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Cats

"The Jellicle Ball"

Jun 13—Jul 14, 2024

Choreographed by Arturo Lyons and Omari Wiles
Directed by Zhailon Levingston and Bill Rauch

Inspired by the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot

A radical reimagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic dance musical based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

Inspired by the Ballroom culture that roared out of New York City over 50 years ago and still rages on runways around the world. Staged as a spectacularly immersive competition by Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Chicken & Biscuits) and PAC NYC Artistic Director Bill Rauch (All the Way), with all new Ballroom and club beats, runway ready choreography, and an edgy eleganza makeover that moves the action from junkyard to runway.  Come one, come all, and celebrate the joyous transformation of self at the heart of Cats and Ballroom culture itself.

By arrangement with The Really Useful Group.

A PAC NYC Production.

Major support for Cats: “The Jellicle Ball” is provided by BNY Mellon.

Photo by Jai Lennard. Model, Jodi Mugler.

Creative Team

Andrew Lloyd Webber – Composer
Zhailon Levingston – Director
Bill Rauch – Director
Arturo Lyons – Choreographer
Omari Wiles – Choreographer

Rachel Hauck – Scenic Design
Qween Jean – Costume Design
Adam Honoré – Lighting Design
Kai Harada – Sound Design
Brittany Bland – Projection Design
Nikiya Mathis – Hair/Wig Design
William Waldrop – Music Supervision and Music Direction
David Lai – Music Coordinator
Trevor Holder – Beats Arrangement
Capital Kaos – Ballroom Consultant/DJ
Josephine Kearns – Dramaturg & Gender Consultant
X Casting/Victor Vazquez C.S.A., Sujotta R. Pace C.S.A. – Casting

Post-show Discussion: Jun 23

Paris Is Still Burning
A modern take on Jennie Livingston’s 1991 film Paris Is Burning, New Pride Agenda presents a speaker series featuring pioneers, legends, and stars from the House Ballroom community. Discussion topics include mentorship, chosen family, legacy, the upcoming kiki scene, and more!

The aim of this space is to bring together the LGBTQ+ community and our allies to learn more about our history and impact together, and to disrupt the mainstream narrative of Ballroom life and culture.

Moderated by Mother Jocelyn Milan.

Ticket Savings Programs

The following discounts are currently available by calling 212-266-3000:

Student Discounts
Full-time students are invited to purchase tickets at 50% off plus applicable fees for select events, subject to availability. One student ticket per valid ID. Identification is requested at the time of ticket pick up.

Under 30 Discount
Under 30s are invited to purchase $30 tickets for select events, subject to availability. Proof of age for each member of the party will be required at the time of ticket pick up. Under 30s can purchase one ticket per event, and applicable transaction fees will be applied to each purchase.

The following discount is currently available by calling 212-266-3011:

Group Discount
Groups of 10 or more receive 10% off and 20 or more receive 15% off.

Cats remains a theatrical milestone that speaks to the transformative power of imagination.

The New York Times

The Ballroom scene is a culture of freedom, expression, and creativity that has always been about pushing boundaries and breaking down barriers. It is a living, breathing, evolving art form that continues to inspire and empower people all over the world.

—Jack Mizrahi, founder of the House of Mizrahi

Josephine Kearns
A woman with shoulder length brown and pink hair wears thick eyeliner. She has a dark colored tank top on and is looking forward
Josephine Kearns Dramaturg and Gender Consultant
Zhailon Levingston
A Black man with short dark hair and a beard wears a black button down shirt
Zhailon Levingston Director
Arturo Lyons
A Black man with short dark hair and a beard faces his left and looks straight forward. he is wearing a red jacket leather jacket with black velvet gloves
Arturo Lyons Choreographer
Bill Rauch
A white man with short light brown hair wears a black blazer and a black shirt. He is standing in front of a purple background
Bill Rauch Director
The Really Useful Group
The Really Useful Group
William Waldrop
William Waldrop Music Supervisor & Music Director
Andrew Lloyd Webber
A white man with grey hair wears a light blue button down shirt
Andrew Lloyd Webber Composer
Omari Wiles
A Black man with Black hair and mustache wears a red tracksuit style jacket with white stripes down the arms
Omari Wiles Choreographer

Cast:

Baby
Baby Victoria
Jonathan Burke
Jonathan Burke Mungojerrie
Emma Sofia Caymares
Emma Sofia Caymares Skimbleshanks
Tara Lashan Clinkscales
Tara Lashan Clinkscales Ensemble
André De Shields
André De Shields Old Deuteronomy
Sydney James Harcourt
Sydney James Harcourt Rum Tum Tugger
Antwayn Hopper
Antwayn Hopper Macavity
Dava Huesca
Dava Huesca Understudy
Dudney Joseph Jr.
Dudney Joseph Jr. Munkustrap
Capital Kaos
Capital Kaos DJ
Junior LaBeija
Junior LaBeija Gus
Dominique Lee
Dominique Lee Understudy
Robert "Silk" Mason
Robert "Silk" Mason Mistofelees
"Tempress" Chasity Moore
"Tempress" Chasity Moore Grizabella
Shereen Pimentel
Shereen Pimentel Jellylorum
Primo
Primo Tumblebrutus
Nora Schell
Nora Schell Bustopher Jones
Kendall G. Stroud
Kendall G. Stroud Understudy
Frank Viveros
Frank Viveros Ensemble
Garnet Williams
Garnet Williams Bombalurina
Teddy Wilson Jr.
Teddy Wilson Jr. Sillabub