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 know nothing about the 60s and want to have a very surface understanding of the Johnson administration.
Don't see it if If you are hoping for a well developed character study of LBJ. The pay feels like a 3 hour news real.
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.
See it if This fast-moving dramatization of the relationship between LBJ and MLK is absorbing, with a bombastic performance by Brian Cox.
Don't see it if But the length begins to drag in the second half, which feels at least 15 minutes too long.