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Catch Me If You Can is one of the hottest new musicals on Broadway, which is no surprise considering the all-star creative team. The book was written by Terrence McNally (Ragtime, The Full Monty), the score was written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), it was choreographed Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde), and it was directed by Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). As if that weren't enough, the cast is stuffed with today's most talented performers. The charismatic lead character, Frank Abagnale, Jr., is played by Aaron Tveit (Next to Normal, Rent), one of the fastest-rising stars on Broadway. Determined Agent Carl Hanratty is played by Norbert Leo Butz, who originated the role of Fiyero in Wicked and won a Tony for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The cast also includes Kerry Butler (Xanadu, Hairspray) and Tom Wopat (Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun). With all this talent, tickets to Catch Me If You Can are definitely worth the price of admission! With a fascinating story (based on true events), a diverse list of catchy and memorable original songs, and a healthy dose of exciting production numbers, Catch Me If You Can is sure to deliver Broadway fans the satisfying experience of a traditional-style musical with a new twist. Get your Catch Me If You Can tickets today and fly away for fun!Plot Synopsis:
The story of Catch Me If You Can is very similar to that of the 2002 Leonardo DiCaprio/Tom Hanks movie of the same name. From boyhood, Frank Abagnale, Jr. is a fast-talking, smooth operator whose charm seems to always get him just where he wants to be, and he gets a kick out of putting people on ever since posing as his class's substitute French teacher. After pressures at home stemming from his parents' marital problems become too much for him to bear, he braves the world on his own. With a pocketful of forged checks to get him through, he poses as a pilot, a lawyer, and a doctor, always staying one step ahead of persistent FBI Agent Carl Hanratty. The cat-and-mouse game, the unusual relationship between the two leading men, and Frank's eventual relationship with nurse Brenda Strong take Frank on a wild ride through his extraordinary life. Will Frank ever be able to slow down, even for a chance at true love? Get your Catch Me If You Can tickets today and watch the story unfold.Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15-minute intermission Advisory: Although not a classic "family show," appropriate for all ages. Awards: 2011 Tony Awards: 4 nominations, 1 win 2011 Drama Desk Awards: 6 nominations Creative Team: Music/Lyrics Marc Shaiman Book Terrence McNally Lyrics Scott Wittman Cast: US Tour Frank Abagnale, Jr. Stephen Anthony Carl Hanratty Merritt David Janes Brenda Strong Aubrey Mae Davis Paula Abagnale Caitlin Maloney Carol Strong Amy Burgmaier Roger Strong D. Scott Withers Catch Me If You Can News: May 3, 2011 Tony nominations are out, and Catch Me If You Can was nominated for four, including a Best Actor nomination for Norbert Leo Butz. Congrats! April 10, 2011 After being in previews since March 1, Catch Me If You Can officially opened on Broadway!