THE GREAT SOCIETY will go into rehearsal in Ashland, Oregon at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on May 27, 2014, directed by Bill Rauch, and with many cast members reprising their parts from the 2012 World Premier production of ALL THE WAY. The cast will be headed by Jack Willis as LBJ. In what is a joint World Premier - Seattle Repertory Theater and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival - THE GREAT SOCIETY will open on July 27, 2014 and run through November 1, 2014.
THE GREAT SOCIETY wins Edgerton Award
October 31, 2013
THE GREAT SOCIETY has won an Edgeton Award for 2014. This award will give the sequel to ALL THE WAY additional rehearsal time in Ashland, Oregon.
ALL THE WAY Headed to Broadway in January, 2014?
October 31, 2013
As BroadwayWorld previously reported the A.R.T.'s sold-out production of ALL THE WAY, written by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Robert Schenkkan and directed by Bill Rauch, has been eying a transfer to Broadway, and it will arrive in January. For more information click here.
ACTORS CHOICE: MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN, VOL II
October 28, 2013
A speech from BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON has been added to Playscripts, Inc most recent Monologue Book. For more information click here.
SCHENKKAN AND CRANSTON DELIVER MIDDLETON LECTURE
October 28, 2013
Robert Schenkkan and multiple-Emmy Award winning actor and star of ALL THE WAY, Bryan Cranston, will deliver the Harry Middleton Lecture on November 14th, 2013 at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. For more information click here.
Columbia University website for ALL THE WAY goes online!
October 14, 2013
As winner of the 2012 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Theater Inspired by History, ALL THE WAY gets a new website created by and maintained by Columbia University. For more information click here.
"PLAY CAPTURES TUMULT OF CIVIL RIGHTS ERA" - THE ROOT
September 27, 2013
"All the Way, which closes Oct. 12, is an important contribution to a national conversation about race and democracy that is happening in America. It exemplifies why talking about race and American history is so vital to the future of democracy and movements for racial equality and economic justice.
Ultimately, in its evocative and multidimensional rendering of a key chapter in the civil rights era's heroic period, All the Way reminds us of the stakes of political transformation when millions of lives are in the balance. The production's flesh-and-blood approach to the confrontations, disputes, heartbreak and successes of the civil rights struggle offers a hopeful and much-needed corrective to the mainstream remembrances that threaten to mythologize the era and its heroes, as well as to a contemporary political dysfunction that makes us long for a past when Americans seemed capable of doing the impossible."
"Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY, with Bryan Cranston as LBJ, is an extraordinary night in the theater." For more information click here
ABC STEPHANOPOULOS VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH SCHENKKAN
September 16, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Schenkkan’s play All the Way, which opens this week at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, chronicles President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office in 1964. In an interview with “This Week,” Schenkkan explained the inspiration behind the play and the cast, featuring “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston. To see the video click here.
ALL EYES ON CRANSTON'S TURN AS LBJ - NY POST
September 14, 2013
Here’s one to watch: “All the Way,” a new play about Lyndon Johnson starring three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston, is almost sold out in Boston, where it begins performances this week at the American Repertory Theater.
New York producers who have read the script are circling the production, and if the reviews are good — and if Cranston’s schedule allows — “All the Way” could be a surprise entry in the spring frenzy on Broadway. For more information click here.