Nearly 35 years after their first performance, the National 3 cast of the landmark international musical sensation by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS, reunited for a very special virtual theatrical event, WITH LOVE, NOW AND FOREVER! CATS4COVIDRELIEF, a fundraiser for the Broadway Cares Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which supports The Actors Fund.
Now, one year later they are reunited, once again, to celebrate the reopening of the theatre industry in “BROADWAY REBORN, WITH LOVE NOW AND FOREVER, A Celebratory Welcome Back!”
Partnering with The Broadway Podcast Network’s, “The Wrong Cat Died” podcast hosted by Mike Abrams this live, in person, one-night-only special event will feature original broadway, national, and international companies cast members, Deborah Geneviere Athens, Joanna Beck, Anthony Vincent Bova, Jonathan S. Cerullo, Adrea Gibbs, Austin Jetton, Christine Toy Johnson, Kari Nicolaisen, Amiee Turner, and James Walski, in a lively conversation with their unique perspective on the landmark musical and the celebration of Broadway reopening! In addition they will rebroadcast their inspired celebration of the opening number, “Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats,” a unique rendition of “The Naming of Cats”, a tribute to T.S. Eliot. Rounding out the evening will be a thought provoking conversation on the role of Grizabella whose off the chart, now classic song recognized by Billboard’s Top-10 most recorded musical theatre songs, “Memory”, with those who played the infamous “Glamour Cat”, Heidi Stallings, Lyn MacDonald-Sigman, and Grammy Award-winner Leslie Ellis.
Thanks to Melanie Goerlitz for being our opening segment glamour cat!
Watch the original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHk9dcfh5Zc