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 Want to know another "his story" about person who all of a sudden became Mr.President.His way of understanding and solving hard situations.
Don't see it if Stubborn enough to blame Johnson for everything that happened in 1960th without admitting good things that he did for the country
See it if You're a history student. This gives a good overview of what happened during the LBJ years.
Don't see it if Perhaps this is the preview, but Cox seemed lost at times, not secure in his lines. The cast plays multiple roles that aren't well defined.
See it if you enjoy watching how the political 'sausage' is being made, revisiting some exciting and devastating years in US history and a large cast.
Don't see it if you're expecting the same focus, energy & wit of All The Way. Cox is fine, but Cranston was a far better LBJ. Second act lags & loses steam.
See it if LBJ is a fascinating bastard. He's shown here going from idealist to broken man. It's well done and important to see, but it's a sad arc.
Don't see it if It's intense, dry, & has a lot of cursing, racist language, & violence in it. Lots of flubbed lines. Cox is great, but I didn't buy his LBJ.
See it if You enjoy history or politics during lbj's final years in office. You enjoy a play with many actors playing multiple roles
Don't see it if You have a short attention span and difficulty spending almost 3 hours on a political story from 50 years ago.
See it if You like plays about history, you are interested in Lyndon Johnson, Vietnam, and The Great Society
Don't see it if you are expecting the same caliber of performances as in All the Way
See it if if you are a history fan and historical fiction- almost 3 hours of us politics- in context and examining current politics. Large cast
Don't see it if if you are tired of long historic drama - Brian Cox does not quite pull of LBJ
See it if you are interested in LBJ, the social reforms he wanted to pass, the Civil Rights movement, the escalation in the war in Vietnam.
Don't see it if you are not interested in the historic events taking place in 1965-68 or in history in general.
See it if you like plays that replay a version of relatively recent history through the actions of a central character.
Don't see it if you don't like long wordy plays with multiple characters interacting in complex ways.
See it if You’re interested in U.S. history, LBJ’s presidency. Civil rights, Vietnam, healthcare advancements are touched upon.
Don't see it if You’re not a fan of historical plays. Feels like a long history lesson. You want new insights or a unique point of view from the playwright.
See it if You enjoy historical dramas with a name dropping cast though many are not given the opportunity to fully develop their character.
Don't see it if You would rather see a Ken Burns series of the time on PBS. Too long, underdeveloped at times, and doesn’t truly portray the enormity
See it if you want to see how LBJ was able to do politics at his best. Each actor brings so much to his role and makes it a most enjoyable evening at
Don't see it if you do not like politics or do not want to learn more about LBJ's presidency.
See it if You need a reminder of the turbulence of the late '60's...or if you are too young to remember at all.
Don't see it if You cannot sit for almost 3 hours....or are not interested in the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam more debacle.
Also The second act needs to be 15-20 minutes shorter!
See it if You like Brian Cox’s acting and are interested in American history from 1965-68. Without some knowledge of the era, you may get confused.
Don't see it if You don’t want to sit for nearly 3 hours. If you didn’t like Oslo.
See it if you like: a well written political drama performed by a large talented cast; LBJ; the politics of the 1960's; anything at Lincoln Center.
Don't see it if you don't like: a long play (ran just under 3 hours w/ intermission) that gets lost, at times ,because it tries to cover too much material.
See it if you like historical drama and are interested in the LBJ presidency during the turbulent 1960s.
Don't see it if you don't like historical drama or aren't interested in this period.
See it if you have seen everything, but have nothing better to do... the acting and production are the best things.
Don't see it if you do not want to sit through an almost three-hour drama, that's a bit on the slow side.