Gore Vidal's The Best Man: creative team announced

Producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel have announced the creative team for the upcoming 2012 Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man.

The creative team will feature Tony Award winning scenic designer Derek McLane (33 Variations), Tony Award winning lighting designer Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Part 2 - Shipwreck) and five-time Tony Award nominated costume designer Ann Roth (The Book of Mormon).

As previously announced the production will be directed by Michael Wilson, and star Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Candice Bergen, two time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones, five time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury, Tony and Emmy Award winner John Larroquette and Academy Award nominee Michael Mckean.

The Best Man will open on Broadway on 1 Apr 2012, following previews from 6 Mar 2012, at a venue to be announced.

The Best Man will make its return to Broadway in its first major revival since its run on Broadway in Sep 2000. Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Michael B. Rothfeld (Eagle Productions), and Darren Bagert (Infinity Stages), the producers of that production, have reunited to present the upcoming revival.

The Best Man was Vidal's second play following his comedy 'Visit to a Small Planet.'

The play premiered on Broadway in March of 1960 and was nominated for 6 Tony Awards including Best Play. Melvyn Douglas, portraying candidate 'William Russell,' a former secretary of state, won the Tony Award for outstanding actor.

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