Good news for Hartford Stage board members and friends of the theater here who invested in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man,” staged by former artistic director Michael Wilson.
Producers of the revival of the 1960 political play that stars James Earl Jones -- who was nominated for a Tony Award as best actor, John Larroquette and Jefferson Mays and now also features Cybil Shepherd, John Stamos, Mark Blum, Kristin Davis and Elizabeth Ashley) announced the show has recouped its $3.25 million capitalization.
The Tony Award-nominated production about dirty dealings at a presidential convention has been extended twice and will end its run Sept. 9 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, following the Republican and Democratic Conventions for the 2012 race.
Performance began March 6 and when it closes will have played more than 200 performances. Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack, Michael McKean and Kerry Butler also starred in the show when the show opened April 1.
Vidal died earlier this month.
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