Cats back on Broadway Tickets at Theatregold
The record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages is back on Broadway! Three-time Grammy nominee Leona Lewis makes her Broadway debut as Grizabella in the one and only CATS.
Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” this wonderfully imaginative show features breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theatre — “Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Featuring a cast of beautiful dancers and singers and the original Tony-winning sets and costumes, this beloved hit is still Broadway’s most unforgettable event. Experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life for a new generation.
Previews July 14, 2016
Opening Night July 31, 2016
Neil Simon Theatre NYC
Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter, She was born and raised in the Islington, London, where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Lewis achieved national recognition when she won the third series of The X Factor in 2006, winning a £1 million recording contract with Simon Cowell’s record label, Syco Music.
Her winner’s single, a cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This”, peaked at number one for four weeks on the UK Singles Chart and it broke a world record for having 50,000 digital downloads within 30 minutes. In February 2007, Lewis signed a five-album contract in the United States with Clive Davis’s record label, J Records.
Lewis possesses a mezzo-soprano vocal range which spans four octaves, and has had classical training. She has stated that she practices operatic scales every week. Music critic Neil McCormick, of The Daily Telegraph, has praised Lewis’s technical skills, writing, “Her mezzo-soprano range allows her to take melodies from luxurious low notes to high-flying falsetto, gliding with elegant power and impressive control through all kinds of fluctuations and modulations.” Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic adds, “Lewis can hit [high belted] notes but make it seem easy, never straining her voice and building nicely to the climax,” continuing, “Unlike most divas, there is a human quality to her voice, as she’s singing to the song, not singing to her voice”. In the same vein, Slant describes Lewis’s vocals as “technically unimpeachable” in a review of her album Echo, though the author goes on to say they “lack any warmth or emotional expression.”
|Richard Todd Adams|
|Aaron J. Albano|
|Christine Cornish Smith||Bombalurina|
|Quentin Earl Darrington||Old Deuteronomy|
|Sara Jean Ford||Jellylorum|
|Christopher Gurr||Bustopher Jones|
|Tyler Hanes||Rum Tum Tugger|
|Nathan Patrick Morgan|
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot
Lyrics by T.S. Eliot; Additional lyrics for “Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats” and “Memory” by Trevor Nunn
Additional lyrics for “Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats” by Richard Stilgoe
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler
Based on the original choreography and associate direction by Gillian Lynne
Scenic Design by John Napier
Costume Design by John Napier
Lighting Design by Natasha Katz
Sound Design by Mick Potter
Executive Producer: Nina Lannan
General Manager: Bespoke Theatricals
Neil Simon Theatre
250 West 52nd Street New York City
Wheelchair locations are available in the orchestra section of the theatre (pending availability). You may purchase one wheelchair and three companion seats per order if available.
For guests with limited mobility, there are seats available with movable/folding armrests (“Aisle transfer seats”) in these locations: Orchestra G1, G2, J1, P1, S1, P2, S2; Mezzanine F101, F124, H2, T1, T2, T101, T127.
For low vision/deaf & hard of hearing guests, accessible seats are available in the Orchestra Row B 2 – 8 and C 110-113.
There is no elevator or escalator to the mezzanine. The mezzanine is only accessible by using stairs.
For more details on accessible seating policies please contact the box office directly by calling 212-757-8646.
Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
The Neil Simon Theatre is equipped with one wheelchair accessible restroom on the Orchestra level (house left), as well as wide stalls in the male and female restrooms.
Services for our Patrons with Disabilities:
Theatre representatives are available to meet patrons with disabilities in the lobby of the building to escort them to designated wheelchair accessible areas.
Policy on Guide Dogs and Service Animals:
Although animals are not permitted in the theatre, an exception is made for guide dogs and service animals. Please inform your ticket sales representative if any accommodations are required.
Infrared headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre, free of charge. Photo identification is required as a deposit. For more information, or to reserve this service after purchasing a ticket, call (888) 876-0801 or go to http://www.g-pass.org/. The device will be waiting for you at the Sound Associates Infraredkiosk inside the theatre on the day/night of the show.