The new musical
Catch Me If You Can, based on the film by
Steven Spielberg, is shaping up to be a Hairspray
reunion: The Terrence McNally–scripted show
already has a score from Hairspray's Scott
Wittman and Marc Shaiman, along with the earlier show's
director, Jack O'Brien. And now, reports Playbill.com,
Hairspray's Tony-nominated choreographer, Jerry
Mitchell, has joined the Catch Me crew as well.
A recent reading of the show featured Hairspray
costar Matthew Morrison in the lead role of Frank
Abagnale Jr. as well as Nathan Lane (as the FBI agent
played by Tom Hanks in the movie version) and Tom Wopat.
Mitchell also received Tony nominations for The
Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and
Never Gonna Dance; he won the award for the
revival of La Cage aux Folles.