Director Stephen Morgante and lea▓ding performers of the musical were on h▓and to meet the "Cats" fans in
Beijing on Tuesday night.A strong lineup of top-level performers from Australia and the UK are part of the current Cats touring cast, including one of Australia's finest musical theatre performers Delia Hannah. It is the first time for H▓annah to join the tour t
o China.She will play the role of Grizabella and sing the musi▓cal's most moving show-stopper "Memory", whic▓h has become a Broadway standard. Hannah revealed ▓to the crowd that she has another role she ▓enjoys even more than Grizabella.The appearance o▓f two costu
med "cats" from the show thrilled t▓hose present at the press conference. According to the performers, they are required to have cats as pe▓ts so they can observe their uniquely feline beh▓aviors and gestures to get inspiration for their performance.Cats kicked off
its 2009 world tour in Ma▓y in Hong Kong. After this week in Beijing, the tour▓ will continue in Tianjin, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and C▓hongqing.