ROBERT SCHENKKAN

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT & SCREENWRITER

David Goodman Visits Bryan Cranston at Broadway's ALL THE WAY

David Goodman, brother of civil rights activist Andrew Goodman, recently took in Broadway's All the Way with Bryan Cranston, and stopped backstage to chat with the actor, and playwright Robert Schenkkan. In 1964, the killing of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner in Philadelphia, Mississippi, made headlines - making them some of the most important activitists in the Civil Rights Movement. To read more click here

San Jose Rep Season Will Include World Premiere of Robert Schenkkan and Neil Berg's THE 12

The world premiere of THE 12, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan — whose All the Way will open on Broadway March 6 — and award-winning composer Neil Berg, is among San Jose Repertory Theatre's 2014-15 season. To read more click here.

Broadway Box Office: Bryan Cranston Goes ‘All the Way’ to the Top 10

Bryan Cranston showed some presidential power at the Broadway box office last week, as his toplining stint in LBJ historical drama “All the Way” posted sales strong enough to land the title in the top 10 in the play’s first week on the boards. To read more click here.

Bryan Cranston to Appear at ALL THE WAY Event 'AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT', 2/23

The producers of All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, in association with The Exchange, announced today additional participants and a student ticketing policy  for AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT: CONVERSATIONS ON All the Way.To read more click here.

AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT: CONVERSATIONS ON ALL THE WAY

AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT: CONVERSATIONS ON ALL THE WAY 

Featuring panels with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bryan Cranston, 
Bob Moses, Robert Schenkkan, and many more

February 23, 2014 
12PM – 7:30PM 
New World Stages 
340 W 50th St 

New York, NY 10019

TICKETS AND INFO AVAILABLE ON 
http://www.exchangenyc.org/alltheway

ALL THE WAY

AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT: CONVERSATIONS ON ALL THE WAY is a special day-long symposium that offers the public an in-depth exploration of the political and artistic sides of All the Way, the new play about Lyndon Baines Johnson’s first year in office, which stars Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and is directed by Bill Rauch.

During this symposium, four panels of experts including eminent historians, civil rights leaders, government officials, dramatists, and policy pundits will examine 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.

“All the Way is a one-of-a-kind event on Broadway — a bold play that allows us to remember our collective history as Americans. We are excited to complement the production with an event that aims to provoke and enlighten,” said Ari Edelson, the artistic director of The Exchange and The Orchard Project, which supported the early development of All the Way. 

Participants in the AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT will include writer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, educator and civil rights activist Bob Moses, actor Bryan Cranston, playwright Robert Schenkkan, Lead Organizer of the Young Peoples Project Albert Sykes, and other members of the cast of All the Way. Further information on the panels and participants will be updated and available on the events website: http://www.exchangenyc.org/alltheway.

The event begins at New World Stages (340 W 50th St) at 12PM and finishes with a final intimate event at the Neil Simon Theater (250 West 52nd Street) with the cast and creative team. 

The event is open to the public with advance registration, but seating for the event is extremely limited.
Tickets for AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT are priced at $100 and include access to all four panel discussions, and a special offer for tickets to All the Way. To buy tickets for AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT, visit http://www.exchangenyc.org/alltheway.

Support for the event is provided courtesy of American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard and Columbia University’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. 

ABOUT ALL THE WAY
1963. An assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon B. Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, this charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into the Civil Rights Act, a tinderbox issue emblematic of a divided America. In the Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright’s vivid dramatization of LBJ’s first year in office, means versus ends plays out on the precipice of modern America.

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

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