Act One chronicles the life of famed playwright-director Moss Hart, from his poor Bronx beginnings to becoming Broadway royalty. Written for the stage by James Lapine, Tony Award winning writer and director of Sondheim on Sondheim, Into The Woods and Falsettos, among others.

Growing up in an impoverished immigrant family in the Bronx, Moss Hart dreamed of being part of the glamorous, magical world of show business — someday, somehow. From dropping out of school to becoming the toast of the town, his autobiography Act One recounts the making of a Broadway legend. It says you can escape a home where you feel you don’t belong, you can escape a town you find suffocating, you can follow a passion (the theater, but not just the ­theater) that is ridiculed by your peers, you can—with hard work, luck, and stamina—forge a career doing what you love. However modest or traumatic your beginnings, you can find your way to Oz—and you don’t have to go back to Kansas anymore.

In an article in New York Magazine, Frank Rich calls Act One, “The greatest showbiz book ever written.”

Act One is a family show.

  • Tickets may be purchased in advance at  
  • Student tickets are $7; adults are $16, and seniors are $12.
  • Add $2 for tickets purchased at the door, except at the student rate.
  • Group rates for groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount for online purchases.
  • Show runs November 9-12; All shows start at 7 pm, except for Sundays. Sunday shows are at 2 pm.
  • Location is the Fine Arts Building Theatre at 5600 Sunshine Dr.