Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury resort casino and hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The resort opened on December 15, 2010, is located just south of the Bellagio on the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard, it consists of two highrise towers, the Boulevard Tower and the Chelsea Tower, both of which are 184 meters tall. The $3.9 billion project features 3,027 rooms, a 110,000 sq ft casino, 300,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space, a 40,000 sq ft spa and fitness facility, a 3,200-seat theater, 150,000 sq ft of meeting and convention space. In 2013, the hotel was rated "The Best Hotel in the World" by Gogobot. In 2015, the resort was named to the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List as one of the "Top Hotels in the World". Cosmopolitan features 3,027 hotel rooms; the Cosmopolitan's 100,000 sq ft casino features views of the Las Vegas Strip. The Pools at the Cosmopolitan features three different types: a relaxing pool, day club pool and nightclub pool; the Cosmopolitan is home to the Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, the top grossing nightclub in the United States in 2012.
In January 2014, the Cosmopolitan added Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Plans for the property were first announced in April 2004; the developer, 3700 Associates, was a joint venture formed by David Friedman, Ian Bruce Eichner, Soros Fund Management. The developers purchased the site, an 8.5-acre U-shaped parcel surrounding the Jockey Club timeshare building, for $90 million from a company controlled by New Frontier owner Margaret Elardi. Further details about the project, including the Cosmopolitan name, were released in November 2004; the Cosmopolitan's design team was led by Friedmutter Group as executive architect, with Arquitectonica as the design architect for the building's themed exterior. The building was engineered by DeSimone Consulting Engineers; the interior design team included Digital Kitchen, the Friedmutter Group, The Rockwell Group, Jeffrey Beers, Adam Tihany, Bentel & Bentel. The resort was built on; because the Cosmopolitan occupies much of the parking lot, it was agreed that the Club residents could use part of the Cosmopolitan's parking garage.
The Cosmopolitan was the second Las Vegas hotel, after The Palazzo, to feature an underground parking garage underneath the hotel. As a result, the parking garage was built first. In December 2007, work finished on the 70-foot hole for the parking structure, while other foundation work remained in progress; the hotel was planned to open and be operated by Hyatt as the Grand Hyatt Las Vegas. Original plans called for the casino to be on the second floor, but this was changed and the casino was built on ground level, like most other Las Vegas hotel-casinos. Planned condo units were replaced with studios and other hotel rooms. In January 2008, it was reported that the $3.9 billion project faced financial complications, as Eichner's company defaulted on a $760 million construction loan from Deutsche Bank when the developer missed a payment after failing to secure refinancing for the project. Construction moved forward. In late February 2008, Global Hyatt Corporation and New York-based Marathon Asset Management agreed to recapitalize the condominium-hotel project.
However, one month the developer said Deutsche Bank AG would begin foreclosure proceedings. They bought the hotel for $1 billion during the summer and hired The Related Cos. developers of Time Warner Center in New York, to re-position the asset, manage the development process and assist in leasing the retail and restaurant collection. Related recommended many revisions, including bringing the casino entrance onto the strip. In June 2008, Hearst Corp filed a trademark suit against the owners of the casino. Hearst owns the trademark to Cosmopolitan magazine. In March 2010, the suit was settled, the resort was renamed Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In August 2008, it was announced that MGM Mirage, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Hilton were in talks to acquire the property, it was speculated that MGM Mirage would integrate the project into CityCenter. In April 2009, the Sun reported that the hotel would be managed by Hilton and would become the Hilton's first in their new Denizen hotel line; that month, those plans changed.
