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Hamilton Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler Gives Cats

A New Spring in Its Step Gerard Raymond | May 19, 2016 Photos by Matthew Murphy

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o many millions of people have a love affair with this show; I feel it is important to give them what they remember,” says Andy Blankenbuehler, who is choreographing the first Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, the musical phenomenon that has captivated audiences since the 1980s.

Blankenbuehler, who is best known for creating the dazzling kinetic moves in this decade’s musical phenomenon Hamilton, will base his work on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne. The new production of Cats also retains director Trevor Nunn, and set and costume designer John Napier — both of whom won 1983 Tony Awards for the


Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical has been performed in more than 30 countries and 15 languages.

original production. “I don’t want to break the DNA of the show, but I want to move it a little more quickly, deepen the storytelling, and strengthen the characterizations, so that when audiences see the show, it will be something they remember, but which happens in a way that is not familiar.” Letting the memory live again, to quote

from the musical’s popular hit song, could be a challenge. “I think the millions of people who saw Cats took away from it very different things,” notes Blankenbuehler. “As an audience member, you have romantic memories that moved you, but decades later you only remember the impact of the show.” He reports that he recently talked to a young

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Brandon Michael Nase as Old Deuteronomy, the leader of the Jellicle cats who has been “famous in proverb and famous in rhyme” through his many long lives.

woman who recalled seeing the show when she was a preteen. “She remembered how she was sitting on the aisle, and the white cat — which is a sort of idealized vision of feline beauty — [physically] touched her. That image of theatrical beauty stayed with her through her entire childhood. She now works in the entertainment business and she swears it was that moment that changed her creative life.” Blankehnbuehler himself was just 12, a Cincinnati preteen himself bitten by the theater bug, when Cats first opened on Broadway. As an aspiring dancer in 1990 at age 20, he says, he was inspired by the extraordinary success of the dance-focused mega-musical when he moved to New York City to pursue his dream. “I literally had a photo of the Winter Garden [theatre] Cats 6

billboard over my bed,” he recalls. “More than anything else, the impact the show made on me was that a historic thing could happen because of dancers — that dance could touch the lives of so many people every night and make a difference. It made the sacrifices of making no money and living in a five-flight walk-up in New York worth it. The irony was that I never got to dance in Cats,” he adds. In the mid-1990s, the young dancer went on tour with Lloyd Webber’s Music of the Night, but he got to know the composer personally only after he took on the job of directing and choreographing the recent national tour of Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. By this time, of course, Blankenbuehler had received a Tony Award

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McGee Maddox as Rum Tum Tugger, the mischief-causing young kitten who loves stealing the spotlight.

for In the Heights and two subsequent Tony nominations for 9 to 5 and Bring It On. “Andrew reached out to me and asked me to fashion and write a new concert retrospective of his work, and that’s really how we got to know each other,” he explains. And then, not long after Hamilton began its charmed life at the Public Theater at the beginning of 2015, Lloyd Webber asked Blankenbuehler if he would like to choreograph the Broadway revival of CATS. A new, slightly tweaked production had just opened in London the previous fall, but the creators were looking for a fresh take for Broadway. When preparing for the Broadway revival, Blankenbuehler met regularly with director Nunn and other members of the original creative team. “It’s an amazing collaboration,” he reports, talking about the creators of Cats. 8

“Maybe I am being boastful, but it is a similar feeling that I have when I am around my Hamilton friends. There was a feeling during In the Heights and Hamilton — we are all at the top of our craft and all our cylinders are firing — that we were in the sandbox and we just had to get our hands dirty because we had nothing to lose. One person feeds off the other and things that you don’t anticipate happen,” he explains. “I think that’s how Cats was made, that they got into this room and it was this mad, crazy science experiment. So it is a huge flattering gesture to me to just be in the room with these guys.” Blankenbuehler particularly treasures his conversations with Lynne, the original choreographer, who turned 90 earlier this year. “There are lyrics in the show, but there is a lot of music without words — a lot of

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Dan Hoy as Munkustrap, the protector of the tribe.

ballet gestures,” he explains. “Gillian, with Trevor, obviously, did a great amount of work creating the storytelling. In many ways she wrote the book, as the choreographer of a danced-through piece does. So it was important for me to hear what she had to say and to understand why, for instance, she chose to make one section in unison and another with one person. Ultimately, the difference between Gillian and me is that she is balletically and lyrically based, so the pictures are long and sweeping,” Blankenbuehler continues. “I’m rhythmically based, and so my pictures are always about syncopation and shapes that crunch down, as opposed to shapes that expand up. I wanted to take her bible and meet it with my bible; I think in that we are going to be great partners.” 10

In the 30-plus years since CATS opened, not only have audiences changed — we have shorter attention spans, are open to more stimulation, and frequently multitask — but the tools available to a choreographer are also more varied. Blankenbuehler notes that today’s young performers’ abilities have been broadened by dance competition TV shows like “So You Think You Can Dance.” “You have these dancers coming to us with tremendous skills that range from ballet to tap to [street-dance styles like] krumping and popping or [hip-hop’s] locking, to modern and contemporary dance.” “The creative team talked to me a lot about the musical not just being about cats, but about finding the common ground where the audience can see themselves in the cats,” Blankenbuehler continues. “So for me as a

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Describing his new choreography, Blankenbeuhler says that “the archetypal characters are the same but I want[ed] to make sure, as I have always done, that in the transitions, the storytelling continues in a very dynamic way.”

choreographer, it’s a great opportunity to further deepen the individual cats within the tribe. As Andrew’s musical styles change, I have them move in different ways. I am also making choreographic adjustments for Rum Tum Tugger, Mistoffelees, for the Macavity fight, and for our younger cats. One thing that’s going to be substantially different is the connective tissue between moments. The archetypal characters are the same but I want to make sure, as I have always done, that in the transitions, the storytelling continues in a very dynamic way.”

The design elements of the Cats revival are pretty much the same as the original and, apart from a few cuts and some reshuffling of scenes, the show remains structurally the same. But the production has a new lighting designer in Natasha Katz. “The lighting is the doorway that the audience walks through, so with her changes and my staging changes, I think the show will unfold in a different way,” says Blankenbuehler. “The big gamble is to take something that feels familiar and make it unfold in a deeper and more colorful way.”

