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 historical re-enactments with actors trying out accents as they assume the characters of historical figures.
Don't see it if You like motivation and character in your historical characters, not bullet points and anecdotes.
See it if you are very interested in the history of the Johnson administration. Its more of a history lesson than a play. the cast is excellent
Don't see it if you have no interest in the the 60's. Cast portrays many characters and if you are not familiar with the period it can be confusing
See it if you like history plays. Less confusing if you lived through this period and know all these people. Probably confusing to young people.
Don't see it if you don't like history plays, are not interested in American history and politics, can't bear long slow plays.
See it if You like historical plays and are interested in the LBJ era. Very well acted and cleverly staged. Fast paced but too long.
Don't see it if You don’t like long plays with large casts and historical subject matter and many plot lines.
See it if It’s a detailed history lesson that moves quickly for its length. Strong on Vietnam and race relations spiraling out with some good acting.
Don't see it if Not enough inner life of LBJ, cox screaming. RFK too much caricature & unlikeable. MLK didn’t seem as strong as I remember. R Thomas wasted.
See it if you are interested in history and the players who made it and were undone by it. Splendid depiction of the unravelling of 1950s America
Don't see it if you are looking for an intimate exploration of a character. This is about history and the larger issues that made and unmade men. well done
See it if you enjoyed All The Way, or like an enjoyable and powerful historical piece dealing with the civil rights fights of the mid 60's.
Don't see it if you dislike very talky plays, where you actually have to pay strict attention. You dislike "theatre in the round".
See it if You want to see some great acting - and some 'behind the scenes' information of the times/deals during the Johnson administration.
Don't see it if You do not like historical dramas. You are not interested in the 60s and how those years evolved and may have shaped the country.
See it if you like Lyndon Johnson- charming and a bully. The stage is crowded and the illustrated lecture at times seems like history homework.
Don't see it if you expect another Bryan Cranston "All the Way" focussed and riveting theater experience. This one is a disappointment.
See it if you want to watch a solid cast, led by Brian Cox. Or if you enjoyed "All the Way." Impactful storytelling, with some very powerful moments.
Don't see it if you're looking for a broader context for the storytelling. It's very much through the LBJ lens and MLK Jr's death is almost an afterthought.
See it if you like history plays; you like LBJ and presidential politics; you saw ALL THE WAY and want to see the sequel
Don't see it if you aren't familiar with the time period; don't like short scenes and little character development
See it if If you lived through the 60's, care about politics and the inner machinations of significant change and policy, if you're a history buff
Don't see it if if you need gripping plot, have no interest in or conversely need deep dive into major changes of the 60's & the people who shaped them
See it if It is beautifully directed, well acted, and about an important part of our history.Extremely relevant.
Don't see it if If you do not like LBJ and don't want to learn about his legacy.
See it if U wish to fathom deeper the legacy & problems some towering political figures of the 60s had to face. Great acting,writing and direction.*
Don't see it if Expect more abt LBJ's personality rather than facts. Brian Cox is brilliant but would be even more convincing with a pronounced TEXAN drawl
See it if Want good acting and comment.on history repeating itself. Interesting take on historical hindsight
Don't see it if Don't enjoy political history as the baseline for your plays. A bit slow paced so if you are easily bored.
See it if You like American History and don't mind if the characters, as written, don't stand up to the real people
Don't see it if you have used audible.com to listen to Dallek's 1,200 page book on LBJ or Caro's 5 volume set
See it if You like political dramas involving fairly current events-in one's lifetime.
Don't see it if You disdain the above or realize things haven't changed that much on the political scene.
See it if All around great acting. Performed with such passion. Educational and informative history reenactment.
Don't see it if you don't like politics or history
See it if you enjoy history/political plays, saw All The Way and want to finish the story, or are an LBJ fanatic (many were in attendance)
Don't see it if you are not a fan of lengthy works (act two is very long) or political plays don’t interest you