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 Historical plays about real characters are your interest.
Don't see it if You are not at least a little familiar with the history of the time period covered in the play - Civil Rights, Viet Nam, etc.
See it if You want to see masterful acting by an amazing cast, in a play based on actual events that happened 50 years ago. Just a great all around!
Don't see it if You don’t want an entertaining history lesson. If you don’t want to sit in a theater for three hours.
See it if you're curious about late 1960s US history, for Bryce Pinkham, Brian Cox, Mark Kudisch, and Grantham Coleman, or political dramas
Don't see it if simulated violence, racism, and racial slurs bother you, are easily distracted, or don't like lengthy shows
See it if you enjoy American history, the writing of Robert Schenkkan or loved All The Way and would like to see the sequel.
Don't see it if you prefer plays with simply plots and minimal characters. This work is overstuffed, which at times works against the play. Cox is very good
See it if If you're a history buff or you want to know more about the beginnings of civil rights legislation, medicare, and the Vietnam War.
Don't see it if Long, one note (screaming), some players were good some were not. LBJ wasn't really there
See it if you enjoy recognizing that governing is always hard and humans are just pathetic. Makes today feel a little less awful.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy history. I was just a kid during the time period of the play, and I loved the insights gained from my mature perspective!
See it if You would like a closer look at history. See it if you like to see the people behind the headlines face the world and their audience.
Don't see it if You are looking for a lighthearted slice of political life. Don't see it if you prefer musicals or comedies to dramatic plays.
See it if you enjoy historical plays about U.S. politics; if you enjoy seeing the many parallels between past & present day society & politics
Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays; if you don't care about the 1960's; if you'd like to avoid yet another drama that could easily be 30 minutes shorter
See it if you enjoy historical plays and good acting.
Don't see it if you prefer lighter topics, smaller productions, are not interested in escalation of the Vietnam war during Johnson and his social agenda.
See it if You like smart, historical plays that cover seminal events, describe political figures, and share the backroom deals and impacts.
Don't see it if You avoid political plays and have no interest in learning about LBJ's presidency, Vietnam War and MLK's non-violence movement.
See it if You are a history buff, are intrigued by a "inside", more in depth look into the turmoil of the LBJ presidency, Vietnam War and racism.
Don't see it if You enjoy a more traditional show with a straight forward style of dialogue and character development. You are not interested in history.
See it if you like historical drama of a politically charged time (when is not?) or are a fan of Brian Cox
Don't see it if if you aren't interested in a walk down memory lane with LBJ or prefer your theatre more dramatic. Actors are very good and yet....
See it if You’re a Baby Boomer who continues to need to be told the story of the American 1960s to understand better what you didn’t in your youth.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a deep analysis of a pivotal moment in either Johnson’s presidency or his administration. This is a survey of 4 years.
See it if you love history and seeing a behind the scenes look at the times of LBJ's presidency interest you.
Don't see it if History bores you or you are uncomfortable with violence.
See it if You are a history buff. This plays takes you back to 1964-68, one of the toughest periods in recent history.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a show about civil rights, the 60's and how we got to here.
See it if if you saw All the Way, and want more. If you're interested in historical theater. If you pay attention to the set.
Don't see it if if you can't sit 3 hours. if you're not interested in Civil Rights history and presidential power. 1 major character is not-as-strong
See it if you're interested in history and drawing lines from the past to the present. The acting is amazing and Brian Cox is a wonder.
Don't see it if you're looking for escapism. This requires attention and thought. It's A LOT of dialogue with overlapping storylines. History is complicated
See it if How history repeats itself, police brutality and race relations from the 60's, still ongoing in the 90's. Fun watching politicians debate.
Don't see it if Slow dialogue,. American [past history, male dominant cast
See it if You're a history buff! The cast is phenomenal and the staging is excellent
Don't see it if You want to be surprised- we all know the outcome. It is not suitable for young children.
See it if You enjoy history plays, like Brian Cox, want to relive 1965-68, appreciate LBJ's persuasive manner but know the resultant tragedy.
Don't see it if are looking for high tech, in depth character development, or a shift in the historical outcome.
See it if You want to see a fast-paced play dealing with a historic period in the 1960's and including many political figures of the time.
Don't see it if You don't like political dramas.
See it if A piece on LBJ's time as President holds any interest for you. You just want to spend a night at the theater watching phenomenal acting.
Don't see it if Essentially sitting through two plus hours of monologues is not your thing. Or if you have no interest in LBJ or the mid to late 1960s.
See it if you like political dramas and want to be reminded that political dysfunction didn't start in the current administration.
Don't see it if don't like talky political drama.