Emmy winner Brian Cox stars as Lyndon B. Johnson in this companion piece to the Tony-winning "All The Way," which depicts the tumultuous times that led to the conclusion of the Johnson presidency. More…
From the show:
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. Presented at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, 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, Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (“Billions,” A Minister’s Wife at LCT) as Richard J. Daley, Grantham Coleman (Much Ado About Nothing at The Public) as Martin Luther King Jr., and Tony nominee Richard Thomas (The Little Foxes) as Hubert Humphrey.
See it if and ONLY if you are a fan of actor Brian Cox.
Don't see it if you were expecting lighting to strike twice being that this is the playwright who wrote the hit play All The Way.
See it if you have no knowledge of the period in question and want to see it enacted in a production devoid of theatrical or artistic interest.
Don't see it if you have literally anything else to do. Slow moving and dull.
See it if you want to get an overview of lyndon johnson’s presidency, with the focus on civil rights and the war in vietnam.
Don't see it if you are a serious student of the turbulent late 1960s ... this play will do nothing but frustrate and disappoint.
See it if You have a friend involved in the production if only to demonstrate your willingness to see anything.
Don't see it if avoidable! Film clips do a good job presenting this time. Lousy even terrible accents and hair! Painfully uncomfortable seats.
See it if you are a Lydon B. Johnson fan.
Don't see it if you want to see a slow production that tells history rather than shows it or gets into the real emotion of the characters. MLK actor was gr8
See it if you are a History major and prefer history plays, real or fictionalized.
Don't see it if you like some action. This is all boring talk, even if you like LBJ.
See it if You can learn (some very slanted) history of the 1960s. Some very talented actors in int.
Don't see it if Playwright is so totally smitten with his lead character that the show is wildly unbalanced, like a bad lecture.
See it if This is a marathon with a huge cast, and some very good acting, but a play with no soul. It is ambitious and it strives hard
Don't see it if but it somehow trivializes its subject and just scrutinizes it, making the show feel longer then it already is and painful to watch.
See it if Your love of history and politics exceeds your desire for well performed,absorbing, and excitingly staged theater. You enjoy tedious, monotn
Don't see it if You cannot bear to see the same scene over and over again in the course of a performance. If you ever respected Bria Cox’s acting skills, as
See it if You are looking for a primer about why the Johnson Presidency ultimately foundered
Don't see it if You are looking for interesting character development, dramatic tension, or an engaging plot.