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Jun 28 In-Store Performance for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Original Broadway Cast Recording

June 28th In-Store Performance for ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Original Broadway Cast Recording, via Ghostlight Records   
Tony Award Winning Best Actor Norbert Leo Butz to Perform; Marc Shaiman to Accompany Cast Members on Piano

Ghostlight Records congratulates Norbert Leo Butz on his Tony Award win for Best Actor, and looks forward to the June 28th In-Store performance and CD signing for the Original Broadway Cast Recording of ‘Catch Me If You Can’:

DETAILS:
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Live at Barnes & Noble: Multi-Song performance by cast members of Catch Me if You Canincluding Aaron Tveit, Norbert Leo Butz, Tom Wopat, and Kerry Butler. Marc Shaiman will accompany the singers on piano.

In addition to these performers, cast members Linda Hart, Rachel de Benedet & Nick Wyman will be in attendance.  For the CD signing, it will be all of the actors plus Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. 

LOCATION: Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Avenue) 

3:30pm--Doors open
4:00pm--Program begins  


The album, which captures music from the new production based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, was released digitally in May, and reached #2 on the iTunes Soundtracks Chart and #22 overall in its first week of release.

In his favorable CD review, THE CONNECTICUT POST’s Joe Myers praised, The album contains one well-crafted tune after another

Songsmiths Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have only done two shows over the past decade — “Hairspray” and the current “Catch Me If You Can” — but they are a throwback to the peak years of pop cast albums.
Over the weekend, I listened to the Ghostlight recording of “Catch Me” and was delighted by the 1960s pastiche score without having seen the show yet…Shaiman captures the sound of Broadway and pop music in the 1960s with beautiful arrangements and songs in the style of Bossa Nova, country, soft rock and several other genres. In 2003, Shaiman wrote an underrated movie score in the same style for the Doris Day/Rock Hudson send-up “Down with Love” that demonstrated his affection for music from a half-century ago.
The lyrics Shaiman did with Wittman are clever and witty and tell enough story on their own that you can follow the arc of the conman plot (from the Leonardo DiCaprio film) at the same time you enjoy each song individually.
The “Catch Me” cast is filled with top singer-actors who really know how to put a song across — from Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz to Aaron Tveit (playing the charming grifter lead) and Tom Wopat (as the young crook’s dad).
The album contains one well-crafted tune after another. I especially liked “The Man Inside the Clues” which starts with the FBI agent (played by Butz) listing items left behind by his prey, but then turns into a rundown of the sad evidence of his own life (“The lonely wife/the house for sale/a million nights alone/to wish you had the things/you threw away”).
The “Catch Me” score is well stocked with neo-Sinatra goodies that you can imagine Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. adding to their concert repertoires (David Campbell already did a sizzling cover of “Goodbye” on his “Broadway” album last year).
Read the full review, here: http://blog.ctnews.com/meyers/2011/06/13/‘catch-me’-a-tasty-collection-of-1960s-style-tunes/

The OCR was recorded April 18, 2011 at MSR Studios in New York City. It was Produced for Records by Marc Shaiman and Scott M. Riesett. Album Executive Producer: Kurt Deutsch. Recorded and mixed by Lawrence Manchester. CD Booklet features a liner note by Frank Abagnale, Jr.  Learn more about the album, and order the CD here.

‘Catch Me If You Can’ was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musicial, Best Actor, Best Orchestrations and Best Sound Design.  The production has also been honored with Drama Desk Award Nominations for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics, and with an Outer Critics' Circle nomination for Outstanding New Score.

Watch the cast of CATCH ME perform DON’T BREAK THE RULES, led by Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz, on The Late Show With David Letterman:
http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/video/?pid=5rNjdww_6RS9Ek7gCjDowSXtQ2TeskcU


OCR Track Listing:
1. LIVE IN LIVING COLOR 
2. THE PINSTRIPES ARE ALL THAT THEY SEE
3. SOMEONE ELSE’S SKIN
4. JET SET
5. DON’T BREAK THE RULES 
6. BUTTER OUTTA CREAM 
7. THE MAN INSIDE THE CLUES 
8. CHRISTMAS IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR
9. DOCTOR’S ORDERS
10. DON’T BE A STRANGER
11. LITTLE BOY, BE A MAN
12. SEVEN WONDERS
13. (OUR) FAMILY TREE
14. FLY, FLY AWAY
15. GOODBYE 
16. STUCK TOGETHER (STRANGE BUT TRUE)
BONUS
17. FIFTY CHECKS

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.  For more information and tickets to the show, visit www.catchmethemusical.com.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN – Broadway Production Quotes: 
“A spectacular specTacular! This splashy broadway musical takes you through the night with flying colors and a few bonus miles left over!”  –New York Magazine

“hot diggity! The 1960s has become Broadway's decade du jour. This portrait of the con artist as a young man comes to ecstatic life.” –The New York Times

