Elaine Paige and John Mills in ‘Cats.’ (Film still provided by Think Jam.)
Cats has yet another life thanks to The Shows Must Go On! YouTube channel. The show’s composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, will provide live audio commentary during this weekend’s broadcast of the 1998 stage production of Cats to benefit The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and serves as a safety net to everyone in performing arts and entertainment, among others.
The Shows Must Go On! YouTube Channel will offer fans two streaming options to view Cats: the regular broadcast and the broadcast with Webber providing personal insights and memories of the creation of Cats, which has become a worldwide musical phenomenon.
Webber’s live commentary will commence Friday, May 15, beginning at 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT. Fans can submit questions to Webber via Twitter using #ALWCats.
Both streams will be available for free on YouTube for 48 hours, no charge or sign up required, and will once again encourage viewer donations to support The Actors Fund and other international organizations.
The acclaimed 1998 production of Cats which starred Elaine Paige, the original Grizabella reprising her beloved performance, and John Mills as Gus, the theater cat.