Happy Hour #13: A Cavalcade of Cats - CATS
*Cough!* *Hack!* *Eeech!* Hairball got you down? We've got the perfect solution: Andrew Lloyd Webber's mega-hit musical Cats. It's team Jimi (aka Cats Trash) vs team Tommy (aka the rest of the world). Are we talking about high concept art? Or the lowest common denominator. The gloves are off in this cat-astrophe of an episode.
Do you share Jimi's crush on Tony Vincent as Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar? You will soon…
Reminisce with this Independent article published the morning after Cats's record-breaking 6,138th performance.
"We're rats. We're RATS! We're furry and forlorn!"
"Who out there is a fan of Stephen Ward?" Did you miss that Lloyd Webber flop? We've got you covered.
Wanna see an old-man theatre cat get scared out of his wits by the creepiest cat you've ever seen? Of COURSE you do…
Brace yourself. Here's a picture of the new "hip" Rum Tum Tugger…
Tune in to Broadway.com's backstage coverage of the Cats revival with the oh-so-handsome Tyler Hanes.
Want too much information about Cats (but nothing about it's critical reception)? Check out the Wikipedia page. Really – check it – it's a work of art.
Get your Elaine Page fix over at her BBC Radio 2 page. Do you think she's "The First Lady of Musical Theatre?"
Get a load of Ruthie Henshall (and Bernadette Peters and Julia McKenzie) doing "You Gotta Get a Gimmick."
A mistranslated quiz question…
What musical's title song's first lyric goes like this, when poorly translated: "Condone violence in the cloud from any location monitoring."