Katdashians! Break the Musical!, the new Off-Broadway show that re-imagines the celebrity family as cats, has received a warning from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legal team for copyright infringements, according to the New York Post's PageSix.
The show, which began previews June 16 at The Elektra Theatre, bills itself as “the very unauthorized musical parody of the Kardashians re-imagined as cats” and a “cat musical parody mash-up.”
According to a legal letter obtained by PageSix, Lloyd Webber’s attorneys claim that the musical is “not a parody of Cats” and that the composer’s property is being “extensively misappropriated.”
Katdashians! creators Bob and Tobly McSmith, the duo behind the Full House! musical parody, told the publication that they were surprised by the action but have agreed to replace any Cats songs with their own original tunes.
Katdashians! Break the Musical! chronicles the famous family over 12 years; songs include “Meowmory,” “Kim M*therf*cking Katdashian,” “The Selfie Song,” “Dash! It's a Store That We Own!” and "KATYE WEST IS GOD (OF KIM).”
The revival of Lloyd Webber's Cats is set to open on Broadway July 31 following previews that begin July 14.