42 episodes

Grizabella was the wrong cat to die. After seeing CATS the Musical for the first time in July of 2016, podcast host Mike Abrams was filled with a whirlwind of emotions. He was amused, confused, and a little angry. Almost exactly three years later when the 2019 CATS movie trailer came out, Mike had enough. It was time to speak his truth – Grizabella was the wrong Cat to Die at the Jellicle Ball. In this podcast, Mike interviews CATS cast members, CATS superfans, CATS haters, and explores the backstories of the Jellicle characters all to make a case for why they were more worthy to ascend to the Heaviside Layer than Grizabella.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

The Wrong Cat Die‪d‬ Mike Abrams & Broadway Podcast Network

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

Grizabella was the wrong cat to die. After seeing CATS the Musical for the first time in July of 2016, podcast host Mike Abrams was filled with a whirlwind of emotions. He was amused, confused, and a little angry. Almost exactly three years later when the 2019 CATS movie trailer came out, Mike had enough. It was time to speak his truth – Grizabella was the wrong Cat to Die at the Jellicle Ball. In this podcast, Mike interviews CATS cast members, CATS superfans, CATS haters, and explores the backstories of the Jellicle characters all to make a case for why they were more worthy to ascend to the Heaviside Layer than Grizabella.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    Michael Kushner, Quaxo at American Heritage School (Host of the Dear Multi-Hyphenate Podcast)

    Michael Kushner, Quaxo at American Heritage School (Host of the Dear Multi-Hyphenate Podcast)

    Pyrotechnics. The Junkyard as a bombed out World War II cathedral. Individual makeup artists. A $44,000 production budget. This episode features fellow Broadway Podcast Network host Michael Kushner who performed in the most elaborate high school production of CATS in the US History**. Michael and I discuss how we would cast World War II historic figures as CATS characters, all the crazy things his south Florida high school production of CATS did to the show, and why he thinks the show is more fun to perform than watch. 

    Check out Michael on Instagram: @themichaelkushner


    Check out Michael's The Dressing Room Project on Instagram: @thedressingroomproject


    Check out Michael's Dear Multi Hyphenate Podcast

    Check out Michael's My Broadway Memory Podcast


    **not fact checked anywhere but it feels right

    Produced by:
    Alan Seales & Broadway Podcast Network
    Instagram & Twitter: @TheWrongCatDied
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    • 46 min
    Emma Caymares, Not Victoria (Celia on Call Your Mother)

    Emma Caymares, Not Victoria (Celia on Call Your Mother)

    "My goal was not to be Victoria; it was just to be an a**hole and wear a white unitard." This episode dives into one of the grandest CATS audition you'll ever hear. Emma Caymares, who starred on Broadway as Veruca Salt in the original cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and as Wendy in the original cast of Finding Neverland, discusses her infamous audition and how she always stays true to herself. Check Emma out on ABC's new sitcom Call Your Mother.

    Check out Emma on Instagram: @emmacaymares

    Check out Emma on Twitter: @emmasofiacay

    Check out ABC's Call your Mother: https://abc.com/shows/call-your-mother


    Produced by:
    Alan Seales & Broadway Podcast Network
    Instagram & Twitter: @TheWrongCatDied
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    • 53 min
    Adam Richardson, Old Deuteronomy on National Tour

    Adam Richardson, Old Deuteronomy on National Tour

    This episode features Adam Richardson who played Old Deuteronomy on the CATS National Tour. Adam shares his strong opinion on why Victoria shouldn't be the first one to touch Grizabella before Memory at the end of the show, how his opera and booth singer experience related to playing Old Deut, and why he agrees with me that Peter is the worst Cat in the show.
    Check out Adam on Instagram: @atomrich_12

    Produced by:
    Alan Seales & Broadway Podcast Network
    Instagram & Twitter: @TheWrongCatDied
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    • 54 min
    Nat Kelley DiMario, CATS Superfan who saw the 2016 Broadway Revival 88x!

    Nat Kelley DiMario, CATS Superfan who saw the 2016 Broadway Revival 88x!

    This episode features CATS superfan Nat DiMario who saw the 2016 Broadway revival 88 times! Hear Nat explain their fandom, how they were able to see nearly 15% of the performances, and give the background on how their conversation with the actors lead to the infamous Tuggershanks rumor.

    Produced by:
    Alan Seales & Broadway Podcast Network
    Instagram & Twitter: @TheWrongCatDied
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    • 37 min
    Fergie L. Philippe, Old Deuteronomy at Elon University (Hamilton)

    Fergie L. Philippe, Old Deuteronomy at Elon University (Hamilton)

    This episode features Fergie L. Philippe who stars as James Madison in the Broadway production of Hamilton but also played a wild weekend as Old Deuteronomy during the Elon University Production of CATS. Fergie shares how his Elon production utilized a Beyonce and Elvis cat, how CATS influenced his career, and how we would cast Hamilton characters as Cats aka HamilCATS.
    Check out Fergie on all social media platforms: @fergsters95

    Produced by:
    Alan Seales & Broadway Podcast Network
    Instagram & Twitter: @TheWrongCatDied
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    • 52 min
    Sarah M Jenkins, Jennyanydots from the 2016 Revival

    Sarah M Jenkins, Jennyanydots from the 2016 Revival

    This episode features Sarah M. Jenkins who played Jennyanydots during the 2016 Broadway revival. Sarah shares her incredible 16 point summary of CATS, tells a behind the scenes secret to the Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer number, and educates me how the tour used a "bounce castle" set in certain cities. #DoKickGetCheck
    Check out Sarah on all social media platforms: @sarahmjenkins

    Produced by:
    Alan Seales & Broadway Podcast Network
    Instagram & Twitter: @TheWrongCatDied
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Adaumbelle ,

The Purrrfecccttt Listen

This podcast is hilarious! It's the most in-depth, comprehensive discussion you'll ever hear about CATS the Musical! I love how Mike breaks down this musical and points out all of its idiosyncricies.

Justice for Gus ,

Obsessed!

I adore this podcast. It’s so creative and goes into DEPTH for each cat’s personal story. And makes me LOL! 😻

Stevesnyc00 ,

Great Talk About CATS!

At the airport before a transcontinental flight, I was overcome with a need to hear some talk about the better-than-I-thought-but-still-horrifying film of the musical CATS...and so I binged this VERY enjoyable exploration of the good, the bad, and the “wha-???” of CATS. I fully expect more episodes that take a deep dive into the film!

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