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BWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal ShowtunesBWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 23, 2015

While August is quickly winding down, much of the country is still engulfed in an oppressive summer heat. Whether or not it's global warming (it's global warming), there is no escaping the Dog Days of Summer. So, for our monthly feature, Jeff Walker and I made the only tangentially related leap to take a look at our favorite showtunes about animals, dogs or otherwise. Take a look at what we came up with, and share yours in the comments below. (more...)

From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of CATCH ME IF YOU CANFrom the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 20, 2015

In honor of Throwback Thursday, BroadwayWorld is celebrating the past with a new series that will take you back in time with some of our favorite vintage video features. That's right- we are opening up the BroadwayWorld Vaults to reminisce on shows are long gone from the Broadway-scene, but have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre as a whole. Today, we bring you a vintage video from 2011. Relive the magic of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN below! (more...)

Circle Theatre to Conclude Season with CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Next MonthCircle Theatre to Conclude Season with CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Circle Theatre closes the 2015 season in September with CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, a splashy musical spectacle that follows the high-flying adventures of a globe-trotting con-artist. (more...)

Photo Flash: Aaron Tveit Stars in 'Savior Complex' Episode of USA's GRACELANDPhoto Flash: Aaron Tveit Stars in 'Savior Complex' Episode of USA's GRACELAND
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

On the next episode of USA Network's GRACELAND titled 'Savior Complex', as Charlie and Jakes close in on Germaine, Mike's drug addiction reaches a breaking point when he and Gusti are caught in a dangerous situation. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Uptown PlayersBWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Uptown Players
by Kyle West - Jul 27, 2015

Famous con artist Frank Abagnale Jr. managed to pass himself off as a pilot, an ER doctor and a lawyer between the ages of 15-21 before finally getting caught. Although he never tried his hand as an actor, Frank Jr.'s biography, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, created dramatic opportunities for two other young stars, first on-screen with Leonardo DiCaprio, and later on Broadway with Aaron Tveit. Although the Broadway producers failed to find the financial (and critical) success that Abagnale and the film producers celebrated (closing after only 6 months), the musical launched a non-union production, which toured the US for another 7 months before rights were released to regional theatres. Now, marking its local debut, Uptown Players' new production is here - and it definitely makes the most of the musical's victories to create a fantastic opportunity for another star in our midst. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is a 'Hunk-a You Betcha'BWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is a 'Hunk-a You Betcha'
by Michelle Hache - Jul 19, 2015

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is an engaging musical about a teenager with boyish charm, a big imagination and millions in forged checks who successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer -- until an FBI agent catches up with him, and the two form an unlikely friendship. (more...)

Uptown Players' CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Begins 7/24Uptown Players' CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Begins 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Uptown Players continues its 2015 season with the 2011 Tony nominated musical Catch Me If You Can. Based on the hit film and the incredible true story that inspired it, (Book by Terrence McNally and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman), Catch Me If You Can, is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught, at the Kalita Humphreys Theater from July 24 to August 9, 2015. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Jul 14, 2015

Das Deutsche Theater Munchen bringt in der kommenden Spielzeit zwei Musicals in die Landeshauptstadt, in die anderen deutschten Stadten bereits große Erfolge verzeichnet haben. Im Herbst steht zuerst Catch Me If You Can auf dem Programm, ein Broadway Musical basierend of dem Film, dass die Staatsoperette Dresden im vergangenen Jahr nach Deutschland holte. Im Winter wird dann die Stage Entertainment Produktion Ich War Noch Niemals In New York von Berlin nach Munchen ziehen und dort Zuschauer in den Bann von Udo Jurgens Erfolgshits ziehen. (more...)

Media Theatre Sets THE WHO'S TOMMY CastMedia Theatre Sets THE WHO'S TOMMY Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Media Theatre's Broadway Series starts up again in September, but until then several professional actors who have appeared on its stage will headline the classic rock and roll musical 'The Who's Tommy' in July and August. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Keeton's GUYS AND DOLLSBWW Reviews: The Keeton's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 5, 2015

Is there anything more magical or more transformative than live theater? Honestly, I can't think of anything which can take you from the depths of despair to the fanciful heights of imagination so quickly - and there certainly is no art form in which things can change so capriciously or quicker, either for good or bad. (more...)

