A recent staging of CATS in London. Courtesy O&M Co.
When CATS opened on Broadway in 1982, it ran for a record-breaking 18 years. This summer, it will return under the guidance of much of the original team: composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, scenic and costume designer John Napier and director Trevor Nunn. The major change for this revival is the choreography. Andy Blankenbuehler will base CATS’ new moves on the original ones by Gillian Lynne. Can Blankenbuehler pull off another Hamilton-sized hit? CATS starts previews on July 14, and opens August 2.