Catch Me if You Can

Catch Me If You Can is a Broadway Musical written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman, featuring a book by Terrence McNally.  The show is based on the 2002 film of the same name which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and follows the story of con man Frank Abagnale Junior.  Mc Nally’s libretto is also based on Abagnale’s 1980 autobiography and is a musical comedy drawing
The musical was initially presented in Seattle Washington for a tryout period in July 2009. Jack O’Brian directed the production, which featured choreography by Jerry Mitchell. A similar tryout method was used with the composers first successful musical Hairspray which went on to become a worldwide hit, before becoming a Hollywood musical starring Zac Effron and John Travolta. on the popular tradition of screen-to-stage musicals.

The show premièred on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre on April 10th 2011 following previews from March. The show received mixed reviews, and managed to stay throughout the Tony Awards and summer season, closing after only 170 regular performances on September 4th 2011.

The musical is currently enjoying a US National Tour that is taking in cities such as Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago. The tour will finish in June 2013 at the Sergerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa California. This production features a cast led by Stephen Anthony as Frank Abagnale Jr. and Merritt Davis Janes as Hanratty.

The first international production of Catch Me If You Can the Musical opened at the Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall in South Korea in March 2012 where it played to packed houses until June 2012. The production starred  Um Ki Joon, Kim Jeong-hoon, Park Kwang-hyun and Sunny of ‘Girls Generation’. Although no London production has been announced, it is hoped that the musical will transfer to the West End at some point in the near future, following in the success of other transfers such as ‘The Book of Mormon’ and ‘Once the Musical’.

  • Mary Lou Bigelow
    #1 written by Mary Lou Bigelow 3 years ago

    Twenty-four former Pan Amers from the Boston Chapter of World Wings International, the philanthropic organization of former Pan Am flight attendants, attended the the October 13, 2012 afternoon musical performance at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island. During the intermission, we chatted with Frank Abagnale and took pictures with him. It was fabulous to see him and hear his Q&A after the show. We know he does not have any ownership in the musical but it was fun to see him. Apart from this excitement, we all loved the show for its musicality – great dancing and singing – and the comedic quality. We all wish the producers much success as the road show tours the US. Many people are asking when it is coming to their city. Please post the schedule.
    Mary Lou Bigelow
    Pan Am (1962-1964)

  • Doris Koechelerdkoecheler
    #2 written by Doris Koechelerdkoecheler 3 years ago

    Saw the musical this afternoon…..loved it…..totally entertaining and sStephen is awesome….south fla is proud of you and all of the cast…..and crew…..thank you!

  • Grace Bagby
    #3 written by Grace Bagby 2 years ago

    I really want to see it again. I wish I knew the next few places where this would show at so I could go see it again :`(

  • camila
    #4 written by camila 2 years ago

    Aaron i love you♥

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