NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway producers scrambled Wednesday to fill Michael McKean's part in a revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" as the actor recovers from a broken leg after being struck by a car.
Producer Jeffrey Richards said that McKean's role will be played by James Lecesne from now on after Tuesday night's accident.
McKean, 64, who portrayed the lead singer in the movie "This is Spinal Tap," was struck at West 86th Street and Broadway in Manhattan just before 3 p.m. Tuesday. Richards said McKean was in stable condition.
"I understand from his team that he has never missed a performance in his career," Richards said in a release. "So this is the kind of first we are reluctant to announce."
Set in Philadelphia during a fictional 1960 national convention, "Gore Vidal's The Best Man" pits two candidates vying for their unnamed party's presidential nomination — the East Coast intellectual Bill Russell, a former U.S. secretary of state, and the venal Tennessee Sen. Joe Cantwell. McKean had been playing Russell's campaign director.
Lecesne, who is making his Broadway debut in the show, had been playing the much smaller role of a reporter from The Washington Post.
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