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‘Cats’ on B’way Announces Digital Lottery

The Broadway production of “Cats” is hoping for as much success with its online lottery as “Hamilton” received. The Andrew Lloyd Webber revival, opening at the Neil Simon Theatre July 31, will be offering a daily chance, beginning at 10 a.m. ET (8:30 a.m. for matinees), to win a limited number of same-day tickets for $40.

The seven-time Tony-winning play is based on the novel by T.S. Eliot, “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” This revival, currently in previews, is directed by Trevor Nunn with choreography from one Broadway’s hottest Tony winners, Andy Blankenbuehler (“Hamilton”).

Singer Leona Lewis will be making her Broadway debut as Grizabella alongside Eloise Kropp (“Dames at Sea”), Giuseppe Bausilio (“Aladdin”), Ricky Ubeda (“On the Town”), Quentin Earl Darrington (“Ragtime”), and Tyler Hanes (“A Bed and a Chair”).

“Cats” ran in over 30 countries and was translated into 15 languages after its raucous opening on the West End in 1981. The Best Musical winner was the longest-running musical in Broadway history until another Lloyd Webber creation, “The Phantom of the Opera,” surpassed it in 2006. The original production closed in September of 2000.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” revival announced its digital lottery and is hoping for as much success as “Hamilton.”

Digital Lottery Announced for Current Broadway Revival of Cats

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical plays at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Producers have announced the launch of an online ticket lottery for the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. The lottery will open daily at 10am, and 8:30am for matinee performances, for entrants to win a limited number of $40 same-day tickets to that day’s performances.

Winners will be notified by e-mail minutes after the drawing and will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets with a credit card online. They must present their photo ID at the Neil Simon Theatre box office at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the corresponding performance to pick up their tickets. Seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability.

The Cats principal company will be made up of Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime) as Old Deuteronomy, Eloise Kropp (Dames at Sea) as Jennyanydots/Gumbie, Leona Lewis as Grizabella, Ricky Ubeda (On the Town) as Mr. Mistoffelees, and Tyler Hanes (A Bed and a Chair) as Rum Tum Tugger.

The musical’s original West End and Broadway director Trevor Nunn will helm the production, with choreography by Hamilton‘s Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne, and with associate direction by Lynne. The creative team for the new Broadway production will also include sound design by Mick Potter, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and scenic and costume design by John Napier.

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