In June 2009, 400 homeowners filed a lawsuit against the developers, claiming breach of contract and seeking refunds for their deposits. They believed that the projected finish date of June 2010 was unrealistic and expressed fear that the developers might turn the condo rooms into hotel rooms only or "finish the building as a shell and not do any interior work."In April 2010, it was announced that the Cosmopolitan would open in stages, beginning in December and ending in July 2011. It was the only hotel-casino to open on the Strip in 2010; the project opened on December 15, 2010, became part of Marriott International's Autograph Collection, a collection of independent hotels with access to Marriott's reservation and rewards system. In January 2014, the
NEMA is a tower under construction in Chicago, Illinois in the Central Station neighborhood, of the Near South Side community area. The tower will have 800 apartments and rise 896 feet when complete in early 2019, it is designed by Rafael Viñoly as the first of a three phase development that includes an taller 648-unit structure as the second phase and a 100-unit townhouse development with a public park as the third phase. Building interiors are designed by David Rockwell. Financing is a prerequisite to initial groundbreaking; the development sits adjacent to the southwest corner of Grant Park. The name 113 East Roosevelt was associated with the whole three phase development and reflects the address on Roosevelt Road of Phase I of the development. To its west Phase II of the development will occur and will be a residential building at Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue. Phase III of the development is for townhouses and a public park on Indiana Avenue to the east of the two towers; the designs of the towers in the development will feature architectural elements that pay homage to Willis Tower.
An alternate address for the location is 1200 South Indiana Avenue. The building will be the tallest residential apartment tower in Chicago, it will become taller than any building on the South Side of Chicago, surpassing its neighbor One Museum Park and a new neighbor, 1000M. Viñoly's prior work included Chicago's Booth School of Business building. Despite the financial crisis of 2007–08 and the resulting softening market in 2007, Gerald Fogelson, co-chairman and chief executive of Central Station Development Corp. had sought approval for a 73-story Grant Park Tower III at the 113 East Roosevelt location in 2008. An 83-story Grant Park Tower IV at Michigan and Roosevelt was planned to begin preconstruction sales in 2009. Miami developer Crescent Heights acquired the real estate for the development in 2012 for $29.5 million. The development was presented in a community meeting on September 22, 2015; the Chicago Plan Commission approved the development on November 19, 2015 in a meeting that resulted in the approval of the Wanda Vista tower.
The building will be located on a 1-acre site. On January 4, 2017, the name of the building was changed to One Grant Park after a 203 million financing loan was announced for the 792-unit, 829-foot, 76-story, luxury residential building. In 2018, the name was changed again to NEMA. List of tallest buildings in Chicago List of tallest buildings in the United States Official website Emporis listing McHugh Construction page
Sky known as 605 West 42nd Street, is a mixed-use building in Midtown Manhattan developed by the Moinian Group. The 61-story tower contains luxury rental residences designed by the Rockwell Group, ranging from studios to two bedrooms and includes the Vue Penthouse Collection. Sky features over 70,000 square feet of amenity space operated by Life Time Fitness, which includes a multi-level gym, water club and LifeSpa, lap pool, professional size basketball court, two outdoor zero edge pools, an outdoor park; the building contains retail space. It was designed by Goldstein, Hill & West Architects, at 676 feet, it is the 79th tallest building in New York; the Moinian Group purchased the site in 2005. It held a gas station and a parking facility; the project first broke ground in 2008, but construction was stalled due to the recession from 2009 until 2012, the project was dubbed, like several nearby developments, a "zombie project" because Moinan retained ownership of the site but did not continue development.
Activity resumed with a redesign by David Rockwell. Construction began again in 2013, was completed in 2016. Tishman Realty & Construction was the firm responsible for the construction of the building. In 2015, residents of neighboring building Atelier filed suit against Moinian because access to their pool and other amenities had been blocked off and were now only accessible by walking outside and going into the Sky building's Sky House, they claim. The building of Sky cost $850 million. SL Green owns a minority stake in the building. Sky has the most rentals of any building with 1,175 units; the top few floors contain the penthouses. The basketball court has attracted many athletes to the building. Notable residents include Nina Agdal, New York Knicks' starting players, Kristaps Porzingis and Sasha Vujačić, along with others. Sky features art from world renowned artists such as Günther Förg. A Kusama bronze pumpkin stands tall in the center of the Infinity Loop Motor Court, while two "Infinite Net” pieces hang above the fireplaces in the lobby.
