The Great Society

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17 actors. Over 50 characters. One epic political drama. From the creative team behind the Tony®-winning Best Play, All The Way, comes a thrilling new play about the LBJ legacy: The Great Society.

Capturing Johnson’s passionate and aggressive attempts to build a just society for all, The Great Society follows his epic triumph in a landslide election to the agonizing decision not to run for re-election just three years later. It was an era that would define history forever: the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the escalation of the Vietnam War, and the creation of some of the greatest social programs America has ever known—and one man was at the center of it all: LBJ.

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 50 characters, including Emmy® and Olivier Award winner Brian Cox (“Succession,” King Lear with the Royal Shakespeare Company) as LBJ, introducing Grantham Coleman (Much Ado About Nothing at The Public) as Martin Luther King Jr., Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (Glengarry Glen Ross) as J. Edgar Hoover, Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (“Billions,” A Minister’s Wife at LCT) as Richard J. Daley, Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) as Robert F. Kennedy, Tony winner Frank Wood (Side Man) as Everett Dirksen, and Tony nominee Richard Thomas (The Little Foxes) as Hubert Humphrey.

“It shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history. Impressive in its scope and surprisingly energetic. I came away more impressed than I was with All The Way—and, ultimately, more moved.” - The New York Times

“Panoramic, enthralling and forcefully evokes a tumultuous era.” - The Seattle Times

The Great Society demands to be seen. A brilliant extension of All The Way and a culmination of Schenkkan’s masterwork.” – BroadwayWorld

The Great Society running time TBA.

May be inappropriate for 12 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Group Rates available for parties of 10 or more, please contact us for more details.


Lincoln Center Theater - Vivian Beaumont

150 West 65th Street
New York 10023

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