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19/06/1997 "Cats" becomes the longest-running musical in Broadway history

Cats is a sung-through musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. Cats was the longest-running Broadway show in history from 1997 until 2006 when it was surpassed by The Phantom of the Opera.


  • Essentials 

  • Synopsis 

  • Music 

  • Characters 

  • Notable casts 

  • Production history 

  • 2019 film adaptation 

  • Revisions to the show