Human beings spend years training in the fields of theater, music and dance for the mere chance to grace a hallowed Broadway stage. Grumpy Cat, though ― she just had to sit still for a second and scowl.
The kitty whose hilarious frown and less hilarious feline dwarfism made her a viral sensation is slated to appear in the Broadway musical revival of “Cats” for one night only: Sept. 30, 2016. This Friday!
According to a spokesman for the show, the natural talent “will be worked into the end of the show and will become an honorary Jellicle Cat.” This great, ambiguous honor will raise the status of the nation’s most beloved curmudgeonly cat, who already has 8.7 million Facebook followers.
A press release for the event features a quote from Grumpy Cat herself, no doubt obtained through scientific means not yet comprehensible to the outside world. “Being selected as the first real cat to perform in ‘Cats’ on Broadway is an honor,” she meowed. “I hate it. If I’m really being honest, I’d prefer to play the Phantom in ‘The Phantom of the Opera.’”
Whether or not approximately two minutes of Grumpy Cat stage time will compel people to sit through two hours of singing, sexy cats remains to be seen.
Update: It happened.