Kusama's bronze pumpkins were exhibited in London at Victoria Miro in 2014 for the first time and along with her other artwork, they have been displayed in several countries. Six "Lead Paintings" from Förg line the wall adjacent to the mail gallery; these works, installed in a line to create a frieze-like effect, encourage viewers to consider the space between them, the surrounding environment, as part of the extended field of painting. In June 2017, SKY ART NY opened. SKY ART is a temporary nonprofit art center created to present the exhibition Ugo Rondinone: I <3 John Giorno, produced by Frahm & Frahm and Moinian Group. Versatile and ever-changing, the 10,000 square foot space and 30 foot high ceilings allow for the display of large-scale sculpture and site-specific installation, giving ambitious scope for a variety of curatorial projects; as of February 2018, the space hosting SKY ART has been marketed for retail occupancy. List of tallest buildings in New York City
On the Twentieth Century
On the Twentieth Century is a musical with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman. Based on the 1930s film and play of the same name, the musical is part operetta, part farce and part screwball comedy; the story involves the behind-the-scenes relationship between Lily, a temperamental actress and Oscar, a bankrupt theatre producer. On a luxury train traveling from Chicago to New York in the 1920s, Oscar tries to cajole the glamorous Hollywood star into playing the lead in his new, but not-yet-written drama, to rekindle their romance; the musical ran on Broadway in 1978 -- 1979, winning five Tony Awards. It showcased Madeline Kahn in the role of Lily Garland, when Kahn left the show, the role launched the career of Judy Kaye. Several revivals followed in London and elsewhere, a 2015 Broadway revival featured Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher. Comden and Green based the musical on three works: the 1934 Howard Hawks film Twentieth Century. Cy Coleman, when asked to compose the score refused.
"I didn't want to do twenties pastiche – there was too much of that around," he recalled. "But when I realized the main characters had these larger-than-life personalities, I thought – ah, comic opera! The tikka-tikka-tikka patter of a locomotive train has the rhythm of comic opera." Coleman agreed to write the music for the show and produced an operetta-style score reminiscent of the works of Sigmund Romberg and Rudolf Friml. During the Roaring Twenties, egomaniacal impresario Oscar Jaffee is on the skids after four flops in a row, his latest show has abruptly closed in Chicago, leaving his angry cast and crew "Stranded Again." On the lam, Oscar secretly sends orders to Owen O'Malley and Oliver Webb, his press agent and business manager, to meet him on the Twentieth Century Limited to New York and to get tickets for Drawing Room "A." On the La Salle Station platform, the passengers praise the wonders of a journey "On the Twentieth Century". Owen and Oliver, bursting into Drawing Room "A," discover Congressman Grover Lockwood in a compromising position with his secretary Anita.
Oliver persuades them to abandon Drawing Room "A." After making it on the departing train by climbing through a window, Oscar tells Owen and Oliver that he will soon regain his riches and success. He reveals the reason they had to get Drawing Room "A": at the next stop, his former lover and protegee, Lily Garland, now a temperamental film star, will board the train and will be staying next door in Drawing Room'B'. Oliver and Owen doubt. In a flashback, Oscar remembers the time he auditioned spoiled actress Imelda Thornton for the leading role in a play. Oscar discovered that the gawky young accompanist, Mildred Plotka, could sing "The Indian Maiden's Lament" much better than Imelda finishing with an operatic cadenza. Oscar decided to cast Mildred in the leading role as "Veronique," a French street singer who wouldn't sleep with Otto von Bismarck and thus instigated the Franco-Prussian War. Mildred insisted that she did not want to be an actress, but Oscar convinced her to take the part, renaming her Lily Garland.
