One of the biggest hits in theater history, CATS, will return to the Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) for a limited one-week engagement as part of a new tour North American beginning Tuesday, September 20 and through Sunday, September 25, 2022. Tickets ($38-$138) are available online at broadwaysanjose.com, by calling 408-792-4111 or in person at the San Jose Civic Box Office (150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose). Group orders of 10 or more can be placed by calling 669-242-8559. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
The CATS performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. (press night); Wednesday September 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday September 22 at 7.30 p.m.; Friday September 23 at 8 p.m.; Saturday September 24 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; and Sunday September 25 at 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on TS Eliot’s book of practical cats Old Possum, the record-breaking musical spectacle has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages! With 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 creative team for the new CATS production includes John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Mick Potter (Sound Design), choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on original choreography by Gillian Lynne, and the direction of Trevor Nunn. Kim Craven is Associate Choreographer and Chrissie Cartwright is Director/Associate Choreographer.
Since its world premiere, CATS has been viewed by over 75 million people worldwide. Originally directed by Trevor Nunn with choreography and associate direction by Gillian Lynne, set and costume design by John Napier, lighting design by David Hersey and sound design by Abe Jacob, CATS opened in London’s West End in 1981.
The original Broadway production opened in 1982 at the Winter Garden Theater on Broadway, 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. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical held the title of longest-running musical in Broadway history until it was overtaken in 2006 by Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The original Broadway production ended on September 10, 2000, and is currently the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history.
CATS returned to Broadway in July 2016 in a stunning revival at the Neil Simon Theater, where it ran until December 2017.
The 2022/23 CATS Tour is licensed by The Really Useful Group and produced by Troika Entertainment.
For more information and a full tour itinerary, please visit CatsTheMusical.com.