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Andrew Lloyd Webber Will Provide Live Commentary During 'Cats!' Broadcast for Charity

Andrew Lloyd Webber Will Provide Live Commentary During 'Cats!' Broadcast for Charity

Andrew Lloyd Webber is going to provide commentary on Cats!

The 72-year-old acclaimed composer will provide live audio commentary during The Shows Must Go On!‘s broadcast of the 1998 stage production of Cats! to benefit The Actors Fund, a national human services organization working for stability and a safety net for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, the organization announced on Thursday (May 14) amid the pandemic.

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The YouTube channel will offer fans two streaming options to view Cats!: the regular broadcast, and the broadcast with Andrew Lloyd Webber “providing personal insights and memories of the creation of Cats! which has become a worldwide musical phenomenon.”

It will begin on Friday (May 15) beginning at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET. Fans can submit questions to the composer via Twitter using #ALWCats. Both streams will be available for free on YouTube for 48 hours, and will encourage viewer donations to The Actors Fund and other international organizations.

The 1998 production of Cats! starred Elaine Paige, the original Grizabella reprising her performance, and John Mills as Gus, the theater cat.

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