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It follows the story of a con artist named Frank Abagnale. The musical was originally scheduled to premiere on July 25, at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle , with Jack O'Brien as director and choreography by Jerry Mitchell. The production received mostly positive reviews from critics. On March 11, , the musical began preview performances on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre , with an official opening date on April 10, The show featured most of the Seattle cast, with Butz, Tveit, Wopat, and Butler appearing in leading roles. The production closed September 4, , after 32 previews and regular performances.
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The film is based on the life of Frank Abagnale , who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor and a Louisiana parish prosecutor. His foremost crime was check fraud ; he became so highly skilled that the FBI later turned to him for help catching other check forgers. Development for the film began in but dragged on until , when Spielberg's DreamWorks bought the film rights to Abagnale's book of the same name. Filming took place from February to May The film opened on December 25, to critical and commercial success. When Frank Sr. Paula carries on an affair with Jack Barnes, her husband's friend.