THE SCREENING ROOM: Betty Buckley, Elaine Paige, Celine Dion, Laurie Beechman, Heather Headley, Michael Crawford and More Sing "Memory" (Video)
10 Sep 2013
The legendary run of Cats ended on this date in 2000. Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by T.S. Eliot, the musical enjoyed an 18-year run of 7,485 performances.
Playbill.com is marking the date with various performances of Cats' signature song, "Memory." From Patti LuPone to an outrageous performance by Celine Dion in costume, we've collected some favorite performances of the song.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.