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BWW TV: Your Backstage Ticket to CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Hosted By Kerry Butler

Without question, one of the most anticipated musicals of the season is CATCH ME IF YOU CAN.  And BroadwayWorld is bringing you behind the scenes with your backstage ticket featuring a "flip" series starring Tony Award Nominated star, Kerry Butler.  In this first episode, Kerry introduces you to some of the cast...

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN stars Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz as Carl Hanratty, Aaron Tveit as Frank Abagnale, Jr., Tony Nominee Tom Wopat as Frank Abagnale, Sr. and Tony Nominee Kerry Butler as Brenda Strong. This new musical, created by a team of Tony winners, features a book byTerrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, choreography by Jerry Mitchell and is directed by Jack O'Brien.

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 will also feature Rachel de Benedet as Paula Abagnale, Linda Hart as Carol Strong, Nick Wyman as Roger Strong, Joe CassidyTimothy McCuen PiggeeBrandon WardellSara Andreas,Alex Ellis, Will EratJennifer FrankelLisa GajdaBob GaynorKearran GiovanniNick Kenkel,Grasan KingsberryMichael X. MartinAleks PevecKristin PiroRachelle RakJoe Aaron Reid,Angie SchworerSabrina SloanSarrah StrimelCharlie SuttonKatie Webber and Candice 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). 

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