Thursday, 22 September 2016

Mamie Parris to star as Grizabella in Cats on Broadway

Mamie Parris is taking over from Leona Lewis as Grizabella in the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats.

Lewis will play her final performance in the musical on 9th October. Parris originated the role of Patty in Lloyd Webber's new Broadway musical School of Rock.

She previously starred as Elphaba in the U.S. tour of Wicked and as Judy in the U.S. tour of 9 to 5. Her Broadway credits include On the Twentieth Century, Ragtime, 110 in the Shade and The Drowsy Chaperone. 

The Broadway cast of Cats also includes Andy Huntington Jones as Munkustrap, Ricky Ubeda as Mr. Mistoffelees, Tyler Hanes as Rum Tum Tugger, Kim Fauré as Demeter, Sara Jean Ford as Jellylorum, Christopher Gurr as Bustopher Jones, Jess LeProtto as Mungojerrie, Shonica Gooden as Rumpelteazer and Christine Cornish Smith as Bombalurina.

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