Seattle Rep Goes 'All the Way' with LBJ

“‘Politics is war by other means.’ Bullshit. Politics is war. Period.”

Lyndon Baines Johnson (Jack Willis) pointedly delivers this salvo to open the second act of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s production of All the Way. By this point LBJ has already won his battle, passing the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. But the larger war might be lost, as the political contortions required to make the bill a reality took a toll not only on LBJ, but the core of the Democratic Party. The resulting drama adds a taut tension, whether real or merely internally perceived, to the Texan’s quest to go from “accidental president” after John F. Kennedy’s assassination to elected Commander in Chief in 1964. To read more, click here.

All the Way: The LBJ Stage Saga Is a Balm for Beleaguered Liberals

One is hard-pressed to imagine a more productive presidency than Lyndon B. Johnson’s, yet how rarely does one imagine it today. Launched into office on November 22, 1963, with the brain stains still wet on Jackie Kennedy’s pink Chanel suit, LBJ would make landmark gains in civil rights, antipoverty programs, Medicare, immigration, and environmental protection. Yet because Johnson embroiled the nation in the Vietnam War, those accomplishments have often been eclipsed from posterity. Until now. To read more, click here.


Electrifying! That’s what “All the Way” is, simply electrifying. It’s all about Lyndon Johnson in his early years as President. He’s shown as a whirling dervish with a will of iron. a man of enormous compassion for underdogs and a political manipulator and bully capable of almost anything to gain the oppressed their rights. To read more, click here.

Lyndon Johnson Rises Once More at Seattle Rep!

Politics is a dirty game and nobody played it better or dirtier than Lyndon Johnson. His results were staggering, both as Senate Majority Leader and then as “accidental President” (his term). To read more, click here.

BWW Reviews: Seattle Rep Goes ALL THE WAY With a Stunner

m just going to stop you right here, Dear Reader. If you haven't already gone out and got your tickets for the Seattle Rep's production of Robert Schenkkan's "All the Way" then just stop reading this and go take care of that. I'll wait. Done? OK, now we can continue to talk about this juggernaut of a play that has completely lived up to all the hype that preceded it and more. To read more, click here.

Telling big stories on the big stage | An interview with Seattle playwright Robert Schenkkan

Seattle playwright Robert Schenkkan has had a long and distinguished career in theatre, TV and film. And at 61 he’s not slowing down one bit. To read more, click here.

Generous, Sadistic, Noble: Seattle Playwright Recalls LBJ

For those of us who came of age in the 1960s, Texas Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson was larger than life. To read more, click here.

LBJ events should steer Seattle toward a greater society

Seattle is being treated to a flourish of LBJ activity, and I can’t get enough. To read more, click here.

Seattle Rep goes ‘All the Way’ with LBJ’s fascinating story

Seattle Rep’s highly anticipated “All the Way” and “Great Society,” by local playwright Robert Schenkkan, tell the story of LBJ’s triumphant and troubled presidency, and play through Jan. 4, 2016. To read more, click here.

Mel Gibson In Talks To Direct ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ With Andrew Garfield Starring In War Hero Pic

EXCLUSIVE: Mel Gibson is in talks to take on directing duties on Hacksaw Ridge, based on the true story of Desmond T Doss, the first conscientious objector in U.S. history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. Andrew Garfield is also in discussions to play the lead role. To read more, click here.