One of the longest-running shows in Broadway and West End history, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is an ode to felines, inspired by T.S. Eliot’s poems. More…
Tonight is the one special night each year when the tribe of Jellicle Cats reunites to celebrate who they are. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
See it if You've never seen Cats before. The cast is great. There are some really good songs and dance numbers.
Don't see it if You've already seen Cats. At times it can be really repetitive. Is more of a musical revue, no real story. Would work better as 1 Act.
See it if you want exceptional dancing, singing & staging. I hated original-loved this. Somehow without reimaging, it feels full of life, new & fresh.
Don't see it if you've just GOT to have a plot. For all it beauty & charm there is still 0. Leona Lewis is no Betty Buckley, but who is! She's worth seeing!
See it if You like the TS Eliot based book and it's story. It is consuming for children but can be confusing at times for kids
Don't see it if This production was not as good as the one in the 80's. It doesn't have the same feel to it and I do not recommend it. Should have never ope
See it if you're nostalgic for the original production. This mindless, grating, hokey show is as creaky as museum piece, yet somehow still entertains.
Don't see it if you think of Cats as a low point in musical theatre, as this revival/re-creation only reinforces the claim that ALW set back the art form.
See it if you dare. I really can't figure out the appeal of this one.
Don't see it if you value clear storytelling (or really any kind of storytelling) or dramatically compelling songs or your time.
See it if You want great dancing: this is a dance-ical & the dancers are superb!! You want to be entertained.
Don't see it if You're expecting a story-there's only a wisp of one here. You've already made up your mind to hate it. You don't like dance-icals.
See it if you've never seen it before. It's a classic. The sets, lighting, costumes, and choreography are terrific and certainly elevate the show.
Don't see it if you care much for story. It's a series of vignettes with a loose through line. I was bored at times.
See it if You love a Webber score and/or want to see a show that's terrifically choreographed. There's nothing more to it than that.
Don't see it if You want a show with a plot. This is a dance musical. If you go in thinking it's going to be sophisticated, you won't like it.
See it if I went for I love cats, but you do not need to like cats to see this. The makeup and staging are great.
Don't see it if No real story line, base on poets
See it if After years, still emotionally affecting for adult and child alike. Amusing cat names, cute feline dances, and one +memorable+ song.
Don't see it if You are expecting more plot than a nursery rhyme.
See it if want to see a dance concert with intermitant music hall thrown in, strongest in its movement, weak in its storytelling, spectacle galore
Don't see it if you think there is something better than CATS, if you'll miss pirate ship sequence, if you'll miss Betty Buckley or Laurie Beechman
See it if you loved the original, cuz there's very little new here. I wish the musical arrangements had been updated to match the oh so singable songs
Don't see it if you don't like gorgeous bodies moving like cats, you want a plot, you don't find T.S. Elliot whimsical or crowds of chatty tourists bug you.
See it if you love flashy dance numbers, want to see a Broadway spectacle, or are curious why this used to be the longest running show on Broadway
Don't see it if you want a plot, you're only going to see Leona Lewis (you might see her adequate yet unremarkable understudy Jessica Hendy instead)
See it if you enjoy good dancing and singing, you like and know about cats.
Don't see it if you do not like revivals or are bothered by elaborate costumes. The many "cats" can get a bit confusing.
See it if you can abide the utter lack of plot. Tyler Hanes, Ricky Ubeda & Mamie Paris give standout performances as does the reimagined choreography.
Don't see it if that whole no-plot thing is a dealbreaker. It does still have the timeless score, beautiful staging, and exuberant cast to recommend it.
See it if you like dancing cats? There is some great dancing that can help you get over the overamplified music. The cast is fantastic!
Don't see it if you want a decent story, are afraid of cats or leotards
See it if you've never seen this iconic, getting-dusty Andrew Lloyd Webber work and need to check it off the "to-see" list; don't mind a lack of plot.
Don't see it if you require realism, intense drama, actors who look like they're not wearing Halloween costumes; newer, resonant stories; if you hate music.
See it if you liked the original. The choreography is better and less insane than the original (no 2 person cartwheels while hitting the high note).
Don't see it if You are looking for a cohesive story. It's based on a book of poetry and is a theme piece more than an integrated musical.
See it if Great staging, costumes & dancing, but no real story or charm. This revival feels worn & tired. Grizabella was curiously weak, tepid.
Don't see it if I have no idea why this show was so long running - or revived. It seems to be all about the spectacle - all dazzle but no substance.
See it if you never saw the original. You'll have nothing to compare it to. Cats is epic & the original @ The Winter Garden should have never closed.
Don't see it if you're personally attached to the original choreography & staging. All changes, additions & omissions were excruciatingly obvious & painful.
See it if You've been listening to the cast album for literally your whole life. You want to see a show that's really weird, but a classic nonetheless
Don't see it if You think it's going to be an amazing and profound theater experience worthy of T.S. Eliot's book credit. It isn't. But it's fun and weird.