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Thursday, October 14, 2010


On this day in 1982, the Broadway musical, Cats, opened. It closed nearly 18 years later on September 10, 2010! Despite its long run, it is only number 2 after Phantom of the Opera in longest running Broadway play! Cats was the winner of numerous Tony Awards in 1983.

The play is based upon a work by poet, T.S. Eliot, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats which is found in The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950 [810.81 ELI]. The score is by Andrew Lord Weber and is available as a CD, Cats: Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording [CD BROADWAY CAT].

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