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Gore Vidal's The Best Man   

 
Virginia Theatre, (9/17/2000 - 12/31/2000)
First Preview: Sep 05, 2000 Total Previews: 15
Opening Date: Sep 17, 2000    
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2000 Total Performances: 121

Category: Play, Revival, Broadway
Setting: July, 1960. The Presidential Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Michael B. Rothfeld, Raymond J. Greenwald, Jerry Frankel and Darren Bagert; Associate Producer: Francis Finlay, Norma Langworthy and Louise Levathes
Written by Gore Vidal; Incidental music by David Van Tieghem
Directed by Ethan McSweeny
Scenic Design by John Arnone; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by David Van Tieghem; Hair and Wig Design by Bobby H. Grayson; Associate Scenic Design: Jesse Poleshuck; Associate Costume Design: Wallace G. Lane, Jr.; Associate Lighting Design: Chad McArver; Assistant Lighting Design: Burke J. Wilmore; Associate Sound Design: Jill DuBoff
General Manager: Albert Poland; Company Manager: Rick Shulman
Technical Supervisor: Neil A. Mazzella; Production Stage Manager: Jane Grey; Stage Manager: Matthew Farrell
Marketing: The Nancy Richards Group; Casting: Stuart Howard, Amy Schecter and Howard Meltzer; Dialect Coach: Kate Wilson; Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Peter Cunningham
Cast
Elizabeth AshleyMrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge
Chairman of the Women's Division
Charles DurningEx-President Arthur Hockstader
Christine EbersoleMabel Cantwell
wife of Joseph Cantwell
Spalding GraySecretary William Russell
Michael LearnedAlice Russell
wife of William Russell
Chris NothSenator Joseph Cantwell
Mark BlumDick Jensen
William Russell's campaign manager
Ed DixonSenator Clyde Carlin
Jonathan HadarySheldon Marcus
Jordan LageDon Blades
Joseph Cantwell's campaign manager
Michael RudkoDr. Artinian
a psychiatrist
Additional Reporter / Hotel Staff
Joseph CostaDelegate
Second Reporter
Walter CronkiteNews Commentator (Voice)
Recorded voice only
Joseph CullitonDelegate
First Reporter
Kate HamptonCatherine
a campaign aide
Additional Reporter / Hotel Staff
Patricia HodgesDelegate
Third Reporter
Lee Mark NelsonDelegate
Fifth Reporter
C. J. WilsonDelegate
Fourth Reporter
Standby: Joseph Costa (Dick Jensen, Dr. Artinian, Senator Clyde Carlin), Joseph Culliton (Dr. Artinian, Secretary William Russell), Ed Dixon (Ex-President Arthur Hockstader), Carol Halstead (Campaign Aide, Fifth Reporter, First Reporter, Fourth Reporter, Second Reporter, Third Reporter), Kate Hampton (Mabel Cantwell), Patricia Hodges (Alice Russell, Mabel Cantwell, Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge), Lee Mark Nelson (Dick Jensen, Don Blades), Michael Rudko (Sheldon Marcus) and C. J. Wilson (Don Blades, Senator Joseph Cantwell)
Tony Award®
 2001 Best Revival of a Play [nominee] 
 Produced by Jeffrey Richards , Michael B. Rothfeld , Raymond J. Greenwald , Jerry Frankel and Darren Bagert
Drama Desk Award
winner 2001 Outstanding Revival of a Play [winner] 
 Produced by Jeffrey Richards , Michael B. Rothfeld , Raymond J. Greenwald , Jerry Frankel and Darren Bagert
Theatre World
winner 2001 Award [recipient] 
  Chris Noth