A gripping new play about a pivotal moment in American history starring Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Neil Simon Theatre Opening Night - March 06 2014
Robert Petkoff (left) and Bryan Cranston in Robert Schenkkan's All the Way.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Robert Schenkkan’s new drama takes audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first years of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill. Three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston plays the President.
“All the way with LBJ” was a slogan used successfully by Lyndon Baines Johnson in the 1964 presidential election.
The real-life characters portrayed onstage in All the Way include President Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., J. Edgar Hoover, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell, Robert McNamara, Coretta Scott King, Lady Bird Johnson, Bob Moses, Roy Wilkins, Lurleen Wallace, Stokely Carmichael, Walter Jenkins, Stanley Levison, George Wallace, Ralph Abernathy, and more.
Playwright Robert Schenkkan received a Best Play Tony nomination in 1994 for his epic The Kentucky Cycle. He is also known as an actor for is performance as Lieutenant Commander Dexter Remmick in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
All the Way was commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle and premiered at OSF in 2012. It then played at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA in September-October 2013.