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Important Dates in CATS History

May 22, 2011

CATS imageMay 11, 1981 – The original production opened at the New London Theatre.  Eights years later it celebrated its first important milestone: after 3,358 performances, CATS became the longest running musical in the history of the British theatre.

October 7, 1982 – CATS opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre.

February 28, 1984 – The Original Broadway Cast Recording of CATS wins Best Cast Show Album at the 26th Grammy Awards®.

October 1, 1997 – CATS became the longest, continuously touring show in American theatre history.

January 29, 1996 – The London production of CATS celebrated its 6,141st performance, and became the longest running musical in the history of West End theatre.

June 19. 1997 – CATS became the longest running musical on Broadway.

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