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James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury star in Gore Vidal's political drama.

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Meet the Candidates! Get a Backstage Tour of The Best Man, Hosted by Donna Hanover

Meet the Candidates! Get a Backstage Tour of The Best Man, Hosted by Donna Hanover

Onstage (and offstage) reporter extraordinaire Donna Hanover takes Broadway.com behind the scenes at The Best Man. Get a backstage peek at James Earl Jones, John Stamos, Kristin Davis (and their clean underwear!) at the Schoenfeld Theatre.

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Angelica Page Replaces Cybill Shepherd for Remainder of The Best Man Run

Angelica Page Replaces Cybill Shepherd for Remainder of The Best Man Run

Angelica Page, who currently plays Catherine in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, will assume the role of Alice Russell in the classic political drama. Page succeeds Cybill Shepherd, who began performances July 10 in the classic political drama. Shepherd withdrew from the production due to the illness of her mother. Page will perform the role through ...

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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’s Kristin Davis on the Naked Cowboy, a Sex and the City Musical & Tweeting With John Stamos

The Best Man’s Kristin Davis on the Naked Cowboy, a Sex and the City Musical & Tweeting With John Stamos

Kristin Davis got her start as conniving villain Brooke Armstrong on Melrose Place, but she’s better known for showing her sweet side as Charlotte York Goldenblatt on Sex and the City. After playing Charlotte in both the TV and film incarnations of the influential comedy, Davis adopted a baby (Gemma), as well as an elephant orphan (Chaimu) whom she personally ...

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The Best Man Signs Off

The Best Man Signs Off
Date
Sep 9, 2012
Where
Schoenfeld Theatre
Show
The Best Man | Buy Tickets

Gore Vidal's The Best Man plays its final performance at Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre.

Set at the national convention, The Best Man is the story of two political candidates who are both fighting for their party’s nomination for president. Both candidates struggle with the decision to smear their respective opponent’s reputation or take the high road in order to win ...

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The Best Man’s John Stamos on Full House Reunions, Disney Dream Roles & Kissing His Co-Stars

The Best Man’s John Stamos on Full House Reunions, Disney Dream Roles & Kissing His Co-Stars

John Stamos, who plays Senator Joseph Cantwell in The Best Man, describes James Earl Jones’ soft lips, reveals his boyhood dream of becoming a dentist and casts James Franco in a Full House reunion as he answers readers’ questions.

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Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Gore Vidal, Late Writer of The Best Man

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Gore Vidal, Late Writer of The Best Man

Broadway theaters will dim their lights for one minute at 8PM on August 3 in the memory of celebrated writer Gore Vidal, who passed away at his home in Los Angeles on July 31. He was 86.

Vidal’s play The Best Man is currently being revived at Broadway’s Schoenfeld Theatre. His plays A Visit to a Small Planet, Weekend and ...

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The Best Man's Elizabeth Ashley on Seducing Audiences in Barefoot in the Park, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof & More

The Best Man's Elizabeth Ashley on Seducing Audiences in Barefoot in the Park, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof & More

Elizabeth Ashley is endlessly entertaining in conversation, but don’t let her self-deprecating chitchat fool you: After more than 50 years in the theater, this lady knows plenty about what works on stage and can explain exactly why her talent is suited to the plays of Tennessee Williams and, more recently, Horton Foote. Ashley has just returned to Broadway as Mrs ...

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Gore Vidal, Celebrated Novelist, Essayist and Author of The Best Man, Dies at 86

Gore Vidal, Celebrated Novelist, Essayist and Author of The Best Man, Dies at 86

Gore Vidal, the acclaimed novelist, essayist and author of the Tony-nominated play The Best Man, died on July 31 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia. He was 86.

Vidal’s prolific writing career spanned more than 60 years and included the novels The City and the Pillar, Julian, Myra Breckinridge, Burr, Kalki, 1876, Lincoln, Empire, Hollywood and ...

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Which Sex and the City Co-Star Told The Best Man's Kristin Davis to 'Run, Run, Run' to Broadway?

