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Breaking News: Leona Lewis Not Long for Cats


Leona Lewis will soon be leaving her little cat’s feetor thigh-high boots, as the case may beat the Neil Simon Theatre’s stage entrance. She’ll be out the door after her Sunday, October 9th performance. Evidently the media blast surrounding the pop star’s Broadway debut as “Memory”-singing Grizabella in the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ Cats wasn’t enough to make Lewis a permanent housecat...either that, or she had a short and secretive contract.

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Leona Lewis as Grizabella in Cats on Broadway. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The first murmur of Lewis’s exit came by way of a tweet this past Tuesday: “Wow can't believe less than a month til I leave NY, time has flown by, I'll miss my ?@CatsBroadway family like crazy!”

As for LL’s replacement, that’s remains a TBA. Meow, theatregoers...me-ow!!

About the Author

City Guide Theatre Editor Griffin Miller moved to New York to pursue an acting/writing career in the 1980s after graduating magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Since then, she has written for The New York Times, For the Bride, Hotels, and a number of other publications, mostly in the areas of travel and performance arts. She currently is the theatre editor for all NYMetroParents publications. An active member of The New York Travel Writers Association, she is also a playwright and award-winning collage artist. In addition, she sits on the board of The Lewis Carroll Society of North America. Griffin is married to Richard Sandomir, a reporter for The New York Times.

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