Whistle Down the Wind – the Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman rock musical collaboration – concluded its national tour in Norfolk, VA on Feb. 17. The production shuttered prior to playing scheduled stops in Cleveland, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Dallas, and Los Angeles.
The popular Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Cats - based on the poems of T.S. Eliot – will play the Wilshire June 10-15. The current non-equity tour is produced by Troika Entertainment, and features the original Trevor Nunn direction and choreography by Gillian Lynne. Cats won seven 1983 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Cats opened on Broadway Oct. 7, 1982, at the Winter Garden Theatre where it ran for 7,485 performances through Sept. 10, 2000. In October of 1991 Cats became the longest continually touring show in U.S. history. The musical includes the popular song "Memory" as well as "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats," "The Old Gumbie Cat," "Mr. Mistoffolees," "Macavity" and "The Ad-Dressing of Cats."
Theatregoers who had purchased tickets for Whistle Down the Wind may exchange them for seats to Cats by phoning the Wilshire box office at (323) 655-0111. Patrons requesting a refund must provide their original tickets to box-office personnel.
Tickets for Cats are available by visiting www.wtbh.org or by calling (323) 655-0111.