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Gore Vidal's The Best Man Production Photo - Eric McCormack, James Earl Jones
Gore Vidal's The Best Man Production Photo - James Earl Jones
Gore Vidal's The Best Man Production Photo - Kerry BUtler, Eric McCormack, Angela Lansbury
Gore Vidal's The Best Man (2012 Tony Award nominee, Best Play Revival) is now on Broadway in an all-star theatrical event with two time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones, Tony and Emmy Award winner John Larroquette, Golden Globe Award winner Cybill Shepherd, Emmy Award nominee John Stamos, Emmy Award nominee Kristin Davis, Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, Obie Award winner Mark Blum and Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley.



A play about power, ambition, political secrets and the race for the presidency, GORE VIDALíS THE BEST MAN will be directed by Michael Wilson, who recently directed the acclaimed epic production of Horton Footeís The Orphans Home Cycle Part I,II and III at The Signature Theatre Company as well as the recent Dividing The Estate on Broadway. GORE VIDALíS THE BEST MAN was Vidalís second play following the success of his international comedy hit, Visit to a Small Planet.




Angelica Page to Replace Cybill Shepherd in THE BEST MANAngelica Page to Replace Cybill Shepherd in THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - September 4, 2012

Golden Globe Award winner CYBILL SHEPHERD, who made her Broadway debut when she took on the role of Alice Russell in the 2012 Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, has left the show due to her mother being ill. (more...)

THE BEST MAN Recoups on Broadway!THE BEST MAN Recoups on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2012

Gore Vidal's The Best Man, the critically-acclaimed revival about dirty tricks and double-dealing at a political convention, recoups its investment just as the 2012 Republican National Convention begins. The play will conclude its limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) right after the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Sunday, September 9, 2012. (more...)

THE BEST MAN to Conclude Limited Engagement 9/9THE BEST MAN to Conclude Limited Engagement 9/9
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2012

The limited engagement of the Tony-nominated revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, currently playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), will give its final performance on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM. (more...)

THE BEST MAN to Host Project Cuddle Fundraiser, 9/7THE BEST MAN to Host Project Cuddle Fundraiser, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - August 3, 2012

Project Cuddleģ is thrilled to announce the nonprofit organization heads to Broadway for its fifth annual fundraiser "A Night on Broadway!" Join Project Cuddle and John Stamos for a performance of the 2012 Tony Award nominated play Gore Vidal's The Best Man on Friday, September 7 at 8PM at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street, NYC). Immediately following the play will be an intimate post-show Q&A session. (more...)

Theater Talk Rebroadcasts Interview with Playwright Gore Vidal, 8/3-6Theater Talk Rebroadcasts Interview with Playwright Gore Vidal, 8/3-6
by BWW News Desk - August 3, 2012

THEATER TALK remembers the late novelist, playwright, historian and political pundit Gore Vidal in a rebroadcast of an interview recorded in October 2000 and updated for the current Broadway run of his 1960 play, The Best Man. The interview was related to the play's first-ever revival on Broadway in 2000. (more...)

Theater Talk Rebroadcasts Interview with Playwright Gore Vidal, 8/3-6Theater Talk Rebroadcasts Interview with Playwright Gore Vidal, 8/3-6
by BWW News Desk - August 1, 2012

THEATER TALK remembers the late novelist, playwright, historian and political pundit Gore Vidal in a rebroadcast of an interview recorded in October 2000 and updated for the current Broadway run of his 1960 play, The Best Man. The interview was related to the play's first-ever revival on Broadway in 2000. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Elizabeth Ashley, Cybill Shepherd & More in Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN!Photo Flash: First Look at Elizabeth Ashley, Cybill Shepherd & More in Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN!
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2012

Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack, Kerry Butler, Michael McKean, and Angela Lansbury have now been replaced in the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man by Cybill Shepherd, John Stamos, Kristin Davis, Mark Blum, and Elizabeth Ashley, respectively. Original cast members James Earl Jones, John Larroquette and Jefferson Mays will remain with the production through its final performance on Sunday, September 9, 2012. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the new cast of THE BEST MAN on stage in the photos below! (more...)

