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Theater Gone Wrong: It's Candid Camera for Santino Fontana and Act One

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One of the most emotional moments in James Lapine's stage adaptation of Moss Hart's Act One is when young Moss finds out that his beloved aunt has passed away. When Santino Fontana took on the role in the show's Broadway premiere, audiences could hear a pin drop nightly. But when it came to tape the show for broadcast on PBS, this touching scene became a bit awkward thanks to a camera with a mind of its own.