Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek - Meet the Cast of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
The Neil Simon Theatre Box Office, 250 W. 52nd Street, opened today, January 24, 2011 for the new Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Starring Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz as Carl Hanratty, Aaron Tveit as Frank Abagnale, Jr. alongside Tony Nominee Tom Wopat as Frank Abagnale, Sr. and Tony Nominee Kerry Butler as Brenda Strong, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will open on Broadway on Sunday, April 10, 2011. This new musical, created by a team of Tony winners, features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, choreography by Jerry Mitchell and is directed by Jack O'Brien. Previews begin March 7, 2011.
Today, the company met the press and BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek at the event below! Check back later for complete coverage!
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is based on the book and hit 2002 DreamWorks film of the same name directed by Stephen Spielberg with screenplay by Jeff Nathanson and book by Frank Abagnale, Jr.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN captures the astonishing true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a world-class con artist who passed himself off as a doctor, a lawyer, and a jet pilot-all before the age of 21. With straight-arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank's trail, we're off on a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase, as a jazzy, swinging-sixties score keeps this adventure in constant motion. In the end, Agent Hanratty learns he and Frank aren't so very different after all, and Frank finds out what happens when love catches up to a man on the run.
The cast also features Joe Cassidy, Timothy McCuen Piggee, Brandon Wardell, Sara Andreas, Alex Ellis, Will Erat, Jennifer Frankel, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Kearran Giovanni, Nick Kenkel, Grasan Kingsberry, Michael X. Martin, Aleks Pevec, Kristin Piro, Rachelle Rak, Joe Aaron Reid, Angie Schworer, Sabrina Sloan, Sarrah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Katie Webber and Candace Marie Woods.
Scenic design for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is by David Rockwell (Hairspray), costume design is by five-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long (The Producers), lighting design is by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (Wicked) and sound design is by Drama Desk winner Steve Kennedy (Jersey Boys).
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN opened at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre for a limited engagement from July 23 - August 14, 2009.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.
Photographed at New 42nd Street Studios
Jerry Mitchell, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Terrence McNally & Jack O'Brien attending Meet & Greet for the New Broadway Musical 'Catch Me If You Can' at the 42ns Street Rehearsal Studios in New York City.
Ensemble attending Meet & Greet for the New Broadway Musical 'Catch Me If You Can' at the 42ns Street Rehearsal Studios in New York City.