Angela Lansbury Departs Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN Today, July 22Angela Lansbury Departs Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN Today, July 22
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2012

Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury leaves her role as Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge in the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man today, July 22, 2012. Original cast members Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack and Kerry Butler also departed the production this month. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Little Vader' Meets 'Big Vader': Max Page Visits James Earl Jones at THE BEST MANPhoto Flash: 'Little Vader' Meets 'Big Vader': Max Page Visits James Earl Jones at THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - July 11, 2012

Yesterday afternoon Max Page, the boy who played "little Darth Vader" in the Volkswagen commercial last year, visited New York and had the chance to meet James Earl Jones back stage at Gore Vidal's The Best Man. During the visit, Max Page asked James Earl Jones all about his career and the two talked shop about theatre, film, and voiceovers! (more...)

Cybill Shepherd, Kristin Davis, John Stamos Join THE BEST MAN Tomorrow, 7/10Cybill Shepherd, Kristin Davis, John Stamos Join THE BEST MAN Tomorrow, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - July 9, 2012

Golden Globe Award winner CYBILL SHEPHERD and Emmy Award nominee KRISTIN DAVIS will make their Broadway debuts while Emmy Award nominee JOHN STAMOS makes his Broadway straight play debut when they join the cast of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man tomorrow, Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Confirmed! Kristin Davis, Cybill Shepherd, John Stamos & Elizabeth Ashley to Join THE BEST MAN in JulyConfirmed! Kristin Davis, Cybill Shepherd, John Stamos & Elizabeth Ashley to Join THE BEST MAN in July
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2012

Golden Globe Award winner Cybill Shepherd, Emmy Award nominee John Stamos, Emmy Award nominee Kristin Davis and Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley will join the cast of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man this July when original cast members Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack, Kerry Butler and Angela Lansbury depart the production. (more...)

Mark Blum to Permanently Replace Michael McKean in THE BEST MANMark Blum to Permanently Replace Michael McKean in THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - June 4, 2012

Producers of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man have announced that Obie Award winner MARK BLUM will permanently assume the role of Dick Jensen, the role regularly played by MICHAEL McKEAN. Blum, who originated the same role in the 2000 Broadway revival, appeared off-Broadway this past year in Paul Weitz's Lonely, I'm Not at Second Stage and We Live Here by Zoe Kazan at Manhattan Theatre Club. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Annette O'Toole-Michael McKean's 'Surgery Went Great'Twitter Watch: Annette O'Toole-Michael McKean's 'Surgery Went Great'
by BWW - May 27, 2012

On Twitter Watch, Annette O'Toole wrote of Michael McKean 'Surgery went great. He took 4 steps just now. Sitting in chair. Very good attitude. Sends his love.' (more...)

James Lecesne Replaces Injured Michael McKean in THE BEST MAN on BroadwayJames Lecesne Replaces Injured Michael McKean in THE BEST MAN on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Producers of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man have announced that Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Academy Award winner JAMES LECESNE will step into the role of Dick Jensen, the role regularly played by MICHAEL McKEAN. McKean was recently injured when struck by a car at the intersection of West 86th Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side. (more...)

Michael McKean Struck by Car on Upper West SideMichael McKean Struck by Car on Upper West Side
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

NBC's New York 4 reports that actor Michael McKean has been struck by a car on the Upper West Side. (more...)

THE BEST MAN Extends Again Through September 9!THE BEST MAN Extends Again Through September 9!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Producers of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man have announced that the critically-acclaimed production, which was originally scheduled to play through July 8, 2012, has been extended a second time, now through Sunday, September 9, 2012. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: John Larroquette Gives Actors Fund Speech at THE BEST MANSTAGE TUBE: John Larroquette Gives Actors Fund Speech at THE BEST MAN
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2012

Yesterday, May 13, Broadway's THE BEST MAN gave a special performance benefitting the Actors Fund. In the video below, John Larroquette thanks the audience for their support, and shares how The Actors Fund helped him early in his career. Check it out below! (more...)

THE BEST MAN Extends Through July 22THE BEST MAN Extends Through July 22
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Producers of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man have announced that the production has officially been extended through Sunday, July 22, 2012. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BEST MAN's Eric McCormack Visits COLBERT REPORTSTAGE TUBE: BEST MAN's Eric McCormack Visits COLBERT REPORT
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2012

Stage and screen star Eric McCormack, who is currently starring in Broadway's THE BEST MAN at the Schoenfeld Theatre, visited 'The Colbert Report' last night wher he chatted about the play, playing a gay man on TV, and Stephen's new sitcom- 'Pussy Hound.' Check out the full appearance below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive STAGE ART- THE BEST MAN!BWW Exclusive STAGE ART- THE BEST MAN!
by BWW - May 5, 2012

This week- it's all about THE BEST MAN! The show opened April 1st, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, starring James Earl Jones, John Larroquette, Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack, and more! (more...)

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