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Moss Harts Act One is not only one of the most celebrated American theater books of the twentieth century, it is one of the great American memoirs.  This March, Lincoln Centre Theatre will present a stage adaptation of “Act One” written by Tony and Pulitzer-Prize Winning writer/director James Lapine. Harts memoir is a glorious memorial to a bygone age filled with all the wonder, drama, and heartbreak that surrounded Broadway from the 1920s to the years before World War II. Act One influenced a generation of theatergoers, dramatists, and readers everywhere as Hart eloquently chronicled his impoverished Bronx/Brooklyn childhood and his long, determined struggle to reach the opening night of his first theatrical Broadway success, written with George S. Kauffman, Once in a Lifetime. This is a great American success story that will thrill a new generation of readers and theatregoers as we approach opening night of Act One at Lincoln Center Theatre.

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Moss Harts Act One, which Lincoln Center Theater is presenting as a play written and directed by James Lapine, is one of the great American memoirs, a glorious memorial to a bygone age filled with all the wonder, drama, and heartbreak that surrounded Broadway in the early twentieth century. Harts story inspired a generation of theatergoers, dramatists, and readers everywhere as he eloquently chronicled his impoverished childhood and his long, determined struggle to reach the opening night of his first Broadway hit. Act One is the quintessential American success story.

About the Author

MOSS HART, born in New York City in 1904, began his career as a playwright in 1925 and achieved his first major success in the 1930 collaboration with George S. Kaufman, Once in a Lifetime. With Kaufmann, he also wrote such American classics as The Man Who Came to Dinner and You Cant Take it With You, winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize. Hart also gained universal recognition for his award-winning direction of many shows, including My Fair Lady and Camelot. He died in 1961.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250050892
Author:
Hart, Moss
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Author:
Hart, Christopher
Author:
Allen, Woody
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Theater - Broadway & Musical Revue
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Moss Harts Act One, which Lincoln Center Theater is presenting as a play written and directed by James Lapine, is one of the great American memoirs, a glorious memorial to a bygone age filled with all the wonder, drama, and heartbreak that surrounded Broadway in the early twentieth century. Harts story inspired a generation of theatergoers, dramatists, and readers everywhere as he eloquently chronicled his impoverished childhood and his long, determined struggle to reach the opening night of his first Broadway hit. Act One is the quintessential American success story.
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