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James Lapine's adaptation of the lifestory of Broadway playwright, Moss Hart

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Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, a new play and adaptation by James Lapine of the autobiographical book by playwright Moss Hart. Hart penned several Broadway classics, including Merrily We Roll Along in 1934 and You Can't Take It With You in 1936, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize.

Hart was born into a poor family in the Bronx and was introduced to the world of theatre by his aunt. Act One follows his life, from his humble origins to the collaboration with Broadway veteran George S. Kaufman on the musical that helped make him famous.


Previews from: 20 March 2014

Opening night: 17 April 2014

Booking through until: 15 June 2014


May be unsuitable for children aged nine and under. Please note that children under the age of five are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission

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What You Say

4 reviews, average rating: (2.0 Stars)

Annie: “Sensational!”

Fantastic play! Andrea Martin & Tony Shalub are terrific! . The set & desi... more

Anonymous: “Arrive In Time For The Second Act”

Unlike the other reviewer, I thought the first act was a mess and the secon... more

Izzy: “ Disappointment Big Time”

First act excellent-second act drops like a big big thud. Needs great amou... more

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