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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. Philadelphia.


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 Ashley
Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge
Chairman of the Women's Division
Charles Durning
Ex-President Arthur Hockstader
Christine Ebersole
Mabel Cantwell
wife of Joseph Cantwell
Spalding Gray
Secretary William Russell
Michael Learned
Alice Russell
wife of William Russell
Chris Noth
Senator Joseph Cantwell
Mark Blum
Dick Jensen
William Russell's campaign manager
Ed Dixon
Senator Clyde Carlin
Jonathan Hadary
Sheldon Marcus
Jordan Lage
Don Blades
Joseph Cantwell's campaign manager
Michael Rudko
Dr. Artinian
a psychiatrist
Additional Reporter / Hotel Staff
Joseph Costa
Delegate
Second Reporter
Walter Cronkite
News Commentator (Voice)
Recorded voice only
Joseph Culliton
Delegate
First Reporter
Kate Hampton
Catherine
a campaign aide
Additional Reporter / Hotel Staff
Patricia Hodges
Delegate
Third Reporter
Lee Mark Nelson
Delegate
Fifth Reporter
C. J. Wilson
Delegate
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