The incoming Broadway revival of “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man” has booked the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater for a March start, with thesps Jefferson Mays, Dakin Matthews and Donna Hanover all signed on to join the cast.
Mays, who picked up a Tony for his perf in 2003 outing “I Am My Own Wife,” will play a businessman in the play about the behind-the-scenes machinations at a national political convention. Matthews (“Henry IV”) is on board as a senator, while Hanover — the actress and TV journo known to Gothamites as Rudolph Giuliani’s ex — will play a reporter.
Actors join a starry cast that already includes James Earl Jones, Candice Bergen, John Larroquette, Eric McCormack and Angela Lansbury. Michael Wilson (“The Orphans’ Home Cycle”) helms.
“Best Man” moves into the Rialto venue soon to be vacated by short-lived tuner “Bonnie and Clyde.” Both “Bonnie,” which closes Dec. 30, and “Best Man” are produced by Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, with the duo also among the producers backing a new version of “Best Man” following their involvement an earlier Broadway staging in 2000.
Latest incarnation of the 1960 Vidal Play begins previews March 6 ahead of an April 1 opening.