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Broadway's ACT ONE with Tony Shalhoub & Santino Fontana to be Filmed for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER!

Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-nominated production of Act One, written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, will be filmed for Live from Lincoln Center for an anticipated broadcast on PBS at a future date, it has just been announced. Act One which is up for 5 Tony Awards this Sunday, including Best Play, runs through June 15 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

This filming of Act One continues Lincoln Center Theater's long association with Live From Lincoln Center. Past broadcasts of LCT productions include Twelfth Night and its Tony Award winning productions of Contact, The Light in the Piazza, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific and The Nance, which will be shown in over 300 movie theatres nationwide starting June 23, prior to its telecast on PBS.

ACT ONE, James Lapine's new play from the classic autobiography by Moss Hart, deemed one of the finest books about 20th-century American theater, eloquently chronicles the playwright/director's impoverished childhood and his determined struggle to escape poverty and forge a career in the theater. A path which led to his collaboration with George S. Kaufman and their first great success, Once In a Lifetime. The company of twenty-two actors plays roles with Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana and Matthew Schechter playing Moss Hart at different stages of his life.

The cast features Bob Ari, Bill Army, Will Brill, Laurel Casillo, Chuck Cooper, Santino Fontana, Steven Kaplan, Will LeBow, Mimi Lieber, Charlotte Maier, Noah Marlowe, Andrea Martin, Greg McFadden, Deborah Offner, Lance Roberts, Matthew Saldivar, Matthew Schechter, Tony Shalhoub, Jonathan Spivey, Wendy Rich Stetson, Bob Stillman and Amy Warren.

ACT ONE has sets by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting by Ken Billington, sound by Dan Moses Schreier, and original music by Louis Rosen. Original Music performed live byBob Stillman, Principal Pianist; Steven Kaplan, Second Pianist; and Bill Army, Additional Pianist.

Photo by Joan Marcus

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