Gore Vidal's Life and Work Is Celebrated at Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre Aug. 23
23 Aug 2012
A public celebration is held on Broadway Aug. 23 to honor the literary and theatrical career of the late Gore Vidal, who died July 31 at age 86. The event is held from noon to 1 PM at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, current home of the Tony-nominated revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man.
Friends and admirers from film, television and theatre will present selections of Vidal's famous works, as well as share personal remembrances and stories.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.