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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.


Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke & Oliver Stone to Be Honored at 2016 Gotham Film Awards
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation's premier member organization of independent storytellers, announced today that Ethan Hawke and Amy Adams will be presented with Actor and Actress Tributes, and Oliver Stone will receive the Director Tribute at the 2016 IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards (more...)

Broadway 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...)

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Motivated Movers' Elise Hearden and Jesse Palmer
by Something New - Sep 5, 2016

In Episode 417 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with the Founders of Motivated Movers, Elise Hearden and Jesse Palmer. (more...)

Hale 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...)

Photo Flash: Jay Armstrong Johnson Celebrates Feinstein's/54 Below Live Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Jay Armstrong Johnson Live at Feinstein's/54 Below was officially released last week, and Johnson celebrated the album's release last Sunday evening, September 18, at The West End Lounge (955 West End Avenue). Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

LA LA LAND Musical Drama Makes U.S. Premiere at Telluride Film Festival Today
by Movies News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, announces its official program selections for the 43rd edition of the Telluride Film Festival. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win A Signed Copy Of Jay Armstrong Johnson's Live 54 Below Album
by BWW Contests - Sep 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving you and a friend a chance to win a signec copy of Jay Armstrong Johnson's Live 54 Below Album courtesy of Broadway records. Winners will be contacted at the time of contest closing at 11:59 PM EST Friday, September 23rd, 2016. (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Feature Songbook Academy Alum at MCG Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Five-time GRAMMY-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein will feature local high school student and Songbook Academy Alum in performance at his upcoming engagement at MCG Jazz on September 23, 2016, at 9:30 PM. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

BWW 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...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

Tonya Pinkins and Jay Armstrong Johnson Join 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, and an initial lineup of top performers for the event have been announced. (more...)

NextStop 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...)

Aaron Tveit & Annaleigh Ashford Star in New Comedy BETTER OFF SINGLE, Out 10/7
by Movies News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

BETTER OFF SINGLE, a new comedy starring Aaron Tveit, will hit theaters and On Demand on October 7th. (more...)

Michael Carrasco, Rachel Pallante & More to Star in TexARTS' ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour, The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runs August 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge, Ani DiFranco & More Set for Connecticut Public Television's Infinity Hall Live Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Catch the waves of refreshing melodies, driving grooves, and spirited vocals ideal for summertime as Infinity Hall Live, the award-winning national music series produced by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), kicks off its fifth anniversary season in July with some of today's most intriguing established and emerging artists: Rhiannon Giddens, Galactic, Joss Stone, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Ani DiFranco, and Melissa Etheridge. Infinity Hall Live Season 5 airs nationally on public television beginning July 2016 - check local listings or http://ihlive.org/watch-local-pbs-station/ for broadcast times.  ihlive.org will also stream the series weekly beginning Friday, July 8 through Friday, August 26. (more...)

Joss Stone & More Set for New Season of INFINITY HALL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Catch the waves of refreshing melodies, driving grooves, and spirited vocals ideal for summertime as INFINITY HALL LIVE , the award-winning national music series produced by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), kicks off its fifth anniversary season in July (more...)

Big Deal Productions to Present CATCH ME IF YOU CAN This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Big Deal Productions, the national award-winning theatre program of the Buffalo Grove Park District, is pleased to present Catch Me If You Can: The Musical, directed by Ken Preuss, choreographed by Karen Shuman, and music directed by Aaron Kaplan, running July 15-24, 2016. (more...)

ULTIMATE MAN! Set for NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) presents ULTIMATE MAN! a new colorful adventure with comic overtones with a book by Jane Edith Wilson & Charles Abbott, music By Alastair William King, and lyrics by Paul Gambaccini, Alastair William King & Jane Edith Wilson. Charles Abbott directs a cast of six including Gayle Samuels, Douglas Ladnier, Alan Gillespie, Michael Glavan, Joyah Love Spangler and Sidney Fischer. ULTIMATE MAN! is an official selection of the 2016 New York Musical Festival and is being staged at The Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from July 19-26, 2016. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz, Andy Mientus and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Norbert Leo Butz, Andy Mientus and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Sam Lips, SuEllen Estey and More in CRAZY FOR YOU at Finger Lakes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the classic Gershwin musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU. Performances run from July 27 through August 17 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: They've Got Rhythm! First Look at CRAZY FOR YOU at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival presents the classic Gershwin musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU. Performances run from tonight, July 27, through August 17 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Feature: HENRY AWARDS 2016 presented by Colorado Theatre Guild
by Chris Arneson - Jul 22, 2016

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 22, 2016

On Friday, July 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorites Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley. Skinner and Ripley first worked together when they were cast as Daisy and Violet Hilton in the 1998 production of SIDE SHOW. The pair reunited on stage in 2000 in the Broadway production of JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play CORPUS CHRISTI and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have announced that tickets for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 16, 2016
by - Jul 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Science Channel to Premiere All New Technology Series DRONED, 7/22
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Science Channel invites viewers see the world through a different lens when DRONED premieres Friday, July 22 at 6PM. (more...)

CBS Moves Sci-fi Comedy BRAINDEAD to Sundays to Make Room for Political Conventions
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

BRAINDEAD will move to Sundays beginning July 24 at 10 PM, replacing encore broadcasts of Elementary, in order to make room for coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Aaron Tveit Stars in Baseball-Themed Drama UNDRAFTED
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Below, check out clips for UNDRAFTED, starring Broadway's Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can, NEXT TO NORMAL, GREASE LIVE). (more...)

