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John Stamos, Cybill Shepherd, Kristin Davis join Broadway's 'Best Man'

Broadway is about to get a little more of Uncle Jesse, Maddie, and Charlotte when John Stamos, Cybill Shepherd, and Kristin Davis join the cast of the twice-extended revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.

The newcomers to the show will step into the roles currently played by Eric McCormack, Candice Bergen and Kerry Butler, respectively, when the trio departs on July 8. Elizabeth Ashley will also step into the play, replacing Angela Lansbury beginning on July 24.

Although The Best Man failed to take home a trophy at this year’s Tony Awards, the politically-charged play–about two mudslinging presidential candidates vying for endorsements at their party’s national convention–has seen steady grosses and an average 85-percent house capacity since its opening in April. The production has extended its limited engagement twice already, but is scheduled to end its run on September 9.

Current stars John Larroquette, James Earl Jones, and Jefferson Mays are set to remain with the production until it closes.

Read more:
Review: Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
Inside the Tony Award Nominees: Best Revival of a Play
Tony Awards 2012: 10 Moments We Loved

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