Golden Globe Award winner Cybill Shepherd, who made her Broadway debut when she took on the role of Alice Russell in the 2012 Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN, has left the show due to her mother being ill.
Cybill Shepherd released the following statement regarding her early departure from Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN:
"My time on Broadway in "The Best Man" has been a once in a lifetime experience that I am devastated to have to cut short. Also once in a lifetime, is my opportunity to be with my mother at this time in her life. I am sad to leave the production, but grateful to be my mother's daughter a little while longer."
Cybill Sheperd's understudy Angelica Page will step into the role for the remainder of the show's performances through Sunday, September 9, 2012, when the limited engagement will conclude.
Angelica Page comes from royal theatre linage, being the daughter of Geraldine Page and Rip Torn. Her theatre credits include Anna Christie (Broadway), Side Man (Broadway and West End), the National tour of August: Osage County, and the Off-Broadway productions of Edge and The Vagina Monologues. She also appeared regionally in Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She has numerous film and television credits, including Nobody's Fool, Lucky Days and The Sixth Sense. Following Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Angelica will be appearing at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre in an original one woman show she wrote about her late mother titled Turning Page.
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