GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN Recoups on Broadway

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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, […]

John Stamos will join the cast of ‘The Best Man’

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Emmy Award nominees John Stamos, Golden Globe Award winner Cybill Shepard, Emmy Award nominee Kristen Davis and Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley will join the cast of the Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man this July when original cast members Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack, Kerry Butler and Angela […]

Once, Clybourne Park, Audra McDonald Win 2012 Tony Awards

Audra McDonald Tony Awards

Once, not surprisingly, won big last night, raking in a total of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical Direction, Best Lead Actor in a Musical and high honors for Best Musical overall. Though Clybourne Park took home the coveted award for Best Play, Peter and the Starcatcher ranked second, winning five awards including […]

Book of Mormon to Open Tony Awards

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Last yea’s winner of Best Musical and Broadway’s hottest ticket, The Book of Mormon, will perform live at the 2012 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10th. The 66th Annual Tony Awards will reportedly feature more performances than ever before. The Book of Mormon is set to open the Tony Awards with its opening […]

Mark Blum to Permanently Replace Michael McKean in The Best Man

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Producers of the Tony Award 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 part was regularly played by Michael McKean. Blum, who originated the same role in the 2000 Broadway revival, appeared off-Broadway this past […]

Tony Award Presenters Announced! Nick Jonas, Bernadette Peters, Sheryl Crow on the list

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The 2012 Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 8/7c.. On June 1, several of the events presenters were announced. Here’s a list of the first cohort! Nick Jonas Amanda Seyfried Tyler Perry Jessica Chastain […]

James Lecesne steps into Michael McKean’s role in “The Best Man”

James Lecesne

Producers of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man just 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 who was injured when struck by a car at the intersection of […]

Actor Michael McKean struck by car in NYC

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Actor Michael McKean, currently starring on Broadway in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, was recovering Tuesday night in Manhattan hospital after having been struck by a car on the upper West Side, according to The New York Daily News. The actor, 64, suffered a broken leg, but is reportedly in stable condition. No […]

‘The Best Man’ Extends its Run

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Gore Vidal’s The Best Man has extended its run at Broadway’s Schoenfeld Theatre. The production, directed by Michael Wilson, will now play through July 22 instead of its initial engagement through July 8. The production is nomintated for Best Revival of a Play at this year’s Tony Awards. James Earl Jones also received a […]

Solid Reviews for ‘Gore Vidal’s The Best Man’

The Best Man

The Best Man, which opened on Sunday, April 1, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, is set in Philadelphia hotel during the 1960 presidential nominating conventions of an unnamed political party. It’s a drama about the backroom deal making and the collapse of America’s political discourse, centering on candidates William Russell played by John […]