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'Catch Me If You Can' Takes Flight On Broadway

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'Catch Me If You Can' Takes Flight On Broadway

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'Catch Me If You Can' Takes Flight On Broadway

'Catch Me If You Can' Takes Flight On Broadway

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Aaron Tveit stars in the musical adaptation as Frank Abagnale Jr., a real-life counterfeiter and imposter who spent most of the 1960s on the run from the FBI. Joan Marcus/The Hartman Group hide caption

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Aaron Tveit stars in the musical adaptation as Frank Abagnale Jr., a real-life counterfeiter and imposter who spent most of the 1960s on the run from the FBI.

Joan Marcus/The Hartman Group

As FBI Agent Carl Hanratty, Norbert Leo Butz plays the foil to Tveit's Abagnale. Since serving jail time for stealing millions, Abagnale has become a consultant for the agency that caught him. Joan Marcus/The Hartman Group hide caption

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As FBI Agent Carl Hanratty, Norbert Leo Butz plays the foil to Tveit's Abagnale. Since serving jail time for stealing millions, Abagnale has become a consultant for the agency that caught him.

Joan Marcus/The Hartman Group

The 2002 hit film, Catch Me If You Can, told the true story of a teenaged con artist who successfully posed as an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer, while stealing millions of dollars.

Now that story has been turned into a splashy new Broadway musical, by the same team that created Hairspray. Jeff Lunden reports that the true story is just as interesting as the musical.