Universal Pictures' CATS to Feature All New Song from Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Universal Pictures announced that Taylor Swift and legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber have collaborated on a new, original song written for Universal Pictures’ film "Cats", based on Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical. The song, “Beautiful Ghosts”, will feature in both the film and in the end credits. In the film, the song is performed by Francesca Hayward, who stars in the role of Victoria. The version of the song performed by Taylor Swift, who plays Bombalurina in the film, will play over the end titles. As part of the announcement, Universal also released an exclusive, behind-the-scenes video documenting the creation and recording of the song and including an interview with Swift, Lloyd Webber and Director Tom Hooper. The video can be seen below:

"Cats" is scheduled to open in Philippine theaters January 8, 2020 and stars also stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, and Rebel Wilson. One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, the stage musical “Cats” includes some of Lloyd Webber’s most indelible songs, including “Memory”. The stage musical “Cats” received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981, where it played for 21 years and earned the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983, the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and ran for an extraordinary 18 years. Since opening in London in 1981, “Cats” has continuously appeared on stage around the globe, to date having played to 81 million people in more than fifty countries and in nineteen languages. It is one of the most successful musicals of all time.
Universal Pictures presents a Working Title Films and Amblin Entertainment production, in association with Monumental Pictures and The Really Useful Group.

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