A play written and directed byJames Lapine
From the autobiography byMoss Hart

Beaumont Theater

"Live From Lincoln Center" filmed ACT ONE on June 14 and 15, 2014 for future broadcast on PBS!

"Reason to celebrate! This season's most electric onstage chemistry."

The New York Times, April 17, 2014
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.

In an article in New York Magazine, Frank Rich calls Act One, "The greatest showbiz book ever written."

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.

Icon ACT ONE Teacher Resource Guide (5.9 MB)

Act One On the LCT Blog