Catch Me If You Can Will End Broadway Run in September; Tour Will Launch in 2012

News   Catch Me If You Can Will End Broadway Run in September; Tour Will Launch in 2012
The Tony-nominated musical Catch Me If You Can, which officially opened at the Neil Simon Theatre April 10, will play its final performance on Broadway Sept. 4.

Aaron Tveit in Catch Me If You Can
Aaron Tveit in Catch Me If You Can 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).

Catch Me If You Can, according to the producers, "captures the astonishing true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a world-class con artist who passed himself off as a doctor, a lawyer, and a jet pilot — all before the age of 21. With straight-arrow FBI agent Carl Hanratty on Frank's trail, we're off on a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase, as a jazzy, swinging-sixties score keeps this adventure in constant motion. In the end, Agent Hanratty learns he and Frank aren't so very different after all, and Frank finds out what happens when love catches up to a man on the run."

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.

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