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A play about power, ambition, political secrets, ruthlessness and the race for the presidency, 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. Filled with Vidal's trademark verbal fire, this darkly satirical drama resonates today as an exploration of how political and personal agendas can change the destiny of a nation.

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by Caryn Robbins - Sep 7, 2016
Last week, BWW shared reports that stage and screen legend Angela Lansbury was in talks for a guest role for the 7th installment of the cult series GAME OF THRONES. Today however, EW has confirmed with the actress' team that the report was inaccurate
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 22, 2016
Host Michael McKean returns to explore age-old food adages such as 'do carrots really improve our eyesight,' 'did salt win the Civil War,' and more in the second season of FOOD: FACT OR FICTION? premiering Monday, October 24th
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 20, 2017
Acclaimed actor Michael McKean takes viewers on a culinary journey to help unwrap the mythology and adages behind some of our favorite foods, in a new season of FOOD: FACT OR FICTION? premiering Sunday, October 22nd at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on Cooking Channel.
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 17, 2015
Ever wonder if coffee really does stunt your growth, or if a bowl of hot chicken soup can actually cure the common cold?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016
Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theatre company, OLD LIBRARY THEATRE, announces its upcoming mainstage production of Gore Vidal's play, THE BEST MAN, opening tomorrow, Today, September 16.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2020
Fellowship for Performing Arts will bring the New York and national tour cast of THE GREAT DIVORCE online in a virtual presentation featuring Joel Rainwater (The Lion King), Jonathan Hadley (Jersey Boys), Carol Halstead (Gore Vidal's The Best Man) and Tom Souhrada (Mary Poppins, Kinky Boots).
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 3, 2017
Amazon is developing a new drama series from John Stamos and prolific producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (HAIRSPRAY LIVE! THE WIZ LIVE!) which will follow the fame and excess of daytime soap operas in the 1980s.
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 27, 2014
The Olathe Civic Theatre Association continues its 40th Anniversary Season with Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man,' which runs Nov. 7-23.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016
Host Michael McKean returns to explore age-old food adages such as 'do carrots really improve our eyesight,' 'did salt win the Civil War,' and more in the second season of FOOD: FACT OR FICTION? premiering Monday, October 24th at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT.
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 23, 2017
John Stamos took to Instagram yesterday to share the joyous news that he will tie the knot with girlfriend Caitlin McHugh.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2017
Acclaimed actor Michael McKean takes viewers on a culinary journey to help unwrap the mythology and adages behind some of our favorite foods, in a new season of FOOD: FACT OR FICTION? premiering Sunday, October 22nd at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on Cooking Channel.
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 16, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Galas, benefits, awards, readings and more!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 16, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Dame Angela Lansbury celebrates her 90th birthday, the cast of HAMILTON marks their album release, SHOW BOAT airs on PBS, THE BANDSTAND opens at Paper Mill and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015
Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A WONDERFUL LIFE reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A WONDERFUL LIFE is currently running through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. The official press opening is tonight, October 14, 2015.
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 10, 2016
Host Michael McKean returns to explore age-old food adages such as 'do carrots really improve our eyesight,' 'did salt win the Civil War,' and more in the second season of FOOD: FACT OR FICTION? premiering Monday, October 24th at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014
The Olathe Civic Theatre Association continues its 40th Anniversary Season with Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man,' which runs tonight, Nov. 7-23.
by Gil Kaan - Nov 4, 2019
Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN originally written in 1960 (and updated in 1976) about two presidential candidates vying for their party's nomination could have seem much more relevant to present day politics if the set and costumes didn't so vividly remind of the 1970s. Gary Lee Reed directs a committed, but uneven cast. Curious interpretation having the opposing candidates running for president as polar opposites, flip sides of a coin. Mark Belnick's Governor William Russell is everything John Ruby's Senator Joseph Cantwell isn't.
by Scott Rawson - Nov 3, 2018
While Gore Vidal's The Best Man is nearly 60 years old, the piece remains as validly significant as it did when it was first performed in 1960.
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 27, 2021
Patrick Oliver Jones recently sat down with actress Michael Learned for in-depth interview on Feedspot's Top 25 Theatrical podcast Why I'll Never Make It. The interview will air on Monday, November 29th on all streaming services http://whyillnevermakeit.com
