'Catch Me If You Can' musical coming to JFK this week
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Travelers passing through JFK's Terminal 5 this week are set to have a more interesting wait for their flight with the announcement that the cast of Broadway musical
Catch Me If You Can will be performing live for passengers.
As part of JetBlue's "Live from T5" concert series, the cast of the Tony Award-winning show will be performing parts of the musical live in the New York terminal Thursday, August 11, JetBlue said this week.
The musical is an adaptation of the 2002 Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio movie, which told the true story of con artist Frank Abagnale Jr., who famously impersonated an airline pilot on some 250 Pan Am flights, as well as a host of other professionals.
Passengers, safe in the knowledge that Abagnale now makes a legitimate living, will be able to watch stars such as Aaron Tveit, Kerry Butler and Norbert Leo Butz in the production, which opened on Broadway earlier this year.
It will be the first time a theatrical performance has been staged in Terminal 5, although previous guests have included performers such as Robyn, James Blunt, Taylor Swift, Raphael Saadiq, Sarah McLachlan and rock band Daughtry.
But it's not the only place to catch live performances this summer.
Check in at Seoul's Incheon Airport this month, for instance, and you'll find live performances ranging from traditional Korean percussion music, b-boy dance and Latin jazz bands to Africa Mandingo (a traditional performance).
A live performance is also staged almost every day this month at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas as part of a scheme to highlight the Texan capital's diverse music scene.
See a preview of the musical: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJlxc6GRg_I
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