KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount is pleased to announce today that the tour of the first ever Broadway revival of CATS is coming to Seattle for a limited one-week engagement at The Paramount Theatre from March 26 through March 31.
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the record-breaking musical spectacular has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages and is soon to be on tour across North America! Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation — experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again!
The original Broadway production opened in 1982 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 7,485 performances and 18 years. 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.
The musical when on Broadway 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 Award-winning Best Musical held the title of longest-running musical in Broadway history until it was surpassed in 2006 by Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The original Broadway production closed on Sept. 10, 2000, and is currently the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. This marks the first tour of the first-ever Broadway revival of the iconic musical.
CATS will be at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre for only eight performances.
The schedule for the Seattle engagement is:
- Tuesday, March 26, 7:30pm
- Wednesday, March 27, 7:30pm
- Thursday, March 28, 7:30pm
- Friday, March 29, 8pm
- Saturday, March 30, 2pm & 8pm
- Sunday, March 31, 1pm* & 6:30pm*
- *1p, an ASL / AVIA Interpreted performance; 6:30p, an Open Caption performance. For tickets to these performances, call the TTY line at 888-331-6774.
Tickets start at $40 and are available on-line at STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-982-2787 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). For more information, please visit CatsTheMusical.com.