The conductor warns the passengers in Drawing Room "A". He announces, "I Have Written a Play", titled Life on a Train. Oscar sends the conductor away. At Englewood, all the passengers Oscar, are thrilled that they and Lily Garland will be on the train "Together". Lily's costar and lover, Bruce Granit, fails to get off the train before it departs, must come along for the ride. Owen and Oliver stop by Drawing Room "B" and beg Lily to return, revealing that Oscar is so poor, his theatre will be repossessed the next day, she replies, "Never". Bruce, suspicions aroused by Lily's passionate tirade, asks if she had a relationship with Oscar, she insists that Oscar was never one of them. Still, in their separate drawing rooms and Lily recall the relationship they once had. In the observation car, passengers complain that the religious lunatic has stuck "Repent for the time is at hand" stickers everywhere; the conductor assures them. This turns out to be Mrs. Letitia Primrose, who says it is her mission to warn sinners to "Repent."
These stickers inspire Oscar with an idea for his new play: he will direct The Passion of Mary Magdalene, a role so good that Lily could not refuse it. Bruce is confident that Lily will continue to act opposite him in Hollywood. In their respective drawing rooms, each prepares to meet with Lily again and vows that she will be his; as Oliver and Owen prepare a press release for the new play, Letitia remarks that she sponsors creative endeavors. She declares that she is the founder and president of Primrose Restoria Pills, she does good works with her extra capital. Lily enters Drawing Room "B" in a sexy negligee, as Bruce and she begin playing, Oscar walks in. Oscar reveals his former relationship with Lily, Bruce, walks out. Lily angrily recalls Oscar's jealousy and possessiveness in their former Svengali-like relationship, she is successful without him. Lily tells Oscar she plans to sign with successful producer Max Jacob
On Your Feet!
On Your Feet! is a jukebox musical that played on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre. Based on the lives and music of 26-time Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan, the musical has a book written by Alexander Dinelaris and a score built around the Cuban-fusion pop music made famous by Gloria Estefan; the songs featured include "Get on Your Feet," "Conga," "1-2-3," and "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You." The musical features the original song "If I Never Got to Tell You" with lyrics by Gloria Estefan and music by her daughter Emily Estefan. After playing on Broadway for two years, Gloria Estefan announced there are several international productions in the works; the Dutch adaptation was the first to launch. In the presence of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, a Dutch cast performed the musical for the first time in Utrecht, Netherlands on October 17, 2017. International tours and sit down productions have been announced for Germany, Mexico and France. After a pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago during the summer of 2015, On Your Feet! opened on Broadway on November 5, 2015.
It opened to box office success. The musical received seven Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, three Drama League Award nominations and a Tony Award nomination for Best Choreography; the musical had its world premiere at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago from June 2, 2015-July 5, 2015. The cast featured Ana Villafañe as Josh Segarra as Emilio. Previews began on October 5, 2015, at the Marquis Theatre with Mitchell and Trujillo as director and choreographer respectively; the musical opened on November 5, 2015. The opening cast of 31 performers was led by Ana Villafañe, Josh Segarra, Andréa Burns, Alma Cuervo, Alexandria Suaréz and Eduardo Hernandez. Designers include Emilio "Esosa" Sosa and Kenneth Posner. In July 2016, Puerto Rican singer and actor Ektor Rivera replaced Segarra as Emilio; the production celebrated 500 performances on January 19, 2017. The production closed on Broadway on August 20, 2017, after 34 previews and 746 regular performances; the sets and props were shipped to The Netherlands and are used in the Dutch production.
The first production outside America started previews on October 2017, in the Netherlands. The production is produced by Stage Entertainment and plays at the Beatrix Theater with performances scheduled up to June 30, 2018; the songs are in their original language, whereas the dialogue has been translated to Dutch by Allard Blom. The cast features Vajèn van den Bosch, Jim Bakkum / Tommie Christiaan, Nurlaila Karim and Ellen Evers. A US tour premiered in Miami, Florida; the tour has stops in the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland Boston, Massachusetts Buffalo, New York Cleveland, Ohio Costa Mesa, California Dallas, Texas Denver, Colorado Des Moines, Iowa Detroit, Michigan Durham, North Carolina East Lansing, Michigan Greenville, South Carolina Houston, Texas Los Angeles, California Memphis, Tennessee Orlando, Florida Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Portland, Oregon Providence, Rhode Island Rochester, New York Saint Louis, Missouri San Antonio, Texas San Diego, California San Francisco, California Schenectady, New York Tampa, Florida Washington D.
