The Best Man Broadway Show
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Gore Vidal's 1960 political play returns to Broadway in 2012, just in time for the presidential election season. James Earl Jones will play Arthur Hockstader, a former U.S. president who is deciding which presidential hopeful to endorse.
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Two very different presidential hopefuls vie for their party's nomination.
James Earl Jones
Fred Parker, Jr.
Michael Wilson (Direction)
Derek McLane (Scenic Design)
Ann Roth (Costume Design)
Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design)
Gore Vidal (Playwright)
Summary Two candidates for President of the United States fight for their party's nomination in this 1960 play by Gore Vidal.
Age Appropriate 12 +. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Our Recommendation You can't deny the appeal of this high-wattage cast, which includes John Larroquette as a principled presidential candidate, Candice Bergen as his estranged wife, Eric McCormack as his slick opponent, Angela Lansbury as a daffy political consultant, and James Earl Jones (in the production's most charming performance) as a spry former president. Gore Vidal is of course no slouch in the writing department, and The Best Man is a solid play that gives a long, hard, and often funny look at the cost of political ambition. But, purely as drama, it's a bit weak since it's clear right away who's the "good guy" and who's willing to sell his soul to win an election.