Catch Me If You Can tour highlights clip discussion

DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
So did they change something and the lead is now suppose to be a gay twink? I am sorry. but based on the clip... COME ON! And that choreography does not help him.




http://broadwayworld.com/article/STAGE-TUBE-First-Look-at-CATCH-ME-IF-YOU-CAN-Tour-Highlights-20121009
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Updated On: 10/9/12 at 02:20 PM
Matteo
Stand-by
joined:4/4/09
I absolutely agree, I am not very impressed with that highlight reel. Also, I thought it was extremely interesting that they have gone back to the out-of-town set for the show.. I really did not care for that set and thought it was very lacking compared to its alternate on Broadway. Oh well.
Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
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Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
Haven't seen the clip yet, but I'm going up to Providence on Sunday to see the show. I'll post a mini-review if you all would like one.
Skywalker3
Stand-by
joined:5/4/08
It looks like a mix between Seattle and Broadway.

The band thing is from seattle, with the big LED-screen..
En then I see the Airport set and curtains from Broadway!

I liked the Broadway set because of it consistency, everything was in the same style..
Now I don't know what the big tv screen does for it, but I don't like them in a theatre!
Call me old fashion, but I like painted backdrops!

DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
He really needs to butch it up.
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EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Judging purely from the clip, he also reads to me as kinda young for the role. Not really how I picture the character at all...
kadu335
Stand-by
joined:5/3/09
Isn't Frank supposed to be a teenager, EricMontreal22??
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EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
I can't honestly remember, but you're probably right. I always thought for the bulk of the piece he's meant to be a young adult. Leo and Aaron were both in their mid to late 20s when they played the role, though I have no clue how old the lead is here. He just seems a tiny bit too young to me... *shrug*.
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
I don't think "young" is the problem here.
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EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Well I agree with your point, too. :P Just in general, he doesn't really have the look of someone who's charming, but still a master con artist.
Starship
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/12
That preview made me LOL.
Updated On: 10/9/12 at 07:33 PM
TheGirlUpstairs
Understudy
joined:4/22/12
He's a teenager, but a teenager who people buy as a pilot and a doctor.

I only saw the show in Seattle, and I'm glad to see that they went back to the original band platform. I like it so much better than the one they used on Broadway.
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
I saw it in Seattle as well, and while I really don't have strong memories about it (I found it pretty mediocre), I did like the design more than what I've seen of the Broadway production.

ANyway, thanks for clearing up his age. I still say the "twink" in the video looks impossible to buy as a pilot, or doctor. He looks like the lead in a high school show...
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
I think you guys are being too hard on him. He doesn't seem to be doing anything that different from Aaron Tveit who could also be considered a twink. I don't get an overly gay vibe from the clip, but I do see what I think the role requires which is a sort of suave sexually ambiguous quality which should and could appeal to both sexes if he needed to do so to get what he needed.
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theaternut
Broadway Star
joined:8/4/03
HUH? Judging only and solely from the clip he does seem to give off some effeminate qualities. It might just be the unfortunate clip.
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
For a non- equity tour the show looks fabulous!
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
He is a cute kid. Just read his bio. Straight out of school and already the lead in a national tour. That is a amazing accomplishment.
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darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
You know who I would have liked to see, if he were a little younger, in this show?

Michael Buble. Aaron Tveit's voice is fantastic, but it is decidedly lighter than air, the quintessential Broadway pop voice. I think the score would sound amazing with a young swing and jazz crooner like Buble- someone who knows their way around pop or rock, but could sell numbers like "Butter Outta Cream" in a way that Tveit's voice just couldn't quite match.
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Also, what's wrong with being a gay twink? I don't really understand why that's a bad thing. It's kind of rude to say that.
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DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
Why? That is what I see when I look at that clip. I used to be a gay twink myself. Nothing wrong with that. Is the lead character in this story a gay twink? NO!


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Updated On: 10/9/12 at 11:38 PM
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
^I dunno. I read it like you were insulting him for being a twink.
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JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
I think he's pretty cute and charming.
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
Maybe it's the casting. Maybe it is just the clips. And yes he is cute.
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