Which Sex and the City Co-Star Told The Best Man's Kristin Davis to 'Run, Run, Run' to Broadway?

Kristin Davis is currently starring as bubbly senatorial wife Mabel Cantwell in The Best Man, making her the final member of Sex and the City’s fab four to debut on the Great White Way. Before deciding to join John Stamos on Broadway, the actress sought the advice of a very dear friend—Tony winner Cynthia Nixon. 

“I always run ...

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Cybill Shepherd on Fighting with Bruce Willis & Wearing Heels in The Best Man

Cybill Shepherd on Fighting with Bruce Willis & Wearing Heels in The Best Man

From a reign as Miss Teenage Memphis to starring roles on a variety of hit TV shows, Cybill Shepherd’s 40-year career has included a host of twists, turns and transformations. After being discovered by director (and later boyfriend) Peter Bogdanovich in Glamour magazine, Shepherd scored the breakout role of Jacy in his 1971 film The Last Picture Show. The ...

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Get a Presidential First Look at John Stamos, Kristin Davis, Cybill Shepherd & Elizabeth Ashley in The Best Man

Get a Presidential First Look at John Stamos, Kristin Davis, Cybill Shepherd & Elizabeth Ashley in The Best Man
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Broadway is welcoming four headliners to Gore Vidal's The Best Man, and we’ve got your first look at production photos of the new stars. In this onstage race for the presidency, John Stamos stars as Senator Joseph Cantwell, Kristin Davis plays his wife Mabel Cantwell, Cybill Shepherd stars as Alice Russell, and Elizabeth Ashley plays Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge. Directed by ...

He's The Best Man For the Job! Stage and Screen Star John Stamos Is Taking Your Questions

He's The Best Man For the Job! Stage and Screen Star John Stamos Is Taking Your Questions

Is there anything John Stamos can’t do? After reaching teen heartthrob status on General Hospital, helping raise three adorable nieces on Full House, drumming with the Beach Boys and sporting a luxurious head of ‘80s hair, Stamos headed to Broadway, starring in Cabaret, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Nine and Bye Bye Birdie. Now, Stamos is taking ...

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The Best Man's Kristin Davis, John Stamos and Cybill Shepherd Talk Sex and the City, General Hospital & More on GMA

The Best Man's Kristin Davis, John Stamos and Cybill Shepherd Talk Sex and the City, General Hospital & More on GMA

The political debate is on for John Stamos, Kristin Davis and Cybill Shepherd, the brand new Broadway stars of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. On July 17, the stage and screen faves joined anchor Robin Roberts on the couch at Good Morning America to discuss their roles in the classic political drama. In The Best Man, Stamos stars as presidential ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Rank Fave Roles of Best Man Star John Stamos

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Rank Fave Roles of Best Man Star John Stamos

John Stamos is winning over audiences as presidential candidate Senator Joseph Cantwell in the Broadway revival of The Best Man. To celebrate his return to the Great White Way, Broadway.com asked readers which of Stamos’ prior roles is their favorite. Choosing from an array of Broadway and TV performances, fans narrowed down the actor’s repertoire to three choices. Check ...

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Weekend Poll: What is Your Favorite John Stamos Role?

Weekend Poll: What is Your Favorite John Stamos Role?

The Tony-nominated revival of The Best Man just elected a dashing new leading man, two-time Emmy nominee John Stamos. The handsome actor is returning to Broadway as determined presidential candidate Senator Joseph Cantwell in the hit revival. Though this is his first play, Stamos is no stranger to the Broadway stage, having starred in revivals of Bye Bye Birdie, Nine ...

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Skulls, ‘Votive Heads’ & Honey Keep Jefferson Mays Entertained Backstage at The Best Man

Skulls, ‘Votive Heads’ & Honey Keep Jefferson Mays Entertained Backstage at The Best Man

When The Best Man'Jefferson Mays hangs out in his dressing room, he surrounds himself with honey, a scalp massager, a photo of his wife and…skulls? Broadway.com headed to the Schoenfeld Theatre to see the Tony winner's sacred space.

