The tale of two political tales
Politics in real life imitate politics on film which imitate politics on stage
Last Friday I went to the Broadway revival of the 1960 Tony Award-nominated play “The Best Man,” written by the late Gore Vidal.
John Larroquette plays Secretary William Russell, the womanizing candidate in a sham marriage who’s the more scrupulous of the two politicians vying for the presidential nomination in this imagined 1960 convention in Philadelphia. The other, Senator Joseph Cantwell, played by the other 1980s sitcom star, John Stamos, is a young conservative, ruthless and willing to do whatever it takes to win.
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