The Tony-nominated revival of Gore Vidal's political drama The Best Man has been extended for a second time at Broadway’s Schoenfeld Theatre. Starring two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones, Tony winner John Larroquette, Eric McCormack and five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury, The Best Man was originally scheduled to play a limited engagement through July 8. Directed by Michael Wilson, the production will now run through September 9.
The Best Man is the story of two political candidates, Secretary William Russell (Larroquette) and Senator Joseph Cantwell (McCormack) who are both hoping to earn their party’s nomination for president. When Cantwell smears Russell’s reputation at the Philadelphia national convention, Russell must decide whether to retaliate or fight fair—even if it could mean losing the race.
In addition to Larroquette, McCormack, Jones and Lansbury, The Best Man stars Candice Bergen, Tony nominee Kerry Butler, Michael McKean and Tony winner Jefferson Mays. The production also features 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 Best Man creative team includes scenic designer Derek McLane, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, music and sound designer John Gromada and costume designer Ann Roth.