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The Best Man Tickets

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

236 West 45th Street

(Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)

New York NY 10036

The Best Man Summary

Gore Vidal's The Best Man (2012 Tony Award nominee, Best Play Revival) is now on Broadway in an all-star theatrical event with two time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones, Tony and Emmy Award winner John Larroquette, Emmy Award nominee John Stamos, Emmy Award nominee Kristin Davis, Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, Obie Award winner Mark Blum and Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley.

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.

The award winning creative team behind the scenes includes director Michael Wilson (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for Horton Foote’s Orphans), Tony Award winner designers Derek McLane (set) and Ken Posner (lighting) and this year’s Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, the legendary Ann Roth (costume design).

“A red, white and blue nust-see hit” - Fox TV News

“A crackling revival!” —The New York Times

“A star bedazzled revival that glistens with wit!”New York Magazine

“The best fun you’ll have in a theater this season!” —WOR Radio

The Best Man Cast Members:

James Earl Jones, John Larroquette, Elizabeth Ashley, Kristin Davis, , Jefferson Mays, Mark Blum, Angelica Page, John Stamos, with 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

The Best Man Creative Team

Author: Gore Vidal
Director: Michael Wilson
Producer: Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Darren Bagert (Infinity Stages)
Press Agent: Jeffrey Richards Associates

The Best Man Award Winners/Nominees

Nominated for 2 2012 Tony Awards
  • Best Revival of a Play
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - James Earl Jones

Nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Angela Lansbury
  • Outstanding Design in a Play - John Gromada

Nominated for 3 Outer Critics Circle Awards
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - James Earl Jones - Winner!
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Angela Lansbury

The Best Man Related Links

The Best Man In the News

A Theatrical Patriarch, Onstage and Off

A visit with James Earl Jones, who has garnered his latest Tony nomination at 81 for Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.

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The Best Man Tickets

Running Time:

2 hours and 40 minutes, including 2 intermissions

Audience :

Appropriate 12 +
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
March 6, 2012 April 1, 2012

Box Office Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm (When there is a 1pm matinee, opens at 11am; when there is a late performance, open until curtain.)

Beginning October 3:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed

No future sales 30 minutes before start of performance.

When there is a late performance, open until curtain.

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Venue Policies
No weapons permitted on the premises. The use of cameras, cell phones, and other recording devices inside the theatre is strictly prohibited by law.

Coat Room

Yes - no strollers or furs.