Creative Team for Cats: “The Jellicle Ball” Has Been Revealed

Perelman Performance Arts Center (PAC NYC, Khady Kamara, Executive Director, Bill Rauch, Artistic Director) announces the full creative team for Cats: “The Jellicle Ball” inspired by the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Performances begin June 13 with opening night on June 20, 2024.

Joining Directors Zhailon Levingston and Bill Rauch, Choreographers Arturo Lyons and Omari Wiles, and Dramaturg & Gender Consultant Josephine Kearns, in bringing the best of NYC’s Ballroom and musical theater artistry to the PAC NYC stage are: Rachel Hauck (Scenic Design), Qween Jean (Costume Design), Adam Honoré (Lighting Design), Kai Harada (Sound Design), Brittany Bland (Projection Design), Nikiya Mathis (Hair/Wig Design), William Waldrop (Music Supervision and Music Direction), David Lai (Music Coordinator), Trevor Holder (Beats Arrangement), Capital Kaos (Ballroom Consultant) and X Casting/Victor Vazquez CSA and Sujotta R. Pace CSA (Casting).

This production will be a radical reimagining of the iconic dance musical Cats based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Inspired by the Ballroom culture that roared out of New York City over 50 years ago and still rages on runways around the world, it will be staged
as a spectacularly immersive competition directed by Zhailon Levingston (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Chicken & Biscuits) and PAC NYC Artistic Director Bill Rauch (All the Way), with all new Ballroom and club beats, runway ready choreography, and an edgy eleganza makeover. Come one, come all, and celebrate the joyous transformation of self at the heart of Cats and Ballroom culture itself.