Moss Hart's Act One, which Lincoln Center Theater presented in 2014 as a play written and directed by James Lapine, is one of the greatest American memoirs - a glorious memorial to a bygone age filled with all the wonder, drama, and heartbreak that surrounded Broadway in the early 20th century. Hart's 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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Good but not great
Yes, especially if you like theater. The story, about the early days of Broadway, is fascinating and Hart finds himself in all sorts of interesting situations.
A little bit to Neil Simon's memoirs, especially in showing how playwriting actually happens.
He was way too slow a reader, pauses too long. I had to listen to it at 1.5 speed and it still sounded normal.
- Cool dude
Great Reading of a Great Broadway Story
- Jenny Jenkins