PHOTO RECAP: A Two-Show Day at Broadway's Star-Studded Best Man With Corey Brill
09 Sep 2013
The star-studded recent revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man closed on this date in 2012. We look back at this two-show day backstage feature with Corey Brill, who played Don Blades in the production.
Brill offers a look at his process of morning wakeup, leisurely commute to the theatre, pre-show rituals, between-show activities and backstage shenanigans. In the process, the actor captures some rare and humorous candid shots of the theatre legends and screen stars who join him onstage.
First intermission! Kerry Butler's the one who got me hooked on the uke--sometimes we sit out and play together. If you're ever walking along 45th and hear beautiful music above... it's probably not us.
Photo by Corey Brill
Brill has appeared on Broadway in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Other theatre work includes the Cabaret national tour, The Glass Menagerie (Kennedy Center), Pride and Prejudice (South Coast Rep), Doubt (Seattle Rep), Opus (Old Globe) and The Bay at Nice (Hartford Stage). He is a graduate of Otterbein and UC San Diego's MFA acting program.
The 1960 play "is set at the national convention where two candidates are vying for their party's nomination during the primary season." Expect "an inside look at the dirt-digging, double-dealing, triple-crossing chicanery of presidential electioneering and what could be more fun in a presidential campaign season than these theatrical fireworks."