The Only Production In North America Purring Away Returns To Fort Lauderdale In Time For The Holidays – Opening A Limited 5 Performance Run, December 17- 19 Presented By Florida Theatrical Association At Broward Center For The Performing Arts
December 17 to 19, 2010
Just in time for holiday vacation, â€œCATSâ€ the â€œnow and foreverâ€ show as it came to be known, the show that revolutionized musical theatre is coming to Broward Center for the Performing Arts for 5 performances December 17 to 19, 2010. Tickets are available at the Broward Center Box Office Monday to Friday 10AM – 5 PM, Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon â€“ 5pm and 1 Â½ hours prior to show times; or online at www.broadwayacrossamerica.com; www.browardcenter.org; via phones 954-462-0222 or 800-982-2787. Groups of 15 or more are invited to call 954-626-7814 or 954-462-0222.
Produced by CATS-Eye, LLC, the national tour of CATS is the only production in North America sanctioned by Andrew Lloyd Webber. With original direction by Trevor Nunn and choreography by Gillian Lynne this is the CATS credited with the British invasion of Broadway. The national tour of CATS is closing in on its 30th anniversary, holding its place as the longest continuously touring Broadway musical in history.
On May 11, 1981, CATS opened at the New London Theatre in the West End. Eight years later it celebrated its first important milestone: after 3,358 performances CATS became the longest running musical in the history of British theatre. CATS played its final performance on its 21st birthday, May 11, 2002.
CATS opened on Broadway October 7, 1982 at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City and continued to live up to its motto “Now and Forever.” On June 19, 1997, CATS became the longest running musical on Broadway. It ended its 18 year run on September 10, 2000 with 7,485 performances. That record was broken by The Phantom of the Opera on January 9, 2006 when Phantom celebrated its 7,486th curtain.
Based on T.S. Eliotâ€™s Old Possumâ€™s Book of Practical Cats, and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS won seven 1983 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Lighting and Best Costumes.
In October of 1991 CATS became the longest continuously touring show in American theatre history. Five continents, 26 countries, over eight and a half million audience members and almost 30 years later, CATS is still Americaâ€™s most loved family musical. Celebrating not only its Broadway touring legacy but the birth of the musical spectacular, CATS is still revolutionary and awe inspiring.
Now that it was been seen by millions of audience members worldwide, it is time to celebrate with the whole family the magic, the mystery, the wonder of CATS.
Create a special â€˜memoryâ€™ one more time.
CATS will begin on Friday, December 17 and run through Sunday, December 19, 2010. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday evenings at 7:30pm. Matinee performances are Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm. Ticket prices range from $24.00 to $62.00 and are now on sale at the Broward Center Box Office Monday through Friday 10AM – 5 PM, Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon – 5 PM and 1 Â½ hours prior to show times; or on-line at www.broadwayacrossamerica.com; www.browardcenter.org; via phones (954) 462-0222 or 800-982-2787. Groups of 15 or more are invited to call 954-626-7814 or 954-462-0222.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!