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Cats FINALLY Cuts That One Really Racist Song After 35 Years!

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This is just the cat's pajamas!

It only took them 35 years… but the musical Cats is officially suitable for everyone now that it no longer features racist lyrics.

Fans of the Broadway classic are probably aware that the song Growltiger's Last Stand regularly causes controversy due to characters Asparagus and Jellylorum singing with stereotypical Asian accents.

Related: Nicole Scherzinger Ditches Cats In Favor Of X Factor!

Most productions of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical already do away with the disgusting line "With a frightful burst of fireworks the Ch*nks they swarmed aboard," but the 2016 New York revival has reportedly gotten rid of the song entirely!

We bet that'll make Leona Lewis happy!!

Still, we're a little bothered it really took them 35 years to fix it…

Will U be catching Cats now that it's finally opened??

[Image via Cats.]

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Went After The Katdashians Musical Only To Protect T.S. Eliot's Poetry — Or At Least That What He's Saying!

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Famed Broadway composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has NO time for Katdashians! Break The Musical!

As you may recall, the team over at Theater80 decided to pay tribute to the KUWTK family AND the famed musical Cats by combining the two topics together for an off-Broadway parody production. LOLz!

Video: Watch Barbra & Jamie Belt A Tune!

However, as we previously reported, ALW was not in on the joke as he threatened the production company with a lawsuit if they didn't cut six of his original songs from the unauthorized musical. Well this action certainly made Mr. Lloyd Webber look like the bad cop as he's since received some backlash for it.

So it's no surprise that Andrew's since clarified his stance on the drama. In a convo with The Post, the Broadway hitmaker explained that he

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Gets Catty With Katdashians Musical — Forces Off-Broadway Show To Cut Cats Parody Songs!

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Something must be wrong with his catnip…

Andrew Lloyd Webber isn't exactly pretending to be the easiest thespian to work with right about now, but his latest controversy is downright catty!

As you may have heard, the team over at Theater80 in New York are currently playing Katdashians: Break The Musical — an off-Broadway KUWTK-inspired take on the iconic musical Cats.

Related: Kristin Chenoweth Is Joining NBC's Hairspray Live!

However, we're now hearing reports that following a review in The New York Times on Sunday, ALW went ahead and threatened the parody with legal action!

Katdashians co-creator Tobly McSmith says the production was "shocked" to learn Andrew was offended by the unauthorized musical parodying six of his original songs:

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EXCLUSIVE! Watch Our Adorable Tonys Correspondent Iain Armitage Catch Up With Gloria Estefan, Glenn Close, & MORE Stars!

Okay serious question, could Iain Armitage be any cuter??

The theatre-loving Internet sensation caught up with so many stars at Sunday's Tony Awards in NYC, charming them into answering the industry's biggest questions…

Like, asking Glenn Close what advice she would give to anyone! So cute.

Related: Iain Loves Theatre Lands A Role In Another Big Movie!

Yes, the totally adorable red carpet correspondent caught up with the Oscar-nominated actress, along with Gloria Estefan, iconic composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, and even more stars!!

Be sure to ch-ch-check out his red carpet coverage (and watch him get starstruck) by pressing PLAY on the video (above)!

P.S. CLICK HERE to catch Iain's EXCLUSIVE freestyle rap from Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda!

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Nicole Scherzinger Burns Her Broadway Bridges, Ditching Cats For X Factor… And Andrew Lloyd Webber Is Absolutely FURIOUS!

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We love her… but this is a TERRIBLE career move!

Nicole Scherzinger may be most well-known as the former lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls, but she's managed to make a name for herself in the world of Broadway thanks to her impeccable voice.

And it sure doesn't hurt that Andrew Lloyd Webber himself is her biggest supporter having utilized her numerous times as Christine in Phantom of the Opera.

Related: Forget CatsKatdashians: The Musical Is Headed To Off-Broadway!

Unfortunately, it seems as though Nicole isn't too appreciative of the legend taking a chance on a pop star because she just chose X Factor over one of the most famous musicals of all time!

Apparently, Nicky was supposed to begin rehearsals for Cats on Broadway next week but decided last minute to return to the UK singing competition now that Cheryl, Rita Ora, and Nick Grimshaw have all quit!

The Right Honourable Lord Webber is rightfully pissed because he actually believed she was set to win the Tony Award for her role as Grizabella in 2017, saying:

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Throwback Thursday! Watch Rita Ora Audition For Eurovision When She Was Just 18 Years Old!

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Who would have thought she'd be an international superstar just six years later?!

Rita Ora may be one of the biggest musical acts out of Britain in 2015, but back in 2009 she was just a regular ol' teenager.

Well… she wasn't exactly average — she still had that voice!

Related: Rita Joins Madonna Onstage For A Spanking!

In fact, Rita actually auditioned to be the UK representative at Eurovision with the song Get Here when she was just 18 years old… and she won!

Luckily for her, a wise-beyond-her-years Rita turned down the opportunity to sing an Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber original at the European competition because she could tell her career would probably be over at that point.

Seeing as she's currently a judge on X Factor… we'd say she was right! LOLz!

Ch-ch-check out Rita's Eurovision: Your Country Needs You audition (below)!!!

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School Of Rock The Musical Is Really Happening Thanks To Andrew Lloyd Webber & Jack Black!

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For those about to rock, we salute you!

There is finally confirmation that, after over a decade, there WILL be a School of Rock musical!

[ Related: Miranda Cosgrove Is All Grown Up & Showing Skin At The School Of Rock 10 Year Reunion! ]

The 2003 movie, starring Jack Black, will make its way to Broadway in 2015, thanks to the actor and more famous theatrical
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Andrew Lloyd Webber will write new music, in addition to some of the

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