The 2016 revival of Cats will play its final performance December 30, 2017. At the time of its closing, it will have played 16 previews and 593 regular performances.
Directed by Trevor Nunn, with choreography by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne), the first-ever revival of the classic 1982 show opened at the Neil Simon Theatre July 31, 2016. A national tour is scheduled to launch in January 2018, officially opening at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Additional stops on the tour include Chicago, Durham, North Carolina, and Los Angeles. A full itinerary and cast will be announced later.
The current cast of Cats includes Ahmad Simmons as Alonzo, Tyler Hanes as Rum Tum Tugger, Christine Cornish Smith as Bombalurina, Jakob Karr as Carbuckety, Emily Pynenburg as Cassandra, Ron Todorowski as Coricopat, Kim Fauré as Demeter, Lili Froehlich as Electra, Mamie Parris as Grizabella, Sarah Jane Shanks as Jellylorum, Eloise Kropp as Jennyanydots, Ricky Ubeda as Mistoffelees, Zachary Daniel Jones as Mungojerrie, Andy Huntington Jones as Munkustrap, Christopher Gurr as Gus / Bustopher Jones, Daniel Gaymon as Macavity, Sharrod Williams as Pouncival, Haley Fish as Rumpelteazer, Jessica Cohen as Sillabub, Aaron J. Albano as Skimbleshanks, Emily Tate as Tantomile, Andrew Wilson as Tumblebrutus, Quentin Earl Darrington as Old Deuteronomy, Claire Rathbun as Victoria, along with Richard Todd Adams, Jessica Hendy, Madison Mitchell, Nathan Patrick Morgan, Megan Ort, Corey John Snide, Callan Bergmann, Maria Briggs, Francesca Granell, Harris Milgrim, Jonalyn Saxer and Tanner Ray Wilson.