ROBERT SCHENKKAN

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT & SCREENWRITER

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ALL THE WAY garners 7 IRNE Awards!

ALL THE WAY was nominated by the Idependant Reviewers of New England for seven IRNE Nominations. They include:

BEST PLAY

Best Director - Bill Rauch

Best Lighting - Jane Cox

Best Ensemble

Best Supporting Actress - Chrystal Dickinson

Best Supporting Actor - Dakin Mathews

Best Actor - Bryan Cranston

The 18th Annual IRNE Awards will take place at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts on Monday, April 7, 2014.

 

 

 

San Jose Rep staging Pulitzer-winner Robert Schenkkan's 'The 12' in new season

On the heels of its hit with a Janis Joplin musical, San Jose Rep plans to rock your world with "The 12," the new musical from Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan, as part of its 2014-2015 season.

Schenkkan is best known for the epic "Kentucky Cycle" as well as his Lyndon B. Johnson drama "All the Way," which is about to make its Broadway debut starring Bryan Cranston. To read more click here

Bryan Cranston, from playing meth dealer to President Lyndon B. Johnson in Brodway's 'All the Way'

Star finds some similarities between "Breaking Bad's" Walter White and his new character. To read more, click here

Welcome to the (Walter) White House: Bryan Cranston Goes All the Way…

THE NEW YORK OBSERVER.

From the country’s most hard-boiled meth dealer to its 36th president. To read the article, click here.

From Ari Edelson at The Exchange, exciting news!

Dear Exchange friend,

I hope that you are doing well and staying warm in this cold, snowy new year.  

I am writing to let you know about an exciting upcoming event – America at the Turning Point: Conversations on All the Way. Back in 2010 and 2011, Robert Schenkkan was a playwright-in-residence at the Orchard Project. The product of his residency with us, the play ALL THE WAY, will be opening on Broadway in the next few weeks. Starring three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston, the play follows the first year of the LBJ administration and the passage of the Civil Rights Act. It is a wonderful, bold exploration into power and politics at a pivotal point in American history.

We could not be more excited about the production, and in concert with the producers, we are presenting a set of panels and conversations on February 23. The event is a one-of-a kind complement to this major production, examining the complex life and legacy of President Johnson, the events and echoes of the Civil Rights movement, the issues inherent in the dramatist’s adaptation of life into art, and the indelible impact the events of 1964 had on American history. Panelists include noted historian Doris Kerns Goodwin, Civil Rights activist Bob Moses, actor Bryan Cranston, playwright Robert Schenkkan, and many more.

Seating for the event is limited, and we want to give you the opportunity to get tickets before this news goes to the general public. Tickets for the event are available at http://www.exchangenyc.org/alltheway and additional information on the play and the event is attached below. We hope to see you there, and please let me know if you have any questions. 

As someone who has exhibited interest in our work, and thus this play in its earliest form, we hope you will join us.

All best wishes and many thanks,

Ari

PRESIDENTIAL CHEMISTRY - NY TIMES

"With his rich baritone hinting of the American West and craggy handsome looks, Bryan Cranston seems custom built to play outsize heartland characters." To read more click here.

SCHENKKAN WINS INNAUGURAL DOTY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD

On January 30, 2014, Robert Schenkkan was awarded the first annual E. WILLIAM DOTY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD from the Fine Arts Department of the University of Texas at Austin. The presentation was made by Fine Arts Dean, Douglas Dempster, and Dance and Drama Department Chairman, Brant Pope in recognition of Schenkkan's distinguished professional career and his many contributions to the University. " Despite his busy career on both the East and the West Coasts, Robert has returned to his alma mater continuously over the years to generously share his time, expertise and resources with students and faculty."

Bryan Cranston and the Cast of Broadway's ALL THE WAY meet the Press.

The cast members of Broadway's All the Way met the press on Wednesday, January 22, at their rehearsal studio. For more information click here.

NEIL SIMON BOX OFFICE OPENS ON MLK BDAY!

The producers of All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle), havea announced that The Neil Simon Theatre Box Office (250 West 52nd Street) will open on Monday, January 20th (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) at 10:00 a.m. and will offer a special advance student price for one day only. For more information click here.

ALL THE WAY wins BROADWAYWORLD Boston Award!

BROADWAYWORLD just announced the winners of the Boston Best New PLay and Best Actor award for the 2013 season. For more information click here.

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