BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek - Candice Bergen Chats BEST MAN on 'Rock Center'
Candice Bergen is now appearing in Broadway's THE BEST MAN, and shares the stage with such bold-face names as John Larroquette, James Earl Jones, Eric McCormack and Angela Lansbury. The actress told Rock Center's Harry Smith that eight performances a week is something that helps to keep her sane. Bergen will be featured this Thursday, June 14 on NBC's 'Rock Center with BrIan Williams' at 10pm/9c. Want a sneak peek at the segment? BWW presents an exclusive clip below!
Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN began previews on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 and opened official on Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN is an all-star theatrical event with two time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones, Tony and Emmy Award winner John Larroquette, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Candice Bergen, Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack, Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler, Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays and five time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury.
The design team includes Tony and Drama Desk Award winning scenic designer Derek McLane (33 Variations, Anything Goes), Tony and Drama Desk Award winning lighting designer Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Part 2 - Shipwreck), five-time Tony Award nominated costume designer Ann Roth (The Book of Mormon), Drama Desk Award winning sound designer John Gromada (Seminar, The Orphans' Home Cycle) and projection designer Peter Nigrini (Fela!, 9 to 5: The Musical).
A play about power, ambition, political secrets, ruthlessness and the race for the presidency, Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN is set at the national convention where two candidates are vying for their party's nomination during the primary season. It's an inside look at the dirt-digging, double-dealing, triple-crossing chicanery of presidential electioneering and what could be more fun in a presidential campaign season than these theatrical fireworks.
This marks the first major revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN since it received a Tony Award nomination and won the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award in 2000.