Gore Vidal's The Best Man is a play set behind the scenes at [a] 1960 [party national convention], and look at that banner – it had, quite literally, an all-star cast. It was a fantastic play – thoughtful, funny, and riveting.
David is correct, the revival of Vidal's play is all stars, "thoughtful, funny, and riveting," and it's therefore no surprise that its run has been nominated for a Tony for Best Play Revival and extended...twice!
The Tony-nominated revival of Gore Vidal's political drama The Best Man has been extended for a second time at Broadway’s Schoenfeld Theatre. Starring two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones, Tony winner John Larroquette, Eric McCormack and five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury, The Best Man was originally scheduled to play a limited engagement through July 8. Directed by Michael Wilson, the production will now run through September 9.