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Brandon Michael Nase

Devin Neilson

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Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company The Naming of Cats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company Invitation to the Jellicle Ball . . . . . . . . . . Victoria, Mistoffelees, Munkustrap The Old Gumbie Cat . . . . Munkustrap, Jennyanydots, Jellylorum, Demeter, Bombalurina The Rum Tum Tugger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rum Tum Tugger, Company Entry of Grizabella . . . . . . . . . . Grizabella, Demeter, Bombalurina, Company Bustopher Jones: The Cat About Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bustopher Jones, Jennyanydots, Bombalurina, Jellylorum, Company Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer . . . . . . . . . . . Mungojerrie, Rumpelteazer Old Deuteronomy . . . . . . . . . Munkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger, Old Deuteronomy Song of the Jellicles and the Jellicle Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grizabella

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Introduction to Act II/The Moments of Happiness . . . . . Old Deuteronomy, Sillabub Gus the Theatre Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jellylorum, Asparagus The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles . . . . . Asparagus, Old Deuteronomy, Munkustrap, Company Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . Skimbleshanks, Company Macavity, The Mystery Cat . . . . . . . . . . . Demeter, Bombalurina, Company Magical Mister Mistoffelees . . . . . . . . Mistoffelees, Rum Tum Tugger, Company Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sillabub, Munkustrap, Grizabella Journey to the Heaviside Layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company The Ad-dressing of Cats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Deuteronomy, Company Finale Prologue — “Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats” additional lyric material written by Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe “Memory” lyric written by Trevor Nunn, based on poems by T.S. Eliot THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION

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PHILLIP DECEUS (Alonzo) A New Jersey Native is thrilled to be performing on the North American tour of CATS. Regional Credits: My One and Only, On Kentucky Avenue; International: Tokyo Disney Sea Resort and Vegas The Show. Thanks to all my Family, friends for your love and support. PJ DIGAETANO (Coricopat) is thrilled to be making his national tour debut in CATS. Credits: CATS (Mr. Mistoffelees) Royal Caribbean, Iceploration (Austin) Busch Gardens, Singer/Dancer on Regent Cruise’s Navigator (traveled to 55 countries and 6 continents). Love to my family, friends, and incredible mom. Dreams do come true! Instagram: @itspjdigaetano MARIA FAILLA (Cats Chorus) Broadway: CATS. Tours: Sound of Music, Evita, West Side Story. Regional: Man of La Mancha (Shakespeare Theatre Co), Pirates of Penzance, The Vagabond King. B.M. Rice University. Love to my family, Billy and HAA. www.mariafailla.com @mvf10 Like houseplants? Subscribe to Maria’s Planty Podcast @bloomandgrowradio on iTunes and Instagram! KERI RENÉ FULLER (Grizabella) National Tour Debut! Previous credits- Broadway: Waitress (Francine & Jenna u/s). Regionally, she has appeared in Murder Ballad (Sara), Les Misérables (Eponine), Lizzie Borden (Lizzie), Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), Dogfight (Rose). Proud BM Baldwin Wallace University Alumna and member of the Actor’s Equity Association. Thank you to the Lord as well as endless gratitude to CGF, Lindsay from Tara Rubin, Trevor, Andy, Brian and Kristen, and the magic that is our Creative Team for this life altering experience. Love to BWMT’15, Mom, Dad, and Michael. For KJB and Tiff. @krfuller13 TION GASTON (Mistoffelees) is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. Tion is an undergraduate student at Point Park University majoring in dance. Regional credits include: Brigadoon, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Throughly Modern Millie. Tion is ecstatic to be embarking on this new journey with CATS. Tion wants to give a huge thanks to God, his family, and all his teachers! @tion_9 JUSTIN W. GEISS (Pouncival) So pumped to be joining CATS! Regional: Newsies (Henry, U/S Crutchie), A Chorus Line (Bobby). Training at Houston Ballet Academy and the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet 2 Program. Special thanks to my friends and family who have supported me throughout my entire career.

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BIOS TIMOTHY GULAN (Peter/Bustopher Jones/ Asparagus) Broadway/Tours: The Last Ship, Les Misérables, South Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Some Like It Hot, Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Carousel, Falsettos, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, Passion, The Frogs. Premieres: Mr. Knightley in Emma @streamingmusicals.com, For the Boys, Houdini, the King Stag, Just So, Get In the Car. Movies/TV: South Pacific, Passion, The Knick, Ice Age, Boardwalk Empire, The Producers. Regional: The Glass Menagarie, Arsenic and Old Lace, Amadeus, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Billy Elliot, Bridges of Madison County, Big Fish. Tim teaches throughout the country. Thanks Professional Artists, Tara Rubin Casting. Love Kat. timothygulan.com

BRETT MICHAEL LOCKLEY (Swing) A Baltimore, MD native, is thrilled to be a part of CATS! Credits - National Tour: Motown the Musical. Regional: Beauty and the Beast (PaperMill), My Fair Lady (Fireside Theatre), LaCage Aux Folles (NSMT). INTL: A Chorus Line (Shanghai), IG: @Brett.Lockley

DAN HOY (Munkustrap) is thrilled to be a part of the CATS family. Touring Debut. Regional: Jehan/ Aphrodisius (Quasimodo U/S) in the Hunchback of Notre Dame (Great Lakes/Idaho Shakes), Gabe in Next to Normal (BTOTS), Jamie in Last Five Years (Revolution Theatrics), Pippin in Pippin (Thin Air Theater). Graduate of BWMT (2018) and the Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Academy (2014). Special thanks to Erin, Mallory and Melissa at CESD and Lindsay/Tara Rubin. He is grateful to his friends and family (Mom, Dad, Lizzie, Rachel, Grace and Zane) for all of their love and support. IG/Twitter: @dan_jhoy; FB: @DanHoy95 | Web: www.danhoy.org

MCGEE MADDOX (Bill Bailey/Rum Tum Tugger) From Spartanburg, South Carolina I am thrilled to be back on the road and in such an iconic show! First National Tour: An American in Paris/Jerry Mulligan. Principal Dancer: The National Ballet of Canada. I want to thank my friends, family, and the lovely Charlotte. @mcgeemaddox

ROSE IANNACCONE (Rumpleteazer) is ecstatic to take on her first national tour with CATS! Regional: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Newsies, Gypsy, Singin’ in the Rain (Broadway at Music Circus) Mamma Mia! (Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse). IAMT ’18! Rose gives special thanks to all her family, friends, and teachers. Meow! LAURA KATHERINE KAUFMAN (Tantomile) is thrilled to join the 1st National Tour of CATS. Previous: An American in Paris 1st National Tour, Odyssey Dance Theatre, City Ballet of SD. BFA Dance From the U of Arizona. Thanks to the CATS team, Miller-Marley, Lakey Wolff, and her incredible parents. This is for you! @yuzzz12 MARINA LAZZARETTO (Swing) Excited to be joining the CATS family. Broadway: An American In Paris, West Side Story. Off Broadway: Trip of Love, Doctor Faustus. First National Tours: An American In Paris, Wicked, Come Fly Away. Regional: Jerome Robbins Broadway (Muny) Television: “Fosse/Verdon,” “Marvelous Mrs Maisel,” “The Tonight Show,” “SNL,” and others. Thanks to Mum for all her support. @marinalazz

TYLER JOHN LOGAN (Plato/Macavity) National Tour: Elf; American Musical Theatre Dance Company. Regional: “Riff” in West Side Story (Ordway, North Shore, Theatre by the Sea), Annie (Hollywood Bowl), Honeymoon in Vegas (Marriott Theatre). Huge thank you to his phenomenal family and incredible friends. |@tylerlogan31