“TERRIFIC! FABULOUS! ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS! More gorgeous legs than a Busby Berkeley film! A REAL BROADWAY MUSICAL! Showstoppers to enthrall just about everyone! BE SURE TO CATCH IT!” –David Richardson, WOR Radio

“THE BEST NEW MUSIC ON BROADWAY!” –Variety 

CATCH ME delivers the goodies! High Spirits & higher legs!” –Bloomberg News

“A MUST-SEE!” –Andy Cohen, Bravo

CATCH ME DAZZLES BROADWAY! IT’S a sheer delight! The songs deliver a genuine jolt of pleasure to the audience again and again.” –The Huffington Post

“CATCH IT IF YOU CAN! THE FUN IS CONTAGIOUS! MUSICAL THEATER MAGIC!” –Philadelphia Inquirer

“CATCH ME will move you to live life to the fullest and dance past anything standing in your way. Get your seats now!” –Vanity Fair

"Joys aplenty! CATCH ME delivers plenty of bang for your buck!" –Roma Torre, NY1

“Sexy. Classy. Gorgeous.” –Daily News

“Sexy & swinging!” -Time Out NY

"THIS SHOW'S GOT EVERYTHING!" -Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio

More about the Broadway Production:

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN began preview performances on Friday, March 11, 2011 at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street), and opened on Sunday, April 10, 2011.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is based on the book and hit 2002 DreamWorks film of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg with screenplay by Jeff Nathanson and book by Frank Abagnale, Jr.

Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz stars as Carl Hanratty and Aaron Tveit stars as Frank Abagnale, Jr. alongside Tony Nominee Tom Wopat as Frank Abagnale, Sr. and Tony NomineeKerry Butler as Brenda Strong.  The cast also features Rachel De Benedet as Paula Abagnale,Linda Hart as Carol StrongNick Wyman as Roger StrongJoe Cassidy, Timothy McCuen Piggee, Brandon Wardell, Sara Andreas, Alex Ellis, Will Erat, Jennifer Frankel, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Kearran Giovanni, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Nick Kenkel, Grasan Kingsberry, Michael X. Martin, Aleks Pevec, Kristin Piro, Rachelle Rak, Joe Aaron Reid, Angie Schworer, Sabrina Sloan, Sarrah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Katie Webber and Candice Marie Woods.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN features a Tony Award-winning 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).

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 Drama Desk winner Steve Kennedy (Jersey Boys).  The Music Director is John McDaniel.    

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is produced on Broadway by Margo LionHal LuftigStacey Mindich,Yasuhiro KawanaScott & Brian ZeilingerThe Rialto GroupThe Araca GroupMichael Watt,Barbara & Buddy FreitagJay & Cindy Gutterman/Pittsburgh CLOElizabeth WilliamsJohnny Roscoe Productions/Van DeanFakston Productions/Solshay ProductionsPatty Baker/Richard WinklerNederlander Presentations Inc. and Warren Trepp, in association with Remmel T. DickinsonPaula Herold/Kate LearStephanie P. McClellandJamie deRoyBarry Feirstein,Rainerio J. ReyesRodney RigbyLoraine BoyleAmuse Inc.Joseph & Matthew Deitch/Cathy Chernoff, and Joan Stein/Jon Murray.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN opened at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre for a limited engagement from July 23 – August 14, 2009.

Tickets for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN range from $30.00 - $137.00 and are available online 877-250-2929 and at The Neil Simon Theatre Box Office, 250 W. 52nd Street.  The playing schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. 

For more information please visit: http://www.catchmethemusical.com/

More about Sh-K-Boom / Ghostlight Records:
Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 100 records the last 10 years, featuring the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s biggest stars. Founded by Kurt Deutsch and wife Sherie Rene Scott, the label was created by and for the Broadway community and has garnered acclaim not only for their high-quality recordings, but for their innovative marketing techniques and efforts to reach the next generation of Broadway music fans via iTunes, music videos and more. The label (and President Kurt Deutsch) earned their first ever GRAMMY AWARD for the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. In recent Broadway seasons, Ghostlight has also preserved the scores of some of Broadway's biggest musicals, including Next to Normal, Hair, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Legally Blonde, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Drowsy Chaperone. Just released on the label are the OCR of Sister Act, as well as solo albums from Tony winners Sutton Foster, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole and Ben Vereen. Coverage of their albums has ranged from Rolling Stone to USA TODAY to The New York Times, from Blender Magazine to Playbill to Billboard, from AP Radio to Entertainment Weekly, from New York Magazine to Variety to NY-1 TV, from Time Out NY to Paper Magazine to The Advocate to The NY Daily News and much more. President Kurt Deutsch was interviewed by PLAYBILL, regarding the label's embrace of 'Broadway's Digital Age': http://www.playbill.com/features/article/118331.html. The company is recognized for reinventing the musical theatre recording landscape, and creating a new type of ‘United Artists’ environment for Broadway producers and artists to participate in the funding and co-ownership of their albums. 

Visit http://sh-k-boom.com/catchmeifyoucan.shtml
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