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Jeff

Friday, April 15, 2011

Broadway Ladies: Ms. April 2011: The CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Girls

Ms. Broadway April 2011
The Catch Me If You Can Girls

WHY THEY ARE MS. BROADWAY:  In the March 2011 issue of Playbill, lyricist Scott Wittman says, "We have, I must say, ten of the most beautiful girls on Broadway!"  If you have seen Catch Me If You Can yet (and if you haven't, you really should), you know just how important those 20 impossibly long legs are to the show and more specifically, "The Frank Abagnale, Jr. Players," who inhabit the lead character's (Aaron Tveit) fantasy re-telling of his life.  Sure, there are the guys, too, but these ladies have already made headlines as they shimmy, dance and cavort as Pan Am stewardesses, hospital nurses, and a variety of other ladies that have turned the con man/kid's head.  In addition to their beauty, these gals are all triple threats in a show where the ensemble is so integrated into things, many of them have more stage time than the named characters.  Some are making their Broadway debuts (welcome!), others have resumes full of experience (welcome back!), and all of them make a seamless chorus of dancers, high kickers, and endless feminine energy.  They are 60's chic and 2011 smart.  They are the Catch Me If You Can Girls, and they are Ms. Broadway April 2011!

Composers Marc Shaiman and
Scott Wittman and the girls!

  • Currently appearing in: "Live in Living Color," "The Pinstripes Are All That They See," "Someone Else's Skin, " "The Jet Set," "Don't Break the Rules," and "Doctor's Orders," among other things at the Neil Simon Theatre.
  • Other credits: They have, collectively, appeared in such shows as Legally Blonde, Hairspray, The Producers, Chicago, Rock of Ages, Fosse, Finian's Rainbow, Curtains, Spamalot, Tarzan, Dirty Rtten Scoundrels, Crazy for You, Sunset Boulevard, The Will Rogers Follies and Cats, to name a few.  And that doesn't even count national tours or regional theatre...
  • Website: http://catchmethemusical.com/home
IN PHOTOS



Top: "The Jet Set"
Bottom: "Live in Living Color"



  • Alex Ellis: Broadway Debut!


(center) in Thoroughly Modern Millie



  • Jennifer Frankel: Broadway and Rockette Veteran



(center) in Minsky's



  • Lisa Gajda: Broadway and Twyla Tharp Veteran



in Spamalot



  • Kearran Giovanni: Broadway and One Life to Live veteran



(center) in Lippa's The Wild Party



  • Rachelle Rak: Broadway and Fosse veteran



(next to John Lithgow) in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels



  • Angie Schworer: Broadway and Susan Stroman veteran



with Aaron Tveit in early Catch Me If You Can promo pictures



  • Sabrina Sloan: Broadway and American Idol veteran



as Vanessa in the 1st National Tour
of In the Heights



  • Sarrah Strimel: Broadway and National Tour veteran



(far left) backstage at Rock of Ages and a
meet and greet with Tori Amos



  • Katie Webber: Broadway and XFL Cheerleading veteran



(far right) recording the cast album of Memphis



  • Candice Marie Woods: Women on the Verge Survivor and Broadway veteran


(center) featured dance in "Doctor's Orders"


Top: "The Jet Set"
Bottom: "Live in Living Color"

IN VIDEO




"B Roll" of Catch Me If You Can

(NOTE: I do not own this video, and absolutely no copyright infringement is intended.  I git it from YouTube.com.  The video is included here to promote and celebrate the Broadway production of Catch Me If You Can.  The property, images, music, lyrics and staging are under the copyright owned by the producers and respective artists involved with the production.)

Suggestions for furture Mr. and/or Ms. Broadway's?  Leave them here, email me at jkstheatrescene@yahoo.com or Tweet me!
Jeff
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