Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, with one intermission.
From the producer, writer, and director of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway production, All The Way, comes a thrilling new play about the LBJ legacy: THE GREAT SOCIETY. This striking production features a brilliant cast portraying over fifty characters, including Emmy® and Olivier Award winner Brian Cox (“Succession,” King Lear with the Royal Shakespeare Company) as LBJ, introducing Grantham Coleman (Much Ado About Nothing at The Public) as Martin Luther King Jr., Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (Glengarry Glen Ross) as J. Edgar Hoover, Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (“Billions,” A Minister’s Wife at LCT) as Richard J. Daley, Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) as Robert F. Kennedy, Tony winner Frank Wood (Side Man) as Everett Dirksen, and Tony nominee Richard Thomas (The Little Foxes) as Hubert Humphrey.
Capturing Johnson’s passionate and aggressive attempts to build a just society for all, THE GREAT SOCIETY follows his epic triumph in a landslide election to the agonizing decision not to run for re-election just three years later. It was an era that would define history forever: the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the escalation of the Vietnam War, and the creation of some of the greatest social programs America has ever known—and one man was at the center of it all: LBJ.
Now Playing! Vivian Beaumont Theater
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Brian Cox, Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Thomas, Hubert Humphrey
Grantham Coleman, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Marc Kudisch, Richard J. Daley
Bryce Pinkham, Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Frank Wood, Everett Dirksen
Gordon Clapp, J. Edgar Hoover
Marchánt Davis, Stokely Carmichael
Brian Dykstra, Adam Walinsky
Barbara Garrick, Ladybird Johnson
David Garrison, Richard Nixon
Ty Jones, Reverend Ralph Abernathy
Christopher Livingston, James Bevel
Angela Pierce, Pat Nixon
Matthew Rauch, Robert McNamara
Nikkole Salter, Coretta Scott King
Tramell Tillman, Bob Moses
Ted Deasy, Ensemble
Robyn Kerr, Ensemble
Robert Schenkkan, Author
Bill Rauch, Director
David Korins, Sets
Linda Cho, Costumes
David Weiner, Lights
Paul James Prendergast, Composer/Sound
Victoria Sagady, Projections