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Schoenfeld Theatre

A play about power, ambition, political secrets, ruthlessness and the race for the presidency, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man is set at the national convention where two candidates are vying for their party’s nomination during the primary season. It’s an inside look at the dirt-digging, double-dealing, triple-crossing chicanery of presidential electioneering...and what could be more fun in a Presidential campaign season than these theatrical fireworks.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Sep. 9, 2012.

Schoenfeld Theatre

236 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

Previews Mar 6, 2012
Opening Apr 1, 2012
Closing Sep 9, 2012


What Is the Story of The Best Man?
Set in 1960 at the National Convention in Philadelphia, The Best Man is the story of two presidential candidates hoping to earn their party’s nomination: Secretary William Russell (John Larroquette) and Senator Joseph Cantwell (Eric McCormack). When Cantwell threatens to smear Russell’s reputation with a rumor about his mental health, Russell faces a tough decision. Will he unleash an equally devastating smear on Cantwell to win the presidential ticket, or keep his moral integrity intact even if it means losing the race?

Critics' Reviews

"John Larroquette brings a mix of gravitas and ruefulness to Russell, whose only apparent shortcoming is trouble remaining faithful to his wife."

Review by Elysa Gardner from USA Today

"Director Michael Wilson’s cast is like the U.S. flag — stars of every stripe from film, TV and stage."

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News

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