THE NERD, PETER PAN, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and More Set for HCTO's 2016 SeasonTHE NERD, PETER PAN, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and More Set for HCTO's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Hale Center Theater Orem is pleased to announce its 2016 Season. (more...)

BWW Review:  CATCH ME IF YOU CAN a Must Catch at the Barn PlayersBWW Review: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN a Must Catch at the Barn Players
by Steve Wilson - Feb 28, 2015

A must catch it if you can, Catch It If You Can The Musical! opened on Friday February 27 at the Barn Players in Mission, Kansas. Guy Gardner directs and choreographs the Barn Players production with music direction by James Levy. Catch Me If You Can The Musical! is music with libretto by Terrence McNally and theatrical score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN to Run 3/13-22 at USMCATCH ME IF YOU CAN to Run 3/13-22 at USM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Frank Abagnale Jr. can be anything he dreams when he grows up… if he doesn't get caught first! The University of Southern Maine (USM) Department of Theatre and School of Music will present the Maine premiere of the musical "Catch Me If You Can," March 13-22, in Russell Hall on the USM Gorham campus. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Chase Peacock, Jeff McKerley, and More Lead CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Atlanta Lyric TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look- Chase Peacock, Jeff McKerley, and More Lead CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2015

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, presents the high-­flying hit musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN February 13 - March 1, 2015 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chase Peacock, Jeff McKerley, and More Lead CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Atlanta LyricSTAGE TUBE: Chase Peacock, Jeff McKerley, and More Lead CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Atlanta Lyric
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2015

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, presents the high-­flying hit musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN February 13 - March 1, 2015 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). Below, watch stars Chase Peacock, Jeff McKerley, and more in a new promo for the show! (more...)

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Brentwood High's Cameron BortzHIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Brentwood High's Cameron Bortz
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 5, 2015

What is it about theater kids that make them special? What's that indefinable quality that sets them apart from other teenagers? To my way of thinking, theater kids have more poise than the average high school student, an ability to talk to anyone they meet with confidence and razor-sharp focus. At least, that description certainly applies to this week's star of High School Drama, 2015 First Night Most Promising Actor Cameron Bortz of Brentwood High School. (more...)

BWW Review: Eagle Theater's CATCH ME IF YOU CANBWW Review: Eagle Theater's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by Pati Buehler - Jan 26, 2015

In itself, there is no plausible reason why this story line should warrant a Broadway musical. However, at the hands of the multi- talented Terrence McNally (book); Marc Shaiman (music); Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (lyrics) well, this venture does indeed “Fly, Fly Away.” (more...)

Chase Peacock and Jeff McKerley to Lead Atlanta Lyric Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 2/13-3/1Chase Peacock and Jeff McKerley to Lead Atlanta Lyric Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 2/13-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, presents the high-­flying hit musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN February 13 - March 1, 2015 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). (more...)

Hale Centre Theatre to Present CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 10/8-11/29Hale Centre Theatre to Present CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 10/8-11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

In a regional premiere, Hale Centre Theatre (HCT) is producing Catch Me If You Can, a sophisticated story of cops and robbers turned friends. Set in the 1960s, Catch Me showcases the elegance of the decade with beautiful costuming and glamorous sets. Catch Me If You Can plays at Hale Centre Theatre, Utah's Premiere Family Theatre, Wednesday, October 8 through Today, November 29. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/21- Aaron TveitSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/21- Aaron Tveit
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2014

Happy Birthday, Aaron Tveit! Tveit recently shined as Enjolras in the critically acclaimed film adaption of LES MISERABLES, and has since then starred in the original USA Network series GRACELAND. Tveit starred on Broadway in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, in the role of Frank Abagnale Jr and also created the role of 'Gabe' in the Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical, NEXT TO NORMAL, which he developed off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre and debuted on Broadway. In addition to WICKED and HAIRSPRAY on Broadway, he starred in the national tours of Hairspray and Rent. (more...)

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