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Theatre Alumnus Quentin Darrington to Star in Broadway Revival of "Cats"

Monday, August 1, 2016

Beginning this summer, USF Theatre Graduate Quentin Darrington stars in the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Weber's Cats. Darrington, who graduated from USF with a degree in theatre in 2004, will play the role of Old Deuteronomy.

This revival pays tribute to the old show while incorporating some new elements. Darrington explains how this new show will deliver for audiences, "Those who know cats and are very, very familiar with the old show will not be disappointed. They will remember and see the cats that they knew with a little twist. There's some surprises for you. And it's quite, quite wonderful (Reuters)." Indeed, the show does not disappoint, as the play received a praising review from prominent New York Times theatre critic Charles Isherwood (see link below).

The internationally-known play won seven Tony Awards in 1983 and is the fourth longest running show in Broadway history. Landing this role marks a new high point for Darrington's career. He currently works as artist-in-residence at All Saints' Academy preparatory school in Winter Haven. His previous performances with national and regional theatre tours include Ragtime, The Color Purple, I Dream, Roar of The Greasepaint, and more.

To discover more about Quentin Darrington and this new rendition of Cats, see the links below.


The New York Times - Review: Does 'Cats' Have Nine Lives on Broadway? Two, Certainly

Reuters - "Cats" purrs on Broadway again - Broadway Vets Set for Rum Tum Tugger, Mistoffelees, Old Deuteronomy & More in Cats Revival

The Ledger - Quentin Darrington lands lead role in Broadway revival of 'Cats'