The Best Man

Play - Revival

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

  • First Preview: March 6, 2012
  • Opening Date: April 1, 2012
  • Closing Date: September 9, 2012
  • Previews: 31
  • Performances: 185

Playwright: Gore Vidal

Synopsis

A well-born, womanizing idealist and an ambitious member of the working class compete for the office of President of the United States in Gore Vidal's satire of campaign double-dealings.

 

Opening Night Cast

James Earl Jones in The Best Man James Earl Jones Former President Arthur Hockstader
Angela Lansbury in The Best Man Angela Lansbury Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge
John Larroquette in The Best Man John Larroquette Secretary William Russell
Candice Bergen in The Best Man Candice Bergen Alice Russell
Eric McCormack in The Best Man Eric McCormack Senator Joseph Cantwell
Kerry Butler in The Best Man Kerry Butler Mabel Cantwell
Jefferson Mays in The Best Man Jefferson Mays Sheldon Marcus
Michael McKean in The Best Man Michael McKean Dick Jensen
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Opening Night Production Credits

Gore Vidal Gore Vidal Playwright
Michael Wilson Michael Wilson Director
Derek McLane Derek McLane Scenic Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
Kenneth Posner Kenneth Posner Lighting Design
John Gromada John Gromada Original Music/Sound Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2012 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Angela Lansbury Nominee
2012 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee
2012 Outstanding Sound Design of a Play John Gromada Winner

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2012 Distinguished Revival of a Play   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2012 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play James Earl Jones Winner
2012 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Angela Lansbury Nominee
2012 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2012 Actor in a Play James Earl Jones Nominee
2012 Revival of a Play   Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Sep. 9, 2012 15 $685,991
$1,094,465
$36,215 $99.43
$225.00
6899
1063
8
0
81.13% -0.14%
Sep. 2, 2012 14 $649,776
$1,094,465
$73,965 $94.02
$225.00
6911
1063
8
0
81.27% 5.39%
Aug. 26, 2012 13 $575,811
$1,094,465
$18,543 $89.23
$225.00
6453
1063
8
0
75.88% 6.01%
Aug. 19, 2012 12 $557,268
$1,094,465
- $93.78
$225.00
5942
1063
8
0
69.87% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,468,846
$4,377,860
  $94.12 26205
34016
32
0
77.04 %  
Cumulative
  $18,329,754
$29,191,600
  $98.44
$225.00
185919
229632
185
31
80.96 %  
 
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