Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN has been nominated for a 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play as well as a Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play nomination for James Earl Jones.
Here’s what the critics had to say:
“A CRACKLING REVIVAL!”
—The New York Times
“A KNOCKDOWN HIT WITH A TRILLIONWATT CAST!”
—The Wall Street Journal
“A STAR BEDAZZLED REVIVAL THAT GLISTENS WITH WIT!”
—New York Magazine
“RIVETING! A stellar cast…injects vitality, humor, and tension to the American circus of electing a president.”
—The Hufﬁngton Post
“THE BEST MAN WINS!”
“AN UNQUALIFIED WINNER! Truly one of the year’s best! Gore Vidal’s The Best Man is remarkably vibrant, gripping and witty. Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones are giving legendary performances.”
“DELICIOUS! It’s like a greatest hits album on stage, and director
MICHAEL WILSON excitingly paces the play like a thriller.”
“THE BEST FUN YOU’LL HAVE IN A THEATER THIS SEASON!”
“FUNNY, SUSPENSEFUL and BRIMMING WITH SCANDAL, THE BEST MAN
is a RED, WHITE AND BLUE MUST SEE HIT!”
—Fox 5 News
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 and what could be more fun in a presidential campaign season than these theatrical fireworks.
The production is directed by Drama Desk Award winner MICHAEL WILSON (The Orphans Home Cycle Part I, II and III, Dividing The Estate). The design team includes Tony and Drama Desk Award winning scenic designer DEREK McLANE (33 Variations, Anything Goes), Tony and Drama Desk Award winning lighting designer KENNETH POSNER (The Coast of Utopia, Part 2 – Shipwreck), five-time Tony Award nominated costume designer ANN ROTH (The Book of Mormon), Drama Desk Award winning sound designer JOHN GROMADA (Seminar, The Orphans' Home Cycle) and projection designer PETER NIGRINI (Fela!, 9 to 5: The Musical).
Gore Vidal’s THE BEST MAN is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, INFINITY Stages, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Barbara Manocherian/Michael Palitz, The Broadway Consortium/Ken Mahoney, Kathleen K. Johnson, Fifty Church Street Productions, Larry Hirschhorn/Bennu Productions, Patty Baker, Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment, Wendy Federman, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Cricket Hooper Jiranek, Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley, Carl Moellenberg, Harold Thau, Will Trice.
Please visit www.thebestmanonbroadway.com for information.