As of 2019, it stays the sixth-longest-operating West End show and the fourth-longest-operating Broadway show. Cats has since been revived in the West End twice and on Broadway once. It has also been translated into a number of languages and performed all over the world many occasions. Long-working overseas productions embrace a 15-year run on the Operettenhaus in Hamburg that played over 6,100 performances, as well as an ongoing run in a purpose-built theatre in Japan that has played over 10,000 performances because it opened in 1983. Lloyd Webber began setting Eliot’s poems to music in 1977 and the compositions had been first offered as a song cycle in 1980.

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Who are the cats?

Cats is a musical about cats. It is relentlessly about cats. Just hearken to the overture — here’s the unique London version, from 1981 — and you’ll instantly hear Cats announce itself as quirky and slinky and spectacular, and wildly off-kilter from the typical Broadway milieu.

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