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Gore Vidal's The Best Man   

 
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, (4/01/2012 - 9/09/2012)
First Preview: Mar 06, 2012 Total Previews: 31
Opening Date: Apr 01, 2012    
Closing Date: Sep 09, 2012 Total Performances: 185

Category: Play, Revival, Broadway
Setting: July, 1960. The Presidential Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)
Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, INFINITY Stages, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Barbara Manocherian/Michael Palitz, Ken Mahoney/The Broadway Consortium, Kathleen K. Johnson, Andy Sandberg, 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 and Bonnie Comley, Carl Moellenberg, Harold Thau and Will Trice; Associate Producer: Stephanie Rosenberg
Written by Gore Vidal; Original Music by John Gromada
Directed by Michael Wilson; Assistant Director: David Alpert
Scenic Design by Derek McLane; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by John Gromada; Projection Design by Peter Nigrini; Hair Design by Josh Marquette; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Scenic Design: Aimee M. Dombo; Associate Costume Design: Matthew Pachtman; Associate Lighting Design: John Viesta; Associate Sound Design: Alex Neumann; Associate Projection Design: C. Andrew Bauer; Assistant Scenic Design: Erica Hemminger; Assistant Projection Design: Dan Scully
General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Company Manager: Brig Berney
Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Productions; Production Stage Manager: Matthew Farrell; Stage Manager: Kenneth J. McGee
Dialect Coach: Kate Wilson; Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates, Irene Gandy and Alana Karpoff; Advertising: Serino/Coyne; Website Design and Online Marketing Strategy: Situation Interactive; Interactive Marketing: Broadway's Best Shows, Christopher Pineda and Andy Drachenberg; Casting: Telsey + Company; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Cast
Candice BergenAlice Russell
wife of William Russell
(Mar 06, 2012 - Jul 08, 2012)
Kerry ButlerMabel Cantwell
wife of Joseph Cantwell
(Mar 06, 2012 - Jul 08, 2012)
James Earl JonesFormer President Arthur "Artie" Hockstader
Angela LansburyMrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge
Chairman of the Women's Division
(Mar 06, 2012 - Jul 22, 2012)
John LarroquetteSecretary William Russell
Eric McCormackSenator Joseph Cantwell
(Mar 06, 2012 - Jul 08, 2012)
Michael McKeanDick Jensen
William Russell's campaign manager
Curtis BillingsBellboy
Ensemble
Corey BrillDon Blades
Joseph Cantwell's campaign manager
Tony CarlinFrank Pearson
a reporter from the New York Daily Mirror
Security
Ensemble
Donna HanoverMrs. Cantwell
mother of Joseph Cantwell
Barbara Brinkley
a reporter from United Press International
Sherman HowardJohn Malcolm
the News commentator
Olja HrusticEnsemble
Bill KuxDr. Artinian
a psychiatrist
Ensemble
James LecesneMitch Graham
a reporter from the Washington Post
Ensemble
Dakin MatthewsSenator Clyde Carlin
Jefferson MaysSheldon Marcus
Angelica PageCatherine
a campaign aide
Fred ParkerHowie Annenberg
a reporter from the Philadelphia Inquirer
Ensemble
Amy TribbeyCleaning Woman
Ensemble
Understudies: Curtis Billings (Frank Pearson, Howie Annenberg, Mitch Graham, Security), Tony Carlin (News Commentator, Senator Joseph Cantwell), Donna Hanover (Alice Russell, Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge), Sherman Howard (Dick Jensen, Secretary William Russell), Olja Hrustic (Assistant to Barbara Brinkley, Cleaning Woman), Bill Kux (Bell Person, Bellboy, Cameraperson, Campaign Worker, Photographer, Senator Clyde Carlin), James Lecesne (Additional Hotel Staff, Dick Jensen, Dr. Artinian, Reporter, Sheldon Marcus), Dakin Matthews (Ex-President Arthur Hockstader), Angelica Page (Alice Russell, Mabel Cantwell), Fred Parker (Don Blades, News Commentator) and Amy Tribbey (Additional Hotel Staff, Barbara Brinkley, Catherine, Mabel Cantwell, Mrs. Cantwell, Reporter)