BRANDON MICHAEL NASE (Victor/ Old Deuteronomy) Thrilled to be joining the CATS family! Regional: American Repertory Theater, Asolo Rep, Bucks County Playhouse, Casa Mañana, Dallas Theatre Center, Tulane Summer Lyric, 3D Theatricals. Training: BM University of North Texas, MM NYU. Infinite thanks to God, Tara Rubin, DDO, and family (especially my rocks, Anaya and Ellis). For my Annie. www.brandonmichaelnase.com; @brandonmichaelnase DEVIN NEILSON (Tumblebrutus) a native of St. George Utah, is thrilled to be joining the North American Tour of CATS. Theatre credits include Race in Disney’s Newsies, Pepper in Mamma Mia!, Gideon in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Le Fou in Beauty and the Beast. Training: Brigham Young University, Music Dance Theatre BFA. CHARLOTTE O’DOWD (Swing) Broadway & 1st National Tour: An American in Paris. Regional: Chicago, Wizard of Oz, Disney’s Little Mermaid, Joseph. Vegas: Cirque du Soleil The Beatles LOVE, Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers. Canada’s National Ballet School graduate. Endless love and thanks to mom, dad, Laura, Hannah, Ellen, Rachel & McGee. Thanks MSA! Instagram:@chassychassimi EMILY JEANNE PHILLIPS (Jennyanydots) National Tours: Elf, the Musical (MSG). OffBroadway: Attack of the Elvis Impersonators. Regional: Goodspeed, Papermill Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Fulton Opera House

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BIOS and more! Thank you to GBM, Lindsey Levine, Andy and the Creatives. Love to Dad and Becca! emilyjeannephillips.com LEXIE PLATH (Bombalurina) is honored to be a part of this magical legacy. National Tours: Bullets Over Broadway (First National), Anything Goes (Virtue). Regional: A Chorus Line (Val, Arvada Center), Bullets Over Broadway (Ogunquit Playhouse), Guys & Dolls (Fulton Theatre). To my family & Conor, love you mean it. Insta: @lexie.plath MARIAH REIVES (Cassandra) was born and raised in Sanford, North Carolina. She trained at UNCSA for high school and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College. Regional theatres include NY City Center, The Muny, and Theatre Under The Stars. This is Reives’ first national tour. A huge thanks to my family and friends for the support and my amazing agents at Bloc NYC. @mariahreives ADAM RICHARDSON (Cats Chorus) Regional credits: We Shall Not Be Moved (The Apollo), Showboat (Westchester Broadway Theatre), CATS (Flatrock Playhouse). Tour: Porgy and Bess (Europe/Middle East). Proud Carnegie Mellon University and Juilliard alum! Thanks to God, mom and dad, siblings, family/friends, Tara Rubin Casting, and Kathy and the entire Encompass team. ETHAN SAVIET (Skimbleshanks) is thrilled to be joining the tour of CATS. Past regional credits include Pittsburgh CLO, Syracuse Stage, and MGR Playhouse. BFA, Syracuse University. Thanks to my friends and family for the love and support. LIZ SCHMITZ (Demeter) Thrilled to be in the junkyard! 1st National Tour: An American in Paris, Matilda. Regional: The Fulton Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO. BFA Penn State University, Crew15! Endless love and gratitude to my family. @LizSchmitz ZACHARY TALLMAN (Cats Chorus) National Tour Debut. Regional: Austen’s Pride (Mr. Collins/ FLMTF), Sweeney Todd (Tobias/Stillpointe Theatre). Regional Tour: A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley). BM: Peabody Institute, MM: NYU. TRICIA TANGUY (Cats Chorus) Off-Broadway: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Original and Revival companies). National Tours: Joseph...Dreamcoat (U/S Diana Degarmo), Sister Act, CATS (Grizabella), The 22

Producers, Disney on Classic concert tour (Japan). Regional: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Theatre Aspen. Ithaca College grad (BFA Musical Theater) and Cleveland, OH native. Love to family & friends! www.triciatanguy.com @TriciaTanguy AHREN VICTORY (Sillabub) Thrilled to be making her Broadway National Tour debut at the Jellicle Ball! New York based artist, recently performed at Jacob’s Pillow and BC BEAT with Breton Follies. Love & Gratitude to my Family, Friends, LDC Artist Rep., Mentors for their endless support. DZLAM! Check Meowt: AhrenVictory.com & Instagram: @ahren.victory ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER (Composer) is the composer of some of the world’s best known musicals including CATS, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera (which celebrated its 30th anniversary on Broadway this year) and Sunset Boulevard. When Sunset Boulevard joined School of Rock – The Musical, CATS and Phantom on Broadway in February 2017 he became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four shows running concurrently. As well as The Phantom Of The Opera and CATS his productions include the groundbreaking Bombay Dreams which introduced the double Oscar winning Bollywood composer AR Rahman to the Western stage. As a composer and producer, Lloyd Webber is one of an elite group of artists to have achieved EGOT status by receiving an Emmy, four Grammys including Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass, an Oscar and eight Tony Awards including the 2018 Special Tony for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. Additionally he has been honored with seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, and the Kennedy Center Honor. He owns seven London theatres including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the London Palladium. He is passionate about the importance of music in education and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music. In 2016 the Foundation funded a major new national initiative which endowed the American Theatre Wing with a $1.3 million, three-year grant to support theatre education opportunities for underserved young people and public schools across the U.S. He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and created a life peer in 1997. To mark his 70th birthday, his bestselling autobiography Unmasked was published by HarperCollins in March 2018.

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BIOS THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT (Poet & Lyricist) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 26, 1888. He was educated at Harvard, the Sorbonne in Paris and Merton College, Oxford. He settled in England in 1915 and taught briefly at two schools before joining Lloyds Bank in the city of London. His first volume of poems, Prufrock and Other Observations, was published in 1917. The Waste Land, his most famous work, was first published in 1922. In 1925 he left the bank to become a director of the publishing house of Faber. There have been several individual and collected editions of his poetry, as well as volumes of his literary and social criticism; he also wrote a number of verse plays, including Murder in the Cathedral, which was commissioned for the Canterbury Festival of 1935. T.S. Eliot had a great affection for cats, and “Possum” was his alias among his friends. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats appeared in October 1939 and was the basis for CATS. He received many honors and distinctions, among them the Order of Merit and the Nobel Prize for Literature. Eliot died in January 1965 and was posthumously awarded the 1983 Tony Award for the book of CATS. TREVOR NUNN (Director) From 1968 to 1986, he was the youngest-ever artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, directing more than 30 productions, from classics to new works including Nicholas Nickleby and Les Misérables. He was later director of the National Theatre, where award-winning productions included Not About Nightingales, Troilus and Cressida, Oklahoma!, The Merchant of Venice, Summerfolk, My Fair Lady, A Streetcar Named Desire, Anything Goes and Love’s Labour’s Lost. He directed the world premieres of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia and Rock ’n’ Roll; and of CATS, Sunset Boulevard, Starlight Express, Aspects of Love and The Woman in White by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Other theatre includes Hamlet, Richard II, Inherit the Wind, Kiss Me Kate (Old Vic); A Little Night Music (West End and Broadway); Heartbreak House, Flare Path, The Tempest (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); All That Fall (59E59); The Wars of the Roses (Rose Theatre); Pericles (TFANA). GILLIAN LYNNE (Original Choreographer) 1926-2018: The first non-royal woman to have a London theatre named after her: the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Broadway: The Roar of the Greasepaint…, Pickwick; How Now, Dow Jones; CATS (Olivier Award, Tony nomination), Aspects of Love, The Phantom of the Opera (Tony Nomination); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Off-Broadway/Regional: Jeeves Takes Charge, Now Or Never, Imaginary Invalid (WTC). Gillian’s iconic work on CATS and Phantom has been seen and enjoyed by millions

