Cambridge, MA - The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced today that single tickets now on sale to the General Public for the East Coast Premier of ALL THE WAY directed by Bill Rauch and starring three-time Emmy Award winning, Bryan Cranston, as LBJ. The Production begins performances on September 13. Cranston is joined by 2013 Lucille Lortel Award nominee, Brandon J. Dirden (The Piano Lesson, off-Bway; Enron on Broadway) in the role of Martin Luther King, Jr. The lead an ensemble cast, each playing multiple roles including Drama Desk Award Winner Michael McKean (The Homecoming and Superior Donuts on Bway; A Mighty Wind, This Is Spinal Tap) as J. Edgar Hoover, Obie Award Winner, Reed Birney,(Picnic on Bway; Blasted Off-Bway; "Gossip Girl") as Hubert Humphrey; Dakin Mathews (Gore Vidal's The Best Man and Henry V on Bway; Lincoln) as Richard Russell; Arnie Burton (Peter and the Star Catcher and The Thirtynine Steps, Bway) as Robert McNamara; Crystal Dickinson (Clybourne Park on Bway) as Coretta Scott King; Betsy Aidem (Nicholai and the Others Off-Bway, and "The Others") as Lady Bird Johnson; Eric Lennox Abrams (The Piano Lesson Off-Bway, "Boardwalk Empire") as Bob Moses; Peter Jay Fernandez (Cyrano de Bergerac, and Macbeth on Bway, "House of Cards", "The Good Wife") as Roy Wilkins; Marianne Hagan ("Mercy" "The Third Watch") as Lurlene Wallace;William Jackson Harper (Titus Andronicus and The Total Bent Off-Bway, "The Electric Company") as Stokely Carmichael; Christopher Liam Moore (All the Way, "10 Items Or less") as Walter Jenkins; and Ethan Phillips (November and My Favorite Year on Bway, The Island, Greencard) as Stanley Levison. The cast also includes Dan Butler and J. Bernard Calloway in multiple roles.
THORNTON WILDER FELLOW
July 6, 2013
Robert Schenkkan has been selected as this year's THORNTON WILDER FELLOW at the MacDowell Colony. Mr. Wilder who wrote much of OUR TOWN at the Colony and won three Pulitzer Prizes for his work, spent many residencies at MacDowell. In 1960, at the first Medal Day celebration, he became the inaugural recipient of the Edward MacDowell Medal in the Arts. His family and MacDowell's board of directors established this Fellowship in recognition of Mr. Wilder's generous legacy to the Colony.
First Reading of THE GREAT SOCIETY!
June 24, 2013
The second play in Schenkkan's two part epic cycle about President LBJ and the morality of power will have
its first reading at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon on July 2nd.
RESIDENCY AT ORCHARD PROJECT
June 24, 2013
Robert was in residence at the Orchard Project in Hunter, New York from June 10th through the 17th,
working with long-time dramaturg, Tom Byrant, on a revision of THE GREAT SOCIETY. Also in residence were Tina Satter and Half Straddle, Pig Pen, Kerrigan/Lowdermilk, Greg Wohead, Krissy Vanderwarker,
ART's Jackie Sibblies Drury, the Nichole Canuso Dance company, and Carey Perloff.
SCHENKKAN HONORED AS A COLLEGE OF FELLOWS IN AMERICAN THEATER
June 5, 2013
Robert Schenkkan was invited to be inducted as a Fellow with the investiture ceremony to be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 20, 2014.
THE TWELVE HOSTS TWO BACKER AUDITIONS AT THE SIGNATURE THEATER, NYC
June 4, 2013
Two performances of the The Twelve for invited guests on June 4th and 5th.
ALL THE WAY WINS STEINBERG AWARD
April 6, 2013
At the conclusion of the ATL Humana Festival, Robert Schenkkan’s ALL THE WAY was announced as the winter of the 2012 ATCA/Steinberg Best New Play Award, recognized as the best new script produced outside of NYC. The play will be excerpted in Best Plays. Runners-up were Johnna Adams and Lucas Hnath.
CEREMONY FOR KENNEDY PRIZE
March 4, 2013
Robert Schenkkan and co-winner, Dan O’Brien, were awarded the first ever EDWARD M. KENNEDY PRIZE FOR DRAMA INSPIRED BY AMERICAN HISTORY at the Low Memorial Library at the Columbia University Campus. Present were Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, Edward M. Kennedy, Jr, Patrick Kennedy, and Tony Kushner.