Frank Abagnale Jr. News

BWW Previews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Off Broadway Papakura AucklandBWW Previews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Off Broadway Papakura Auckland
by Monica Moore - Jul 13, 2017

Glizty, intriguing AND a true story! Papakura Theatre Company's 'Catch Me If You Can' is a extravaganza of singing, dancing and a brilliant story line. As a bonus there's a 12 piece jazz band on stage comprising of some of Auckland's top musicians led by Musical Director Edwin Randell. (more...)

BWW Review: Live in Living Color: Vibrant CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Closes Lyric SeasonBWW Review: Live in Living Color: Vibrant CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Closes Lyric Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 5, 2017

It's hard to imagine why this gem of a show had such a short Broadway run, but it is finding new life in regional productions, not the least of which opened here at South Portland's Lyric Music Theater this past weekend. Directed by Mary Meserve with sparkling choreography by Raymond Marc Dumont and featuring a large cast with strong vocal-dramatic abilities, anchored by Eric Berry-Sandelin's charismatic performance as Frank Abagnale, Jr., this is a delight not to be missed! (more...)

BWW Review: 2017 Triangle Rising Star AwardsBWW Review: 2017 Triangle Rising Star Awards
by Jeffrey Kare - May 17, 2017

For the second year in a row, I had the great pleasure of attending the Triangle Rising Star Awards at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This regional competition brings together high school musical theater students from Central and Eastern North Carolina to perform and compete for the chance to represent the Triangle in The National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City this summer on June 26th. The national competition celebrates outstanding student performances in high school musical productions from all over the United States. (more...)

Arizona Broadway Theatre Announces Lineup For 2017-2018 SeasonArizona Broadway Theatre Announces Lineup For 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) announced its Season 13 lineup to a packed house of invited donors and season subscribers. The eight full-scale productions will appear on the ABT Mainstage for the 2017-2018 season October 2017 through September 20186. (more...)

2017 Utah High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees Announced2017 Utah High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Broadway meets Utah on May 13, 2017 when more than 250 performers from 29 high school productions across the state compete in the seventh annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards at the new George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Playhouse SouthPhoto Flash: First Look at CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Playhouse South
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Playhouse South presents CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, featuring book by Terrence McNally and music & lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Announced for SIREN'S DEN: A ROCK MUSICAL!Cast Announced for SIREN'S DEN: A ROCK MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Casting for 'Siren's Den: A New Rock Musical' is complete!  The cast stars *Lindsey Lake (Rent Tour) as rockstar, Skylar Cole, Andrea Leach (Beauty and the Beast Int'l Tour) as Jessie, *Chris Gleim (Jesus Christ Superstar Tour) as Logan, *Adam R. Kaster (The Golden Bride) as Garrett, and *Alan Gillespie (Miss Saigon Tour) as Bar Manager/Kurtis Katz.  The show's creator, Rori Nogee (Showgirls, the Musical!) will play Remy Morgan.  The Vultures will be played by Lauren Chastain, Jonte Culpepper (Bayside, the Musical!), Musa Hitomi, Frankie Shin, Erin Ullman and Corbin Williams (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas). (more...)

Playhouse South presents CATCH ME IF YOU CANPlayhouse South presents CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Playhouse South presents Terrence McNally's Catch Me If You Can. Catch Me If You Can is a high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, this splashy spectacle follows the adventures of a globetrotting con artist named Frank Abagnale, Jr. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY Joins Band of Historical MusicalsBWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY Joins Band of Historical Musicals
by Daniella Parcell - Mar 12, 2017

Opening tonight on Broadway, Come From Away spotlights the town of Gander, Newfoundland, which became the temporary home of over 6,000 passengers whose planes were rerouted during the 9/11 attacks. In its dramatization of real-life figures such as Beverley Bass, a stranded pilot portrayed by Jenn Colella, and Claude Elliott, the Gander mayor brought to life by Joel Hatch, the musical provides a historical recount of the week following 9/11, heavily inspired by true stories of the compassion and camaraderie that came about in Gander. (more...)

Aspire Community Theatre to Present CATCH ME IF YOU CANAspire Community Theatre to Present CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Aspire Community Theatre, the newest theatrical company in town, is a place 'for the next generation of characters,' and is producing their second main stage production. (more...)

Aspire Community Theatre to Present CATCH ME IF YOU CANAspire Community Theatre to Present CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Aspire Community Theatre, the newest theatrical company in town, is a place 'for the next generation of characters,' and is producing their second main stage production. (more...)

Trusona to Present at Money20/20 Conference Trusona to Present at Money20/20 Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

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BWW Review: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Hale Center Theater Orem is RadiantBWW Review: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Hale Center Theater Orem is Radiant
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 7, 2016

Hale Center Theater Orem's production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is radiant, with appealing performances. attractive design, and superb choreography. (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem to Produce CATCH ME IF YOU CANHale Center Theater Orem to Produce CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Nominated for four Tony awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a Tony Award-winning 'dream team,' with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray). (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem to Produce CATCH ME IF YOU CANHale Center Theater Orem to Produce CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Nominated for four Tony awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a Tony Award-winning 'dream team,' with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray). (more...)

Trusona Wins 'Best of Show' at FinovateFall 2016 Trusona Wins 'Best of Show' at FinovateFall 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

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BWW Review: Don't Miss the Dazzling CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at NextStop Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Don't Miss the Dazzling CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at NextStop Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Walker - Sep 16, 2016

The vibe of the swinging sixties, the cat and mouse intrigue, the jazzy score, the witty lyrics - this is the winning combination NextStop Theatre Company has captured for their new and lively production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - The Musical. Take the red-eye flight to get your tickets for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Between the bountiful cheesecake, strong performers, and memorable tunes, this is a ring-a-ding-ding musical that deserves to sell out. (more...)

NextStop Theatre Presents CATCH ME IF YOU CANNextStop Theatre Presents CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

'Catch Me If You Can The Musical', Book by Terrence McNally; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman is now appearing Thursdays through Sundays until October 9, 2016at NextStop Theatre Company, in Herndon, Virginia. (more...)

Matthew Hirsh and Russell Rinker to Star in DC Professional Debut of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at NextStopMatthew Hirsh and Russell Rinker to Star in DC Professional Debut of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at NextStop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

NextStop Theatre Company's fourth professional season kicks off in September 2016 with the DC-area professional premiere of the hit Broadway-musical, Catch Me If You Can. (more...)

Broadway Alum Aaron Tveit to Headline Legal Drama CREATED EQUALBroadway Alum Aaron Tveit to Headline Legal Drama CREATED EQUAL
by Movies News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Broadway alum Aaron Tveit will lead Bill Duke's big screen legal drama CREATED EQUAL. Edy Ganem, Lou Diamond Phillips ('Longmire') and Greg Alan Williams ('Greenleaf') will also star. (more...)

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