Catch Me If You Can 2011

Opened: April 10, 2011
Closing: September 04, 2011

Catch Me If You Can - 2011 - Broadway History , Info & More

Neil Simon Theatre (Broadway)
250 W. 52nd St. New York, NY 10019

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.


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can
7 / 10

Strongest contribution is from the music department, with a big band sound coming from alive-and-onstage band. Conductor John McDaniel presides from a perch in the stage right corner, bobbing along to swinging orchestrations by Shaiman and Larry Blank. That musical sound and the perfs from Butz and Tveit (with assists from the briefly seen Butler and Hart) offer considerable entertainment value. Sadly, though, this 'Catch' of the day is not especially compelling.

'Catch Me If You Can'
5 / 10

The show has wonderful moments, but issues abound. McNally's overstuffed story jockeys unsteadily between hijinks and serious drama. With Frank's story, the FBI agent's story and Frank's girlfriend's family's story, it's just too much. Shaiman and Wittman's score shows polish and style. 'Butter Out of Cream' smoothly states Frank's life motto, while 'Don't Be a Stranger' is a moody backdrop for a glamorous dance. But '(Our) Family Tree' and 'Doctor's Orders' could've been cut and never missed.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Offers Aaron Tveit Meet & Greet Lotto Today
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2011


Today, ticketholders for the Tony-nominated Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will have a chance to win post-performance backstage access at the Neil Simon Theater, for a meet-and-greet with Aaron Tveit.

Broadway Sessions Welcomes CATCH ME Cast Members 8/18
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2011


BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes Catch Me if You Can cast and more on August 18th. The show is hosted by BEN CAMERON every Thursday at 11:00pm, doors open 10:30pm

Broadway Sessions Welcomes CATCH ME Cast Members 8/18
by Gabrielle Sierra - August 16, 2011


BROADWAY SESSIONS will welcome the Catch Me if You Can cast and more guests on August 18th. The show is hosted by Ben Cameron every Thursday at 11:00pm, with doors opening 10:30pm.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Offers Aaron Tveit Meet & Greet Lotto, 8/25
by Kelsey Denette - August 15, 2011


On Thursday, August 25, ticketholders for the Tony-nominated Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will have a chance to win post-performance backstage access at the Neil Simon Theater, for a meet-and-greet with Aaron Tveit.

STAGE TUBE: Jay Armstrong Johnson Sings CATCH ME IF YOU CAN's 'Goodbye'
by Nicole Rosky - August 15, 2011


CATCH ME IF YOU CAN gave special performance last week, post-security at Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Click below to check out Frank Abagnale Jr. understudy Jay Armstrong Johnson singing 'Goodbye.'

Photo Flash: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Performs at JFK Airport!
by Kelsey Denette - August 12, 2011


CATCH ME IF YOU CAN gave special performance yesterday, post-security at Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN to Perform at JFK Airport, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2011


JetBlue Airways just announced that Broadway's high-flying musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will give a special performance on Thursday, August 11, post-security at Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. As the show's Official & Exclusive Airline Partner, JetBlue's Live from T5 summer performance, available to ticketed customers, will complement T5's state-of-the-art design and JetBlue's industry-leading customer experience.

STAGE TUBE: Marc Shaiman Talks CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by Nicole Rosky - August 10, 2011


The producers of the Tony Award Nominated Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN announced yesterday, August 9, that the show will play its final performance on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at The Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd Street. The musical will have played 32 preview and 170 regular performances. The first national tour will launch in the Fall of 2012 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI. In the video below, composer Marc Shaiman chats about the score for his newsest production. Click below to check it out!

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN to Play Final Show on Broadway September 4; to Tour Fall 2012
by Robert Diamond - August 9, 2011


The producers of the Tony Award Nominated Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN have announced that the show will play its final performance on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at The Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd Street. The musical will have played 32 preview and 170 regular performances. The first national tour will launch in the Fall of 2012 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI.

Tom Wopat Celebrates New Album at Upper East Side Barnes & Noble, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2011


Currently playing the role of Frank Abagnale in Broadway's Tony-nominated musical Catch Me If You Can, the Tony-nominated actor Tom Wopat is set to release his next solo album on August 9, 2011. The jazz album will be entitled 'Consider It Swung,' and features covers, original music, and even a song that was cut from Catch Me If You Can. It is produced by the LML Music Label with piano accompaniment by Tedd Firth, Peter Grant on the drums, David Finck on bass and Bob Malach on saxophone.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN to Perform at JFK Airport, 8/11
by Nicole Rosky - August 8, 2011


JetBlue Airways just announced that Broadway's high-flying musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will give a special performance on Thursday, August 11, post-security at Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. As the show's Official & Exclusive Airline Partner, JetBlue's Live from T5 summer performance, available to ticketed customers, will complement T5's state-of-the-art design and JetBlue's industry-leading customer experience.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Hosts Talk Back with Aaron Tveit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 4, 2011


On Thursday, July 21, and Thursday, August 4 audience members at the new, Tony Award Nominated Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will get the chance to chat up the young star Aaron Tveit, who stars as Frank Abagnale, Jr. Immediately following the 7pm performance, Mr. Tveit will host an on stage post-show talk back and Q&A. Tickets for these performances can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com and at The Neil Simon Box Office (250 West 52nd Street). Only ticketholders for that evening's performance will be able to attend the Talk Back.

