Back on stage, and better than ever; CATS

Celebrity Attractions and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust are thrilled to announce the return of one of the biggest hits in theatrical history. Cats will return to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for an eight-performance engagement October 9 – 13.

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 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. The show played its final performance on Saturday, December 30, 2017, after 16 previews and 593 regular performances.

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 tour marks the first 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. 

Presented by Celebrity Attractions and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust, Cats will be performed at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for eight performances only October 9 – 13. The performance schedule is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased by calling (918) 596-7111 or (800) 364-7111, in person at the Tulsa PAC Ticket Office, or online at Groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling (918) 796-0220.

The Tulsa PAC Ticket Office and Celebrity Attractions are the only official retail ticket outlets and the only way to guarantee you are paying face value for legitimate tickets. A broker or third-party tickets are not guaranteed and cannot be replaced.

Cats is an add-on production to the Celebrity Attractions’ 2019-2020 Broadway Season which also includes Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of the timeless musical about love, hope and courage, Les Misérables and the epic love story of our time in the new production of Miss Saigon and the spectacular new musical Anastasia.

For the first time in forever the first national Broadway tour of Disney’s Frozen will make its Oklahoma premiere; Broadway’s golden ticket filled with “Pure Imagination”, Roald Dahl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; and the season concludes with the remarkable new musical based on a true story, Come From Away, making its Tulsa debut.

Celebrity Attractions celebrates 35 years of bringing Broadway and more to Tulsa. As a Tulsa based company and a nationally recognized leader in the Broadway industry, Celebrity Attractions is proud to have an average annual impact on the local economy of more than $40 million and the company is committed to presenting the Best of Broadway and more to enrich the communities they serve.

The Gayly. 9/26/2019 @ 1:53 p.m. CST.