ENTERTAINMENT : 'Cats' Will Set London Record

From Times wire services

The Andrew Lloyd Webber play "Cats" will become London's longest-running West End musical Friday night, celebrating its 3,358th performance at the New London Theatre, officials said today.

"Cats," concerning the antics of alleyway felines and based on T. S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats," breaks a record of 3,357 performances of another Lloyd Webber play, "Jesus Christ Superstar," which closed in 1980.

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