Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Video: Harry Styles Sings 'Memory' From CATS and Andrew Lloyd Webber Responds

At a recent Harry Styles concert, the popstar took a brief interlude between songs to sing a bit of 'Memory', from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. Webber himself saw the video and responded on T…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:52AM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Ep94 – Kelliann DeCarlo, Swing on US National Tour 6 by Automatic Episode Import

"I wore Leona's leotard on tour." This episode features Kelliann DeCarlo who was a swing on the most recent 6th US CATS National Tour covering Grizabella and Jellylorum. Hear Kelliann discus…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 12:00AM
Monday, November 21, 2022

BIG APPLE CIRCUS: A dilettante at large review by Toby Zinman

Where are the great acts I remembered? The trained cats? the galloping horses? the iron men? the Wheel of Death? The post BIG APPLE CIRCUS: A dilettante at large review appeared first on phi…

SOURCE: phindie.com at 09:01PM
Friday, November 18, 2022

Pinocchio review – a truly bold take on Carlo Collodi’s classic by Miriam Gillinson

Unicorn theatre, LondonMosquitos, cats and smartly defined morals feature in a complex and well-crafted reimagining of the beloved tale Remember the blue fairy that toy-maker Geppetto wishes…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:12PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

VIDEO: CATS Tour Star Tayler Harris Performs 'Memory' On THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

It was a meeting of the Grizabella's on The Jennifer Hudson Show as the Academy Award-winner welcomed Tayler Harris, star of the national tour of CATS, for a purrformance and a quick chat! …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:50PM
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Ep93 – Will Roland, Broadway Star & Cats Fan by Automatic Episode Import

"What if Harrison Ford wanted to come in and be Gus?" This episode features Broadway star and CATS fan Will Roland. Hear Will talk about CATS being his first show, why he thinks they should …

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 12:00AM
Friday, October 28, 2022

People You Should Know . . . Rob Asaro by Zack Calhoon

Rob Asaro wrote "Lost Again" after adapting it from his episodic series of the same name. The script was a finalist at the Austin Film Festival pitch competition in 2021. He previously co…

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 11:13AM

Modern and major: how Gilbert and Sullivan still skewer England’s absurdities by Michael Simkins

Dismiss their works at your peril. Strip the barnacles of stale tradition off the Victorian duos’s light operettas and their seditious glory still shines When I was a teenager in the 19…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:13AM
Thursday, October 27, 2022

Wow! They Finally Made Those Things From "Cats" Real by Broadway Beat

by Alexandra Bowman. @scripta_bene. BROADWAY, New York - Based on an Instagram Reel of one slamming into a glass door it thought was an...

SOURCE: www.thebroadwaybeat.com at 12:00AM
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Do British Cats Meow Differently? by The Late Late Show With James Corden

It's a big day of news with the United Kingdom tabbing its next Prime Minister in Rishi Sunak. And Steve Bannon is facing four months in prison for defying his January 6 congressional subpoe…

SOURCE: YouTube at 02:49AM

Ep92 – Robyn Tempest, Grizabella on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Oasis of the Seas by Automatic Episode Import

This episode features Robyn Tempest who was Grizabella on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Oasis of the Seas production of Cats.

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 12:23AM
Monday, October 24, 2022

Suzi Ruffell review – self-mocking snapshot of hapless parenthood and cats’ behinds by Brian Logan

Farnham Maltings, Surrey The Portsmouth native is good company, cheerfully goofing around for our entertainment, but the set feels one draft short of its full potential New baby. Spiking anx…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:07AM
Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Newest Bad Cinderella Star: Robo Girl by Logan Culwell-Block

Watch The Masked Singer tackle the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber with songs from Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:19PM

There Was Almost a Version of WEST STORY STORY Starring Animated Cats

A version of West Side Story featuring animated cats was almost created. Animated film writer and director Christopher Sanders revealed, “Jeffrey Katzenberg once flew me out to New York C…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:55AM

VIDEOS: Watch Clips From 'Andrew Lloyd Webber Night' on THE MASKED SINGER

The episode featured the masked celebrity contestants singing songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals like Bad Cinderella, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and more. The episode also fea…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:18AM

The West Side Story-Cats Mashup Film That Almost Was by Logan Culwell-Block

Find out how a very different adaptation of the 1957 Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim musical was aiming for movie theatres.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:55AM
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Jeffrey Katzenberg Once Pitched Leonard Bernstein A Take On ‘West Side Story’ But With Cats, Says Director by Tomt

Before Stephen Spielberg’s much-lauded interpretation of West Side Story, there was another high-powered effort to bring the musical conceived by Jerome Robins with music by Leonard Bernst…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:49PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Ep91 – Ahmad Simmons, Alonzo on 2016 Broadway Revival by Automatic Episode Import

This episode features Ahmad Simmons who was Alonzo in the 2016 Broadway Revival of Cats.

