News broke on July 20 that a festival of stars — including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Ian McKellen — are set to headline a movie version of the musical "Cats." Characterizing Andrew Lloyd Webber's theatrical show as "long-running," meanwhile, does it a serious disservice: As of this writing, it stands as the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history and the sixth longest-running on London's West End. (The original Broadway production ran nonstop for 18 years.) Here, FOTO pays tribute to the history of the "Cats" tribe. (Above: Original cast member and star Elaine Paige gets ready for the first preview of "Cats" in London on April 22, 1981.)David Montgomery/Getty Images THE 'CATS' MASTER PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images SEAL OF APPROVAL
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