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OSAKA — Shiki Theater Co. has staged the landmark 5,000th performance in Japan of the popular musical “Cats,” the third-longest run worldwide for the masterpiece from Britain’s Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The memorable performance, held Sunday at Osaka MBS Theater in the city’s Chuo Ward, leaves Japan behind only Britain, with 8,759 performances, and the United States, with 7,485, Shiki officials said.

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