C. Emilio and Gloria Estefan announced the tour at a press event in Miami, Florida, on February 6, 2017. Christie Prades, a Broadway understudy for "Gloria," had been announced to play the lead role on the tour; the tour will embark on an 80-week national tour, which will start in Buffalo, New York on September 22, 2017, reach 60 other cities by 2019. Other stops on the tour include Miami—the Estefans’ hometown—with an opening on October 5, 2017, long engagements in certain cities. On Your Feet will open in the West End in June 2019 at the London Coliseum for a limited engagement prior to a tour of the UK and Ireland. International productions of the show are in development, as well as a possible international tour. Sit down productions are planned for Spain, Germany, Japan and France. A dance number from Gloria Estefan's dancers leads to backstage with Gloria, Emilio Estefan, their son, Nayib before a concert in 1990. In a flashback, Gloria is younger, playing the guitar and singing to send a recording to her father, José Fajardo, stationed in Vietnam..
Gloria grows up in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, with her mother, Gloria Fajardo, grandmother, Consuelo García. During the dance number, Gloria is shown as older; as time progresses, Gloria is introduced by her grandmother to Emilio Estefan, a part of a group called the Miami Latin Boys. Emilio invites Gloria to perform one of the songs she has written at their upcoming rehearsal. Gloria, studying to be a psychologist and spending most of her extra time caring for her father through his battle with Multiple Sclerosis, is resistant to the idea of performing. With pressure from her grandmother, she attends the rehearsals, despite push-back from her mother, she brings her sister, Rebecca Fajardo and grandmother the day of. Gloria performs and has her sister come with her on stage for "emotional support,". Despite being shy, not wanting to be in the spotlight, she finds her place after being given advice from Emilio. Gloria realizes she is falling for Emilio, Emilio is feeling the same way.
Gloria's mother is not on board with Gloria joining the Mi
Team America: World Police
Team America: World Police is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Trey Parker and written by Parker, Matt Stone and Pam Brady, all of whom are known for the popular animated television series South Park. Starring Parker, Kristen Miller, Masasa Moyo, Daran Norris, Phil Hendrie, Maurice LaMarche, Chelsea Marguerite, Jeremy Shada and Fred Tatasciore, the film is a satire of big-budget action films and their associated clichés and stereotypes, with particular humorous emphasis on the global implications of the politics of the United States; the title is derived from domestic and international political criticisms that the foreign policy of the United States and unilaterally tries to "police the world". Team America follows the fictional titular paramilitary police force and their recruitment of a Broadway actor in an attempt to save the world from Kim Jong-il, leading a conspiracy of Islamic terrorists and liberal Hollywood actors in a bid for global destruction. Instead of live actors, the film uses a style of puppetry based on Supermarionation, known for its use in the British TV series Thunderbirds, although Stone and Parker were not fans of that show.
The duo worked on the script with former South Park writer Brady for nearly two years. The film had a troubled time in production, with various problems regarding the marionettes, as well as the scheduling extremes of having the film come out in time. In addition, the filmmakers fought with the Motion Picture Association of America, who returned the film over nine times with an NC-17 rating due to an explicit sex scene; the film was cut by less than a minute and rated R for "graphic crude and sexual humor, violent images and strong language - all involving puppets". The film premiered at the Denver Film Festival on October 14, 2004, was released theatrically in the United States the following day on October 15, 2004 by Paramount Pictures, it has received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $52.1 million worldwide against its $32 million budget. Team America, a paramilitary counter-terrorist force, eliminates a gang of terrorists in Paris, destroying the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre in the process.