worldwide along with her direction of the television programs A Simple Man and Le Morte D’Arthur (both BBC). Awards: BAFTA, 2013 Olivier Special Award, Golden Rose of Montreux (“The Muppet Show” series), Vienna’s Silver Order of Merit in 1983 (for directing the first proscenium arch production of CATS enabling the show to tour the world), Mr. Abbot Award, Molière Award and DBE: Dame of the British Empire. Her “White Cat” solo was honored by the American Dance Machine in 2015. Her husband, the actor Peter Land, proudly oversees her legacy. ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER (Choreographer) Mr. Blankenbuehler is proud to have received the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors for his work on the musical Hamilton. He is threetime Tony Award winner for his choreography in the Broadway productions of Bandstand, In The Heights and Hamilton for which he also received London’s Olivier Award. The recent production of Bandstand (director/choreographer) also received the Drama Desk and Chita Rivera Award for Best Choreography. Other Broadway credits include Bring It On (Tony nomination), 9 To 5 (Tony nomination), The People In The Picture, The Apple Tree, Annie, and the recent revival of CATS. Other theatrical work includes Desperately Seeking Susan (West End), the world premiere of the new musical FLY (Dallas Theatre Center), The Wiz (City Center Encores), A Little Princess (Andrew Lippa), and the recent international tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Upcoming projects include the new musical Only Gold with British singer/songwriter Kate Nash. On television, Mr. Blankenbuehler’s work has been seen on the Lionsgate/ABC remake of Dirty Dancing, America’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance, the Sopranos, MTV, Sesame Street featuring Janelle Monae, as well as many commercials. He has staged concert work for both Elton John and Bette Midler, and he conceived, directed and choreographed the hit Caesars Palace production Nights On Broadway. He is currently working on a new limited series on FX about the lives of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon and also on the new film adaptation of CATS. As a performer, Mr. Blankenbuehler has danced on Broadway in Fosse, Contact, Man of La Mancha, Saturday Night Fever, Steel Pier, Big and Guys and Dolls. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Blankenbuehler resides in New York City, with his wife Elly and two children, Luca and Sofia. Mr. Blankenbuehler is a recipient of a special 2015 Drama Desk Award for his achievement in the theatre.

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BIOS KRISTEN BLODGETTE (Music Supervisor) was associate musical supervisor for CATS (original Broadway, tours, Copenhagen) and musical supervisor/conductor for the Broadway revival. She has been the associate musical supervisor for The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway since 1988 and supervised 15 subsequent companies of Phantom worldwide. She served as musical supervisor for Love Never Dies in Hamburg and the National Tour. Additional Broadway: Evita, Mary Poppins, LoveMusik, The Woman in White, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music and rehearsal pianist for Carrie with Betty Buckley. She recently was the conductor for the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close. National tour: On Your Toes, Jerry’s Girls, Barnum and Bounce (Goodman, Kennedy Center). JOHN NAPIER (Scenic & Costume Designer) studied Fine Art at Hornsey College of Art and theatre design at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Credits: Royal Shakespeare Company (associate designer), Royal National Theatre; opera includes the Royal Opera, Glyndebourne, ENO and the Metropolitan Opera; CATS; Starlight Express; Les Misérables; Miss Saigon; Sunset Boulevard; Michael Jackson’s Captain EO; Siegfried & Roy Show at the Mirage (creator/co-director); and Steven Spielberg’s Hook. Awards include four Oliviers (nine nominations), a BAFTA and Tony Awards for Nicholas Nickleby, CATS, Starlight Express, Les Misérables and Sunset Boulevard. American Academy of Achievement member, elected Royal Designer for Industry in 1996 and an Honorary Fellow of the London Institute. NATASHA KATZ (Lighting Designer) is a New York-based lighting designer who has designed lighting for many varieties of entertainment, including dance and opera companies, concerts, regional theatres, Off- Broadway, Las Vegas, TV and permanent lighting installations. She is a sixtime Tony Award winner whose recent Broadway credits include Frozen, Springsteen on Broadway, Hello Dolly, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Aladdin, An American in Paris, Once, The Glass Menagerie, Aida and Beauty and the Beast. CATS is her second show with Andrew Lloyd Webber after designing School of Rock on Broadway last season. MICK POTTER (Sound Designer) School of Rock (Drama Desk Award nominee), The Phantom of the Opera (Parnelli Award), Les Misérables (Tony Award nominee, Helpmann Award), Miss Saigon (Broadway World Audience Award, London), Love Never Dies (Green Room Award), CATS (Drama Desk Award 24

nominee), The Woman in White (Olivier Award), Saturday Night Fever, Bombay Dreams, The Wizard of Oz, Sister Act, Joseph, Zorro the Musical, The Sound of Music, Evita, Betty Blue Eyes, From Here to Eternity, Barnum, Sunset Boulevard, Carousel, Chess. CHRISSIE CARTWRIGHT (Associate Director/ Choreographer) West End, performer: Billy, Irene, Evita, Barnum, Blondel; Choreographer: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Sherlock Holmes the Musical, Mack and Mabel. Tours: The Entertainer, Devil’s Virtuoso, Annie, The Card, On the Twentieth Century, The Witches of Eastwick, Showbizpops Orchestra’s The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. TV choreography: Kiss Me Kate, Alas Smith and Jones, Hit Dancing. Associate director/choreographer: Five Guys Named Moe (London, NY, Australia), CATS all over the world, Brick by Bricusse, Dear World. Movement director and musical staging: The Private Ear and The Public Eye, Birdsong, This is the Hour – a celebration of the music of Claude-Michel Schönberg. Children’s director: Mary Poppins. Resident director: CATS, Joseph…, Sister Act, The Wizard of Oz. KIM CRAVEN (Associate Choreographer) Resident Choreographer - CATS (Broadway). Resident Director - Come Fly Away and Times They Are A-Changin’ (Broadway). Associate Director/ Choreographer - Movin’ Out (London). Associate Choreographer - Honeymoon in Vegas (Broadway). Dance Supervisor - Movin’ Out (1st National), Swing! (1st National). Dance Captain - Mamma Mia! (1st National & Vegas), On The Town (Broadway). Associate Choreographer - Damn Yankees and The Full Monty (Papermill Playhouse). Kim began her career with The Pennsylvania Ballet and is part of the faculty at NYCDA. ELLENORE SCOTT (Assistant Choreographer) Broadway: King Kong (associate choreographer), Head Over Heels (associate choreographer), CATS Revival (assistant choreographer), Falsettos Revival (assistant choreographer). Off-Broadway: Pride and Prejudice at Cherry Lane Theater (choreographer). Artistic Director of ELSCO Dance Company. Instagram: @ellenorescott LILI FROEHLICH (Assistant Choreographer) Broadway: CATS (Electra, DC, u/s Sillabub, Jennyanydots & Rumpleteazer). Tours: Hamilton (Swing/DC) and Joseph . . . Dreamcoat (Ensemble). Lili is originally from Fort Worth, TX and is a proud graduate of Otterbein University in Westerville, OH. She is so grateful for this opportunity! BRIAN TAYLOR (Associate Music Supervisor) Broadway credits include CATS (Associate Conductor), Evita (Assistant Conductor), An

