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Starry Revival of Political Drama The Best Man Recoups at Broadway Box Office

Starry Revival of Political Drama The Best Man Recoups at Broadway Box Office

The Tony-nominated revival of The Best Man has recouped its initial Broadway investment during the week of August 26. Directed by Michael Wilson, the limited engagement is set to run through September 9 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. 

The drama currently stars John Larroquette, John Stamos, Kristin Davis, Cybill Shepherd, Elizabeth Ashley, Mark Blum and James Earl Jones, who earned ...

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The Best Man, Starring John Larroquette and James Earl Jones, Receives Second Broadway Extension

The Best Man, Starring John Larroquette and James Earl Jones, Receives Second Broadway Extension

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 ...

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Tony-Nominated The Best Man Revival Extends Broadway Run

Tony-Nominated The Best Man Revival Extends Broadway Run

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 ...

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Watch The Best Man’s Eric McCormack Rehearse an All-Straight Version of Will & Grace on The Colbert Report

Watch The Best Man’s Eric McCormack Rehearse an All-Straight Version of Will & Grace on The Colbert Report

On May 7, stage and screen fave Eric McCormack thought he was stopping by The Colbert Report to chat about playing Senator Joseph Cantwell in the Tony-nominated revival of The Best Man. Instead, always unpredictable host Stephen Colbert whipped out a new sitcom script he’d been working on—a revised, heterosexual version of McCormack’s hit TV series, Will & Grace. Click ...

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Meryl Streep Can Play a Teen, Gavin Creel Wants to Make Out with Fans & More Lessons of the Week

Meryl Streep Can Play a Teen, Gavin Creel Wants to Make Out with Fans & More Lessons of the Week

The lights are always bright on the Great White Way, and with all the illuminating lessons from the last seven days, life couldn’t be brighter. From Gavin Creel’s hands-on approach to fans to Paul Nolan’s willingness to take it all off, read on to find out all of this week’s Broadway revelations.


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The Best Man's Eric McCormack on a Will & Grace Reunion, His Dream Role and Lots of Bacon

The Best Man's Eric McCormack on a Will & Grace Reunion, His Dream Role and Lots of Bacon

Stage and screen favorite Eric McCormack is currently playing hard-headed presidential candidate Joe Cantwell in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. McCormack recently took off his wingtips, put on his sandals and twisted himself into the lotus position on Broadway.com’s comfy couch to answer your questions. The Will & Grace alum dreams of starring on Smash as Will Truman, dishes about his ...

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The Best Man's Eric McCormack, Venus in Fur's Hugh Dancy and More Set to Announce Obie Awards

The Best Man's Eric McCormack, Venus in Fur's Hugh Dancy and More Set to Announce Obie Awards

The 57th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards ceremony will be held on May 21 at Webster Hall in New York City. The awards will be presented by Eric McCormack, Grace Gummer, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Juliet Rylance, Lily Rabe, Michael McKean, Topher Grace and Tracee Chimo. Co-hosts and entertainment for the ceremony will be announced shortly.

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Squigs Casts His Ballot For The Best Man, Starring Eric McCormack & John Larroquette

Squigs Casts His Ballot For The Best Man, Starring Eric McCormack & John Larroquette

Broadway.com's resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson stopped by the Schoenfeld Theatre to pen a political portrait of Eric McCormackJohn Larroquette and the rest of the star-studded cast of Gore Vidal's The Best Manincluding James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Kerry Butler, Michael McKean, Jefferson Mays, Dakin Matthews and Corey Brill. Set in 1960 at ...

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Raise The Best Man’s Approval Rating?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Raise The Best Man’s Approval Rating?

Gore Vidal’s 1960 political drama The Best Man is back on the Broadway election ticket in a revival starring John Larroquette, Eric McCormack, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury and more. In the high-stakes battle for the presidency, Secretary William Russell must decide whether to smear his opponent or try to win the nomination fair and square. Broadway.com Word of ...