BWW Interview: 2016 National High School Musical Theatre Award Winner, Josh Strobl!
by Maeve Riley - Jul 14, 2016

2016 National Musical Theatre Award Winner, Josh Strobl, sits down with BWW to give us the onstage AND backstage scoop from the Jimmy Awards and Jerry Herman Awards! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LAST WORD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

This summer, NYMF will be on quest to save Paradise one Scrabble tile at a time. The new musical, THE LAST WORD will be presented at the Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 W 42nd St) . THE LAST WORD is written by Brett Sullivan (Billy Elliot Live Film Director) and will be directed by Michael Bello (Doctor Zhivago), choreography by Nick Kenkel(Gotta Dance, Legally Blonde) and Musical Supervisor is Conrad Helfrich (Dirty Dancing). It will begin performances on July 22 and will run through July 29, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Lindsay Mendez and More Set for BROADWAY STORIES 4 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on July 27th, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ALADDIN Tony-Winner James Monroe Iglehart
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 11, 2016

On Monday, July 11, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart. Iglehart made his Broadway debut in 2007 as Mitch in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. In 2009 he originated the role of Bobby in the Tony Award winning Best Musical, MEMPHIS. (more...)

Felicia Finley, MJ Rodriguez & Nathan Lucrezio Join Cast of THE LAST WORD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

This summer, NYMF will be on quest to save Paradise one Scrabble tile at a time. The new musical, The Last Word will be presented at the Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 W 42nd St) . The Last Word is written by Brett Sullivan (Billy Elliot Live Film Director) and will be directed by Michael Bello (Doctor Zhivago), choreography by Nick Kenkel (Gotta Dance, Legally Blonde) and Musical Supervisor is Conrad Helfrich (Dirty Dancing).  It will begin performances on July 22 and will run through July 29, 2016. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased by visiting NYMF.org. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz: Girls, Girls, Girls- Live at 54 Below Recording Arrives This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Broadway Records today announced that Norbert Leo Butz: Girls, Girls, Girls – Live at 54 BELOW will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, September 9, 2016. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com. (more...)

TexARTS Opening Friday with ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour,The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runsAugust 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

Heather Lundstedt O'Neill to Bring Frank Loesser Tribute to The Skokie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Join celebrated Southern California Musical Theatre star Heather Lundstedt O'Neill as she pays homage to the work of one of America's most accomplished composer/lyricists in 'Loesser Known: The Stories and Songs of Frank Loesser'. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets & A Signed CD to Norbert Leo Butz at 54 Below!
by BWW Contests - Aug 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving one of our lucky readers a chance to win two tickets to see Norbert Leo Butz live in concert at 54 Below in NYC on Monday August 8th, 2016! The Winner will also receive a signed CD! (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Aaron Tveit to Play The VETS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Broadway, TV, and film actor and singer Aaron Tveit will play The VETS in Providence on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win A Signed Copy of Norbert Leo Butz's 'GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS'
by BWW Contests - Aug 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving one of our lucky readers a chance to win a signed copy of the upcoming album GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, recorded live at 54 Below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

BWW TV: Norbert Leo Butz, Tony Danza & More Show What They've Got at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Randy Rainbow - Aug 21, 2016

It's a big month at Feinstein's/54 Below! Two-time Tony Award winning actor Norbert Leo Butz, Tony nominated actress Carmen Cusack, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Tony Danza (September 8-9), and Tony nominated actress Melissa Errico (September 20-24) previewed selections from their engagements and you can check out highlights below! (more...)

OCPAC Set to Present CATCH ME IF YOU CAN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

LIZARD BOY THE MUSICAL to Make San Diego Debut at Diversionary Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Three best friends from Washington got together and decided to make a musical. The rest is history - or at least it will be when the cast of LIZARD BOY makes their San Diego debut at Diversionary Theatre this September. (more...)

Photo Flash: texARTS Production of ALL SHOOK UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

TexARTS' next production in its 2016-17 Professional Series will be a musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Starring Michael Carrasco (North American Tour, Grease!), Rachel Pallante (The Vortex, The Tempest), Polly Seale (Radio City Music National Tour, The Wizard of Oz), Michael Marchese (TexARTS' My Way A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra), Kami Smith (Austin Shakespeare, As You Like It), Kristi King (Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Reefer Madness), Curt Olson (TexARTS, Guys and Dolls), Russel Taylor (St. George's Theatre, London, Romeo and Juliet), Daniel Cline (Austin Theatre Project, The Rocky Horror Show), and Toni Baker. All Shook Up runs August 12 - 21 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Norbert Leo Butz Does His 'Girls, Girls, Girls' Proud at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Aug 10, 2016

'I hope you're not here to be entertained.' Norbert Leo Butz was all about managing expectations as he kicked off his week-long stint at Feinstein's/54 Below on August 5, though he had no reason to be worried. The two-time Tony Award winner (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can) has already done the hard part: The first incarnation of his show Girls, Girls, Girls was such a success, three years later he's back for more, coinciding with the release of an album of the same name via Broadway Records. Motley Crue reference aside, the title actually stems from the fact that Butz is constantly surrounded by women in his life, from his wife and three daughters, to his manager, to his 17 nieces. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, THE POKEMUSICAL and More Coming Up This Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Matthew Hirsh and Russell Rinker to Star in DC Professional Debut of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at NextStop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 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...)

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