Broadway play CATS is coming to the Midland Center for the Arts

One of the biggest hits in theater history, CATS, is coming to the Midland Center for the Arts next month.

The show will take place February 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. each night as part of a new North American tour. Tickets are on sale now at and 989-631-8250.

Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the record-breaking musical has been performed to audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, and is now touring across North America.

Since its world premiere, CATS has been viewed by over 75 million people. Originally directed by Trevor Nunn with choreography and associate direction by Gillian Lynne, set and costume design by John Napier, lighting design by David Hersey, and sound design by Abe Jacob, CATS opened opened in London’s West End in 1981.

The creative team for the new CATS production includes Napier (stage and costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design), Mick Potter (sound design), Andy Blankenbuehler (Lynne choreography) and direction by Nunn . Kim Craven is Associate Choreographer and Chrissie Cartwright is Director/Associate Choreographer.

The original Broadway production of CATS opened in 1982 at the Winter Garden Theater on Broadway, where it ran for 7,485 performances and 18 years. CATS was originally produced on Broadway by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company Limited, David Geffen and The Shubert Organization. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical held the title of longest-running musical in Broadway history until it was overtaken in 2006 by Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The original Broadway production ended on September 10, 2000, and is currently the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history.

CATS returned to Broadway in July 2016 at the Neil Simon Theater, where it ran until December 2017.