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Catch Me If You Can - 2011 - Broadway

$30 - $137

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.

Schedule

Neil Simon Theatre

(New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Catch Me If You Can


Catch Me If You Can - Backstage
Under Jack O'Brien's impersonal direction, the talented cast works hard to make an impression. As Frank, Aaron Tveit has stage presence, sings powerfully, and dances with pizzazz, but he's unpersuasive as a teenager and misses the character's vulnerability. The role of Hanratty has been retooled to fit Norbert Leo Butz's wonderfully shlumpy eccentricity, and the actor brings all his formidable musical comedy skills to bear on it, but even the heroic Butz can't transcend the synthetic material. As Frank's downward-spiraling father, Tom Wopat sounds the evening's sole notes of genuine humanity but can't finesse a final exit of extreme bathos. In the too little, too late role of Brenda, a young nurse Frank falls for, Kerry Butler offers her trademark ditziness and is saddled with the painfully pointless "Fly, Fly Away," a misguided attempt at a late-Act 2 showstopper.

'Catch Me If You Can' Looks Good But Lacks Heart - The Hollywood Reporter
There's nonetheless much to savor in a production polished to a high sheen. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman again prove themselves an ace songwriting team. Their score evokes cocktail lounges, glitzy floorshows, Rat Pack suaveness, mellow jazz and energized go-go, all wrapped up in Shaiman and Larry Blank's silky-smooth ‘60s-styled orchestrations. And Mitchell's choreography puts a vigorous period-appropriate spin on every number. As Hanratty, Butz (a Tony winner for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) does nuanced work balancing the jaded, paunchy slob with the wisecracking professional, driven in his quest to catch Frank yet plagued by the melancholy awareness that his job is his life. The boyishly handsome Tveit, who turned heads in Next to Normal, graduates to a lead role with sparkling self-assurance, strong pipes and natural charm. He makes it easy to like Frank, even if the show makes it hard to love him.


 

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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.
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
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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.'
by BWW News Desk - 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.
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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
by BWW - 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.
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.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
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.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
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.
by BWW News Desk - 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
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!