I agree. And as I wrote in my post farther down the feed (saw it Wednesday afternoon), the show picks up enormous steam -- and for me, pathos -- once they take on external obstacles: Revson/Revlon and a changing business. And their denial of entree/access to elite housing and clubs. It just feels strongest throughout when they aren't simply shadow-boxing one another or playing with the two men as chess pieces (low stakes), but rather when the world at large represses or oppresses them. And when they age, and the culture takes note, the show turns a darker, deeper corner, and something very universal is in place. That doesn't excuse the flat sameness of Act One, which does seem to keep covering the same ground, building to a fairly uninteresting confrontation in DC; but it does make the final 20 minutes moving and even give us a poignant take-away.