Catch Me If You Can Cast Will Perform in Iconic JFK Airport Terminal Aug. 11
By Kenneth Jones
JetBlue Airways will welcome the cast of Broadway's Catch Me If You Can to perform numbers from the jet-set-era musical Aug. 11 at Terminal 5 (also known as T5) at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.
Six songs from the show about a young man who disguises himself as a jet pilot will be performed starting at 3:30 PM. (The song "Jet Set," featuring leggy "stewardesses" is part of the experience for ticketed, post-security passengers.) The presentation at the terminal is apropos: When it was built for TWA in 1962, the "gull-winged" building was hailed as a monument to the Jet Age, with one critic calling it the "Grand Central of the Jet Age." New occupant JetBlue retained portions of the iconic Eero Saarinen-designed TWA terminal for its recently expanded T5 operation at JFK.
JetBlue is the official and exclusive airline partner of Catch Me If You Can.
JetBlue's Live from T5 summer performance series usually offers vocal performers. This marks the premiere of a live theatre performance there.
"Don't Break the Rules," the song that helped Norbert Leo Butz win the 2011 Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical, will also be featured.
Catch Me If You Can, based on the film of the same name and the life story of Frank Abagnale Jr., features a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime, Master Class), a score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). The production's stars include Aaron Tveit as Frank, plus Butz, Kerry Butler, Tom Wopat and more.
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