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BIOS American in Paris, Cinderella, and Mary Poppins. Rehearsal piano for Sunday in the Park With George at New York City Center, and Paint Your Wagon and Lady Be Good! at City Center Encores. Keyboard for Jesus Christ Superstar live on NBC. ERIC KANG (Music Director/Conductor) National tours: Love Never Dies (assistant conductor), A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder 1st National (pianist). New York: Bunnicula (assistant music director). Regional: Merrily We Roll Along, The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, and others. Degrees from New York University and Williams College. Support Arts Education in your public schools! STUART ANDREWS (Keyboard Programmer) Broadway/West End: The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Evita, Mary Poppins, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Woman in White. West End: Miss Saigon, CATS, Stephen Ward, The Wizard of Oz, Betty Blue Eyes, Love Never Dies, Oliver!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Sound of Music, La Cage aux Folles. TALITHA FEHR (Music Coordinator) has worked on over 70 national and international tours and productions. Highlights include: Sister Act, Mamma Mia!, School of Rock, Come Fly Away, and Love Never Dies, as well as the Vancouver Olympic Ceremonies 2010. She dedicates her work on CATS to the memory of her mentor, Sam Lutfiyya. TARA RUBIN CASTING (Casting) Selected Broadway and National Tours: Ain’t Too Proud (upcoming), King Kong, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Band’s Visit, Prince of Broadway, Indecent, Bandstand, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale, CATS, Falsettos, Disaster!, School of Rock, Les Misérables, The Heiress, The Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Gloria: A Life, Smokey Joe’s Café, Jersey Boys, Here Lies Love, Love, Loss, and What I Wore Selected Regional: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Westport Country Playhouse, Asolo Rep. www.tararubincasting.com VICTORIA TINSMAN (Hair and Makeup Design Coordinator) Thrilled to be back at the Junkyard! Broadway: Pretty Woman, CATS, She Loves Me, Fish in the Dark, Fun Home, Rocky, Amazing Grace, A Delicate Balance, Phantom of the Opera. 2 Seasons at The Alley Theatre. 3 Seasons at Utah Shakespearean Festival. UNCSA BFA in Wigs & Make Up. ABIGAIL HAHN (Associate Costume Designer) is a New York based Costume Designer/Stylist. As an Associate, her International credits include: 26

School of Rock (West End and Australia) and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Shanghai). NY Associate/ assistant credits include Broadway: Sunset Boulevard, CATS, School of Rock, Fun Home, Violet, A Christmas Story, Hair. Select Associate credits Off-Broadway: The Public Theater (Dry Powder), CSC (Peer Gynt, Allegro), and NY City Center (Wild Party, Little Shop of Horrors, A New Brain, Irma La Douce, Merrily We Roll Along). Additionally, Abby has designed costumes for several commercials and photoshoots. DONAVAN DOLAN (Production Stage Manager) National Tours: Love Never Dies, An American in Paris, 42nd Street, Annie, GHOST, Catch Me if You Can, Grease, Peter Pan 360, Jesus Christ Superstar, RENT, Oklahoma!, A Chorus Line, Copacabana. International Tours: 42nd Street, The Sound of Music, and Thomas & Friends. J. ANDREW BLEVINS (Stage Manager) National tours: Love Never Dies, An American in Paris, Motown, Ragtime, Camelot, 50 Shades! The Musical. Regional: Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Thanks to my family for all of their love and support! For SMB! LAURA C. NELSON (Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway/national tour: An American in Paris. OffBroadway: Desperate Measures, Trip of Love, Around the World in 80 Days, The Hatmaker’s Wife. Other NYC: LCT Directors Lab, Amélie (for Berkeley Rep), A Man of No Importance (Gallery Players). Regional: Gateway Playhouse, Two River Theater, Florida Studio Theatre. On the high seas: Royal Caribbean. BFA: UC-CCM Stage Management. @lar.nelson AARON QUINTANA (Company Manager) is excited to be a part of CATS. Broadway credits include: Shuffle Along, The Addams Family, Next to Normal. National Tours include: The Lion King, Once the Musical, Dirty Dancing, Love Never Dies. A Colorado native, he would love to thank his family and friends for their ongoing love and support! JUSTIN COFFMAN (Assistant Company Manager) National Tours Include: Love Never Dies, Dirty Dancing, The Lion King. New York/101 Productions: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Big Fish, Of Mice and Men, Romeo & Juliet, The Bridges of Madison County, and more. Endless love to all my family and friends! #BKind2EachOther

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BIOS NEURO TOUR (Physical Therapy) Carolyn Lawson PT, founder and CEO of NEURO TOUR and Neurosport, leaders in performing arts medicine. We are honored to be part of CATS. Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Cher Show. Tours: On Your Feet!, Hamilton. TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT (Tour Management) has been an innovator in touring musical theater productions for over two decades, producing shows throughout North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Additionally, the company is experienced in casino and leisure markets. Current and upcoming productions include CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, Escape to Margaritaville, The Color Purple, and My Fair Lady. With strong ties to the Broadway community, TROIKA prides itself on delivering top quality productions to audiences worldwide. Please visit us at www.troika.com. BOND THEATRICAL GROUP (Booking, Marketing & Publicity Direction) is a fully independent booking, marketing and publicity company for live entertainment productions. Current tour marketing and booking projects include Blue Man Group, CATS, Clueless, Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical, Djembe, Girl from the North Country, First Date, Hundred Days, Jesus Christ Superstar, Latin History for Morons and Once on this Island. Additional booking clients include Spamilton and Tap Dogs. Current marketing and publicity projects include Anastasia, The Band’s Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, Diana (Broadway), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Escape to Margaritaville, Fiddler on the Roof, Moulin Rouge!, The Color Purple, The Phantom of the Opera (Broadway), and The Prom. THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP (Licensor/ Producer) is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s producing and licensing company and manages the theatrical rights for all of Andrew’s works, including The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Sunset Boulevard and School of Rock-The Musical. The Really Useful Group reached over 20 million people across the globe last year from live theatre and concert audiences, cinema-goers, television viewers and music fans, to social media and art lovers. This year, The Really Useful Group continues to work across theatre, film and television and as it produces and develops new projects and partnerships worldwide, alongside its ongoing work in education, amateur licensing and music publishing.

Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, the Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 Broadway theatres and six OffBroadway venues. The company has produced and coproduced hundreds of plays and musicals, including CATS, Dreamgirls, Sunday in the Park With George, Amadeus, The Real Thing, The Grapes of Wrath, Equus, The Elephant Man, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, School of Rock-The Musical, The Humans, Meteor Shower, Angels in America, The Band’s Visit, Come From Away, and Dear Evan Hansen. JAMES L. NEDERLANDER (Producer) President of the Nederlander Organization and son of the late James M. Nederlander. He is the third generation of a family known for owning and operating theatres around the world, and for producing theatre, cultural presentations, and popular music attractions. Recent credits include On Your Feet!, The Band’s Visit, Escape to Margaritaville, Meteor Shower, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, The Humans, The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper, Kinky Boots, Movin’ Out, Tootsie, the upcoming TINA: The Tina Turner Musical, and many others. CAMERON MACKINTOSH (Producer) has produced the three longest-running musicals in history: Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and CATS. Miss Saigon is now touring North America and the U.K. while his co-production with Disney of Mary Poppins returns to London’s West End in 2019. He owns eight London theatres including the Victoria Palace which is now home to the award-winning musical Hamilton, co-produced with Jeffrey Seller. Cameron was knighted in 1996; recently was the first British producer to be elected to the Theater Hall of Fame; and is the recipient of the 2017 Stephen Sondheim Award. ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 50,000 professional actors and stage managers. Equity endeavors to advance the careers of its members by negotiating wages, working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits (health and pension included). Member: AFL-CIO, FIA. #EquityWorks

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TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT GENERAL MANAGER KAREN BERRY Assistant General Manager.. Madeline M. McCluskey PRODUCTION MANAGER GREGG DAMANTI TECHNICAL DIRECTOR DAVE BURCH COMPANY MANAGER AARON QUINTANA Assistant Company Manager.. Justin Coffman CASTING TARA RUBIN CASTING Tara Rubin CSA, Lindsay Levine CSA, Xavier Rubiano CSA, Merri Sugarman CSA, Laura Schutzel CSA, Kaitlin Shaw CSA, Claire Burke CSA, Peter Van Dam CSA, Felicia Rudolph CSA, Louis DiPaolo, Kevin Metzger-Timson, Juliet Auwaerter BOOKING DIRECTION BOND THEATRICAL GROUP Temah Higgins Mollie Mann Rada Angelova Wendy Roberts Tammie Ward MARKETING & PUBLICITY DIRECTION BOND THEATRICAL GROUP DJ Martin Temah Higgins Marc Viscardi Nicholas Jaech Matthew Lerner Nicole Musto Tori Viggiano www.bondtheatricalgroup.com MAKEUP DESIGN JOHN NAPIER Makeup development by Nanci Powell WIGS MISS LEMON LIMITED Jenny Dean & Charles Wright MUSICAL SUPERVISOR FOR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER David Wilson New dance sequences for “The Old Gumbie Cat,” “The Rum Tum Tugger” and “Magical Mister Mistoffelees” co-arranged by John Clancy PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER . . . . . DONAVAN DOLAN Stage Manager . . . . . . . J. Andrew Blevins Assistant Stage Manager . . . . Laura C. Nelson Assistant Choreographers . . . Ellenore Scott, Lili Froehlich 30

Dance Captains . . . Nick Burrage, Erin Chupinksy Associate Scenic Designer . . . . Kevin Depinet UK Associate Costume Designer . . Tracy Stiles US Associate Costume Designers . . . . . . Lisa Zinni, Abigail Hahn Costume Assistants . . Chris Hynds, Holly McCaffrey Costume Intern . . . . . . Matthew Freeman Associate Lighting Designer . . . .Craig Stelzenmuller Assistant Lighting Designer . . . . Dan Walker Moving Light Programme . . . . . Alex Fogel Associate Sound Designer . . . . Adam Fisher Hair & Makeup Design Coordinator . . . . . . . . Victoria Tinsman Production Carpenter . . . . . . D. Wade Jolly Production Electrician . . . . . Dawn Kenseth Production Sound . . Colle Bustin, Joshua Hummel Production Properties . . . . . . Clista Jarrett HEAD CARPENTER . . . SEAN SACCO

Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Hudgens Foy Carpenter . . . . . . . . Stephen Bogaev Head Electrician . . . . . . . . Jessica Kohn Assistant Electrician . . . . Delaney McCowen Sound Mixer . . . . . . . . Zachary Ireson Assistant Sound . . . . . . . . Kevin Thurber Props Supervisor . . . . . . . . Sara Schultz Assistant Props . . . . . . . . David Jensen Wardrobe Supervisor . . . . Crystal S. Heckert Assistant Wardrobe . . . . . . Emma Bogaev Hair & Makeup Supervisor . . . . Jakey Hicks Assistant Hair & Makeup . . . . Gabriel Nunez Production Assistants . . . . . C helsey Arce, Megan Ciszek, Mason Fick Associate Keyboard Programmer . . David Weiser Rehearsal Pianist . . . . . . Ming Aldrich-Gan Physical Therapy . . . . NEURO TOUR Physical Therapy Physical Therapist . . . Kerrie O’Donnell, PT, DPT Medical Director . . . . . . Craig E. Weil, MD Production Photography . . . Matthew Murphy Creative Services . . . . . . . . . . . SpotCo Website & Interactive Marketing . . . . SpotCo Accounting . . . . . . Zwick & Banyai, PLLC Employee Benefits . . . . . . . PEOPLE, Inc. Insurance . . The Arts Insurance Program, LLC. Legal . . . . . . . . . . . Jean Ward, Esq., Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Merchandising . . Creative Goods Merchandise LLC

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STAFF For TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT Chief Executive Officer . . . . . . . . . . Randall A. Buck Chief Operating Officer . . . . . . . . . . . Angela Rowles Executive Vice President, Production . . . . . Kori Prior Executive Vice President, Marketing . . . . . . Amy Katz General Managers . . . . . Karen Berry, Brian Schrader, Tyler Soltis Assistant General Managers . . . Madeline M. McCluskey, A. J. Orth Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Burch Production Managers . . . . . . . . . . Heather Chockley, Gregg Damanti, Jessica Sentak Production Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . Drew Neitzey Director of Engagements . . . . . . . . . Barrett Newman Director of Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian Jacob Financial Controller . . . . . . . . . . . George Lamberty Senior Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lourdes Castillo Accounting Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electra Walker Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mary Lauritzen Costume Shop Administrator . . . . . . Alison M. Smith Warehouse Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Garrish

The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians. Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (or I.A.T.S.E) The Director-Choreographer is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union. United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre.

The Company Manager employed in this production is represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. This production is produced by a member of the Broadway League in collaboration with our professional union-represented employees.

www.troika.com CREDITS Scenery and automation by TTS STUDIOS, Charleston, SC. Lighting equipment from PRG LIGHTING. Sound equipment by SOUND ASSOCIATES. Rigging equipment by CHRISTIE LIGHTS. Light up and large costumes executed by John Kristiansen New York Inc. Grizabella costume executed by Sasha Keir. Leotards executed by Phil Reynolds. Painting by Nicola Killeen Textile. Jennyanydots painting by Hochi Asiatico. Leg and arm warmers knitted by Jo Thompson. Skimbleshanks and Victor knitted by Marian Grealiish. Additional makeup consultation by Karen Dawson. FLYING BY FOY CATS rehearsed at the New 42nd Street® Studios www.CATSTheMusical.com

