Cats Is Coming Back to Broadway, Meow Meow Meow!

Let them whisker gently in your ear. Corbis

Cats will no longer be just a memory: Deadline reports that Andrew Lloyd Webber's feline musical will return to Broadway this summer for the first time since 2000. Based on a tail by T.S. Eliot, the original Cats was the fourth-longest-running production in Broadway history, earning audience ap-paws for 18 years. The revival is being produced by a partnership of the Nederlander Organization and the Schubert Organization, with Lloyd Webber's production company merely licensing the show — an arrangement that probably resulted in some complicated contractual clawses. Like the original, this revival will be directed by Trevor Nunn, with new choreography by Hamilton's Andy Blankenbuehler, a purr-fect choice. Just to confirm, this is a serious story — we're not kitten.