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

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.

History:

Original Production
Run Type: Open Run
Market: Broadway
Previews: March 11, 2011
Closing: September 04, 2011

Neil Simon Theatre (Broadway)

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Featured Reviews For Catch Me If You Can


Adaptation could've stuck more closely to the script - Chicago Tribune
Given the way that style, racy and uninhibited though it may be, pervades so much of O'Brien's production, it makes it much harder to buy in emotionally to the themes that the musical brings up more successfully in Act 2. Frankly, the show gets caught between worlds. It doesn't want to fully embrace the caustic "Chicago"-style edge -- aside from Mitchell's choreographic pastiche, Shaiman's varied score has a typically romantic heart, and the lead actor, Tveit, is more rooted in sweetness and charm than edge. The show also has a powerful and very traditional 11 o'clock number for Kerry Butler, who plays Frank's eventual love, nurse Brenda Strong. But Butler's vocal emotions, rich and strong as they surely feel in this terrific Shaiman melody, "Fly, Fly Away," seem as curiously out of place as her uncertain performance, mostly because we never see the two youngsters actually falling in love.

'Catch Me If You Can' - New York Daily News
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.


 

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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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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
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.
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!

Catch Me If You Can Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Catch Me If You Can been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Orchestrations for Marc ShaimanBest Orchestrations for Larry Blank and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Steve Canyon Kennedy.

What other awards has Catch Me If You Can been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Wittman, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Marc Shaiman, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Marc Shaiman, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Marc ShaimanOutstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Blank and Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What awards has Catch Me If You Can been nominated for?
Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Wittman, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Marc Shaiman, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Marc Shaiman, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Marc ShaimanOutstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Blank and Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What productions of Catch Me If You Can have there been?
Catch Me If You Can has had 4 productions including New York which opened in 2005, New York which opened in 2007, Broadway which opened in 2011 and US Tour which opened in 2013.