CATS Opening Night Photos

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Sunday night, July 31, CATS returned to Broadway. The erstwhile longest running musical on Broadway (it ran from 1982 until 2000, making it presently the fourth longest run in Broadway history) began its first ever Broadway revival at the Neil Simon Theatre. Boldface names walked the red carpet, then scampered down to Gotham Hall for the afterparty with the feelin' good felines.

 

Led by acclaimed director Trevor Nunn, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical (based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats), with orchestrations by Webber and David Cullen, the creative team includes Brad Peterson (Projection Design), Mick Potter (Sound Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), John Napier (Scenic and Costume Design) and Andy Blankenbuehler (Choreography, based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne). The production features Quentin Earl Darrington as Old Deuteronomy and Leona Lewis as Grizabella.

 

Notable names walking the red carpet included Rosie O'Donnell, Tommy Tune, Reed Birney, Ken Page, Jackie Hoffman, Tituss Burgess, Dee Hoty, Ingrid Michaelson, Will Chase, Laura Osnes, Lesli Marherita, Emma Myles, Jackie Cruz, Ben Platt, and Betsy Wolfe. Theater Pizzazz's JK Clarke was there to catch the red carpet, curtain call and after party on film. See all the exciting photos below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Carpet Arrivals

  • Constantine Maroulis
  • Anna McNeely
  • Ken Page, Jim Morris
  • Judy McLane
  • Rachel Antonoff, Jack Antonoff
  • Enthusiastic Fan Awaits the Show!
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Judy McLane
  • Will Chase, Ingrid Michaelson
  • Linda Tucci
  • Emma Myles
  • Reed Birney
  • Christy Altomare, Derek Klena
  • Arian Moayed, Krissy Shields, Ivy Shireen Moayed, Olive Joon Moayed
  • Jackie Hoffman
  • Lauren Pritchard (Lolo), Allison Basine
  • Ben Platt
  • Lesli Margherita
  • Sophia Anne Caruso
  • Dorothy Lennox
  • Nathan Johnson, Laura Osnes
  • Andy Blankenbuehler (CATS choreographer), Elly Blankenbuehler, Sofia Blankenbuehler and Luca Blankenbuehler
  • Katherine Jenkins, Andrew Levitas
  • Tommy Tune
  • Tommy Tune
  • Dee Hoty
  • Jackie Cruz
  • Rosanna Scotto, Louis John Ruggiero
  • Rosanna Scotto
  • Betsy Wolfe
  • Patina Miller
  • Patina Miller
  • Cory Michael Smith
  • Tituss Burgess
  • Jay Armstrong, Mike Millan
  • Mike Millan
  • Mo Rocca
  • Alysha Umphress
  • Rosie O'Donnell
  • Jackie Cruz
  • Jackie Cruz
  • Corey Cott

 

 

Curtain Call

 

 

 

Cast, Creative and After Party

  • Andy Blankenbuehler, Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Arianna Rosario
  • Arianna Rosario
  • Georgina Pazcoguin
  • Georgina Pazcoguin
  • Georgina Pazcoguin
  • Kim Fauré
  • Kim Fauré
  • Shonica Gooden
  • Shonica Gooden
  • Tyler Hanes
  • Leona Lewis
  • Leona Lewis
  • Emily Pynenburg
  • Emily Pynenburg
  • Emily Pynenburg
  • Emily Tate
  • Emily Tate
  • Ana Villafañe (currently starring in "On Your Feet")
  • Ana Villafañe (center)
  • Ana Villafañe (currently starring in "On Your Feet")
  • Quentin Earl Darrington
  • Aaron J. Albano
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber (center)
  • Rachel Antonoff
  • Rachel Antonoff
  • Andy Blankenbuehler
  • Guisepe Bausilio
  • Callan Bergmann
  • Callan Bergmann, Francesca Granell (center)
  • Christopher Gurr, Kolton Krouse
  • Kolton Krouse
  • Jess Loprotto
  • Jess Loprotto, Ahmad Simmons
  • Ahmad Simmons

 

 

 

Photos by JK Clarke

 

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