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.
Did You Know?
The cast, dancers and singers were drawn together from the various stage productions of the musical. Examples of this include Elaine Page
originated the role of 'Grizabella' in London; 'Ken Page', who originated 'Old Deuteronomy' on Broadway; Sir John Mills
as 'Gus The Theatre Cat', Michael Gruber
as 'Munkustrap'; John Partridge
as 'The Rum Tum Tugger'; Jo Gibb
as 'Rumpleteazer'; 'Susan Jane Tanner' as 'Jellylorum' etc. See more
During 'Old Deuteronomy', Mungojerrie can been see in the background lying in front of Rumpleteazer with his head on her lap. The film then cuts to a close up, in which Mungojerrie is now lying *behind* Rumpleteazer, propped up on one elbow. When the film goes back to a long shot, Mungojerrie is back to his original position. In some shots, Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer disappear entirely. See more
Rum Tum Tugger
Old Deuteronomy's buried nine wives, and more I am tempted to say... 99.
Credits show clips of each person in their characters costume from the video along with their name and character role. See more
Spoofed in Grand Theft Auto III
The Rum Tum Tugger
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber
and T.S. Eliot
Performed by John Partridge
and chorus See more