Theatre: Winter Garden
Status: Closed
(September 23, 1982 - September 10, 2000 )
  • Preview: September 23, 1982
  • Open: October 7, 1982
  • Close: September 10, 2000
Musical - American Premiere
Running Time: 2hrs 15mins

The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice" and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

For The Record:

"Cats" had its World Premiere in the West End at the New London Theatre on May 11th 1981 under the direction of Trevor Nunn and under the auspices of Cameron Mackintosh and Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group.

Staff & Creative Team

Book & Lyrics:

T.S. Eliot


Trevor Nunn


Gillian Lynne

Additional Lyrics:

Trevor Nunn

Settings & Costumes:

John Napier


David Hersey


Mistoffelees  03/23/1982 - 03/25/1984
Grizabella  09/23/1982 - 03/25/1984