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 12:24AM
Thursday, October 13, 2022

Why Are These Teenagers Enamored with Nazism? - Two new plays explore the intersection of first love and fascism by Allison Considine

Two new plays explore the intersection of first love and fascism Rita Kalnejais' This Beautiful Future and Bess Wohl's Camp Siegfried both center teens experiencing first-love jitters agains…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Samantha Pauly, Mamie Parris, Jeff Kready & More to Star in FAT KID RULES THE WORLD Reading

Fat Kid Rules The World, a bold new rock musical based on the novel by K. L. Going, will have industry-only readings October 27 and October 28, 2022 at New 42nd Street Studios. The reading…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:39PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

ARF DOG WALK 2022 by Barry Gordin

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons held their Annual Stroll to the Sea on October 8th in East Hampton, preceded by Kick-Off cocktail party.  October 10, 2022: The Animal Rescue Fund of…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 03:11PM
Friday, October 7, 2022

Celebrate 40 Years of Jellicle Cats on Broadway by Playbill Staff

The original production opened at the Winter Garden October 7, 1982.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:25AM

8 Grizabellas, Including Betty Buckley and Elaine Paige, Share Their 'Memory's by Andrew Gans

The leading ladies of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats—on stage—reflect on playing the pivotal role and singing the musical’s best-known tune.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:25AM

Read the First-Ever Playbill Feature About Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway Hit Cats, Published in 1982 by Sheridan Morley

On the 40th anniversary of the opening of the original production, we paged through our old Playbills and found this piece about the show that changed the canon.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:37AM
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Ep88 – Elana Valastro, Swing on US National Tour 6 by Automatic Episode Import

"Our director Kim said that as a swing, the first time you go on, just make sure nobody dies." This episode features Elana Valastro who was a swing on the most recent 6th US CATS National To…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 12:02AM
Sunday, September 25, 2022

The Royal Ballet: Doncaster Dances review – glittering gala showcases dazzling array of talent by Lyndsey Winship

Cast, DoncasterA rare excursion to the north sees the Royal Ballet in full peacock mode with a collection of classical and contemporary works displaying the huge span of a true 21st-century …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:25AM
Friday, September 23, 2022

Show Your Pet Performing a Favorite Number From CHICAGO For the Chance to Win a Trip to NYC

CHICAGO is for the dogs — and cats, and rabbits, and birds, and all animal friends! Show your pet performing a favorite number from CHICAGO the musical for a chance to win a trip to tra…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:49PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Ep87 – Emily Jeanne Phillips, Jennyanydots on US National Tour 6 by Automatic Episode Import

"Jenny came out tap dancing and I was like 'that's me.'" This episode features Emily Jeanne Phillips who played Jennyanydots on the 6th US CATS National Tour before the pandemic. Hear Emily …

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 12:02AM
Friday, September 16, 2022

Phantom to Close on Broadway by Lauren Yarger

  Norm Lewis as the Phantom of the Opera. Photo: Matthew Murphy THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will conclude its history-making run in February 2023.  The longest-running show in Broadway hi…

SOURCE: reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com at 06:22PM

The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway's Longest-Running Show, Sets Closing Date by Caitlin Moynihan

The Phantom of the Opera, has set a final performance date of February 18, 2023 one month after the production celebrates its 35th anniversary. The longest-running show in Broadway history (…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:43PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Watch Lena Hall in an Exclusive Performance of 'Somewhere That's Green' From Little Shop of Horrors by Playbill

Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors welcomed Tony winner Lena Hall into the role of Audrey September 6 at the Westside Theatre. Hall's Broadway credits include Kinky Boots, Tarzan, Dracula…

SOURCE: YouTube at 09:07AM

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