Going into this show, I wasn't sure what to expect. I hadn't heard or read much about the show. I was excited to see Tony Shalhoub (big Monk fan here!), but otherwise I wasn't too sure about much.
Turns out, Act One is the rags to riches story of Moss Hart. It begins with his rough childhood, which sparked his love for theater. The story continues as he grows up and eventually finds work on Broadway. The play ends at what some may consider the very beginning for Moss Hart.
We really enjoyed the show. Thanks to the Linc Tix program, we had amazing seats (two rows from the stage!) AND we paid a nominal fee for this wonderful show! I really enjoyed that many of the actors and actresses played dual roles. It was spectacular to see them change character so quickly and without flaw. Simply a great performance by all!! The set was also very neat. It rotated for various scenes and was quite detailed and unique considering the way it was used. I would definitely recommend this show to anyone. It was long and got a tad slow toward the end, but otherwise it was perfect! And Tony Shalhoub was the absolute nicest when we happened to see him on our way out of the theater. I had no idea there was a stage door at this venue! What a fabulous surprise :)
Act One has five Tony nominations.
Best Play (Author - James Lapine)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Shalhoub)
Best Scenic Design of a Play (Beowulf Boritt)
Best Costume Design of a Play (Jane Greenwood)
Best Sound Design of a Play (Dan Moses Schreier)