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Hot Shot! John Stamos Snaps a Sexy Self-Portrait Backstage at The Best Man

Hot Shot! John Stamos Snaps a Sexy Self-Portrait Backstage at The Best Man

John Stamos debuted as Senator Joseph Cantwell in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man on July 10, but even on his busy night, the stage and screen star didn't forget his fans. Before the show, the Full House and Broadway alum took time to post a few backstage photos on his Twitter feed, including this presidential Hot Shot. Stamos, who succeeds ...

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Cybill Shepherd Visits The View

Cybill Shepherd Visits The View
Date
Aug 1, 2012
Show
The Best Man | Buy Tickets

Cybill Shepherd, currently starring on Broadway in The Best Man, chats with the ladies of The View.

Shepherd is making her Broadway debut in The Best Man. Her film and TV credits include The Client List, Taxi Driver, The Heartbreak Kid, Hot in Cleveland and Psych.

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John Stamos, Cybill Shepherd & Kristin Davis Begin Run in The Best Man

John Stamos, Cybill Shepherd & Kristin Davis Begin Run in The Best Man

Stage and screen favorites John Stamos, Cybill Shepherd and Kristin Davis join the cast of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man on July 10. Stamos succeeds Eric McCormack as Senator Joseph Cantwell, Shepherd replaces Candice Bergen as Alice Russell and Davis succeeds Kerry Butler as Mabel Cantwell. The Best Man will play a limited engagement through September 9 at the Schoenfeld ...

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John Stamos Heads to Live With Kelly!

John Stamos Heads to Live With Kelly!
Date
Jul 20, 2012
Show
The Best Man | Buy Tickets

John Stamos, currently starring on Broadway in The Best Man, chats with Kelly Ripa on Live With Kelly!

Stamos has appeared on Broadway inBye Bye Birdie, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Cabaret and Nine. His film and TV appearances include Full House, ER and the ABC television adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun.

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Kristin Davis Chats with Kelly

Kristin Davis Chats with Kelly
Date
Jul 16, 2012
Show
The Best Man | Buy Tickets

Kristin Davis, currently starring in the Broadway revival of The Best Man, chats with Kelly Ripa on Live!

Davis is best known for her portrayal of Charlotte on TV’s Sex and the City  and is making her Broadway debut in The Best Man.

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The Best Man Welcomes New Cast

The Best Man Welcomes New Cast
Date
Jul 10, 2012
Show
The Best Man | Buy Tickets

John Stamos, Cybill Shepherd and Kristin Davis begins performances in Gore Vidal's The Best Man. They replace Eric McCormack, Candice Bergen and Kerry Butler, respectively.

Shepherd will make her Broadway debut in The Best Man. Her film and TV credits include The Client List, Taxi Driver, The Heartbreak Kid, Hot in Cleveland and Psych. Stamos has ...

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John Stamos Set to Star in Indie Comedy My Man Is a Loser

John Stamos Set to Star in Indie Comedy My Man Is a Loser

Upcoming The Best Man star John Stamos will appear in the forthcoming independent film My Man is a Loser, according to Deadline.com. Written and directed by David Young, the comedy also stars Michael Rapaport (Hitch) and Bryan Callen (The Hangover). No release date has been announced, but My Man is a Loser will begin filming in New York City ...

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Cybill Shepherd, Kristin Davis, John Stamos & Elizabeth Ashley Set For The Best Man

Cybill Shepherd, Kristin Davis, John Stamos & Elizabeth Ashley Set For The Best Man

Cybill Shepherd, Kristin Davis, John Stamos and Elizabeth Ashley have been tapped to star in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. Shepherd, Davis and Stamos will join the production July 10, while Ashley begins performances July 24. Shepherd will succeed Candice Bergen as Alice Russell, Davis will replace Kerry Butler as Mabel Cantwell and Stamos will succeed ...

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