THE GREAT SOCIETY
Starring Brian Cox, Grantham Coleman, Richard Thomas, Mark Kudisch, Bryce Pinkham, and Frank Wood
Part II of The LBJ Plays
A Play by Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Bill Rauch
Final Performance on November 30, 2019 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 W 65th Street)
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.
Contact: Matt Polk / Jeffrey Fauver / Lauren Murphy / Lauren Duffy