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James Lapine directs his new play based on the autobiography of Moss Hart.

Curtain Up on Act One! Moss Hart’s Story Opens on Broadway

Curtain Up on Act One! Moss Hart’s Story Opens on Broadway
© Justin "Squigs" Robertson
'Act One' will run through June 14 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Act One, written and directed by James Lapine, celebrates its Broadway opening on April 17 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater. The play brings to life the story of of Moss Hart, from childhood to Pulitzer-winning playwright and director. To commemorate the play’s opening night, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson sketched this portrait of Moss Hart at various stages of his life and the people that affected his legendary career.

The sketch, from left to right, features Tony winner Andrea Martin as Aunt Kate, Matthew Schechter and Tony nominees Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub as Moss Hart and Shalhoub once more as George S. Kaufman. wishes everyone at Act One a happy opening night. A moment like this only comes Once in a Lifetime!

About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.

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