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Seven-time Tony winner "Cats" returns to Miller

Oct. 18, 2007

KALAMAZOO--"Cats," one of the longest running shows in Broadway history and winner of seven Tony Awards, returns to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium for three shows. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov 3.

What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway history. Since its London opening in 1981, "Cats" has been presented in more than 20 countries and 250 cities. The musical, which features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies, has been translated into ten languages: Japanese, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, French, Spanish and Italian.

"Cats" has won numerous international theatre awards, including the 1981 Laurence Olivier award for Musical of the Year; the Evening Standard award for Best Musical; seven 1982-83 Tony awards, including Best Musical; the much-coveted Moliere Prize for Best Musical in France; seven out of 10 Dora Mavor Moore awards, including Best Musical in Canada; and seven awards in Japan.

Tickets for "Cats" at Miller Auditorium are on sale now and range from $25 to $50. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie (269) 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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