The Best Man
Theatre: Virginia
Status: Closed
(September 05, 2000 - December 31, 2000 )
  • Preview: September 5, 2000
  • Open: September 17, 2000
  • Close: December 31, 2000
Play - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs 30mins

The 1960 play by Gore Vidal about power, ambition, political secrets, ruthlessness and the race for the presidency.

For The Record:

The original B’way production of “The Best Man” opened on Mar 31, 1960 at the Morosco.  Joseph Anthony directed a cast which included Melvyn Douglas, Lee Tracy, Leora Dana, Ruth McDevitt & Frank Lovejoy.

Total Gross: $5,998,667
Average Weekly Gross: $352,863
Total Gross Potential: 56%
Total Attendance: 112,255
Average Weekly Attendance: 66%

Staff & Creative Team

General Manager:

Albert Poland

Company Manager:

Rick Shulman

Casting Director:

Stuart Howard Associates

Advertising Representative:

Serino Coyne

Production Stage Manager:

Jane Grey

Cast

Arthur Hockstader 09/05/2000 - 12/31/2000
William Russell 09/05/2000 - 12/31/2000
Alice Russell 09/05/2000 - 12/31/2000
Joseph Cantwell 09/05/2000 - 12/31/2000
Mabel Cantwell 09/05/2000 - 12/31/2000
Sheldon Marcus 09/05/2000 - 12/31/2000
Dick Jensen 09/05/2000 - 12/31/2000
Mrs. Gamadge 09/05/2000 - 12/31/2000
Don Blades 09/05/2000 - 12/31/2000
Clyde Carlin 09/05/2000 - 12/31/2000
News Commentator (Voice) 09/05/2000 - 12/31/2000
Delegate/Third Reporter 09/05/2000 - 12/31/2000
Fourth Reporter/Delegate 09/05/2000 - 12/31/2000