Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, CATS is one of the biggest hits in musical theater history! Don’t miss performances in Orange County when they come to Segerstrom Center for the Arts April 9th through April 14th as part of a North American Tour. This is the first tour of the first-ever Broadway revival of the iconic musical. This new production of CATS is 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 serves as Executive Producer. The creative team for this new production of CATS includes John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Mick Potter (Sound Design), with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreographer by Gillian Lynne, and direction by Trevor Nunn.
- 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.
- Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in more than 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.
- During its premiere run on Broadway in 1982, 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 more than 150 artists from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis to Liberace and Barry Manilow.
- The Tony Awards®-winning Best Musical held the title of longest-running musical in Broadway history until it was surpassed in 2006 by Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.
- The original Broadway production closed on September 10, 2000 and is currently the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history.
- CATS returned to Broadway last summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street). Preview performances began Thursday, July 14, 2016, and the show officially opened on Sunday, July 31, 2016. CATS played its final performance there on December 30, 2017 after 16 previews and 593 regular performances.
Experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life for a new generation… or let it thrill you all over again! For more information, please visit CatsTheMusical.com
CATS The Musical
April 9 – 14, 2019
- Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
Note: The 2:00 p.m. performance on Saturday, April 13, 2019 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.
Tickets start at $29 and are available online or at the box office.