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Rousuck's Review: "Cats" at the Hippodrome Theatre

Hippodrome Theatre Baltimore

It's Thursday, and theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins Tom with another review of the Maryland stage. This week, Judy spotlights the North American tour of Cats, currently on stage at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore. 

Cats is Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical staging of poet T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. The show opened in London in 1981 and a year later pounced on Broadway, where it ran for a record-breaking eighteen years. The 2016 revival of the Tony Award-winning musical is now on a North American Tour, with original direction by Trevor Nunn and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (based on Gillian Lynne’s original choreography); set and costume designs are by John Napier. The cast features Keri Rene Fuller as Grizabella, McGee Maddox as Rum Tum Tugger and Timothy Gulan as Gus.

Cats continues at the Hippodrome through January 26th. Ticket info here.

J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for WYPR's Midday (and previously, Maryland Morning) since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years. Her feature coverage for The Sun included a comprehensive series chronicling the development of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray.” Judy got her start at The Cleveland Press and at Cleveland’s fine arts radio station, WCLV. Her broadcasting experience also includes a year as an on-air theater critic for Maryland Public Television.
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