New York, New York (March 24, 2011): Tonight, The Creative Coalition hosts entertainment industry executives, actors, writers, producers and other leaders in the arts and entertainment industry for a special preview performance of the Broadway show, Catch Me If You Can. Special guests joining The Creative Coalition include multi-Emmy Award-winner, Tony Award-winner, Oscar-nominee and Former Chair of the National Endowment of the Arts Jane Alexander, Grammy-nominated musician Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz, former First Lady of New York Matilda Cuomo, Oscar Award-winnerCeleste Holm, Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray, “Huge”), Gloria Reuben (“ER,” “Raising the Bar”), Bob Balaban (“Seinfeld,” Gosford Park, Howl), Stephen Wallem (“Nurse Jackie”), Emmy Award-winner Ed Sherin (“Law & Order”), Amber Stevens (“Greek”), Katrina Bowden (“30 Rock”), Tony Dovolani(“Entertainment Tonight,” “Dancing with the Stars”), Keesha Sharp (“Everybody Hates Chris,” “Are We There Yet”), Christian Campbell (Casino Jack, “Big Love”), Nathaniel Brown (Enter the Void), comedian Benjy Bronk (“The Howard Stern Show”), and musician Garland Jeffreys.
About The Creative Coalition
The Creative Coalition (www.TheCreativeCoalition.org) is the premiere nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance, primarily public education, the First Amendment, and arts advocacy. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President.
About Catch Me If You Can: Fast-rising Broadway headliner Aaron Tveit (Next to Normal, Wicked) stars as Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than a boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer — living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams, played by Tony-nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu, Hairspray). Tony Award-winner and Broadway fave Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Wicked) plays Carl Hanratty, the dogged FBI agent who chases Frank to the end and finds something he never expected. And, Tony Award-nominee Tom Wopat (Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago) returns to Broadway as Frank, Sr., who sees his dreams of making it big lived out in his son’s fantastic adventures. Catch Me If You Can is directed by Tony Award-winner Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and is playing at the Neil Simon Theatre.
Dennis St. Rose
The Creative Coalition