After playing 32 previews and 170 performances, Catch Me If You Can is closing Sunday, September, 4th.
Congratulations to the cast – especially Norbert Leo Butz who won the Tony for Best Actor in a Musical – and crew for a great run!
The press release is below.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN TO PLAY FINAL BROADWAY PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011
HAVING PLAYED 32 PREVIEW AND 170 REGULAR PERFORMANCES AT THE NEIL SIMON THEATRE
FIRST NATIONAL TOUR TO LAUNCH IN FALL 2012
(New York, NY) The producers of the Tony Award Nominated Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN announce the show will play its final performance on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at The Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd Street. The musical will have played 32 preview and 170 regular performances. The first national tour will launch in the Fall of 2012 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI.
The opening night of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN was April 10, 2011 following previews that began on Friday, March 11, 2011. The production was nominated for four Tony Awards with Norbert Leo Butz taking home the award for Best Actor in a Musical. The production was nominated for three Drama League Awards, six Astaire Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and seven Broadway.com Audience Awards. In addition to the Tony Award, Butz won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical and the Astaire Award for Best Male Dancer.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN features a Tony Award-winning team, with a book by Terrence McNally, a score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, choreography by Jerry Mitchell and direction by Jack O’Brien.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 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.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is based on the book and hit 2002 DreamWorks film of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg with screenplay by Jeff Nathanson and book by Frank Abagnale, Jr.
Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz stars as Carl Hanratty and Aaron Tveit stars as Frank Abagnale, Jr. alongside Tony Nominee Tom Wopat as Frank Abagnale, Sr. and Tony Nominee Kerry Butler as Brenda Strong. The cast also features Rachel De Benedet as Paula Abagnale, Linda Hart as Carol Strong, Nick Wyman as Roger Strong, Joe Cassidy, Timothy McCuen Piggee, Brandon Wardell, Sara Andreas, Alex Ellis, Will Erat, Jennifer Frankel, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Kearran Giovanni, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Nick Kenkel, Grasan Kingsberry, Michael X. Martin, Aleks Pevec,
Kristin Piro, Rachelle Rak, Joe Aaron Reid, Angie Schworer, Sabrina Sloan, Sarrah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Katie Webber and Candice Marie Woods.
Scenic design for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is by David Rockwell, costume design is by five-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design is by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner and sound design is by Drama Desk winner Steve Kennedy. The Music Director is John McDaniel.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN opened at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre for a limited engagement from July 23 – August 14, 2009.
Tickets for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN range from $30.00 – $137.00 and are available via Ticketmaster.com/ 877-250-2929 and at The Neil Simon Theatre Box Office, 250 W. 52nd Street. The playing schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm.
My favorite show ever!
I was going to see it (catch it!) when I went back in December. Wah wah