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How Do Broadway's Cats Warm Up for the Jellicle Ball?

The Jellicle Ball rages eight times a week at the Neil Simon Theatre where Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is running through the end of 2017. The musical features an ensemble of accomplished Broadway dancers who make Andy Blankenbuehler's strenuous choreography seem easy. But as any true theater cat knows, it's harder than it looks. TheaterMania poked around backstage before a performance one day to see exactly how the magic happens, including a trip to the ballet bar and a lift call where the show's most impressive maneuvers are honed. Plus, our peek at a Cats notes session offers a few more hints as to what exactly goes into making a cat so jellicle.