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Celebrate Opening Night of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man with James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Eric McCormack & More

Celebrate Opening Night of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man with James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Eric McCormack & More
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On April 1, the star-studded cast of The Best Man opened on Broadway in a flurry of mudslinging, name-calling and dirt-digging in Gore Vidal’s classic 1960 political drama. After taking their first official Broadway bows, John Larroquette, Eric McCormack, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Kerry Butler, Michael McKean and Jefferson Mays joined director Michael Wilson and starry guests ...

Gore Vidal’s Mudslinging Political Drama The Best Man Opens on Broadway

Gore Vidal’s Mudslinging Political Drama The Best Man Opens on Broadway

Gore Vidal’s 1960 political drama The Best Man opens April 1 at Broadway’s Schoenfeld Theatre. Directed by Michael Wilson, the production will play a limited engagement through July 8. The Best Man stars Tony winner John Larroquette, Eric McCormack, two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones, five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Tony nominee Kerry Butler, Michael McKean and Tony ...

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Take a First Look at Presidential Candidates Eric McCormack and John Larroquette in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man

Take a First Look at Presidential Candidates Eric McCormack and John Larroquette in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
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The 1960 National Convention is underway, and we’ve got a first look at two candidates fighting for the presidency in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. Featuring John Larroquette, Eric McCormack, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Kerry Butler, Michael McKean and Jefferson Mays, The Best Man opens officially on April 1 and will play an ...

Watch The Best Man Star Eric McCormack Chat About Playing a ‘Serpentine’ Politician on CBS News

Watch The Best Man Star Eric McCormack Chat About Playing a ‘Serpentine’ Politician on CBS News

Emmy Award winner and Broadway vet Eric McCormack is best known for playing nice guy Will Truman on TV’s Will and Grace, but in the new revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, the actor shows off his sneaky side. On CBS News, McCormack described his newest role, politician Joe Cantwell, as a conservative “flip-flopper,” adding, “if 59 percent ...

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The Best Man Star Eric McCormack Is Taking Your Questions!

The Best Man Star Eric McCormack Is Taking Your Questions!

Emmy winner Eric McCormack may be best known as Will Truman on TV's Will & Grace, but he’s also donned a marching band uniform in Broadway’s The Music Man, played a lovesick psychiatrist on TV’s The New Adventures of Old Christine, and phoned old girlfriends off-Broadway in Some Girl(s). Now McCormack is taking on a new role as ...

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Let the Voting Begin! The Best Man, Starring James Earl Jones & Angela Lansbury, Begins Previews

Let the Voting Begin! The Best Man, Starring James Earl Jones & Angela Lansbury, Begins Previews

The Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man begins previews March 6 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Directed by Michael Wilson, the production is set to open April 1. The political drama features five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury, two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones, stage and screen favorite Eric McCormack and Tony winner John Larroquette, in addition to Michael McKean, Candice ...

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Tickets on Sale for The Best Man, Starring Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Eric McCormack & More

Tickets on Sale for The Best Man, Starring Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Eric McCormack & More

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s classic political drama The Best Man. The production stars two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones, five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury, Eric McCormack, Tony winner John Larroquette, Michael McKean, Tony nominee Kerry Butler and Tony winner Jefferson Mays. Directed by Michael Wilson, The Best Man begins previews March 6 ...

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Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones Have a Senior Debate at The Best Man Press Conference

Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones Have a Senior Debate at The Best Man Press Conference

Although rehearsals have just begun for the upcoming starry Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's presidential drama The Best Man, five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones are already going head-to-head. The distinguished actors humorously debated who has more seniority, during a White House-style press conference for the production on February 1.

