First Two Catch Me If You Can Previews Canceled in Seattle

News   First Two Catch Me If You Can Previews Canceled in Seattle Seattle previews of the world-premiere, Broadway-bound musical Catch Me If You Can, which were scheduled to begin July 23 at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, have been postponed due to a family emergency involving one of the principal cast members.

The July 23 and 24 performances of the world premiere have been canceled "due to a serious family emergency affecting a principal cast member," according to representatives at the 5th Avenue Theatre.

Although tickets for the remainder of the weekend are currently unavailable for purchase, 5th Avenue has not officially canceled those performances. An announcement is expected later this week.

Tickets are currently on sale for the week beginning July 30. Catch Me If You Can is scheduled to run through Aug. 16. Ticket holders for the canceled performances may reschedule for another performance during the run.

Directed by Jack O'Brien with choreography by Jerry Mitchell, the new musical stars Tony Award 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.

The ensemble includes Matt Wolfe, Timothy Piggee, Tod Branton, Clarke Thorell, Brandon Wardell, Angie Schworer, Romelda Benjamin, Anastica McClesky, Taryn Darr, Shanna Palmer, Jillana Laufner, Kyle Vaughn, Mo Brady, Jason Kappus, Karl Warden, Nikki Long and Joey Pizzi. Catch Me If You Can features a score by Tony-winning Hairspray songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, with a book by Tony winner Terrance McNally (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime, Master Class).

Based on the DreamWorks film of the same name and the autobiography by Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan Redding, the musical is described as "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."

The production has scenic design by Tony nominee David Rockwell, costume design by Bob Mackie, lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner and music direction by John McDaniel.

Tickets are available by phoning (206) 625-1900 or by visiting 5thAvenue.