Cats is a pop-cultural phenomenon that has been performed on stage for more than 50 million patrons in 26 countries for almost 18 years, resulting in more than two billion dollars in ticket sales. Now that Cats has finally made it to the small screen, attention must be paid not just by fans of this critic-proof show, but also by those entertainment mavens who have somehow avoided it until now. Written by
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Filmed on the stage of London's Adelphi Theatre. See more
The poem/song "The Naming of Cats" states that a cat's "second name," such as those used by the characters in this show, is unique and not shared by any other cat. However, the song introducing Old Gus the Theatre Cat says that his full name is Asparagus, which is also the name of another cat in the show. This is because John Mills
, who played Gus, was unable to do the rest of the singing and dancing the role required, so the character was split into two identically-named characters. See more
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You ought to ask Mr. Mistoffoles, the original conjuring cat. There can be no doubt about that. Please, listen to me and don't scoff. All his inventions are off his own bat.
In the credits, when it lists additional song voices, Jemima is spelled as Jemmima. See more
Referenced in Very Annie Mary
Grizabella, the Glamour Cat
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performed by Elaine Paige
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