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 You like political humor or historical fiction. Or if you want to see Brian Cox at his finest. Or a great set/lighting and ensemble cast.
Don't see it if You’d rather see more of MLK’s storyline played out instead of sidelined.
See it if If you are a history buff of the 60's in America, you'll love this play. LBJ is played masterfully.
Don't see it if There is a lot of historical detail in this play which may not be of everyone's taste in theatre.
See it if Brian Cox delivers a powerful and effective portrayal of LBJ during the mid to late 1960s
Don't see it if There is a rather large number of non-leading characters with short stage time per role so it can be a dizzying at times
See it if You want to see historical people brought to life with all of their angst and imperfections.
Don't see it if You don't want to mess with the abbreviated, whitewashed view of the late 1960s they taught in high school tampered with!
See it if If you want to know more about this period in history, or are a history buff. If you are a Brian Cox fan
Don't see it if You haven't had 50 cups of coffee. I was reminded of the great Dr. Katz quote, "Look how much work it takes to bore me."
See it if You like historical plays and clever staging
Don't see it if You aren’t familiar with LBJ. Can be a bit confused with actors playing multiple characters.
See it if Brian Cox did a very good job, historically interesting,
Don't see it if disjointed-maybe necessary considering the length of time covering and the stage constraints too long
See it if great show for a political junkie. The more you know, the more enjoyable the show is. Not quite as good as All The Way. still -enjoyable
Don't see it if you have no knowledge of or interest in politics.
See it if You are interested in well done piece recounting a recent historical era.
Don't see it if You are hoping that LBJ’s reputation is salvaged. The play is very good, LBJ wasn’t.
See it if you like to see great acting from great actors about historical events.
Don't see it if you are indifferent or don’t like the historical events of this political era.
See it if you want to see Brian Cox in his prime. He completely carries the show -narrating the complex and impressive story of LBJ.
Don't see it if You aren't into U.S. political history.
See it if you want a tour of the historical landscape of the LBJ era.
Don't see it if you know the facts about that period in US History and expect to be enlightened about the inner workings of LBJ's character.
See it if Historical events/eras masterfully portrayed through a clear lens, with skilled, talented actors is of interest. Its relevance to now is imp
Don't see it if You,re looking for a Musical.
See it if You like the history of presidents and interested in the story of the government and African-American rights.
Don't see it if You don't like when things are political, since this is a play about politics.
Also The staging and lighting was interesting and worked very well.
See it if You’re interested in US politics and history. You’re a fan of LBJ or MLK.
Don't see it if You want a musical or something radical. It’s dense, traditionally written, and definitely favors LBJ.
See it if of the documentary shows of late, this is probably one of the least dry. Interesting staging & great performance. No narration (thank God)
Don't see it if it's still a staged documentary. There's only so much that can be done with no character development & just historical reenactments.
See it if You saw All The Way and liked it it if you like great ensemble pieces. This is staged magnificently. Some parts are pretty intense.
Don't see it if You’re expecting another All The Way. This is a different play with a different cast with a whole different point of view.
See it if If you want to see a 60s piece about LBJ. Some good acting but slow at times
Don't see it if LBJ could have been better . Actors accent was not good as and not nearly as t as ll as LBJ. At 3 hrs it dragged.
See it if you want to see a docuplay about the fascinating & flawed presidency of LBJ, with a focus (mostly) on Civil Rights battles & the Vietnam War
Don't see it if you expect the intensity, dramatic depth & moving acting of the All The Way. (Cox is an intense, compelling actor, but he's no Cranston.)