Grumpy Cat is joining Broadway’s ‘Cats’

FILE - This Dec. 1, 2015 file photo shows Grumpy Cat posing for a photo in Los Angeles. Grumpy Cat is joining the cast of the Broadway musical “Cats” on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. The kitty with the comical frown “will be worked into the end of the show and will become an honorary Jellicle Cat,” according to a spokesman for the show. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Life imitates art — or is it the other way around? — as internet sensation Grumpy Cat joins the cast of the Broadway musical “Cats” on Friday for a feline-good moment.

The kitty with the comical frown and feline dwarfism “will be worked into the end of the show and will become an honorary Jellicle Cat,” according to a spokesman for the show.

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.

She’ll likely be at home at the Neil Simon Theatre, where Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical returned this summer with a cast hissing loudly while wearing legwarmers and spiked hair.

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