By Andrew Gans
09 Aug 2011
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
When it closes, the new musical will have played 32 preview and 170 regular performances. The first national tour will launch in fall 2012 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI.
The production was nominated for four Tony Awards with Norbert Leo Butz taking home the award for Best Actor in a Musical.
Based on the DreamWorks film of the same name (and the autobiography by Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan Redding), Catch Me If You Can has a score by Tony winners Marc Shaiman (music/lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics) and a book by Tony winner Terrence McNally (Master Class, Ragtime).
The cast features Aaron Tveit as charming con man Frank Abagnale, Jr., two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Is He Dead?) as FBI Fraud Agent Carl Hanratty, Tom Wopat (Sondheim on Sondheim, Annie Get Your Gun) as Frank Sr., Kerry Butler (Xanadu, Hairspray) as Brenda, Rachel De Benedet (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Paula Abagnale, Linda Hart (Hairspray) as Carol Strong and Nick Wyman (Tale of Two Cities) as Roger Strong.
For more information visit www.catchmethemusical.com.