Catch Me If You Can to close on 4 Sep 2011

The new Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can has posted early closing notices, and will play its final performance on 4 Sep 2011, the show had been booking to 20 Nov 2011. When the show closes it will have played 32 preview and 170 regular performances.

Catch Me If You Can opened at the Neil Simon Theatre on 10 Apr 2011, following previews from 11 Mar 2011.

The show opened to mixed reviews: Norbert Leo Butz is the only reason to see this musical (newyorktheatreguide); Much to savor." (Hollywood Reporter); B'way season's biggest disappointment" (Back Stage).

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 agge 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 Norbert Leo Butz (Carl Hanratty), Aaron Tveit (Frank Abagnale, Jr), Tom Wopat (Frank Abagnale, Sr.), Tony Nominee Kerry Butler (Brenda Strong), Rachel De Benedet (Paula Abagnale), Linda Hart (Carol Strong) and Nick Wyman (Roger Strong).

Catch Me If You Can features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, choreography by Jerry Mitchell and is directed by Jack O'Brien.

The musical is based on the book and 2002 DreamWorks film of the same name directed by Stephen Spielberg with screenplay by Jeff Nathanson and book by Frank Abagnale, Jr.

Scenic design for Catch Me If You Can is by David Rockwell (Hairspray), costume design is by five-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long (The Producers), lighting design is by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (Wicked) and sound design by Steve Kennedy.

Catch Me If You Can opened at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre for a limited engagement from 23 Jul - 14 Aug 2009.

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