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

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Mark Blum to Permanently Replace Michael McKean in The Best Man

Mark Blum to Permanently Replace Michael McKean in The Best Man

Broadway vet Mark Blum will assume the role of Dick Jensen in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man beginning June 5. Blum succeeds original star Michael McKean, who, as previously reported, was struck by a car on the Upper West Side in Manhattan on May 22. McKean suffered a broken leg but is reportedly in stable condition ...

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Tony Nominee James Earl Jones on Four Decades of Great Performances, from Othello to The Best Man

Tony Nominee James Earl Jones on Four Decades of Great Performances, from Othello to The Best Man

What could be better than hearing the great James Earl Jones ruminate on six of his favorite roles? At age 81, Jones just picked up his fourth Tony nomination for his sly performance as former U.S. President Arthur Hockstader in The Best Man. It’s not easy to edit the reflections of a titanic talent like Mr. Jones, so enjoy ...

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James Lecesne Replaces Injured Michael McKean in The Best Man

James Lecesne Replaces Injured Michael McKean in The Best Man

James Lecesne will step into the role of Dick Jensen in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man beginning May 23 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Lecesne will replace Broadway vet Michael McKean, who, as previously reported, was struck by a car on Manhattan's Upper West Side on May 22. McKean is in stable condition, but suffered a broken leg. Fred Parker ...

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The Best Man's Michael McKean Struck by Car

The Best Man's Michael McKean Struck by Car

Michael McKean, who is currently starring on Broadway in Gore Vidal's The Best Man, was struck by a car on May 22 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, according to The New York Daily News. The actor suffered a broken leg and is reportedly in stable condition.

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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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Spotlight On: The Best Man

Spotlight On: The Best Man

Gore Vidal's classic play about politics makes a very funny return to Broadway with an all-star cast.

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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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Brotherly Love! Daniel Radcliffe Visits His Former Boss John Larroquette at The Best Man

Brotherly Love! Daniel Radcliffe Visits His Former Boss John Larroquette at The Best Man
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Daniel Radcliffe is gearing up to star as poet Allen Ginsberg in the forthcoming film Kill Your Darlings, but on April 27, he took a break from movie stardom for a Broadway reunion with his former How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying boss, Tony winner John Larroquette. After departing How to Succeed, Larroquette moved half a block west ...

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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Weekend Poll Top Three: Sondheim and His Tony-Winning Ladies Are Among Fans' Favorite Octogenarians

Weekend Poll Top Three: Sondheim and His Tony-Winning Ladies Are Among Fans' Favorite Octogenarians

With Anything Goes star Joel Grey recently celebrating his 80th birthday, the acclaimed actor joins a prestigious group of Broadway octogenarians still enjoying an exciting career on the Great White Way. Broadway.com asked readers which 80+ Broadway legend is their favorite. The results are in, and three of Broadway’s most recognized and acclaimed Broadway icons were among readers’ picks. Take ...

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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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Kerry Butler Spills The Beans on Her Best Man Co-Stars, Tough Brooklyn Upbringing & Intoxicating Hairspray Experience

Kerry Butler Spills The Beans on Her Best Man Co-Stars, Tough Brooklyn Upbringing & Intoxicating Hairspray Experience

Kerry Butler has an enviable list of Broadway musical credits, with shows like Hairspray, Xanadu, Little Shop of Horrors and Catch Me If You Can on her resume. Now she’s making her mark in a Broadway play as part of the impossibly starry ensemble cast of The Best Man. Butler, who plays politician’s wife Mabel Cantwell, is sharing a stage ...

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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 ...

The Best Man's Donna Hanover on Asking Presidential Candidates the Tough Questions, Onstage and Off

The Best Man's Donna Hanover on Asking Presidential Candidates the Tough Questions, Onstage and Off

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Art imitates life for television journalist Donna Hanover, who is making her Broadway debut as seasoned reporter Barbara Brinkley in The Best Man, Gore Vidal’s 1960 political drama. Hanover, who served as the First Lady of New York City from 1994 to 2002 as the former wife of Mayor Rudolph Guiliani, has anchored TV programs on WPIX-TV ...

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Watch The Best Man’s Candice Bergen Play Beer Pong with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night

Watch The Best Man’s Candice Bergen Play Beer Pong with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night

Candice Bergen took a moment off from her seriously busy schedule, performing eight times a week as Alice Russell in The Best Man, to let loose on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. On March 22, the five-time Emmy Award winner chatted with Fallon about “having the best time” working with James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Eric McCormack, Kerry Butler and ...

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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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See The Best Man Star Angela Lansbury Waiting in the Wings For Her Vanity Fair Close-Up

See The Best Man Star Angela Lansbury Waiting in the Wings For Her Vanity Fair Close-Up

Five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury is back home on Broadway starring as lobbying busybody Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. Photographer Annie Leibovitz captured Lansbury in her element, perched in the wings of Broadway’s majestic Schoenfeld Theatre, for the April issue of Vanity Fair. This is the Broadway legend’s first show at the Schoenfeld, but her ...

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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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Eric McCormack Heads to The View

Eric McCormack Heads to The View
Date
Mar 16, 2012
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Eric McCormack, currently starring on Broadway in The Best Man, chats about the show and more on The View.

McCormack is best known for his eight seasons as Will Truman on NBC’s Will & Grace, for which he earned a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy Award. He has been seen on Broadway as Harold Hill in The Music ...

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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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