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!
February 16, 2014
ALL THE WAY was nominated by the Idependant Reviewers of New England for seven IRNE Nominations. They include:
Best Director - Bill Rauch
Best Lighting - Jane Cox
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
February 13, 2014
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'
February 8, 2014
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…
February 7, 2014
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!
February 7, 2014
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/allthewayand 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,
PRESIDENTIAL CHEMISTRY - NY TIMES
February 6, 2014
"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
February 6, 2014
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.
January 22, 2014
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!
January 16, 2014
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.