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Flying High with the Stars and Starry Guests on Opening Night of Catch Me If You Can

Flying High with the Stars and Starry Guests on Opening Night of Catch Me If You Can

It was a ’60s-style love-in (minus the hippie vibe) at the Neil Simon Theatre on April 10, as the new musical Catch Me If You Can had its official Broadway opening. Joining the stars—including Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Tom Wopat and Kerry Butler—were an array of celeb guests, many of them on hand to support the composing ...

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Squigs Goes On the Run to Pen a Portrait of Catch Me If You Can

Squigs Goes On the Run to Pen a Portrait of Catch Me If You Can

The new Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can takes audiences on a merry chase, as FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Norbert Leo Butz) pursues youthful con artist Frank Abagnale Jr. (Aaron Tveit). Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson recently saw the swinging show at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre, then sat down to draw Tveit, Butz and (from top ...

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Great Catch! Jackman, LuPone, the Broderick Family & More Celebrate Opening Night of Catch Me If You Can

Great Catch! Jackman, LuPone, the Broderick Family & More Celebrate Opening Night of Catch Me If You Can
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You've heard of the Rat Pack? Well, opening night of Catch Me If You Can was an unofficial meeting of the Shaiman & Wittman Pack. The starry pals of composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman came out in droves on April 10 to cheer the latest Broadway musical from the creators of Hairspray. After the performance at Broadway's Neil ...

First Look at Aaron Tveit and the High-Flying Cast of Catch Me If You Can

First Look at Aaron Tveit and the High-Flying Cast of Catch Me If You Can
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Aaron Tveit is flying high as Frank Abagnale Jr., the youthful con artist who successfully poses as an airline pilot (among other false identities) and charms the ladies in the new Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can. We’ve got brand-new production shots from photographer Joan Marcus showing Tveit and co-stars Norbert Leo Butz, Tom Wopat, Kerry Butler & more ...

Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz and the Cast of Catch Me If You Can Offer a Peek at the New Musical

Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz and the Cast of Catch Me If You Can Offer a Peek at the New Musical
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Catch Me If You Can is racing toward its March 11 start date at the Neil Simon Theatre, but on February 10 the new musical's creative team invited the press to take a sneak peek at several energetic production numbers from the show. Stars Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Kerry Butler, Tom Wopat and more were on hand to ...

Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit & Co. Begin Rehearsals for Catch Me If You Can

Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit & Co. Begin Rehearsals for Catch Me If You Can
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If the cast of Catch Me If You Can looked at ease during a first rehearsal photo op on January 24, they had good reason: The leading players created their roles in the musical’s 2009 Seattle tryout, and they’re delighted to be reunited for the Broadway production. Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit, Tom Wopat and other cast members ...

Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit, Tom Wopat & Kerry Butler Among Complete Cast of Catch Me If You Can

Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit, Tom Wopat & Kerry Butler Among Complete Cast of Catch Me If You Can

Complete casting has been announced for the forthcoming Broadway production of Catch Me If You Can, including the starry foursome of 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 new musical will begin previews at the Neil Simon Theatre on March 7, 2011 ...

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Sparks, Wopat, Marroquin and More Set For Mexico Hurricane Aid Concert

Sparks, Wopat, Marroquin and More Set For Mexico Hurricane Aid Concert

Broadway stars Jordin Sparks, Tom Wopat, Brenda Braxton, Bianca Marroquin, Carol Woods, Raymond Bokhour, Jaime Camil and more will appear at To Mexico From New York With Love, a one-night-only concert benefit to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Alex, which hit northern Mexico earlier this summer. The concert will take place on September 1 at the Merkin Concert Hall ...

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The Stars of Sondheim on Sondheim Talk...Well, Sondheim!

The Stars of Sondheim on Sondheim Talk...Well, Sondheim!

A very different kind of Stephen Sondheim revue opened at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54 on April 22. Sondheim on Sondheim, featuring songs both known and previously unreleased from the legendary composer's portfolio, takes the life of its title subject and puts it in the spotlight, highlighting everything from Sondheim's rise as a young artist in New ...

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Sondheim on Sondheim Puts a Starry Opening Night Together

Sondheim on Sondheim Puts a Starry Opening Night Together
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Composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim has given Broadway wild tales: a vengeful barber, tortured artists, conflicted lovers and even The Frogs, but one story has alluded the stage so far—his own. All that changed on April 22, when Roundabout Theatre Company's Sondheim on Sondheim opened at  Studio 54. The new musical, a Sondheim revue-meets-documentary, brought out the composer's ...

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