April 10, 2011
Frank Abagnale Jr. is 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, the two are off on a jet-setting, cat-and-mouse chase. In the end, Agent Hanratty learns he and Frank aren't so different after all, and Frank finds out what happens when love catches up to a man on the run.
The musical is based on the real-life story of Frank Abagnale Jr. Abagnale wrote Catch Me If You Can, a book sharing his youthful experiences, which in turn inspired the 2002 film of the same name, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
The musical was first produced in July 2009 at the Fifth Avenue Theater in Seattle.
Book by Terrence McNally; music by Marc Shaiman; lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Margo Lion, Hal Luftig, Stacey Mindich, Yasuhiro Kawana, Scott & Brian Zeilinger, The Rialto Group, The Araca Group, Michael Watt, Barbara & Buddy Freitag, Jay & Cindy Gutterman, Pittsburgh CLO, Elizabeth Williams, Johnny Roscoe Productions, Van Dean, Fakston Productions, Solshay Productions, Patty Baker, Richard Winkler, Nederlander Presentations, Inc. Warren Trepp, Remmel T. Dickinson, Paula Herold, Kate Lear, Stephanie P. McClelland, Jamie deRoy, Barry Feirstein, Rainerio J. Reyes, Rodney Rigby, Loraine Boyle, Amuse Inc, Joseph & Matthew Deitch, Cathy Chernoff, Joan Stein, Jon Murray, Brian Smith, T. Rick Hayashi
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Production of a Musical
The book on which the show is based has never gone out of print since it was published in 1980 and has been translated into 37 languages.