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION THE THEATER A fully restored 1929 “movie palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,665 seats, is a multipurpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballets, comedies, concerts, movies and private corporate events. PRIVATE EVENTS The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, accommodating 25 to 1,200 guests. Our Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon are beautifully decorated and can be set up to your specifications. The Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. To book your “Fabulous Fox” evening, please call 404-881-2100 or visit us at www.foxtheatre.org. TICKET OFFICE The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is in the arcade entrance to the theater. It is open for walk-up ticket sales 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. It is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. On event days, the Ticket Office opens two hours before show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour before show time. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.foxtheatre.org, at all Ticket Alternative outlets and at all Atlanta-area Whole Foods Markets, by calling 855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Ticket Office in person during regular box-office hours. GROUP SALES The Fox Theatre Group Sales Department offers discounts to groups for most Broadway shows. It is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 404-881-2000 or email foxgroup@foxtheatre.org. CONCESSIONS Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, main lobby and on the mezzanine lobby level. RESTROOMS Restrooms are located off the main lobby (downstairs), mezzanine lobby levels and the Gallery level. Accessible restroom facilities are in the Spanish Room; accessible/Family restrooms are located through the office door in the main lobby. TOURS Fox Theatre Tours are conducted at 10 a.m., 1 1 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Saturday tours are at 10 and 11 a.m. Tours are guided by Fox employees well-versed in the Fox’s history, current events, awards and upcoming shows. Tour tickets are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office or online at www.foxtheatre.org. Special tours can range from backstage to architectural to a school or college group. Please call 404-881-2100 to schedule your group tour. LOST AND FOUND Lost and found items are turned in to the event staff’s office. To check on lost items, please call 404-881-2119. Lost and found items will be retained for 30 days. EMERGENCY INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, and for your safety, please follow the directions provided by the Fox Theatre staff.

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SMOKING In accordance with the Fulton County Clean Air Ordinance, the Fox Theatre is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY The Fox Theatre strives to make events accessible to all guests. If you need assistance during your visit please ask for one of our Event Staff members. The Fox Theatre offers the use of wheelchairs, listening devices and booster seats at no additional charge. Our ambassadors will assist you to special restroom accommodations. Note: Steep steps lead to all seats on the upper levels. For assistance or more information, please call the Event Staff’s office at: 404-881-2100. TICKETS To purchase accessible seating at the Fox Theatre please call 404-881-2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday or 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. A Ticket Office associate will be happy to help you. Ticket buyers may also visit the ticketing site at www.foxtheatre.org. ELEVATORS Elevators are at the north end of each lobby and are available during all performances. They make it possible to access each lobby without using the stairs. Patrons should be aware that access to upper seating areas do involve stairs. PARKING Parking is available within a four-block radius in all directions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox Ticket Office or by calling 855-285-8499. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. PERFORMANCE NOTES All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted to the theater. Not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs/performances. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance. • L atecomers will be seated at the discretion of management in conjunction with the wishes of the producers. • Please turn off all pagers and cellphones before each performance. • Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited. Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) MARQUEE CLUB PRESENTED BY LEXUS A stunning 10,000 square feet of exclusive space located on the northeast side of the theatre, the Marquee Club has access to the fabulous rooftop terrace overlooking the iconic Fox marquee and Peachtree Street. The Marquee Club is the perfect way to elevate your experience at the Fox. The club can be accessed through one of the annual membership options or on a per-event basis, as space allows. Entry to the club must accompany a ticket to the proceeding performance. For more information on club access, visit foxtheatre.org/MarqueeClub or call 404-881-2127.

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ETIQUETTE

THE FOX THEATRE 660 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30308 404.881.2100 • www.foxtheatre.org

1. Please arrive early. Latecomers may not be

seated until intermission.

2. Take care of personal needs (water, restroom use) before the performance begins. 3. Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cellphones, beepers and watch alarms. We encourage you to share your experience via social media but please refrain from doing so or texting during performances. The glow from your device is distracting. 4. Most shows do not allow photography of any kind. Flash photography inside the theater is never allowed. It distracts those around you and endangers the performers. 5. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point. 6. Dear lovebirds, when you lean your heads together, you block the view of those behind you. Please consider those seated behind you when choosing whether to wear a hat or what hairstyle you choose. 7. Please refrain from talking, humming or singing along with the show, except when encouraged to do so by the artists or show. 8. Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag.

STAFF Allan C. Vella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President & C.E.O. Adina Alford Erwin . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President & C.O.O. Jeff Quesenberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President & C.F.O. Jamie Vosmeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VP of Sales and Marketing Nancy Lutz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Special Events Lucy Lawler-Freas. . . . . . . . . . Director of Programming Shelly Kleppsattel. . . . . . . Booking & Contract Manager William Renshaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Finance Rachel Bomeli. . . . . . Director of Events & Public Safety David Simpson. . . . . . Director of Ticket Sales & Service Shelby Moody. . . . . . . . Corporate Group Sales Manager Aly Knight Grubb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Marketing Andrew Chatwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Manager Amanda Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media Manager Lauralyn Mustaki​. . . . . Corporate Partnership Manager Leigh Burns. . . . . . . . . . Director of Fox Theatre Institute Andy Arnold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Security Manager Amy Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Production Lisa Marie Malovoz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager Gary Hardaway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Carpenter Larry Watson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Flyman Scott Hardin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Props/Projectionist Ray T. Haynie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Electrician Cary Oldknow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Electrician Rodney Amos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Audio

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Edward L. White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman Keith O Cowan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chairman Clara Axam, Robyn Barkin, Renee Dye, Sheffield Hale, Ryan Halpern, John Holder, Walter R. Huntley, Craig B. Jones, Jay Myers, Glen J. Romm, Howard Smith, Scott Taylor

EMERITUS MEMBERS Tony Aeck, John Busby Jr., Beauchamp Carr, Anne Cox Chambers, Rodney Cook, Ada Lee Correll, Richard Courts, Jere Drummond, Richard Flinn, Julia Grumbles, Steve Koonin, Charles Lawson, Starr Moore, Joseph Myers, Edgar Neiss, Carl Patton, Sylvia Russell, Nancy Simms, Preston Stevens, Clyde Tuggle, Carolyn Wills

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9. Go easy with the perfume and cologne, many people are highly allergic. 10. I f you need assistance during the show, please go to your nearest volunteer usher. If additional assistance is needed, the usher will get the appropriate person to further help you. 11. Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress or before the actors have taken their final bows is discourteous. Please wait until the bows are over and exit with the rest of the audience. 34

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT? Try one of these local restaurants before or after the show. N E I GH BO R H O O D CO D ES A Alpharetta D Downtown BK Buckhead DK DeKalb BR Brookhaven DW Dunwoody BW Brookwood IP Inman Park C Cumberland JC Johns Creek

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DINNER THEATER LIPS-ATLANTA – (BR) Part cocktail bar, part restaurant, part wa-a-ay over-the-top dinner theater in Brookhaven. The only things padded here are the waitresses. Open Wed.-Sun. only. Reservations required for dinner shows (not for the bar). Complimentary on-site valet parking. See website for more important information. 3011 Buford Highway 404-315-7711 atldragshow.com

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AMERICAN/NEW AMERICAN PARISH — (OFW) Unique people, delicious food and good-for-the-Earth goods all come together at this brasserie and neighborhood café. Step off the BeltLine and join the vibrant culture of Inman Park. Whether you go upstairs to the brasserie or head downstairs to the café, expect inspired familiar American food, inventive beverages and warm hospitality. 240 North Highland Avenue NE 404-681-4434 parishatl.com

