Aaron Tveit, Rachel de Benedet, and Tom Wopat
(© Tristan Fuge)
Aaron Tveit, Rachel de Benedet, and Tom Wopat
(© Tristan Fuge)
On Monday, January 24, the cast of the new Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can met with members of the press during the show's first day of rehearsal at New 42nd Street Studios. Previews for the show will begin at the Neil Simon Theatre on March 7, 2011 in anticipation of an opening on April 10. Jack O'Brien will direct, with choreography by Jerry Mitchell.

The cast stars Norbert Leo Butz as Carl Hanratty, Aaron Tveit as Frank Abagnale, Jr., Tom Wopat as Frank Abagnale, Sr. and Kerry Butler as Brenda Strong. The cast will also feature Rachel De Benedet as Paula Abagnale, Linda Hart as Carol Strong, Nick Wyman as Roger Strong, Joe Cassidy, Timothy McCuen Piggee, Brandon Wardell, Jennifer Frankel, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Kearran Giovanni, Nick Kenkel, Grasan Kingsberry, Aleks Pevec, Kristin Piro, Rachelle Rak, Joe Aaron Reid, Angie Schworer, Sabrina Sloan, Sarrah Strimel and Katie Webber.

Based on the 2002 Steven Spielberg film of the same name, the show features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The musical centers on a world-class con artist who is pursued by straight-arrow FBI agent.

The design team will include David Rockwell (set), William Ivey Long (costumes), Kenneth Posner (lighting), and Steve Kennedy (sound).

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Linda Hart and Nick Wyman
(© Tristan Fuge)
Linda Hart and Nick Wyman
(© Tristan Fuge)
Norbet Leo Butz
(© Tristan Fuge)
Norbet Leo Butz
(© Tristan Fuge)