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Grumpy Cat joins ‘Cats’ on Broadway

Grumpy Cat will appear one night only in

Grumpy Cat will appear one night only in the cast of "Cats" on Broadway. Credit: AP / Richard Vogel

Internet sensation Grumpy Cat is coming to Broadway.

The producers of the recent revival of “Cats” said that on Friday, Grumpy would become the first real feline ever to “join the cast” of a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1983 Tony Award-winning musical.

“Being selected as the first real cat to perform in ‘Cats’ on Broadway is an honor. I hate it,” Grumpy Cat, or at least a human representative, said in a statement. “If I’m really being honest, I’d prefer to play the Phantom in ‘The Phantom of the Opera.’ ”

Grumpy Cat will appear one night only, a spokesman for the show confirmed. The 4-year-old mixed breed, real name Tardar Sauce, is owned by Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Arizona.

Grumpy Cat has become an online phenomenon with 8.7 million Facebook followers and a career selling books, T-shirts, mugs and cat food. She’s been in commercials for cereal and fast-food restaurants.

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