Terrence McNally’s Broadway adaptation of Catch Me If You Can is playing at the Academy of Music for a limited run, and this Friday’s performance will be followed by a Q&A session with the man who inspired the film that inspired the musical: Frank Abagnale Jr. himself. Abagnale, perhaps America’s most famous impostor (or at least the only one with the distinction of having been played by Leonardo DiCaprio), now uses his powers of deception for good. The man who assumed no fewer than eight identities over the course of his con career has become a leading fraud-prevention consultant, working mostly for the U.S. government these days. The audience for the Friday performance will have the opportunity to ask Abagnale about his life and work — a rare privilege, since he doesn’t do many media interviews.
Fri., Jan. 18, 8 p.m.; Catch Me If You Can runs through Jan. 20, $20-$100, Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., 215-893-1999, kimmelcenter.org.