by Jessica Khan - Nov 25, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The holiday season starts in earnest with A CHRISTMAS STORY and SCROOGE taking over theaters across the country, plus it's a big night for Broadway appearances on TV!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 25, 2014
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: NeNe Leakes takes the stage, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY starts previews, David Burtka comes to 54 Below and more!
by Steve Wilson - Nov 17, 2014
Gore Vidal's The Best Man a political drama is the current production of the Olathe Civic Theatre Association in Olathe, Kan. The play, which opened on November 7, runs through November 21. John Robinson directs the OCTA production stating in the playbill that it had been 15 years since he had done drama and had sworn he would never do drama again. Perhaps he should have stayed true to that conviction.
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - May 4, 2022
Recently, I had the chance to speak with David about his experience in the theatre world, his off-Broadway directorial debut, and, of course, Disney! From Happy Meal toys to college professors, read on to learn more about how David became the person they are today and how he is contributing to both the theatre world and the Disney community.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2020
Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 211th season with Gore Vidal's thrilling political drama, THE BEST MAN. Directed by Broadway veteran Michael Wilson, the production begins previews on March 10, opens March 18, and continues through April 26 on the Walnut's Mainstage.
by Jessica Showers - Mar 10, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: JOSEPHINE AND I opens off-Broadway, Sarah Brightman details her space travels, SOON begins in D.C. and more!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 8, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The musical adaptation of the cult '90s hit ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION makes its World Premiere in Seattle!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 4, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Alicia Silverstone returns to the stage, Steve Guttenberg stars in the 'other' Shakespeare in the Park and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 24, 2014
Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne ('Damages,' Bridesmaids, Neighbors) and Tony Award nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots, Wicked, 'Masters of Sex'), join previously announced Tony Award and Outer Critics' Circle winner James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Fences, The Great White Hope) and Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) in the show. Byrne, who is making her Broadway debut, will be playing Alice Sycamore and Ashford will play her sister, Essie Sycamore.
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jun 21, 2015
On Monday June 22, 2015 Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony nominee Kerry Butler. Currently starring as Hillary Clinton in CLINTON THE MUSICAL at New World Stages, Butler made her Broadway debut in BLOOD BROTHERS before replacing as Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 7, 2017
Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury will join Emily Watson (THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING) in a three-part television adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's, LITTLE WOMEN for BBC One and Masterpiece on PBS.
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 28, 2016
Producers Bob Israel and Larry Hirschhorn announced today that Garry Marshall's iconic movie THE FLAMINGO KID is being developed as a musical, with sights set on a Spring, 2018 Broadway opening. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 24, 2014
Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a limited run for 19 weeks only. Tickets are on sale by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for interviews with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about bringing the play back to Broadway below!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 23, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group continued the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, with one of the groundbreaking feminist plays of the early 20th Century, The Stepmother by Githa Sowerby.
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2014
Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a limited run for 19 weeks only. Tickets are on sale by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visitingTelecharge.com. The company just met the press and you can check out complete photo coverage below!
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 10, 2014
Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal's The Best Man) joins the production in the role of The Grand Duchess Olga and Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) joins in the role of Mr. Kirby.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2018
Bill Kenwright presents Martin Shaw in the West End premiere of Gore Vidal's sharp political drama The Best Man, at The Playhouse Theatre from Saturday 24 February.
by Herbert Paine - Jan 13, 2018
Compass Players, in an act of remarkable prescience, has resurrected Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN, revealing that the more things political change, the more they remain the same. Directed by Jeanna Michaels, Steve Murphy and Matthew Cary deliver solid performances as two candidates in the political dogfight of their lives. Running through January 28th in the McMillin Theater at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2015
Deadline writes that WILL & GRACE's Eric McCormack is set to reunite with MYSTERIES OF LAURA star Debra Messing in an upcoming episode on NBC.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2021
