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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The Best Man is currently playing at the following Broadway Theatre:

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
236 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Show Synopsis:
Two very different presidential hopefuls vie for their party's nomination.

Political Comedy

Candice Bergen
Kerry Butler
James Earl Jones
Angela Lansbury
Johm Larroquette
Jefferson Mays
Eric McCormack
Michael McKean
Curtis Billings
Corey Brill
Tony Carlin
Donna Hanover
Sherman Howard
Olja Hrustic
Bill Kux
James Lecesne
Dakin Matthews
Angelica Page
Fred Parker, Jr.
Amy Tribbey

Production Credits:
Michael Wilson (Direction)
Derek McLane (Scenic Design)
Ann Roth (Costume Design)
Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design)

Other Credits:
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.

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