Photos by Joan Marcus
2 hrs, 40 min with one intermission
We End Where We Began: The Book
"Reason to celebrate! This season's most electric onstage chemistry."
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"A rollicking valentine to the theater."
- Mark Kennedy, AP
In a recent article in New York Magazine, Frank Rich calls ACT ONE, "The greatest showbiz book ever written."
Growing up in an impoverished immigrant family in the Bronx, Moss Hart dreamed of being part of the glamorous, magical world of show business- someday, somehow. From dropping out of school to becoming the toast of the town, his autobiography ACT ONE recounts the making of a Broadway legend.
Lincoln Center Theater presented ACT ONE, wonderfully adapted for the stage by Tony Award-winning writer and director James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). A cast of 22 played over 40 parts in this funny, heartbreaking and suspenseful portrait of the artist as a young man.
The weekly radio program "Broadway to Mainstreet," hosted by our friend Laurence Maslon on NPR-affiliate station WPPB-FM, recently did an entire show dedicated to Moss Hart. Listen here.