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Who is replacing Nicole Scherzinger in 'Cats'?

2015-01-05
The actress who will replace Nicole Scherzinger as Grizabella in Cats has been confirmed. Former Wicked and Les Misérables star Kerry Ellis will take over the role from February 9, with the former Pussycat Doll's final performance taking place two days earlier. Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 15.12.36 The musical has had its run at the London Palladium extended to April 25, following its popularity with theatre-goers. The role of Grizabella was originated by Elaine Page when Cats opened at the New London Theatre in 1981. Cats went on to have a record-breaking 21-year run before coming to an end in 2002. The original production won an Olivier Award for Best Musical, while the Broadway adaptation went on to win seven Tony Awards. Antoine Murray-Straughan, Joseph Poulton, Nicholas Pound, Sophia Ragavelas, Clare Rickard, Adam Salter, Laurie Scarth, Hannah Kenna Thomas, Callum Train, Zizi Strallen, Dawn Williams, and Benjamin Yates also feature in the cast of the revival. More Stories: > Nicole Scherzinger: ‘I was born to do a movie-musical!’ > ‘Pride’ to be adapted for London’s West End?