The team comprises a young psychologist. Carson proposes to Lisa. Team America leader Spottswoode brings Broadway actor Gary Johnston to Team America's base in Mount Rushmore and asks him to use his acting skills to infiltrate a terrorist cell. Unbeknownst to the team, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il is supplying international terrorists with weapons of mass destruction. Gary infiltrates a terrorist group in Cairo, the team kills the terrorists. However, the city is left in ruins, drawing criticism from the Film Actors Guild, a union of liberal Hollywood actors led by Alec Baldwin. At the base, Gary tells Lisa that, as a child, his acting talent caused his brother to be killed by gorillas. While the two grow close and have sex, terrorists blow up the Panama Canal as retaliation for Cairo, which the Film Actors Guild blames on Team America. Gary, leaves Team America; the remaining members are captured by North Korean forces. In North Korea, Kim invites the Film Actors Guild and world leaders to a peace ceremony, planning to detonate a series of bombs while they are distracted.
Succumbing to depression, Gary is reminded of his responsibility by a speech from a drunken drifter. Returning to the team's base, he finds Spottswoode has survived a suicide bomb attack by Michael Moore. After regaining Spottswoode's trust by giving him a blowjob and undergoing one-day training, Gary goes to North Korea, where he uses his acting skills to infiltrate the base and free the team, they engage in a fight with the Film Actors Guild. After Gary uses his acting skills to save Chris's life, Chris confesses to Gary that he hates actors because when he was 19 years old, he was raped by the cast of the musical Cats. Gary convinces the world's leaders to unite using the drifter's speech. Kim is kicked over a balcony by Lisa, he is impaled on a Pickelhaube, exposing his true form, an enormous cockroach, which flees in a spaceship, promising to return. Gary and Lisa begin a relationship and the team reunites, preparing to combat the world's terrorists. Trey Parker as Gary Johnston / Joe Smith / Carson / Kim Jong-il / Hans Blix / Matt Damon / Tim Robbins / Sean Penn / Michael Moore / Helen Hunt / Susan Sarandon / Drunk in Bar / Liv Tyler / Janeane Garofalo / Additional voices Matt Stone as Chris Roth / George Clooney / Danny Glover / Ethan Hawke / Peter Jennings / Martin Sheen / Additional voices Kristen Miller as Lisa Jon Masasa Moyo as Sarah Wong Daran Norris as Spottswoode Phil Hendrie as I.
N. T. E. L. L. I. G. E. N. C. E. / Chechen terrorist Maurice LaMarche as Alec Baldwin Chelsea Marguerite as French mother Jeremy Shada as Jean Francois Fred Tatasciore as Samuel L. Jackson Scott Land, Tony Urbano, Greg Ballora as Lead puppeteers Adrian Connon McDonald as Kim Jong UnThe film features a man dressed as a giant statue of Kim Il-sung, two live cats, two nurse sharks, a cockroach, with the difference in size with the marionettes played for humorous effect. A poster of The Barbi Twins was featured on the billboard in Times Square, making the Twins the only non-marionettes in the film. After the "hassle" of producing their first film, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and Stone vowed never to create another movie; the film's earliest origins involve Parker and Stone watching Gerry and
Catch Me If You Can (musical)
Catch Me If You Can is a musical with a libretto by Terrence McNally and a theatrical score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. It follows the story of a con artist named Frank Abagnale Jr. A majority of the plot is borrowed from the 2002 film of the same name, which in turn was based on the 1980 autobiography of the same name by Abagnale and Stan Redding. After a tryout musical performance in Seattle in 2009, Catch Me If You Can opened at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre in April 2011; the production received four Tony Awards nominations, including one for Best Musical, winning Best Actor in a Musical for Norbert Leo Butz. The musical had a reading in 2005, directed by Jack O'Brien, with Nathan Lane, Tom Wopat, Brandon Wardell and Matthew Morrison. In private workshops held in July 2007, O'Brien was director, with Nathan Lane, Christian Borle, Angie Schworer, Tom Wopat and Brandon Wardell. Other actors involved in the readings included Aaron Tveit and Norbert Leo Butz, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Sara Gettelfinger, Katharine McPhee, Felicia Finley, Autumn Hurlbert, Lauren Ashley Zakrin and Annaleigh Ashford.