TWO URBAN LICKS’ brisket empanadas

TWO URBAN LICKS — (M) Heats up the Atlanta restaurant scene with its fiery American cooking. The experience available at TWO urban licks has made it one of the city’s busiest restaurants on a nightly basis. 820 Ralph McGill Boulevard 404-522.4622 twourbanlicks.com MOLLY B’S — (D) A southern inspired chophouse with a chef-driven menu, Molly B’s is a destination restaurant and private club located in Mercedes-Benz Stadium boasting an outstanding view of the field. See website for important information. Mercedes-Benz Stadium 1 AMB Drive NW 470-341-5050 mollybsatlanta.com

ECCO’s sea scallops

EUROPEAN FUSION ECCO – (BK, M) Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a best new restaurant in America. It’s received raves for its wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. Three locations. Buckhead: 3586 Peachtree Road 404-347-9558 Midtown: 40 7th Street NE 404-347-9555 ecco-atlanta.com ITALIAN LA TAVOLA – (M) Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy, exposed-brick interior and a back patio. 992 Virginia Avenue NE 404-873-5430 latavolatrattoria.com

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American flavors in vibrant dishes that feel familiar and new all at once. Downtown: 191 Peachtree Sreet NE 404-968-9662 Buckhead (coming soon): Terminus 100 3280 Peachtree Road NE, #100 alma-atlanta.com EL TACO – (VH) An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Avenue NE 404-873-4656 eltaco-atlanta.com MOROCCAN/NORTH AFRICAN IMPERIAL FEZ — (PB) offers a unique dining experience centered around the traditional flavorful foods of North Africa — along with nightly exotic entertainment. It’s more than just a night out, it’s event dining at its finest! 2285 Peachtree Road NE 404-351-0870 imperialfezrestaurant.com

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MEXICAN ALMA COCINA – (D) A refreshing approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin

EL TACO’s stacked Mexican pizza

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MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY – (BK, C, P) Specializing in Italian cuisine — and lots of it — in a classy-casual setting. Pick a booth for an intimate date night, or go big; This place is good for kids and groups, too. Takeout available at all locations. Buckhead: 3368 Peachtree Road 404-816-9650 Cumberland: 1601 Cumberland Mall 770-799-1580 Perimeter Mall: 4400 AshfordDunwoody Road 770-804-3133 maggianos.com

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THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE SEAFOOD BULLY BOY – (M) offers eastern seaboard fare from its farms, rivers and coastal waters with an approach that has far reaching influences. Fare is paired with a nostalgic cocktail list and local and coastal craft brews. The wine program offers a focused selection of global classics and relevant surprises. Bully Boy is a destination restaurant located in the Old Fourth Ward. 828 Ralph McGill Boulevard 678-904-5607 bullyboyatl.com

SOUTH CITY KITCHEN – (A, B, M, V) With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Four locations: Alpharetta (Avalon): 9000 Avalon Way 678-722-3602 Buckhead: 3350 Peachtree Road #175 404-815-6677 Midtown: 1144 Crescent Avenue 404-873-7358 Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway 770-435-0700 southcitykitchen.com

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LURE – (M) A modern interpretation of a classic fish house with a focus on seasonality and freshness. 1106 Crescent Avenue 404-817-3650 lure-atlanta.com

HERBAN FIX’s curry noodle soup

SIMON’S Southern gravy chicken biscuit

SOUTHERN/SOUTHERN-INSPIRED SIMON’S RESTAURANT – (M) brings innovative cuisine to Midtown Atlanta with signature dishes such as the Guinness Braised Short Ribs, Red Snapper and Dr. Pepper Glaze Pork Belly. Simon’s fulfills the vision of a vibrant restaurant where the cuisine, service, atmosphere, and energy are second to none. 793 Juniper Street NE 404-698-3715 simonsatl.com 40

VEGAN HERBAN FIX — (M) With a mission to share the best fusion vegan cuisine with local residents, businesses and visitors, Herban Fix offers a fusion vegan menu to let you experience the most iconic food throughout different parts of Asia. Taking inspiration from various cuisines, the menu at Herban Fix is carefully crafted and plated and all the dishes are designed for sharing. Ingredients are premium select, organic, fresh and aimed at good health as well as great taste. 565-A Peachtree Street NE 404-815-8787 herbanfix.com

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FRIENDS OF THE FOX Members of the Fox Theatre’s Friends of the Fox program help support the Fox Theatre Institute, the theater’s community engagement arm. The Fox Theatre’s legend lives on through their generosity, supporting the theater, the city of Atlanta and communities across Georgia. To learn more about the Friends of the Fox membership program, please visit www.foxtheatre.org/support-us, email membership@foxtheatre.org, or call 404.881.2023.

The Fox Theatre would like to thank the following Friends of the Fox who have given at the Legend ($10,000), Marquee ($5,000), Encore ($2,500) and Entourage ($1,000) levels: Legend The Allard Family Mr. James Dougherty Drew Eckl & Farnham

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MIGHTY MÖLLER ORGAN FACTS • The Fox Möller Opus 5566 Theatre Organ is the second largest theatre organ in the U.S. (behind Radio City Music Hall), and has four manuals, forty-two ranks, and 3,622 pipes. • The Fox Möller Theatre Organ is also known as “Mighty Mo.” • More than 7,000 theatre organs were installed in American movie houses from 1915-1933, but today fewer than 40 of those remain in their original theatres, and even fewer are operational, making the Fox’s “Mighty Mo” even more exceptional. • The Fox’s “Mighty Mo” was custom built for the Fox by M.P. Möller, Inc. of Hagerstown, Maryland, from 1928-1929. • M.P. Möller emigrated to the United States in 1872 and founded the M.P. Möller Pipe Organ Company in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, in 1875. The city of Hagerstown, Maryland, took notice of Möller’s early successes and induced him to move his business there in 1881 to help make it a viable business center in Western Maryland. • The “box seats” on either side of the stage actually disguise the four organ chambers that house the organ pipes and instruments for “Mighty Mo.” • There are seven miles of electrical wire that connect the organ to the various instruments. • Within the organ chambers are actual instruments used to make dozens of sound effects, including songbirds, sirens, a Ford horn, Ludwig snare drums, base drums, sleigh bells, Zildgian cymbals, and a bell from a 1928 RR locomotive, just to name a few. • Originally, the term “Theatre Organ” referred to a pipe organ designed specifically to imitate an orchestra to accompany a silent film, but as the instrument evolved, new designs and sounds were incorporated. 44

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From Greek Mythology to

ocean limestone found on Mount Everest, the events of September 11, to the Cold War,

each of the 14 pieces in the sixth installment of the City of Suwanee’s award-winning culpour temporary sculpture exhibit

city permanent collection) (not to mention the 20 pieces in the city’s

as a tory.

learn more at suwanee.com

| 20 minutes north of Atlanta on I-85


Profile for Encore Atlanta

FOX ENCORE :: AUGUST 2019 :: CATS  

Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center; Th...

FOX ENCORE :: AUGUST 2019 :: CATS  

Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center; Th...