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 wish to understand the challenges LBJ faced in achieving at least some part of the great society he envisaged.
Don't see it if you do not wish to watch an absorbing play that presents all too clearly the shady side of politics.
See it if If you enjoy history from the 60s. Good acting,well staged. It’s a bit confusing but if you pay attention you will get it
Don't see it if It’s to long and sometimes confused you have to be in the mood for this play
See it if You like plays about modern American politics in general and Presidential history in particular.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of facts and couldn't care less about civil rights or Washington insider politics.
See it if Interested in Politics, History or LBJ. Like thought provoking shows that explore history. Tour de Force by Brian Cox. Enjoy complex shows
Don't see it if Don't like long shows with lots of dialogue. Want something light and fluffy or a musical.
See it if You’re interested in learning more about LBJ & that time in politics. Interesting set. I ended up liking it more that I anticipated
Don't see it if You prefer a high energy story or have no interest in the storyline
See it if you enjoy historical plays with exceptional acting. Brian Cox is outstanding as LBJ.
Don't see it if you are not interested in political history or the climate of the U.S. in the 1960s.
See it if you're a history buff who enjoys seeing great actors perform a by the numbers pageant.
Don't see it if you already weren't bowled over by "All the Way." This isn't necessarily a step up.
See it if you're interested in learning more about LBJ and the historical events of 1964-65. The play is informative and the staging effective.
Don't see it if you're not interested in history; you're looking for traditional plot/drama. The material is a bit dry.
See it if You enjoy superb acting. If you want to know more about LBJ the civil rights marches and the war in Vietnam
Don't see it if You must have lavish sets and scenery
See it if Historical plays about real characters are your interest.
Don't see it if You are not at least a little familiar with the history of the time period covered in the play - Civil Rights, Viet Nam, etc.
See it if You're intent on seeing anything involving LBJ and/or Brian Cox, even if the quality is mediocre.
Don't see it if You expect top quality staging, a well-edited and managed script, a carefully managed cast... Oh, I could go on and on. It is a chaotic mess
See it if You want to see masterful acting by an amazing cast, in a play based on actual events that happened 50 years ago. Just a great all around!
Don't see it if You don’t want an entertaining history lesson. If you don’t want to sit in a theater for three hours.
See it if you're curious about late 1960s US history, for Bryce Pinkham, Brian Cox, Mark Kudisch, and Grantham Coleman, or political dramas
Don't see it if simulated violence, racism, and racial slurs bother you, are easily distracted, or don't like lengthy shows
See it if you enjoy American history, the writing of Robert Schenkkan or loved All The Way and would like to see the sequel.
Don't see it if you prefer plays with simply plots and minimal characters. This work is overstuffed, which at times works against the play. Cox is very good
See it if If you're a history buff or you want to know more about the beginnings of civil rights legislation, medicare, and the Vietnam War.
Don't see it if Long, one note (screaming), some players were good some were not. LBJ wasn't really there
See it if you have no knowledge of the period in question and want to see it enacted in a production devoid of theatrical or artistic interest.
Don't see it if you have literally anything else to do. Slow moving and dull.
See it if you enjoy recognizing that governing is always hard and humans are just pathetic. Makes today feel a little less awful.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy history. I was just a kid during the time period of the play, and I loved the insights gained from my mature perspective!
See it if You would like a closer look at history. See it if you like to see the people behind the headlines face the world and their audience.
Don't see it if You are looking for a lighthearted slice of political life. Don't see it if you prefer musicals or comedies to dramatic plays.
See it if you want to get an overview of lyndon johnson’s presidency, with the focus on civil rights and the war in vietnam.
Don't see it if you are a serious student of the turbulent late 1960s ... this play will do nothing but frustrate and disappoint.
See it if you enjoy historical plays about U.S. politics; if you enjoy seeing the many parallels between past & present day society & politics
Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays; if you don't care about the 1960's; if you'd like to avoid yet another drama that could easily be 30 minutes shorter
See it if you enjoy historical plays and good acting.
Don't see it if you prefer lighter topics, smaller productions, are not interested in escalation of the Vietnam war during Johnson and his social agenda.