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These Superstars Are Getting Tapped for the New CATS Movie

This time last month, we were wigging out when news broke that Wayne McGregor had been named choreographer for the upcoming CATS movie. Sure, it made us scratch our heads, since the original dances by the late Gillian Lynne are as iconic as the Jellicle cats themselves. (There was even a stir when Andy Blankenbuehler […]

The Best Moments in CATS According to NYC Schoolchildren

  It should come as no surprise that at Dance Magazine, we really, really love CATS. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical made its way to Broadway 35 years ago (and proceeded to run for 18 years and snag Tony Awards), and by all accounts the revival, which opened this summer, lives up to the original in every […]

A First-Timer's Reaction to CATS

Most people 20 or older have some “memory” about CATS, whether they were veteran theatergoers, saw a production as a child, donned a unitard for a middle school play or wore out the 1998 VHS recording. While this staple of the 80s and 90s captivated many, somehow I escaped the feline phenomenon—until this week when […]

Inside "Cats": Georgina Pazcoguin Becomes the White Cat

New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin is taking a leave from the company to dance a lead role in the revival of Cats on Broadway. She’s no stranger to musical theater, as she’s played a sizzling Anita in West Side Story Suite with NYCB, completed a short stint on Broadway as the irresistible Miss […]

CATS Makes a Comeback

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 […]

CATS Is Coming Back!

One of the kookiest, yet most successful inventions of the ’80s is making a comeback: CATS will return to Broadway this summer, beginning previews at the Neil Simon Theater July 14 and officially opening on August 2. Demeter and Bombalurina from the London 2014 production (Cue the music for “Memory.”) The original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s […]

These 5 Alumni Prove That Regional Dance America Opens Diverse Doors

Careers are often described as ladders—linear paths ascending to a predetermined goal. But the nonprofit organization Regional Dance America bursts out of the stale metaphor entirely, acting as a springboard for young dancers to reach career heights in a variety of industries. Through RDA’s programs—including its Regional and National festivals, National Choreography Intensive, adjudication, and scholarship offerings—dancers gain invaluable experience. From […]