Lloyd Webber began working on Cats in 1977, which was based on the musical on T.S. Eliot’s poetry collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
The show premiered in London’s West End in 1981, and the following year, it aired on Broadway.
Soon after, the musical became a success and won countless awards such as a Tony and Oliver Award for best musical.
Cats succeeded for 18 years in New York and 21 years in London.
Two years ago, with the 2019 adaption, it was a star-studded cast featuring Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, James Corden, and more while Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director behind “The King’s Speech, directed the film.
As we have come to know, the film was ridiculed for the portrayal of cats that had both feline and human features.
Lloyd Weber even told Universal Studios that the movie would be a “car crash” the year before its release.
In the end, Cats did win six Razzie Awards, which included prizes for worst picture and director.