Grumpy Cat to Overshadow Leona Lewis in Cats on Broadway

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Big and important: Grumpy Cat is set to guest star in the Broadway musical revival of Cats. Not sure how Leona Lewis is taking this news.


Grumpy Cat will no doubt be the biggest celebrity ever to come through Cats. The world famous sullen feline who’s been forced to perform and take pictures for the internet’s enjoyment factually spoke or wrote these words in a statement: “Being selected as the first real cat to perform in Cats on Broadway is an honor. I hate it. If I’m really being honest, I’d prefer to play the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera.”

Confused? Entertainment Weekly spelled it out for dummies, writing that “although the show is about cats, it traditionally has an all-human cast, meaning the addition of a genuine cat will certainly make for an interesting show.” True.


Now you have a reason to see Cats on Broadway, starring Leona Lewis as Grizabella. A spokesman for Cats confirmed that Grumpy Cat will appear at the end of the show and “become an honorary Jellicle Cat,” which is big.

Culture Editor, Jezebel

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Oh hooray I always wanted a chance to pay a lot of money to watch an animal be frightened and abused for my entertainment!