Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

Billy Elliot


CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Number of Previews: 32
Number of Performances: 166
First Preview : March 11, 2011
Opening Night : April 10, 2011
Closing Night : September 4, 2011

Opening Night Cast
Norbert Leo Butz – Agent Carl Hanratty
Aaron Tveit – Frank Abagnale, Jr.
Tom Wopat – Frank Abagnale, Sr.
Kerry Butler – Brenda
Joe Cassidy – Agent Branton, Ensemble
Rachel deBenedet – Paula Abagnale
Linda Hart – Carol Strong
Timothy McCuen Piggee – Agent Cod, Ensemble
Brandon Wardell – Agent Dollar, Ensemble
Nick Wyman – Roger Strong



OVERVIEW

AARON TVEIT (Next to Normal) stars as Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., an American teenager who runs away from home in search of a glamorous new life. Using nothing but his boyish charm and some phony checks, Frank successfully poses as a globe-trotting pilot, an ER doctor, and a hotshot lawyer – and gets a true taste of the high life! Tony winner NORBERT LEO BUTZ (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) is Agent Carl Hanratty, the determined FBI agent who’s hot on Frank’s trail. Don’t miss this dazzling and hilarious new musical about being young, in love… and in deep trouble!

AWARDS & REVIEWS

PRODUCTION REVIEWS

“A SPECTACULAR SPECTACULAR! This splashy Broadway musical takes you through the night with FLYING COLORS and a few bonus miles left over.”

  • New York Magazine
  • “HOT DIGGITY! The 1960’s has become Broadway’s decade du jour. This portrait of the con artist as a young man comes to ECSTATIC LIFE.”

  • The New York Times
  • “ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS! More gorgeous legs than a Busby Berkeley Film. A REAL BROADWAY MUSICAL with showstoppers to enthrall just about everyone! BE SURE TO CATCH IT.”

  • WOR Radio
  • “CATCH ME will move you to live life to the fullest and dance past anything standing in your way. GET YOUR SEATS NOW!”

  • Vanity Fair
  • “SEXY. CLASSY. GORGEOUS.”

  • Daily News
  • “THE BEST NEW MUSIC ON BROADWAY!”

  • Variety
  • AWARDS

    2011 Tony Award®

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
  • 2011 Drama Desk Award®

  • OutstandingOutstanding Actor in a Musical
  • CREDITS

    Opening Night Production Credits

    Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; James L. Nederlander: President)

    Produced by Margo Lion, Hal Luftig, Stacey Mindich, Yasuhiro Kawana, Scott and Brian Zeilinger, The Rialto Group, The Araca Group, Michael Watt, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Jay & Cindy Gutterman/Pittsburgh CLO, Elizabeth Williams, Johnny Roscoe Productions/Van Dean, Fakston Productions/Solshay Productions, Patty Baker/Richard Winkler, Nederlander Presentations, Inc. and Warren Trepp; Produced in association with Remmel T. Dickinson, Paula Herold/Kate Lear, Stephanie P. McClelland, Jamie deRoy, Barry Feirstein, Rainerio J. Reyes, Rodney Rigby, Loraine Boyle, Amuse Inc., Joseph & Matthew Deitch/Cathy Chernoff, Joan Stein/Jon Murray and The 5th Avenue Theatre; Associate Producer: Brian Smith and T. Rick Hayashi

    World Premiere produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre (David Armstrong, Executive Producer and Artistic Director; Bernadine Griffin, Managing Director; Bill Berry, Producing Director)

    Book by Terrence McNally; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman; Based on the motion picture by DreamWorks; Musical Director: John McDaniel; Music orchestrated by Marc Shaiman and Larry Blank; Music arranged by Marc Shaiman

    Directed by Jack O’Brien; Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell; Associate Director: Matt Lenz; Associate Choreographer: Joey Pizzi and Nick Kenkel

    Scenic Design by David Rockwell; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Associate Scenic Design: Michael Todd Potter; Associate Costume Design: Martha Bromelmeier; Associate Lighting Design: Aaron Spivey; Associate Sound Design: Andrew Keister and Walter Trabach; Associate Hair and Wig Design: Giovanna Calabretta and Edward J. Wilson

    General Manager: The Charlotte Wilcox Company; Company Manager: James Lawson

    Production Stage Manager: Rolt Smith; Technical Supervisor: Chris “Smitty” Smith ; Stage Manager: Andrea O. Saraffian

    Conducted by John McDaniel; Associate Conductor: Lon Hoyt; Woodwinds: Todd Groves, Rick Heckman and Alden Banta; Trumpets: Dave Trigg and Trevor Neumann; Trombone: Alan Ferber; Guitar: Larry Saltzman; Bass: Vincent Fay; Drums: Clint de Ganon; Percussion: Joseph Passaro; Keyboards: Lon Hoyt and Jason Sherbundy; Keyboard/Guitar: Brian Koonin; Concert Master: Rick Dolan; Violin: Belinda Whitney; Cello: Clay Reude

    Dance Captain: Nick Kenkel; Casting: Telsey + Company; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Press Representative: The Hartman Group; Photographer: Joan Marcus

    Opening Night Cast

    Norbert Leo Butz – Agent Carl Hanratty
    Aaron Tveit – Frank Abagnale, Jr.
    Tom Wopat – Frank Abagnale, Sr.
    Kerry Butler – Brenda
    Joe Cassidy – Agent Branton, Ensemble
    Rachel deBenedet – Paula Abagnale
    Linda Hart – Carol Strong
    Timothy McCuen Piggee – Agent Cod, Ensemble
    Brandon Wardell – Agent Dollar, Ensemble
    Nick Wyman – Roger Strong

    Ensemble: Alex Ellis, Jennifer Frankel, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Kearran Giovanni, Grasan Kingsberry, Michael X. Martin, Aleks Pevec, Rachelle Rak, Joe Aaron Reid, Angie Schworer, Sabrina Sloan, Sarrah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Katie Webber, Candice Marie Woods

    Swings: Sara Andreas, Will Erat, Nick Kenkel, Kristin Piro.

    Standby: Jay Armstrong Johnson (Frank Abagnale, Jr.).

    Understudies: Joe Cassidy (Agent Carl Hanratty), Alex Ellis (Brenda Strong), Will Erat (Agent Carl Hanratty, Roger Strong), Jennifer Frankel (Carol Strong), Lisa Gajda (Carol Strong), Bob Gaynor (Frank Abagnale, Sr.), Michael X. Martin (Frank Abagnale, Sr., Roger Strong), Rachelle Rak (Paula Abagnale), Angie Schworer (Paula Abagnale), Brandon Wardell (Frank Abagnale, Jr.), Katie Webber (Brenda Strong).


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