Cats musical meets Istanbul audience

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One of the world’s best known musicals, “Cats,” will come to Istanbul’s Zorlu Center Performance Arts Center between Jan. 1 and Feb. 2, 2014 with 16 shows.

“Cats” was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliot, and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Cats also introduced the song standard “Memory.”

It is the second longest-running show in Broadway history, and the fourth longest-running West End musical. It has been performed around the world many times and has been translated into more than 20 languages. In 1998, “Cats” was turned into a made-for-television film.

It won numerous awards, including best musical at both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards.


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