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' Looks Good But Lacks Heart
5 / 10

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.

Catch Me If You Can
6 / 10

Jerry Mitchell's choreography is also a bit of a grab-bag - a little kick-line here, a little Fosse there - though it's consistently both energetic and spirited. In fact, the entire cast (which also includes Tom Wopat as Frank Abagnale Sr.) seems to be working very hard to put over the material. Under the direction of Jack O'Brien, though, Catch Me If You Can moves mostly in fits and starts. The first act ends abruptly, without a big production number, and throwaway songs like '(Our) Family Tree' with Brenda and her parents tend to stop the show in its tracks. In the end, you have a rooting interest in both Frank and his cohorts on stage. You want them to get away with just about anything. But the creators of Catch Me If You Can have rigged the game against them. What should have been a fun lark of a story seems almost stodgy, like your grandmother's idea of a good time.

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.

BWW 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!

BWW 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 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.
Best Musical , , Best Orchestrations for Marc ShaimanBest Orchestrations for Larry Blank and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Steve Canyon Kennedy.
Catch Me If You Can has been nominated for several awards. These include 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 Shaiman, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Blank, and Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

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