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China Daily | Updated: 2018-03-31 14:13

Worldwide Phenomenon Smash Hit Musical Cats China Tour

Date: June 7-30 - 7:30 pm

Venue: Shanghai Culture Square

Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Gillian Lynne, Cats first opened in the West End in 1981 and then with the same creative team on Broadway in 1982. It won numerous awards, including Best Musical at both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards. The London production ran for 21 years and the Broadway production ran for 18 years, both setting new records. As of 2016, Cats is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history and was the longest running Broadway show in history from 1997 until 2006. Cats is the sixth-longest-running West End musical. Actresses Elaine Paige, Betty Buckley, Sarah Brightman have become famous because of Cats. The most famous number "Memory" was recorded by over 150 artists with more than 180 recording editions. Only in the UK, Memory was played on TV and radio programs for more than 46,875 times.

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