The musical was scheduled to premiere on July 25, 2009 at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, with Jack O'Brien as director and choreography by Jerry Mitchell. The 5th Avenue Theatre held the world premiere of the creative team's hit musical Hairspray; the first few days of previews of the show were cancelled due to a tragedy in Norbert Leo Butz's family. The musical premiered on July 28, 2009, ended August 16, 2009. In addition to Butz, the cast included Aaron Tveit as Frank, Tom Wopat as Frank Sr. Kerry Butler as Brenda, Linda Hart as Carol, Nick Wyman as Roger; the production received positive reviews from critics. On March 11, 2011, the musical began preview performances on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, with an official opening date on April 10, 2011; the show featured most of the Seattle cast, with Butz, Tveit and Butler appearing in leading roles. Other Seattle cast members included: Linda Hart, Nick Wyman, Rachel deBenedet, Brandon Wardell, Timothy McCuen Piggee, Angie Schworer; the production had scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, musical direction by John McDaniel.
The production closed September 2011, after 32 previews and 170 regular performances. A United States national tour, presented by Troika Entertainment, began performances October 7, 2012, in Providence, Rhode Island; the tour was contracted through July 28, 2013. The production features Stephen Anthony as Frank Abagnale Jr. and Merritt David Janes as Agent Carl Hanratty. In the 1960s, Frank Abagnale Jr. a young con man, is cornered at the Miami International Airport by FBI Agent Carl Hanratty and his team. Hanratty asserts. Before his arrest, Frank pleads with Hanratty to allow him to inform the people in the airport why they're beating at him, though Hanratty only wants to know how he passed the bar exam in New Orleans to pose as a lawyer. Frank promises. A reluctant Hanratty agrees. In a home in New Rochelle, New York, Frank lives with his parents Frank Abagnale Sr. and Paula Abagnale. His parents met in Montrichard, during World War II. Paula was performing at a diner, noticed Frank Sr. among the soldiers in the audience, marrying him soon after.
Due to money shortages, Frank is unable to attend private school, nonetheless wearing his school jacket to public school. He is taunted there as looking like a substitute teacher. One day, Frank walks home from school to find his mother dancing with one of Frank Sr.'s friends. She pleads with him not to tell Frank Sr. but a distraught Frank is soon in court, with Paula and Frank Sr. fighting over custody of him. Frank decides to run away, he soon learns how to create fake checks, cashing them at banks across the country and conning millions of dollars. While entering a New York City hotel, Frank notices several attractive women, all of them stewardesses. After creating a fake ID card, he finds a co-pilot job at Pan American World Airways; the workers express the joys of a life in the skies. Hanratty finds several fake checks on his desk in Washington, D. C.. He and Agents Branton and Cod are assigned to track down the writer of these fake checks. Hanratty gives a word of wisdom to whoever wrote the checks: "Don't Break the Rules".
Frank is enjoying his pilot job, remembering how his dad always said that "women love a man in uniform", as "The Pinstripes Are All That They See". Feeling homesick, he goes to visit Frank Sr. upset to find out that he had to close his store to save money. Frank offers him several checks to improve his financial situation, but Frank Sr. declines, believing that Frank should be happy with his success and not worry about him. Meanwhile, Hanratty sorts through leftover items from the hotel Frank had just stayed at, looking for "The Man Inside the Clues". Hanratty tracks Frank to a hotel room in Los Angeles, but Frank escapes after tricking Hanratty into believing that Frank is a Secret Service agent named Barry Allen. Frank attends a holiday party for the airport staff, but feels lonely, calling Hanratty on a pay phone for comfort. Hanratty, realizing the culprit