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Leona Lewis to Play Grizabella in Cats Revival

Scherzinger as Grizabella, and Lewis.

Purring love! The New York Times reports that singer Leona Lewis has signed on to play the role of Grizabella the Glamour Cat in the upcoming Broadway production of Cats. She’ll replace Nicole Scherzinger, who played the mournful feline in the revival’s West End production but allegedly dropped out of the Broadway version shortly before rehearsals so she could return to The X-Factor. (Coincidentally, Lewis won X-Factor’s third season.) Earlier this month, Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted that Scherzinger’s departure made him “furious.” Meow! Is it problematic to call this a cat fight?