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
The World's Best-loved Musical - The Memory will Live Forever
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The 1998 Universal Studios musical film "Sunset Boulevard" was filmed on the stage of London's Adelphi Theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber, director David Mallet, associate director-staged by-choreographer Gillian Lynne and John Napier returned to the original concept for the musical property, staging the film on a legitimate theatre stage. They wanted to keep the atmosphere and feeling that audiences watching the film could still get the sense of seeing the musical live, by having all views be facing the stage, therefore, getting multiple views of the set, with close-ups. The cast, dancers and singers were drawn together from the various stage productions of the musical. Elaine Page originated the role of 'Grizabella' in London; Ken Page, who originated 'Old Deuteronomy' on Broadway; Sir John Millsas as 'Gus'; Michael Gruber as 'Munkustrap'; John Partridge as 'The Rum Tum Tugger'; Jo Gibb as 'Rumpleteazer'. The score was performed by a 70 piece orchestra. The lavish film was released to movie theaters by Universal Studios: released on VHS and DVD, as well as broadcast on Public Television world-wide. See more
During the beginning of "The Awful Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles," Victoria and Jemima can be seen sitting next to Old Deuteronomy watching along. In one scene, it shows them start to get up and leave, and they are gone in the next scene. The scene afterward, they are shown sitting there again, and gone again in the next. See more
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Are nothing more but agents for the cat who all the time just controls the operation, the Napoleon of Crime!
Credits show clips of each person in their characters costume from the video along with their name and character role. See more
Journey to the Heaviside Layer
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber
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