Broadway Show Cats Adds Rap Music for West End Revival


Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

updated 07/08/2014 AT 9:00 AM ET

originally published 07/08/2014 AT 11:45 AM ET

Cats is back – and now one of the felines raps.

Andrew Lloyd Webber announced Monday that his hit musical will return to London’s West End in December in a revamped production with a hip-hop flavor.

Based on T.S. Eliot’s whimsical Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats, the musical opened in London in 1981, running for 21 years there and 18 years on Broadway.

Lloyd Webber said Monday he had tweaked parts of the show, which has been performed in more than 30 countries.


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