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'Cats' Cancels Wednesday's Performance Due to Water Main Break

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    Matthew Murphy
    British singer-songwriter—and former "X Factor" winner—Leona Lewis in "Cats."

    Cats are known to be afraid of the water. So it's somewhat ironic that the Wednesday night performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-musical "Cats" was canceled due to a water main break in the area.

    Performances for the new revival are expected to resume on Thursday, the show's Twitter handle said. Crews are said to be "working to solve the issue."

    Customers affected can contact their point of purchase for refunds or exchanges.

    Led by "Bleeding Love" singer Leona Lewis, "Cats" tells the story of a pack of "jellicle" felines as each waits to ascend to a heaven-like place called "the Heaviside Layer."

    The musical is based on T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats," and features a score by Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Eliot, Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe.

    Original director Trevor Nunn and scenic and costume designer John Napier returned to the new production. New to the creative team is choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (“Hamilton”), who based his design on Gillian Lynne's original choreography and associate direction.

    The revival is the show's first. It came to Broadway 15 years after wrapping up its record-breaking original run.

    For tickets and information, visit www.catsthemusical.com.