Talk about timing! Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, the critically-acclaimed revival about dirty tricks and double-dealing at a political convention, has recouped its investment just as the 2012 Republican National Convention begins. The play will conclude its limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre right after the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Sunday, September 9, 2012.
Gore Vidal’s The Best Man began previews on Broadway on March 6, 2012, and opened on April 1, 2012. Upon closing, the show will have played 209 performances.
Golden Globe Award winner Cybill Shepard, Emmy Award nominee John Stamos, Emmy Award nominee Kristin Davis and Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley joined 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 departed the production.
Original cast member James Earl Jones, who received a Tony-nomination for Best Leading Actor, John Larroquette, Jefferson Mays, and Mark Blum , who replaced the injured Michael McKean, will remain with the production through its final performance.
Gore Vidal’s The Best Man also features Curtis Billings , Corey Brill, Tony Carlin, Dona Hanover, Sherman Howard, Olja Hrustic, Bill Kux, James Lecesne, Dakin Matthews, Angelica Page, Fred Parker, Jr. and Amy Tribbey.