The new, multi-year national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats launched January 22, 2019, at the Providence Performing Arts Center, with 24 cities planned for its first year. The tour features new choreography by Hamilton Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography by the late Gillian Lynne.
Based on T.S. Eliot’s book of poems, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Cats immerses the audience in the world of nocturnal “Jellicle Cats” as they gather for the Jellicle Ball.
The cast stars Phillip Deceus as Alonzo, McGee Maddox as Bill Bailey/Rum Tum Tugger, Lexie Plath as Bombalurina, Mariah Reives as Cassandra, PJ DiGaetano as Coricopat, Liz Schmitz as Demeter, Keri René Fuller as Grizabella, Kaitlyn Davidson as Jellylorum, Emily Jeanne Phillips as Jennyanydots, Tion Gaston as Mistoffelees, Tony d'Alelio as Mungojerrie, Dan Hoy as Munkustrap, Timothy Gulan as Peter/Bustopher Jones/Asparagus, Tyler John Logan as Plato/Macavity, Anthony Michael Zas as Pouncival, Rose Iannaccone as Rumpelteazer, Ahren Victory as Sillabub, Ethan Saviet as Skimbleshanks, Halli Toland as Tantomile, Devin Neilson as Tumblebrutus, Brandon Michael Nase as Victor/Old Deuteronomy, Caitlin Bond as Victoria, along with Zachary S. Berger, Nicholas Burrage, Erin Chupinsky, Maria Failla, Justin W. Geiss, Charlotte O'Dowd, Adam Richardson, Tricia Tanguy, and Andy Zimmermann.
The tour reflects the original direction of Trevor Nunn, with designs by John Napier (scenic and costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design), and Mick Potter (sound design).