Mon, Nov 26
CATS On Sale at DPAC on December 6
November 26, 2018 (Durham, N.C.) – DPAC is delighted to announce on December 6 tickets to individual shows of CATS will go on sale. CATS will be on stage from June 4 - 9, 2019, as part of the SunTrust Broadway at DPAC 2018 / 2019 season.
Tickets start at $37 (+ taxes & ticket fees) and go on sale Thursday, December 6 at 10 a.m.:
- Online at DPACnc.com
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
- Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
- Groups of 12 or more are on sale now by e-mailing [email protected]
“CATS is a timeless production that has captivated audiences for generations,” said Rachel Traversari, Senior Director of Marketing at DPAC. “From the costumes to the choreography to the original score, guests will be mesmerized by this musical spectacular.”
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, is now 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 cast of Jellicle cats include Phillip Deceus as “Alonzo,” McGee Maddox as “Bill Bailey/Rum Tum Tugger,” Lexie Plath as “Bombalurina,” Mariah Reives as “Cassandra,” PJ DiGaetano as “Coricopat,” Liz Schmitz as “Demeter,” Keri René Fuller as “Grizabella,” Kaitlyn Davidson as “Jellylorum,” Emily Jeanne Phillips as “Jennyanydots,” Tion Gaston as “Mistoffelees,” Tony d'Alelio as “Mungojerrie,” Dan Hoy as “Munkustrap,” Timothy Gulan as “Peter/Bustopher Jones/Asparagus,” Tyler John Logan as “Plato/Macavity,” Anthony Michael Zas as “Pouncival,” Rose Iannaccone as “Rumpelteazer,” Ahren Victory as “Sillabub,” Ethan Saviet as “Skimbleshanks,” Halli Toland as “Tantomile,” Devin Neilson as “Tumblebrutus,” Brandon Michael Nase as “Victor/Old Deuteronomy,” Caitlin Bond as “Victoria,” along with Zachary S. Berger, Nicholas Burrage, Erin Chupinsky, Maria Failla, Justin W. Geiss, Charlotte O'Dowd, Adam Richardson, Tricia Tanguy, Andy Zimmermann and more to be announced.
Below is a list of announced first year tour stops for CATS, with additional cities to follow.
Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center Jan 22 – Jan 27, 2019
Hartford, CT Bushnell Center Jan 29 – Feb 3, 2019
Buffalo, NY Shea's Performing Arts Center Feb 5 – Feb 10, 2019
San Jose, CA San Jose Center for the Performing Arts Feb 19 – Feb 24, 2019
Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Pantages Feb 26 – Mar 24, 2019
Seattle, WA The Paramount Theatre Mar 26 – Mar 31, 2019
Sacramento, CA Community Center Theater Apr 2 – Apr 7, 2019
Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center Apr 9 – Apr 14, 2019
San Diego, CA Civic Theater Apr16 – Apr 21, 2019
Denver, CO Buell Theatre Apr 24 – Apr 28, 2019
Tucson, AZ Centennial Hall Apr 30 – May 5, 2019
Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall May 7 – May 12, 2019
Alto, NM Spencer Theater May 14 – May 15, 2019
Albuquerque, NM Popejoy Hall May 16 – May 19, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK Civic Center Music Hall May 21 – May 26, 2019
Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center May 28 – June 2, 2019
Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center Jun 4 – Jun 9, 2019
Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center Jun 11 – Jun 16, 2019
Philadelphia, PA Forrest Theatre Jun 18 – Jun 30, 2019
Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre Jul 9 – Jul 14, 2019
Chicago, IL Oriental Theatre Jul 16 – Aug 4, 2019
Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre Aug 6 – Aug 11, 2019
Charlotte, NC Belk Theater Aug 13 – Aug 18, 2019
Hershey, PA Hershey Theatre Aug 20 – Aug 25, 2019
The original Broadway production opened in 1982 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 7,485 performances and 18 years. CATS was originally produced on Broadway by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company Limited, David Geffen, and The Shubert Organization.
CATS returned to Broadway in 2016 in a stunning revival at the Neil Simon Theatre. Preview performances began Thursday, July 14, 2016, and officially opened on Sunday, July 31, 2016. CATS played its final performance on Saturday, December 30, 2017 after 16 previews and 593 regular performances.
The creative team for the new production of CATS includes John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Mick Potter (Sound Design), choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne, and direction by Trevor Nunn.
Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 15 languages, and has been seen by more than 73 million people worldwide. Originally directed by Trevor Nunn with choreography and associate direction by Gillian Lynne, scenic and costume design by John Napier, lighting design by David Hersey, and sound design by Abe Jacob, CATS opened in the West End in 1981. The musical debuted on Broadway in 1982 where it 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 over 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 September 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.
The first-ever, live-action film adaptation of CATS, produced by Universal Pictures and Working Title, will open on Dec. 20, 2019.
The revival of CATS is produced by The Shubert Organization, James L. Nederlander, The Really Useful Group and Cameron Mackintosh.
For more information, please visit CatsTheMusical.com
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed annually among the top venues in the country by multiple publications that track attendance and live event sales, DPAC is currently the #2 ranked theater in the U.S.
With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone,” hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), since 2011 DPAC has been listed the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.