CATS is the longest running musical in Broadwayhistory, debuting in 1982 and finally closing on Broadway in September, 2000.Written by famed composer Andrew Lloyd Weber (Joseph and the AmazingTechnicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera) and based on T.S.Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, this musical still remains afavorite with audiences nationwide. CATS tells the story of the Jellicles, atribe of cats who assemble for their annual junkyard ball where they announcethe cat that will be reborn. "Memory," the show's most memorable song(sung by the character Grizabella) quickly became a pop vocal favorite and hasbeen recorded by over 150 artists including Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow andJudy Collins. The show's appeal also appears to be universal, as it has beentranslated into over 20 languages. As time and ticket sales have proven, CATSis undoubtedly one of the most beloved stage musicals of all time.