​Cats actress chased off stage by service dog during Broadway production

A SERVICE dog chased a member of the Cats cast off stage during a performance on Broadway.


8th December 2017
/ By Matthew Whitehouse

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit was interrupted at the Neil Simon Theatre when a service dog in the audience chased an actress off the stage.

Sources at the theatre told Page Six the dog "got away from its owner and ran after [the character] Bombalurina, performed by actress Mackenzie Warren, during the opening number, Jellicle Cats."

As the dog bound towards the stage an usher managed to get the canine under control.

A spokesperson issued a statement, saying: "In the storied history of Cats, this is the first time one of the actual cats was involved in an incident with a dog.

"We’re pleased to report that no animals or humans were harmed in the dust-up, and the performance continued without a hitch."

The kitsch musical opened on the West End in 1981 and went on to become the fourth longest-running musical of all time.

A movie version of Cats is reportedly in the works with A Danish Girl director Tom Hooper.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker also took the reigns on Les Miserables (2012), which grossed over $440 million (£327m).

The Broadway production of Cats will end it's run and officially close on December 30.

If you want to catch the legendary show before it ends, tickets are available here: https://www.catsthemusical.com/broadway/