Broadway veteran Mamie Parris (former Elphaba – 1st Natl. Tour) will succeed pop star Leona Lewis in the part of Grizabella in the revival of CATS. Ms. Parris is currently starring as Patty in SCHOOL OF ROCK, a role she created.
CATS is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It originally ran for 7,485 performances. The creative team for the new production includes scenic and costume design by John Napier, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne. The director is Trevor Nunn.
Ms. Lewis will complete her three month run on October 9. A date for Ms. Parris’ debut has not been set.