The Best Man extends run by two weeks

The Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man extends its run by two weeks, and will now play through to 22 Jul 2012.

The Best Man opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on 1 Apr 20122, following previews from 6 Mar 2012, and was scheduled to close on 8 Jul 2012.

The play opened to mostly excellent reviews: Starry but sluggish production (NY Times); Diverting dramedy (NY Daily News); Outrageously entertaining (Record); An unqualified winner (NY1).

The revival was recently nominated for a 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, as well as one for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play nomination for James Earl Jones.

A play about power, ambition, political secrets, ruthlessness and the race for the presidency, Gore 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.

Directed by Michael Wilson, the cast features James Earl Jones (Arthur Hockstader), John Larroquette (William Russell), Candice Bergen (Alice Russell), Eric Mccormack (Joseph Cantwell), Kerry Butler (Mabel Cantwell), Jefferson Mays (Sheldon Marcus), Michael Mckean (Dick Jensen), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Gamadge), Corry Brill (Don Blades), Curtis Billings, Tony Carlin, Donna Hanover, Sherman Howard, Olja Hrustic, Bill Kux, James Lecesne, Dakin Matthews, Angelica Page, Fred Parker and Amy Tribbey.

The creative team features scenic design by Derek McLane, Lighting design by Kenneth Posner, costume design by Ann Roth and sound design by John Gromada.

Eric McCormack (Joseph Cantwell)and
James Earl Jones (Arthur "Artie" Hockstader)
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