The CATS is a phenomenal musical created and produced by world renowned Andrew Lloyd Webber. This musical is based on a 1939 collection of T.S. Elliot’s poems Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. His affection for these poems which his mother read to him as a child inspired him to convert the poems into a musical in 1977.
The CATS premiered at the New London Theatre on May 1981 where it had 8,949 performances and hit the Broadway on October, 1982 with7,485 performances (TUTS, p.13).