Gore Vidal, the writer recognized as one of the foremost authors and essayists of the last several decades, passed away yesterday at 86 years old.
In addition to a sequence of novels about American history and satirical novels, Vidal wrote dozens of television plays, film scripts and even three mystery novels under a pseudonym. He has also written over a hundred essays, gathered in several volumes published between 1962 and 2001. As a playwright, Vidal's myriad of projects includes Visit to a Small Planet, The BEst Man, Romulus, Weekend and An Evening with Richard Nixon. He also stepped into acting with appearances in the films Gattaca and Bob Roberts.
Vidal is currently represented on Broadway by the star-studded revival of THE BEST MAN, which began a limited run on April 1, was twice extended, and will close on September 9. THE BEST MAN also saw a Broadway run in 2000, at which time Vidal appeared on Theater Talk - view the appearance below.