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The Full Stage Production of 'Cats' Is Streaming Online for Free

Cats has become a part of pop culture history thanks to the movie version that was released last year and now you can watch the full stage production from home!

The stage production was filmed in 1998 and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has put it on YouTube for 48 hours only to raise money for The Actors Fund. This production starred Elaine Paige in the role of Grizabella and you’ll get to see her perform “Memory.”

Cats will be on The Shows Must Go On! YouTube page for two days and you have two options of how to watch – the first option is the standard show and the second option includes Lloyd Webber‘s commentary.

No charge or sign up is required, but viewers are encouraged to make donations to support The Actors Fund and other international organizations.

Still want to see the movie? Here’s how you can watch!

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.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Andrew Lloyd Webber

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.

Judi Dench had this to say about her physical appearance in the Cats movie…

Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s announcement…

Judi Dench Was 'Appalled' By How She Looked in 'Cats'

Judi Dench starred in the movie Cats and she still hasn’t watched the movie in full.

The legendary 85-year-old actress, who is now the oldest cover star in British Vogue history, opened up about how she looked in the film.

“The cloak I was made to wear!” Judi said about her costume. “Like five foxes f–king on my back.”

The magazine noted that Judi was “not pleased” by how she looked as Old Deuteronomy based on the photos she has seen. While she thought she’d look “elegant” as a cat, Judi said she looked like a “battered, mangy old cat. A great big orange bruiser. What’s that about?”

The magazine also noted that she was “appalled” while talking about how she looked in the film. See what she said back in March in response to getting a Razzie nomination for her work.

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Hugh Jackman Reveals Why He Turned Down a Role in 'Cats' Movie

Hugh Jackman revealed he turned down a role in 2019′s viral movie musical Cats.

When asked by the Daily Beast if he was offered a role, he responded, “Umm… yep.” Hugh worked with director Tom Hooper previously on Les Miserables.

As for the reason why? “You know, Tom rang me early on because we did Les Mis together, and there were a couple of options there based on availability and time, and I really… yeah, I just wasn’t available at the time,” Hugh said. “I’m in the theater, man, and I don’t want to be in the business of bashing people—or jumping on bandwagons. I haven’t seen it, and Tom Hooper’s one of the great filmmakers we have.”

Find out how you can watch Cats from your quarantine.

Seth Rogen Hilariously Live-Tweets the 'Cats' Movie

Like the rest of the world, Seth Rogen is settling in to social distance amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Knocked Up actor decided to live-tweet the Cats movie, which is now available for streaming, to pass the time – and the resulting tweets are hilarious.

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If you didn’t already know, Cats was almost universally panned by critics, earning it several Razzie Awards, and making it the butt of many jokes in Hollywood. Now, Seth Rogen is getting in his shots!

Check out what Seth had to say about the movie…

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'Cats' Movie Is Now Available for Streaming - How to Watch!

The world definitely had its fun at the expense of Cats when it first hit theaters – and now, the Razzie Award-winning film is available to watch while you’re stuck safely self-isolating at home!

The film adaptation of the musical, released back in December, is now available digitally as of Tuesday (March 17).

The cast of the much-panned film includes Jennifer Hudson as Grizabella, Idris Elba as Macavity, Taylor Swift as Bombalurina, Ian McKellen as Gus the Theatre Cat, Rebel Wilson as Jennyanydots, James Corden as Bustopher Jones and Judi Dench as Old Deuteronomy.

To watch Cats, simply search for it on iTunes, Prime Video, FandangoNow, Google Play or Vudu.

Many stars have since spoken out about the Cats backlash experience, including Taylor Swift. See what she had to say!

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Judi Dench Hasn't Seen 'Cats,' Reacts to Her Razzie Nomination

Judi Dench says that she still hasn’t seen her controversial movie Cats and she’s reacting to the news that she was nominated for Worst Supporting Actress at the Razzies.

The 85-year-old actress played the role of Old Deuteronomy in the film and she says she hasn’t even read about what people think of the movie.

“I didn’t read anything about the response to it, nor have I seen it,” Judi said on BBC Radio 4 (via EW).

“I’ve only seen a picture of myself [from the film],” she added. “I once had a cat [who looked] like that, called Carpet, and I didn’t realize I was playing Carpet. I thought I was playing a kind of, you know, mangier cat who didn’t have much fur. I didn’t realize I was this wonderful show cat!”

Judi says she hasn’t watched the movie because of her struggle with macular degeneration, which makes it hard for her to read or view films.

“I was aware of the response only slightly, I think people had been rather kind to me,” she said. When told she is nominated for a Razzie, Judi said, “Oh, am I? That would be good! As far as I know, that’s a first!”