MARQUEE VALUE: Catch Me If You Can at the Neil Simon Theatre
By Krissie Fullerton
24 Feb 2011
Production: Catch Me If You Can, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, book by Terrence McNally, direction by Jack O'Brien, choreography by Jerry Mitchell, and starring Kerry Butler, Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit, Tom Wopat, Rachel De Benedet, Linda Hart and Nick Wyman.
Previews: Mar. 11, 2011
Opening: Apr. 10, 2011
Venue: Neil Simon Theatre, 250 West 52nd Street, New York, NY
The unlikely adventures of a young man who creates an astonishing array of identities - airline pilot, doctor, lawyer - none of which he has any qualifications for. Based on the Paramount Pictures film and the autobiography by Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan Redding.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.