The Great Society

12 WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT     PERFORMANCES BEGIN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

From the creative team behind the Tony®-winning Best Play All the Way

Written by Robert Schenkkan

Directed by Bill Rauch

Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center     150 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023
Tickets on sale July 25

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About

“IT SHINES A BRIGHT, CLEAR LIGHT ON A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY. IMPRESSIVE IN ITS SCOPE AND SURPRISINGLY ENERGETIC! I came away more impressed than I was with All The Way—and, ultimately, more moved.”

From the producers, 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. Presented at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, this striking production features a brilliant cast portraying over 50 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.

“Panoramic,
enthralling and forcefully evokes a tumultuous era.”
The Great Society demands to be seen. A brilliant extension of All The Way and a culmination of Schenkkan’s masterwork.”

CAST

BRIAN <br>COX

BRIAN
COX

Lyndon B. Johnson

RICHARD <br>THOMAS

RICHARD
THOMAS

Hubert Humphrey

GRANTHAM <br>COLEMAN

GRANTHAM
COLEMAN

Martin Luther King Jr.

MARC <br>KUDISCH

MARC
KUDISCH

Richard J. Daley

BRYCE <br>PINKHAM

BRYCE
PINKHAM

Senator Robert F. Kennedy

FRANK <br>WOOD

FRANK
WOOD

Senator Everett Dirksen

GORDON <br>CLAPP

GORDON
CLAPP

J. Edgar Hoover

MARCHÁNT <br>DAVIS

MARCHÁNT
DAVIS

Stokely Carmichael

BRIAN <br>DYKSTRA

BRIAN
DYKSTRA

Adam Walinsky

BARBARA <br>GARRICK

BARBARA
GARRICK

Lady Bird Johnson

DAVID <br>GARRISON

DAVID
GARRISON

Richard Nixon

TY <br>JONES

TY
JONES

Reverend Ralph Abernathy

CHRISTOPHER <br>LIVINGSTON

CHRISTOPHER
LIVINGSTON

James Bevel, Jimmie Lee Jackson

ANGELA <br>PIERCE

ANGELA
PIERCE

Pat Nixon

MATTHEW <br>RAUCH

MATTHEW
RAUCH

Robert McNamara

NIKKOLE <br>SALTER

NIKKOLE
SALTER

Coretta Scott King

TRAMELL <br>TILLMAN

TRAMELL
TILLMAN

Bob Moses

TED <br>DEASY

TED
DEASY

Ensemble

ROBYN <br>KERR

ROBYN
KERR

Ensemble

CREATIVE

ROBERT
SCHENKKAN

Playwright

BILL
RAUCH

Director

David
Korins

Sets

Linda
Cho

Costumes

David
Weiner

Lights

Paul James
Prendergast

Composer/Sound

Victoria
Sagady

Projections

Daniel
Swee

Casting