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Gore Vidal's The Best Man - 2012 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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 VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN will be directed by Michael Wilson, who recently directed the acclaimed epic production of Horton Foote’s 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 VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN was Vidal’s second play following the success of his international comedy hit, Visit to a Small Planet.



Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including intermission

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
236 West 45th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Gore Vidal's The Best Man


Theater review: Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man' revived on Broadway - NorthJersey.com
The stage is filled with stars, but the one who makes the evening go is John Larroquette, playing candidate William Russell, a former secretary of state who knows he should keep his quirky, intellectual style under wraps, but can't help himself from doing things such as quoting Martin Luther. ... "The Best Man" provides a look back at what presidential campaigns used to be like before candidates became the straightforward, honorable individuals they are today.

Mr. Chairman, the Great State of Nostalgia ... - New York Times
By the time the curtain came down on this starry but sluggish production, and a nominee had been formally announced, I did feel as if I’d endured a particularly fractious and constipated evening at a political convention. Need I add that acquiring this experience has never been one of my great ambitions? ... I’m not sure Mr. Jones’s presence can be classified as color-blind casting.But no matter: this consummate actor digs into his role with a relish you can surely sense from the back row of the balcony. He all but swamps the stage with Hockstader’s hearty bonhomie and zest for the machinations of backroom deal making, but also succeeds in inflecting his character — in the last rounds of a losing battle with cancer — with a moving sense of his mortality. He also earns robust laughs with some of Mr. Vidal’s piercingly funny lines collapsing the distance between the politics of mid-20th-century America and today.


 

Gore Vidal's The Best Man Broadway Cast



 

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by Nicole Rosky - 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.
by Nicole Rosky - 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.
by Nicole Rosky - 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.
by Nicole Rosky - August 3, 2012
Project Cuddle® 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
by Jessica Lewis - 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!
by Nicole Rosky - 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.
by Jessica Lewis - 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.
by Nicole Rosky - 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.
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.'
by Robert Diamond - 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.
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.
by Nicole Rosky - 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.
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!
by Kelsey Denette - 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.
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!