Producers Prepare for 2012 Run
For the first time in more than a decade, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man will return to Broadway in the Spring 2012 season. Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Michael B. Rothfeld, and Darren Bagert will present the show’s first major revival since 2000.
A play about power, ambition, political secrets, ruthlessness and the race for presidency, The Best Man will be directed by Michael Wilson. The Best Man originally played on Broadway in March of 1960 and was nominated for 6 Tony Awards, including Best Play. Starring Melvyn Douglas, the production ran for 521 performances.
The most recent revival played on Broadway in September of 2000, and starred Elizabeth Ashley, Charles Durning, Christine Ebersole, Spalding Gray, Michael Learned, Chris Noth, Mark Blum, Jonathan Hadary, and Jordan Lage. The production was honored with the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for outstanding revival of a play.
LEFT: Gore Vidal, cred: J.M. Heller, WireImage.com
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