The Best Man

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    April 1, 2012

    What the popular press said...

    "Starry but sluggish production."
    Charles Isherwood for NY Times

    "Diverting dramedy."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for NY Daily News

    "Gore Vidal’s 1960 chestnut may center on three powerful male politicians, but it’s the ladies hovering on the periphery who steal this new Broadway revival."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "The show is as outrageously entertaining as it is relentlessly penetrating."
    Erik Haagensen for Back Stage

    "Enormously entertaining revival."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "It stars some of the theatre's finest veterans at the top of their form, all of which makes 'The Best Man' an unqualified winner."
    Roma Torre for NY1

    "Proficient actors appear in director Michael Wilson’s solid production, but they’re not always performing at their best and the show seems under-powered. Fortunately, Vidal’s very well-made drama generates sufficient drama over its three acts to compensate for these less than brilliant turns."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "Michael Wilson’s Broadway revival is shrewdly cast, with a starry ensemble that lands every laugh while bringing sly shadings to their characters."
    David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

    "Classy production."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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