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 are interested in American history and enjoy multi-character large scale plays. Wonderful direction.
Don't see it if Don’t enjoy large scale plays. Some characters are well drawn while others come off as cartoonish. Uneven performances.
See it if You want a reenactment of the last years of Johnson's presidency by incredibly talented actors. You want to learn about this time period
Don't see it if You cant stay focused/seated for long periods of time (3hs), you dont like political plays, have no interest in the late 60's
See it if you want a historic political play-by-play play with great acting that's easy to follow and sometimes inspiring. I learned some things.
Don't see it if you are looking for escapism and want pure entertainment. This is a docu-drama. I didn't think I'd be into it but was.
See it if You want to see good acting and appreciate good staging and lighting. A good interpretation of politics in action.
Don't see it if You are tired of LBJ's style of "getting things done" Find it hard to sit through three hours of this
See it if You like history and want to be back in the time of Martin Luther King. Great writing acting and staging , a must see!
Don't see it if If you like comedy’s and short one act shows, if you don’t care to take an in Depth look at the life of LBJ. Brian Cox triumphs!
See it if If you remember LBJ or not, the politics and protests of the 60's, and a flawed Pres. leading after JFK. Acting and script are superb.
Don't see it if You loved Nixon. Play needs 10-15 minutes cut from each act: runs 3 hours.
See it if you like history based plays, interested in the social climate of the 1960s
Don't see it if don't like plays without a plot, this is a re-telling of a portion of LBJ"s presidency
Also It was fine play, overall good acting
See it if you're interested in political history, LBJ, and the foundations that have shaped our country.
Don't see it if you only like fluffy comedies or historical dramas in which the actors convey exacting replicas of their famous protagonists
See it if you're a history buff or interested in politics, the revolutionary 1960’s, civil rights, or just like too see absorbing, intelligent dramas.
Don't see it if you want mindless entertainment or a lighthearted evening out. This is an epic piece that you will discuss and think about after you exit.
See it if a cast of pros led by Brian Cox tells the story of LBJ's struggle to make a "Great Society"despite the Viet Nam war and racial tensions
Don't see it if you do not appreciate a well-told, well acted history play about an important era in American history
See it if You're interested in Presidential history and particularly the Civil Right Movement
Don't see it if Like plays that are well cast, concise, organized, and have a few serene moments hysterical scenes
See it if Well constructed compression of the last years of LBJ's presidency. Straightforward, if unsurprising. Smartly acted.
Don't see it if you don't care about politics. In which case why are you going to the theater at all? All life is politics.
See it if You love to see the room where it happens and a reflection on our current times.
Don't see it if You like musicals and don't want to see where we came from and where we're headed.
See it if You are fascinated by American politics and political history. It feels epic and comprehensive in the way it covers a specific timeframe
Don't see it if You are expecting a moving, personal relationship drama. (It's almost like a theatrical history lesson, but very well presented.)
See it if you’re a student of History or enjoy docudramas. The play is well staged but lacks theatrical sizzle & deeper insight into its characters.
Don't see it if you need fast-paced plays that challenge your ideas & emotions. This often seems more like a re-enactment of history than exciting theatre.
See it if You want to be reminded of the Johnson Presidency, mostly Vietnam and Selma...and not much else.
Don't see it if You'd appreciate more than a well-done history lesson, namely a moving exploration of how the consequences of his actions affected Johnson.