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Gerald Schoenfeld Theater

236 W. 45th Street

2 Hours 30 Minutes Including Intermission

April 1, 2012 (Closing June 1, 2012)

Broadway Play (Drama)

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Gore Vidal's 1960 Politcial Drama Returns To Broadway!

The Best Man tickets are available for the revival of American playwright Gore Vidal's play. The original work premiered on Broadway in 1960 and now returns to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. A fitting production for the time, a political melodrama steeped in truth and humor. The Best Man is currently in previews with an official opening-night debut scheduled for April 1, 2012. The production features and all-star cast, including James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, and Candice Bergen. For those who enjoy the political drama the election year timing makes this a must see.

The Best Man tickets first went on sale at the Morosco Theatre on March 31, 1960. The debut Broadway production had a solid commercial run lasting 520 performances. The show included a cast of Melvyn Douglas as William Russell and Frank Lovejoy playing Joseph Cantwell. Ronald Reagan had actually auditioned for the lead role and was turned down by Vidal. The original production was nominated for six Tony Awards, including "Best Play." The first Broadway revival was staged at the Virginia Theatre with an opening night in September 2000. The revival lasted for 120 performances under the direction of Ethan McSweeny. The 2012 revival marks the second Broadway revival of Vidal's political work. Vidal also adapted his work into a screenplay for the 1964 film of the same name.

The plot of "The Best Man,' centers around the 1960 political convention in Philadelphia. The story is about five candidates but two front-runners, William Russell as an ethical liberal Presidential candidate running against the unscrupulous and bigoted Joseph Cantwell. Whomever gets the nod will likely go on to be President of the United States. All candidates on board have plenty of dirt on each other and are ready and willing to expose it in order to keep their dreams alive. The story is well put together and full of realism and natural humor, which provide great excitement throughout.

The 2012 Broadway revival of The Best Man is directed by Michael Wilson. Besides the already mentioned outstanding cast members, the production also includes John Larroquette, Michael McKean, Eric McCormack and Kerry Butler. The amazing cast which all have their fair share of awards and nominations, promises to deliver and an all-star theatrical event this election year. Whether you enjoy politics and drama or are just looking for a great Broadway theater experience The Best Man tickets deliver. Performances are scheduled at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre for previews on March 6, 2012 with an official opening night on April 1, 2012. The production is scheduled for a limited run, closing curtain on June 1, 2012. Make sure not to miss this delightful political drama full of humor and engaged with an excellent cast.

Tickets Information

The Best Man tickets are selling at the box office for between $66.50 and $131.50. Premium seating and sold out show times are costing between $89.00 and $263.00. You can view our great selection of The Best Man tickets online by clicking the link.

Show Times

Wed & Sat 2pm
Sun 3pm

Tue through Sat 8pm


Take the A, C, E trains to 42nd Street; 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, N, Q, R, S trains to Times Square at 42nd Street.


Candice Bergen
Kerry Butler
James Earl Jones
Angela Lansbury
John Larroquette
Jefferson Mays
Eric McCormack
Michael McKean
Curtis Billings
Corey Brill
Tony Carlin
Donna Hanover
Sherman Howard
Olja Hrustic
Bill Kux
James Lecesne
Dakin Matthews
Angelica Page
Fred Parker, Jr.
Amy Tribbey


Written by - Gore Vidal
Director - Michael Wilson
Scenic Design - Derek McLane
Costume Design - Ann Roth
Lighting Design -Kenneth Posner

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