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The Best Man Stars James Earl Jones, Eric McCormack, Angela Lansbury & More Meet the Press

The Best Man Stars James Earl Jones, Eric McCormack, Angela Lansbury & More Meet the Press
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Rehearsals have begun for Gore Vidal’s juicy muckraking political drama The Best Man, which will begin performances on March 6 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. On February 1, director Michael Wilson joined two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones, five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury, Tony winners John Larroquette and Jefferson Mays, Tony nominee Kerry Butler, and stage and screen favorites Eric McCormack, Candice ...

Kerry Butler on Re-Entering the Mad Men Era in The Best Man: 'The '60s Have Been Good to Me'

Kerry Butler on Re-Entering the Mad Men Era in The Best Man: 'The '60s Have Been Good to Me'

The upcoming Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man has enough star power to keep Times Square burning bright through the election. The political drama, directed by Michael Wilson, will feature theatrical titans James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, John Larroquette, Eric McCormack and Michael McKean. Broadway.com caught up with another of the show’s stars, Broadway darling ...

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Kerry Butler Joins James Earl Jones, Eric McCormack & More in The Best Man; Casting Complete

Kerry Butler Joins James Earl Jones, Eric McCormack & More in The Best Man; Casting Complete

Broadway favorite Kerry Butler completes the cast of the forthcoming Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. She will take on the role of Mabel Cantwell, joining previously announced stars James Earl Jones, Candice Bergen, Angela Lansbury, John Larroquette, Eric McCormack and Michael McKean. The play will begin previews on March 6 and open on April 1 at the ...

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Jefferson Mays, Donna Hanover, Dakin Matthews join The Best Man at the Schoenfeld Theatre

Jefferson Mays, Donna Hanover, Dakin Matthews join The Best Man at the Schoenfeld Theatre

Tony winner Jefferson Mays, Dakin Matthews and Donna Hanover are the newest additions to the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. The production begins previews on March 6 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with opening night set for April 1. The trio joins previously announced cast members James Earl Jones, Candice Bergen, Angela Lansbury ...

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Will & Grace Star Eric McCormack Joins James Earl Jones & More in The Best Man

Will & Grace Star Eric McCormack Joins James Earl Jones & More in The Best Man

Emmy-winning Will & Grace alum Eric McCormack will join the forthcoming Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man as presidential contender Joseph Cantwell. He joins previously announced stars James Earl Jones, Candice Bergen, Angela Lansbury, John Larroquette and Michael McKean. The play will begin previews on March 6 and open on April 1 at a Shubert Theatre to ...

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Eric McCormack, HSM's Lucas Grabeel & More Set for L.A. Fantasticks

Eric McCormack, HSM's Lucas Grabeel & More Set for L.A. Fantasticks

Will & Grace alum Eric McCormack will play El Gallo in the Reprise Theatre Company's 16-performance run of The Fantasticks. Directed by Reprise artistic director Jason Alexander, the production will also star High School Musical's Lucas Grabeel as the young lover Matt and Broadway vet Harry Groener as Luisa's father. The show will be presented at UCLA's Freud Playhouse ...

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Roberts, McCormack and More to Present at 2006 Tony Awards

Roberts, McCormack and More to Present at 2006 Tony Awards

Julia Roberts, Eric McCormack, Ralph Fiennes, Cynthia Nixon, Martin Short, Alfre Woodard and Anna Paquin will be among the presenters at the 2006 Tony Awards. The ceremony will take place at Radio City Music Hall on June 11.

Academy Award winner Roberts, currently starring on Broadway in Three Days of Rain, did not receive a Tony nomination for her work ...

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Eric McCormack to Headline MCC Production of LaBute's Some Girl(s)

Eric McCormack to Headline MCC Production of LaBute's Some Girl(s)

Emmy winner Eric McCormack will headline the MCC Theater production of Neil LaBute's Some Girls. He joins previously announced cast member Maura Tierney in the production, which is set to begin performances at the Lucille Lortel Theater on May 17.

McCormack is best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of Will Truman in the hit NBC series Will & Grace. After ...

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