Now and Forever

Royal Copenhagen Danish Modernist Stalking Panther Sculpture by Knud Kyhn (LEO Design)

On this day in 1982, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Cats, opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre.  The work, based on T. S. Eliot’s 1939 work “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” ran for nearly 18 years—making it the longest-running Broadway musical at the time.  Directed by theatre legend Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Gillian Lynne, Cats had opened on London’s West End the previous year.

The Danish stoneware panther, pictured above, was sculpted by artist Knud Kyhn in 1975—some years before Cats opened to the public.  With good care, this cat will last (like the musical) now and forever.  Click upon the photo to learn more about him.


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