Today in the History of Cats

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1981-05-11 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" (based on T. S. Eliot) premieres in London

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • 1982-10-07 Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
  • 1983-06-05 37th Tony Awards: Torch Song Trilogy & Cats win
  • 1994-09-28 "Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance (joins Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!)
  • 1996-01-29 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
  • 2000-09-10 The musical Cats closes on Broadway
  • 2002-05-11 Last performance of the musical Cats in London's West End.

Birthdays in Music

  • 1947-07-03 Betty Buckley, Big Springs Tx, actress (Abby-8 is Enough, 1776, Cats)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1948-03-22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer (Phantom of the Opera, Cats), born in London, England