Catch Me If You Can Brings Next to Normal's Yorkey Into the Fold for Broadway

News   Catch Me If You Can Brings Next to Normal's Yorkey Into the Fold for Broadway Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal writer Brian Yorkey has been enlisted to work on the book for the Broadway-aimed musical Catch Me If You Can, according to the New York Post.

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Featuring a score by Tony-winning Hairspray songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and a book by Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally, Catch Me If You Can is planning a spring 2011 Broadway debut.

Following a try-out at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle last summer, the Post reports that the creative team brought Next to Normal librettist and lyricist Yorkey on board to collaborate on the book for Broadway. His work was represented in a Manhattan reading in late June. Representatives could not confirm Yorkey's participation to Playbill.com.

Tony Award winners Jack O'Brien and Jerry Mitchell, who, respectively, directed and choreographed Catch Me If You Can in Seattle (as well as the Broadway hit Hairspray), will also collaborate on the Broadway production.

Casting has not been revealed for Broadway, but the Seattle premiere of the musical starred Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz as FBI Fraud Agent Carl Hanratty, Aaron Tveit as Frank, Tom Wopat as Frank Sr., Kerry Butler as Brenda, Linda Hart as Carol, Rachel deBenedet as Paula, Nick Wyman as Roger and Felicia Finley as Cherll Ann.

According to press notes, Catch Me If You Can is "the unbelievable yet true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a sexy young con artist who posed, and was employed, as a doctor, lawyer and Pan Am pilot all before he was 21. Carl Hanratty, a middle-aged bored FBI agent, comes alive when assigned to catch this charming swindler whose check-forging skills have netted him more than $2.8 million. The battle of wills intensifies as they become curious about one another and begin to question what they're each chasing in their own lives."

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