Friday, March 11, 2011

New Musical Catch Me If You Can Now In Previews

I'll admit that out of all the new musicals set to open this season Catch Me If You Can is the one that I am least looking forward too. Now don't get me wrong. The show will more than likely do very well. How can it not? Music and lyrics by the Tony winning team of Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Hairspray). Book by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally (Master Class, Ragtime).

How about direction by Tony winner Jack O'Brien and Choreography by fellow Tony winner Jerry Mitchell? Not to mention that this new musical is based on the 2002 Oscar nominated movie of the same name. Add that all up and you have the recipe for a hit show. Not so fast. Now while I expect the show to do very well and rack up quite a few Tony nominations it does have some competition. Believe it or not but there are a total of ten new musicals this season along with two revivals.

Now out of those seven three have already closed. The Scotsboro Boys,Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and Bloody,Bloody Andrew Jackson. Based on word of mouth the big sellers are expected to be The Book of Mormon,Priscilla Queen of the Desert and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying starring Harry Potter himself Mr. Daniel Radcliffe. Who by the way I heard is quite the song and dance man. Now the one that I am really looking forward to is Baby It's You. This new musical based on 60's musicicons The Shirelles is my pick for the sleeper hit of the season.

Think the female version of Jersey Boys. Well once again it looks like I've wandered off the beaten path. I started out blogging about Catch Me If You Can and it turned into my own little preview of some of Broadway's most highly anticipated upcoming shows. By the way if you are looking for tickets to see Catch Me If You Can or any of the new shows I mentioned don't forget Applause is just a phone call away. Applause is open seven days a week. 365 days a year. That means we are here to help with all your ticket needs. Until next time theatre fans.

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