The famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats" celebrated its 30th anniversary

One of the most famous long-running Broadway musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats" on Monday celebrated its 30-year anniversary. The musical goes on tour in Germany, the UK and Ireland

Originally staged in London, the play based on the book by Thomas Elliott " Popular Science about cats written by old possum " made its début  in  "Winter Garden" theater  on Broadway October 8, 1982 and stayed there until May 2000.

At this stage musical was shown almost seven and a half thousand times, and in 1988 gained its video version.

The play won seven top theater awards "Tony ", including the most prestigious - as the best musical of the year, and "Grammy" for best musical album.

It became the second "long-lived" musical of Broadway after "Phantom of the Opera" whose first night was in 1988 and still gathers a full house of fans.

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