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LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: Act One

Santino Fontana (Moss Hart) and Tony Shalhoub (George S. Kaufman) in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "Act One," a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).
Courtesy of Joan Marcus
Santino Fontana (Moss Hart) and Tony Shalhoub (George S. Kaufman) in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "Act One," a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Airs Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Matthew Schechter and Tony Shalhoub (both playing Moss Hart) in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "Act One," a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).
Courtesy of Joan Marcus
Matthew Schechter and Tony Shalhoub (both playing Moss Hart) in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "Act One," a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).
Tony Shalhoub (Moss Hart), Andrea Martin (Aunt Kate) and Santino Fontana (Moss Hart) in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "Act One," a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).
Courtesy of Joan Marcus
Tony Shalhoub (Moss Hart), Andrea Martin (Aunt Kate) and Santino Fontana (Moss Hart) in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater's production of "Act One," a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

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Few have captured the magic of the theatre better than Moss Hart, a poor kid from the Bronx who went on to become a lion of Broadway. The writer of classic comedies with George S. Kaufman including “You Can’t Take it With You” and “The Man Who Came To Dinner,” and the director of the original production of “My Fair Lady,” Moss’s memoir (“Act One”) has captivated theater lovers for over 50 years.

In this Tony Award-nominated Best Play from Lincoln Center Theater, James Lapine has fittingly re-imagined this memoir for the stage, creating a world as vivid and transformative as the stage itself. “Act One” features a first-rate cast led by Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin and Santino Fontana. The show is written and directed for the stage by James Lapine, and directed for television by Matthew Diamond.

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"Few have captured the magic of the theatre better than Moss Hart

Creating Moss Hart's World

"Lincoln Center Theater's production of James Lapine's play succeeds in being intimate and monumental at the same time - thanks largely to Beowulf Boritt's Tony Award-winning set. Lapine