Are the Iowa presidential caucuses really less than a year away? How time flies. But an election year looms, as does the return of “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man,” the deliciously tart (when done well) play about politics, campaigns and the presidency. Jeffrey Richards and his fellow producers announced on Tuesday that they would revive that 1960 play in the spring of 2012 with hopes of catching election fever.
The 1964 film version starred Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Edie Adams. Gore Vidal's The Best Man came to Broadway in 2000, too, with a cast including Charles Durning, Spalding Gray, Chris Noth, Christine Ebersole, Michael Learned and others--including Walter Cronkite as the voice of the News Commentator.