CONFIRMED TO PLAY “GRIZABELLA”
IN THE BRISBANE SEASON OF
“Purring Delta (now) the coolest of cats” – Daily Telegraph
Today the Producers of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS announced the news that DELTA GOODREM will play the role of Grizabella in the Brisbane season of the acclaimed West End revival production of CATS commencing on Friday 29 January at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC. Ms Goodrem, who has starred in the production since its Sydney opening on Friday 30 October, will sing Memory, one of the most well-known songs of all time.
Delta Goodrem said: “I am so excited to be making my musical theatre debut in Brisbane as Grizabella in CATS, one of the most iconic roles created by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s work is extraordinary and his music speaks to people all around the world. I am so honoured to have the opportunity to share Andrew’s music and Grizabella with a whole new generation of Australian audiences and to join the CATS’ legacy.”
CATS, one of the longest running shows in West End and on Broadway, received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981 where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances. The production was the winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983 the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony awards including Best Musical and ran for eighteen years. Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 15 languages and has been seen by over 73 million people worldwide.
The 2015 Olivier award nominated show, which was reworked by the original creative team – Director Trevor Nunn, Associate Director and Choreographer Gillian Lynne, Designer John Napier and Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber – was a sell-out during its run at the London Palladium in 2014/15, with Nicole Scherzinger and then Kerry Ellis playing the role of Grizabella.
CATS will open in Hobart on 10 December followed by a season in Melbourne, and then Brisbane.
CATS was originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group Limited. CATS is presented by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises and BASE Entertainment Asia in association with The Really Useful Group.
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Dates: From Friday 29 January 2016
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