The Tony-nominated revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man has extended its run at Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre. Directed by Michael Wilson, the classic political drama was originally scheduled to play a limited engagement through July 8, but will now run through July 22. The Best Man stars two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones, Tony winner John Larroquette, Eric McCormack and five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury.
Set at the national convention in Philadelphia, The Best Man is the story of Secretary William Russell (Larroquette) and Senator Joseph Cantwell (McCormack), two presidential hopefuls both trying to earn their party’s nomination. When Cantwell smears Russell’s reputation with an allegation about his mental health, Russell must decide whether to play fair or fight back.
The Best Man also stars Candice Bergen, Tony nominee Kerry Butler, Michael McKean and Tony winner Jefferson Mays, in addition to Donna Hanover, Curtis Billing, Corey Brill, Tony Carlin, Sherman Howard, Bill Kux, James Lecesne, Dakin Matthews, Angelica Page, Fred Parker, Jr. and Amy Tribbey.
The production's creative team includes scenic designer Derek McLane, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, music and sound designer John Gromada and costume designer Ann Roth.