“CATS” is back and better than ever!” -The Huffington Post
TICKETS FOR BROADWAY’S CATS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, OCT. 1 AT 10 A.M. FOR DEC. 14-19, 2021 PERFORMANCES AT THE SAENGER THEATRE
NEW ORLEANS – (Sept. 28, 2021) – One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will come to New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre from Dec. 14 to Dec. 19, 2021, as part of a new North American tour. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, CATS is part of the Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans 2021-2022 season.
Tickets for CATS start at $31. Tickets are available for purchase at BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Saenger Theatre Box Office (1111 Canal St., New Orleans, LA, 70112). Group sales are offered for groups of 10 or more and will be available by calling (504) 287-0372.
CATS will play at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans from Dec. 14-19, 2021. The performance schedule is as follows:
- Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
- Sunday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
“Local audiences will love seeing the classic musical spectacular CATS,” said Liz Hefler, Hancock Whitney senior vice president. “Hancock Whitney is thrilled to partner with Broadway in New Orleans to bring back live performances to the city.”
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 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. Kim Craven is the associate choreographer and Chrissie Cartwright is the associate director/choreographer.
Since its world premiere, CATS has been seen by more than 75 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 London’s West End in 1981.
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. 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.
CATS returned to Broadway in July 2016 in a stunning revival at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran through December 2017.
The 2021/2022 tour of CATS is licensed by The Really Useful Group and produced by TROIKA Entertainment.
For more information and a complete tour route, please visit CatsTheMusical.com.
The Saenger Theatre will comply with all City of New Orleans safety protocols, which at this time requires all patrons 12 years of age and older to have at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine. Patrons unable to be vaccinated will be required to show proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the performance.
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Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. Led by 14-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 45 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and To Kill A Mockingbird.
The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 14-time Tony-winning theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 45 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards.
Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, with a starlit evening sky ceiling, arched surroundings, statuary, columns and decorative moldings. In January 2012, the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) and ACE Theatrical Group formed a public-private partnership to carry out a $52 million restoration project after the iconic theatre was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The Saenger Theatre reopened in the fall of 2013, authentically restored to the finest level of detail, with state-of-the-art technological improvements and updated first-class amenities. The theatre hosts a wide variety of performing arts attractions including live theater, comedy shows and musical acts. The Saenger Theatre is located at the corner of Canal and North Rampart streets in downtown New Orleans and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit https://www.saengernola.com for more information.
New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to attract and present the finest theatrical and performing arts attractions available in New Orleans. NOTA is also dedicated to financial and technical support of local non-profit institutions in New Orleans that are dedicated to the furtherance of theatrical and musical education and production.
Ambassador Theatre Group
Founded in 1992, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the world’s number one live theater company with the vision of helping great shows to find the largest audiences. ATG operates over 50 venues in Britain, North America and Germany. It is an internationally recognized award-winning theater producer with productions in the West End and on Broadway and touring productions in the U.K., North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. ATG is also the market leader in theater ticketing services through ATG Tickets, LOVETheatre and Group Line.
ATG operates the newly refurbished Lyric Theatre, home to the acclaimed Tony Award winner Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the oldest theater on Broadway, the beautifully restored Hudson Theatre. ATG manages and operates the Saenger and Mahalia Jackson theaters in New Orleans, the Majestic and Empire theaters in San Antonio and the magnificent Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. Under ATG’s management, Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston reopened in the summer of 2018 with the critically-acclaimed pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. In 2018, ATG secured a lease on San Francisco’s Curran Theatre, where the West Coast Premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will commence performances in the fall. Most recently, ATG acquired Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. Declared “Houston’s Hottest Music Venue” by Houston Press, Smart Financial Centre is a state-of-the-art, indoor performance venue with flexible seating capacities.
ATG’s most recent producing credits in the U.S. include Dear Evan Hansen, Pretty Woman: The Musical, A Doll’s House Part 2, Sunday in the Park with George, and Lincoln Center Theater’s The King and I. www.atg.co.uk/atg-worldwide/americas/.
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