Gore Vidal’s The Best Man

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About The Show

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
First Preview: Mar 06, 2012
Opening Date: Apr 01, 2012
Closing Date: Sep 09, 2012

Cast & Creative Team

Candice Bergen (Alice Russell)
Kerry Butler (Mabel Cantwell)
James Earl Jones(Arthur Hockstader)
Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge)
John Larroquette (William Russell)
Eric McCormack (Joseph Cantwell)
Michael McKean (Dick Jensen)
Jefferson Mays (Sheldon Marcus)
Michael Wilson(Director)
Derek McLane(Scenic Design)
Ann Roth(Costume Design)
Kenneth Posner(Lighting Design)

Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, an exceedingly entertaining political drama, is the must-see theatre event of the season, featuring one of the most star-studded casts ever assembled on Broadway, including Two-time Tony Award and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones, Tonyy Award winnerElizabeth Ashley, Tony and Emmy winner John Larroquette, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Cybill Shepherd, Emmy nominated John Stamos, Tony winner Jefferson Mays, and Kristin Davis.

The play asks the question: does the best man always get to the White House? Gore Vidal’s The Best Manfollows the entertaining roller coaster ride of twists and turns of the race to the presidency, as two front-runners vie for their party’s nomination in the midst of backstabbing, double-crossing, dirty-dealing and all the thrilling games politicians play.




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