Tom Wopat Celebrates New Album at Upper East Side Barnes & Noble, 8/9
by Nicole Rosky - August 1, 2011


Currently playing the role of Frank Abagnale in Broadway's Tony-nominated musical Catch Me If You Can, the Tony-nominated actor Tom Wopat is set to release his next solo album on August 9, 2011. The jazz album will be entitled 'Consider It Swung,' and features covers, original music, and even a song that was cut from Catch Me If You Can. It is produced by the LML Music Label with piano accompaniment by Tedd Firth, Peter Grant on the drums, David Finck on bass and Bob Malach on saxophone.

Tom Wopat to Release New Solo Album 'Consider It Swung', 8/9
by Nicole Rosky - July 28, 2011


Currently playing the role of Frank Abagnale in Broadway's Tony-nominated musical Catch Me If You Can, the Tony-nominated actor Tom Wopat is set to release his next solo album on August 9, 2011. The jazz album will be entitled 'Consider It Swung,' and features covers, original music, and even a song that was cut from Catch Me If You Can. It is produced by the LML Music Label with piano accompaniment by Tedd Firth, Peter Grant on the drums, David Finck on bass and Bob Malach on saxophone.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, LION KING Hold Special Performances to Benefit The Actors Fund This Summer
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2011


Broadway's new musical, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and the Tony-winning THE LION KING will be giving special performances to raise support for non-profit organization, The Actors Fund.

Two Boots Dedicates Pizza to CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by Nicole Rosky - July 22, 2011


Two Boots Pizza and MJS LIVE, Inc. are pleased to announce this month's A SLICE OF BROADWAY, a celebration of Broadway's finest at NY's Pizza Pioneers Two Boots Pizza devoted especially to Broadway's hit musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Hosts Talk Backs with Aaron Tveit, 7/21 & 8/4
by Nicole Rosky - July 20, 2011


On Thursday, July 21, and Thursday, August 4 audience members at the new, Tony Award Nominated Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will get the chance to chat up the young star Aaron Tveit, who stars as Frank Abagnale, Jr. Immediately following the 7pm performance, Mr. Tveit will host an on stage post-show talk back and Q&A. Tickets for these performances can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com and at The Neil Simon Box Office (250 West 52nd Street). Only ticketholders for that evening's performance will be able to attend the Talk Back.

TV: Aaron Tveit, Kerry Butler & CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Play Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Jessica Lewis - July 15, 2011


Below, we bring you the performances of Aaron Tveit, Kerry Butler and the cast of Catch Me If You Can at Broadway in Bryant Park!

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Launches Video Contest!
by Nicole Rosky - July 7, 2011


Last month, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN released a new promo video for the show, which featured leading man Aaron Tviet, his female co-stars, and the music of Adele! Now the show has launched a video contest that gives fans the opportunity to win tickets to the show! To enter, sinply use the footage of Tveit and his lovely ladies and pair it with a song of your choosing. Then post your video creation to Youtube and post it on the show's Facebook page.

Photo Coverage: Linney, Lucci Celebrate CATCH ME IF YOU CAN's 100th Performance on Broadway!
by Monica Simoes - July 7, 2011


Yesterday, July 6, the cast of Catch Me If You Can celebrated 100 performances on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event, as were Susan Lucci and Laura Linney, and below we bring you photo coverage of the backstage celebration!

TV: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Promotes New Cast Album Release!
by Jessica Lewis - June 30, 2011


On Tuesday, June 28, the stars of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN celebrated their cast album release at Barnes & Noble with an in-store performance and CD signing. The cast album is out under Ghostlight Records. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you complete coverage of the event, including the performances by Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Kerry Butler and Marc Shaiman!

Photo Coverage: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Celebrates Cast Album Release at Barnes & Noble
by Walter McBride - June 29, 2011


Yesterday, June 28, the stars of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN celebrated their cast album release at Barnes & Noble with an in-store performance and CD signing. The cast album is out under Ghostlight Records.

Catch Me If You Can History

Other Productions of Catch Me If You Can

2005   New York Reading
New York
2007   New York Reading
New York
2011   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
2012   US Tour National Tour
US Tour

Catch Me If You Can - 2011 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Norbert Leo Butz
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Tom Wopat
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Kerry Butler
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lyrics Marc Shaiman
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lyrics Scott Wittman
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Music Marc Shaiman
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations Larry Blank
2011 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations Marc Shaiman
2011 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Norbert Leo Butz
2011 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Aaron Tveit
2011 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Score 0
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Stephanie P. McClelland
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical The 5th Avenue Theatre
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Joan Stein/Jon Murray
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Joseph & Matthew Deitch/Cathy Chernoff
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Amuse Inc.
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Loraine Boyle
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Rodney Rigby
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Rainerio J. Reyes
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Barry Feirstein
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Jamie deRoy
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Paula Herold/Kate Lear
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Margo Lion
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Stacey Mindich
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Yasuhiro Kawana
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Scott and Brian Zeilinger
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical The Rialto Group
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical The Araca Group
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Michael Watt
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Barbara & Buddy Freitag
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Jay & Cindy Gutterman/Pittsburgh
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Elizabeth Williams
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Johnny Roscoe Productions/Van Dean
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Fakston Productions/Solshay Productions
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Patty Baker/Richard Winkler
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Nederlander Presentations, Inc.
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Warren Trepp
2011 Tony Awards Best Musical Remmel T. Dickinson
2011 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations Larry Blank
2011 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations Marc Shaiman
2011 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Norbert Leo Butz
2011 Tony Awards Best Sound Design of a Musical Steve Canyon Kennedy

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