Catch Me If You Can makes Los Angeles Premiere
Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the true story that inspired it, the high-flying Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN will play the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a limited 2 week engagement March 12 - 24, 2013.
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.
This Pantages Theatre engagement follows the recent Broadway run, where the show received considerable acclaim. The New York Times exclaims, "Hot diggity! This portrait of the con artist as a young man comes to ecstatic life." WOR Radio calls it "absolutely marvelous" and proclaims CATCH ME IF YOU CAN "a real Broadway musical with showstoppers to enthrall just about everyone." And Vanity Fair says "CATCH ME will move you to live life to the fullest and dance past anything standing in your way," and urges "Get your seats now!"
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is based on Frank Abagnale's New York Times bestselling autobiography, published by Broadway Paperbacks, and the hit 2002 film of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg with screenplay by Jeff Nathanson and book by Frank Abagnale, Jr.
Nominated for four Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN features a Tony Award-winning creative team, with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), an irresistible score by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (Hairspray), choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and direction by Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).
The charming, high-flying con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr. is played by Stephen Anthony and Carl Hanratty, the FBI agent who is always on Frank's tracks, is played by Merritt David Janes. The rest of the cast includes Aubrey Mae Davis as Brenda Strong, Dominic Fortuna as Frank Abagnale, Sr., Caitlin Maloney as Paula Abagnale, Amy Burgmaier as Carol Strong, D. Scott Withers as Roger Strong, Travis Mitchellas as Agent Branton, Ben Laxton as Agent Dollar, Derrick Parks as Agent Cod, Esther M. Antoine, Amanda Braun, Ashley Chasteen,Taylor Collins, Vanessa Dunleavy, Michael Graceffa, Colleen Hayes, Mary Claire King, Trevor Leaderbrand, Casey Renee Rogers, Daniel J. Self, Allyson Tolbert, Nadia Vynnytsky and Bradley Allan Zarr.
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 is by Peter McBoyle.
The performance schedule for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm. Opening Night is Tuesday March 12th at 8pm.
Tickets for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN may be purchased online at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Pantages Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.
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