By Playbill Staff Show: Act One
11 Apr 2014
Theatre: Vivian Beaumont Theater
Preview: March 20
Opening: April 17
Closing: June 15
Creators: Written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart.
Original Principal Cast: Santino Fontana as Moss Hart, Bill Army as Eddie Chodorov, Steven Kaplan as Irving Gordon/Pianist, Laurel Casillo as Miss Hester Worsely/Ingenue/Roz/Mary, Will Brill as David Allen/Dore Schary/George, Chuck Cooper as Wally/Charles Gilpin/Max Siegel/Langston Hughes, Will LeBow as Augustus Pitou/Jed Harris/Slimowitz/Alexander Wolcott and Bob Ari as Ensemlbe.
Synopsis: Here's how LCT bills the work: “Act One, James Lapine's new play from the classic autobiography by Moss Hart, deemed one of the finest books about 20th-century American theatre, eloquently chronicles the playwright/director's impoverished childhood and his determined struggle to escape poverty and forge a career in the theatre. A path which led to his collaboration with George S. Kaufman and their first great success, Once In A Lifetime.”
Show: Act One