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In the premier of Act One, the audience follows Moss Hart from child to adult as he tries to escape poverty and succeed as a playwright in the world of Broadway. See this autobiographical novel brought to the stage with the tickets to Act One below.
|Audience:||Ages 10 and older|
|Advisory:||Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.|
Based on the best-selling autobiography written by Moss Hart in 1959, Act One illustrates the struggle that Hart endured as he strives for success in the world of Broadway. As a playwright and director, Hart gives the audience the reasons and stories behind his successes and failures. This adaptation is both written and directed by James Lapine. The play has been in the works since the Lincoln Center Theater commission Lapine to write an adaptation a few years ago. Previews began March 20, 2014 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, with the play officially opening on April 27, 2014.
Act One chronicles the life of Moss Hart, his experiences of growing up in poverty and his determination to escape it. In his pursuit of success in New York, Hart comes across a variety of outstanding and influential characters. This play looks at Hart’s life from when he is a child to his collaboration with famous playwright George S. Kaufman. Along with the journey Hart takes, the true work that goes into a Broadway production is shown in this performance. Based on Hart’s own autobiography of the same name, Act One is an illustration of the pursuit of success in a difficult world, and what happened when one does succeed in the field one pursues.