A New Chapter of 'Sex and the City” Executive Produced by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon HBO Max has given a series order to AND JUST LIKE THAT..., a new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series, “Sex and the City.'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 22, 2017
WAR PAINT star Christine Ebersole will guest star on an upcoming episode of CBS's MADAM SECRETARY. The episode airs Sunday, Jan. 14 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Get a first look below!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 2, 2014
Anna Chlumsky will take over for Rose Byrne in the hit Broadway revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. The two-time Emmy nominated actress will be joined by Richard Thomas, who will replace Mark Linn-Baker.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 13, 2019
Ed Dixon, Drama Desk winner, Helen Hayes winner, star of countless Broadway shows returned to The Green Room 42 with the world premiere of his new one man show, SHOW STORIES.
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 13, 2017
Broadway alum John Stamos is expecting his first child with fianc e Caitlin McHugh. In the magazine's latest issue, the FULL HOUSE star shares his excitement over the news.
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 4, 2014
The Jenkins family -- Ken, Dan, and Jesse -- took over the Totem Pole stage for a riotous trip to Georgia
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2016
The Best Man opens Friday, September 30th and plays 4 weekends through Sunday, October 23rd, 2016. Fridays and Saturdays at7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm, with a 'Pay What You Will' performance (proceeds are shared between the cast and crew) on Thursday, October 13th, at 7.30pm. Tickets are $17 general, seniors and students $15. Reservations 505-898-9222 x 1 or online at www.adobetheater.org. 
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 15, 2019
Hey there, teenage Baltimore! It's officially been seventeen years since Broadway audiences were first welcomed the the 60s with the opening of Hairspray at the Neil Simon Theatre on August 15, 2002. To celebrate the special occasion, we're looking back what the nicest kids in town have been up to since leaving The Corny Collins Show, including Marissa Jaret Winokur, Harvey Fierstein, Matthew Morrison, Kerry Butler, and more! Check it all out!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2021
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has announced the first Red Bucket Match-Up, an online fundraising campaign starting today to fund BC/EFA's National Grants Program. The two-week competition, with a $2 million goal, will help provide lifesaving medication, health care and emergency assistance to those across the country struggling right now.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 4, 2019
After an acclaimed run in London's West End, the Sheen Center for Thought & Culturepresents the American premiere production of Stephen Unwin's new play, All Our Children beginning this weekend, Saturday, April 6 at 8PM. Tony Award® winner John Glover (Saint Joan, The Drowsy Chaperone,Love! Valour! Compassion! on Broadway; TV's 'Smallville') is featured in a company including Jennifer Dundas (The Little Foxes, Arcadia on Broadway), Karl Kenzler (Fiddler on the Roof, You Can't Take It With You on Broadway; 'Law & Order,' 'House of Cards'), Tasha Lawrence ('The Looming Tower,' Hulu; 'Royal Pains') and Sam Lilja (The Iceman Cometh on Broadway). Directed by Ethan McSweeny (Gore Vidal's The Best Man, A Time to Kill on Broadway), All Our Children plays a limited five-week engagement through May 12 at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) in the Black Box Theater.  The official opening is Sunday, April 14 at 3PM.
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 30, 2015
Sacrilegious, a new play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) and directed by Andy Sandberg (Application Pending; The Last Smoker in America), will receive two invitation-only readings in New York on May 7-8, 2015. 

Gore Vidal's The Best Man Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Gore Vidal's The Best Man have their been?
Gore Vidal's The Best Man has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1960, Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2012 and West End which opened in 2018.

What Tony Awards has Gore Vidal's The Best Man been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Play for Jeffrey Richards, Best Revival of a Play for Michael B. Rothfeld, Best Revival of a Play for Raymond J. GreenwaldBest Revival of a Play for Jerry Frankel and Best Revival of a Play for Darren Bagert.

What other awards has Gore Vidal's The Best Man been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards)Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Chris Noth and Outstanding Revival - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Best Man.

What other awards has Gore Vidal's The Best Man won?
Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Chris Noth and Outstanding Revival - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Best Man.

What productions of Gore Vidal's The Best Man have their been?
Gore Vidal's The Best Man has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1960, Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2012 and West End which opened in 2018.

What awards has Gore Vidal's The Best Man been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards)Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Chris Noth and Outstanding Revival - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Best Man.

What awards has Gore Vidal's The Best Man won?
Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Chris Noth and Outstanding Revival - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Best Man.