Robert Schenkkan will returns to Broadway with the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson’s legacy: The Great Society. Director Bill Rauch (All The Way) reunites with Schenkkan after directing the premiere of The Great Society at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2014 and Seattle Rep in 2015.
This striking play features a cast portraying over 50 characters, including Emmy and Olivier Award winner Brian Cox as LBJ, introducing Grantham Coleman as Martin Luther King Jr., Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as Richard J. Daley, Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham as Robert F. Kennedy, and Tony nominee Richard Thomas as Hubert Humphrey
Capturing Johnson’s passionate and aggressive attempts to build a great society for all, The Great Society follows his epic triumph in a landslide election to the agonizing decision not to run for re-election just three years later. It was an era that would define history forever: the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the destruction of Vietnam, and the creation of some of the greatest social programs America has ever known—and one man was at the center of it all: LBJ.
Watch interviews with the cast and creatives in the above video.
The Great Society begins performances at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center on September 6 with an opening night set for October 1. Tickets can be purchased here.