

The Wicked and Les Misérables veteran is among those joining the cast in the new year.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Mission Impawsible: How Much ‘Cats’ Can a Person Take? by Alexis Soloski

The assignment: Head to Boston to see the touring stage show and the movie musical all in one day. The result: a purr, a yowl or both?

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Cats by Arts Review

Cats, the musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber has been running for almost 40 years and has become one of the stalwarts of musical theatre. An adaption of a book of cat poems by T. S. Eli…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

What's New! See the Cast of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Revue Unmasked in Rehearsal by Diep Tran

Mauricio Martinez, Mamie Parris, Alex Finke and the cast of Unmasked gave a preview of the new Andrew Lloyd Webber revue on January 16 at Open Jar Studios. The show, which shares a title …

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The Legacy of Andrew Lloyd Webber: An Interactive Timeline by Dan Meyer

The composer of The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, and many others has had a lot to celebrate throughout his career. Do you know all of the high notes?

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Jason Manford to Return as Host for 2020 Olivier Awards by Andy Lefkowitz

Jason Manford has been announced as host of the 2020 Olivier Awards. Having previously hosted in 2017 and 2019, the much-loved comedian, actor and singer will return to the Royal Albert Hall…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier & More Complete the Cast of New Broadway Musical Flying Over Sunset by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage favorites Erika Henningsen and Jeremy Kushnier are among the full cast of the upcoming world premiere musical Flying Over Sunset. The previously announced Broadway production will…

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Crufts – the musical! Cat fan writes tribute to top dog show by Chris Wiegand

A Dog’s Tale, written by cat-loving playwright Poppy Hollman, tells the story of a British institution and has a canine/feline rap battle Tom Hooper’s extravagant blockbuster may have gi…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Brian Blessed: 'All my life, 90% of men have bored the arse off me' by Mark Lawson

Dressed in pyjamas and wellies, the great actor talks about his astronaut training in Russia, the original Cats – and putting his might behind his daughter Rosalind’s very personal plays…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

CATS Unmocked by Peter Filichia

This review will not sport any jokes or puns about the film version of CATS. No, it’s not a very...Continue Reading The post CATS Unmocked appeared first on BroadwaySelect.

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FOSSE/VERDON, HAMILTON, and More Win at the 7th Annual MUAHS Awards; Full List!

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild announced winners of its 7th Annual MUAHS Awards in 23 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater, during a formal gala at the N…

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Jabbering with the Jellicles of YABC’s Cats by Gabi Bergman

Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based off of T.S. Eliot’s poetry, Cats has well and truly made its mark

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Experts: Don’t Blame Digital Effects For “Cats” Bomb by Artsjournal

While the digital technology that helped create realistic fur in both films is “advancing all the time,” it can’t rescue a flawed approach to a project. “The techniques [you use] can…

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Lilli Cooper & More Complete the Cast of Jerry Herman & Michael Stewart's Mack & Mabel at Encores! by Andy Lefkowitz

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming Encores! staging of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's 1974 Tony-nominated musical Mack and Mabel. The previously announced production will r…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

CATS to take over St Kilda’s National Theatre by Arts Review

A fresh new interpretation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece CATS will take over St Kilda’s National Theatre this January for a limited season of only 10 shows. This new produ…

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#TBT: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Becomes The Longest-Running Musical In Broadway History

The legendary musical The Phantom of the Opera has been bringing the music of the night to Broadway audiences for over 31 years, and 14 years ago today, the production surpassed Andrew Lloyd…

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Richard Jordan: The Cats movie may have bombed but it was an ambitious attempt to film the musical by Richard Jordan

It is less than a month since the movie adaptation of Cats opened in the UK. Getting the original West End stage musical on in 1981

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Diary: Panto season is finally over… Oh no it’s not! by Tabard

Christmas may have come and gone quicker than an audience sitting down to watch the Cats film, but pantomime hasn’t yet finished

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Wake Up With BWW 1/8: SING STREET Will Transfer to Broadway, and More!

Today's top stories: Sing Street will transfer to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre, Donna Vivino joins the tour of Cats, further casting for MJ the Musical, and more!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Exclusive: Donna Vivino Will Take Over As Grizabella on CATS National Tour

BroadwayWorld has learned that WICKED Broadway alumni Donna Vivino will go past the Russel Hotel to the Heaviside Layer as Grizabella on the CATS tour beginning February 2020.

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How Visual Effects Teams Tried (And Failed) To Save ‘Cats’ by Artsjournal1

“On Dec. 20, as Cats opened in theaters domestically, Universal made an unprecedented decision to send exhibitors a new version of the film with ‘some improved visual effects.’ By then…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

How I learned to stop worrying and love ‘Cats’ by Josh Herren

If you’re going to watch ‘Cats’ onscreen or onstage, there’s just certain things you have to accept. Josh Herren comes out as a ‘Cats’ person.

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Was “Cats” Really So Bad? Guardian Critics Take A Second Look by Artsjournal

“One tweet claimed Cats was so bad it must have been made by the dog lobby. As a lifelong cat lover, I don’t regard this film as an insult to cats. Yes, the production is over-CGI’d, b…

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Stop mewling! Cats is no turkey, say our dance and theatre critics by Arifa Akbar and Lyndsey Winship

Film reviewers sank their claws into Cats, but is it really so awful? Our stage reviewers steeled themselves for the caterwauling ... but ended up quite enjoying it It can be very pleasurab…

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

This Week on Broadway for January 5, 2020: CATS (Film) and NYMF ends by James Marino

Jena Tesse Fox, Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about the CATS film, the end of New York Musical Festival, Harold Prince Birthday Party, Sing Along Show and Tell, …

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Friday, January 3, 2020

BWW Album Review: CATS Doesn't Make Many Good New Memories

If we're being honest, we can probably count on one hand the number of viewers who went to see Tom Hooper's ill-advised movie version of Cats for the music. Andrew Lloyd Webber's music has n…

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