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Georgina Pazcoguin Returning To Broadway in "Cats"


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See press release below. Gina will play Victoria.

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE FIRST-EVER BROADWAY REVIVAL OF

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S ICONIC MUSICAL

“CATS”

A NEW GENERATION OF FELINES WILL DEBUT AT THE NEIL SIMON THEATRE

THURSDAY JULY 14, 2016


New York, NY– Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization are proud to announce the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016.

The new generation of CATS will include Giuseppe Bausilio as “Carbucketty,” Quentin Earl Darrington as “Old Deuteronomy,” Jeremy Davis as “Skimbleshanks,” Kim Faure as “Demeter,” Sara Jean Ford as “Jellylorum,” Lili Froehlich as “Electra,” Daniel Gaymon as “Macavity,” Shonica Gooden as “Rumpleteazer,” Christopher Gurr as “Gus/Bustopher Jones,” Tyler Hanes as “Rum Tum Tugger,” Andy Jones as “Munkustrap,” Kolton Krouse as “Tumblebrutus,” Eloise Kropp as “Jennyanydots / Gumbie,” Jess LeProtto as “Mungojerrie,” Georgina Pazcoguin as “Victoria,” Emily Pynenburg as “Cassandra,” Ariana Rosario as “Sillabub,” Ahmad Simmons as “Alonzo,” Christine Cornish Smith “Bombalurina,” Corey Snide as “Coricopat,” Emily Tate as “Tantomile,” Ricky Ubeda as “Mistoffelees,” and Sharrod Williams as “Pouncival,”as well as Richard Todd Adams, Aaron Albano, Callan Bergmann, Claire Camp, Francesca Granell, Jessica Hendy, Harris Milgrim, Madison Mitchell, Nathan Patrick Morgan and Megan Ort.

Casting for the coveted role of “Grizabella” will be announced shortly.

Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” the original Broadway production opened in 1982 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre (currently home to Lloyd Webber’s newest hit, School of Rock – The Musical), where it ran for 7,485 performances and 18 years. CATS was originally produced on Broadway by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company Limited, David Geffen, and The Shubert Organization.

The creative team for the new Broadway production of CATS includes John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Mick Potter (Sound Design), choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne, and direction by Trevor Nunn.


When CATS opens, Andrew Lloyd Webber will, once again, have the rare distinction of having three musicals running simultaneously on Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock – The Musical, and CATS.

Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 15 languages, and has been seen by more than 73 million people worldwide. Originally directed by Trevor Nunn with choreography and associate direction by Gillian Lynne,scenic and costume design by John Napier, lighting design by David Hersey, and sound design by Abe Jacob, CATS opened in the West End in 1981. The musical to Broadway in 1982 where it won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Both the original London and Broadway cast recordings won Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album. CATS hit song “Memory” has been recorded by over 150 artists from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis to Liberace and Barry Manilow. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical held the title of longest-running musical in Broadway history until it was surpassed in 2006 by Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The original Broadway production closed on September 10, 2000 and is currently the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. This marks the first New York revival of the beloved musical.

This new production of CATS is licensed by The Really Useful Group. Nina Lannan serves as Executive Producer.

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I don't blame her for taking this opportunity. She is terrific in NYCB's West Side Story, she has a great, expressive stage personality, and she's been at NYCB many years, so time for a change! And she can see that both Fairchilds and Tiler Peck were successful in musicals, so why not? The last cast of Cats had people gainfully employed for 15 or 20 years. If she does well, she can transition to other Broadway musicals in the future. Good for you, Georgina, and best of luck!

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Here is the review of Cats from the NY Times. Here's what they had to say about Gina:.

In the most prominent female dancing role, Georgina Pazcoguin, on leave from New York City Ballet, continually catches the eye with her smooth, precise, sinewy movement as Victoria, the white cat.

If you click the link, there is also a photo of Gina.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/theater/cats-broadway-revival-review.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts&action=click&contentCollection=arts&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

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I saw the show this week. I saw it primarily because my mom wanted to see it. It's a perfect mom-sical (at least for my mom, who has a hard time understanding English dialogue and is hard of hearing). She loved all the dances and only wished there was "more of a story." Gina was terrific. 

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