The True Story of How ‘Cats’ Was the ‘Hamilton’ of the 1980s

December 19, 2019

“Cats,” the eccentric musical now dancing its way to the silver screen, first debuted nearly 40 years ago, becoming one of the biggest pop culture hits of its time. “People forget that because it ran so long on Broadway that it eventually became sort of a tourist show,” explained Nancy Coyne, who oversaw all of the marketing campaigns for “Cats." “But when it opened on Broadway, it was definitely the 'Hamilton' of its age.”’s Leigh Scheps has more.

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