"PLAY CAPTURES TUMULT OF CIVIL RIGHTS ERA" - THE ROOT
September 27, 2013
"All the Way, which closes Oct. 12, is an important contribution to a national conversation about race and democracy that is happening in America. It exemplifies why talking about race and American history is so vital to the future of democracy and movements for racial equality and economic justice.
Ultimately, in its evocative and multidimensional rendering of a key chapter in the civil rights era's heroic period, All the Way reminds us of the stakes of political transformation when millions of lives are in the balance. The production's flesh-and-blood approach to the confrontations, disputes, heartbreak and successes of the civil rights struggle offers a hopeful and much-needed corrective to the mainstream remembrances that threaten to mythologize the era and its heroes, as well as to a contemporary political dysfunction that makes us long for a past when Americans seemed capable of doing the impossible."
"Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY, with Bryan Cranston as LBJ, is an extraordinary night in the theater." For more information click here
ABC STEPHANOPOULOS VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH SCHENKKAN
September 16, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Schenkkan’s play All the Way, which opens this week at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, chronicles President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office in 1964. In an interview with “This Week,” Schenkkan explained the inspiration behind the play and the cast, featuring “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston. To see the video click here.
ALL EYES ON CRANSTON'S TURN AS LBJ - NY POST
September 14, 2013
Here’s one to watch: “All the Way,” a new play about Lyndon Johnson starring three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston, is almost sold out in Boston, where it begins performances this week at the American Repertory Theater.
New York producers who have read the script are circling the production, and if the reviews are good — and if Cranston’s schedule allows — “All the Way” could be a surprise entry in the spring frenzy on Broadway. For more information click here.
PLAYBILL WANTS TO KNOW - IS BROADWAY NEXT?
September 14, 2013
The American Repertory Theater world premiere of All The Way, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's new drama that stars Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson, has sold-out its entire run prior to the start of previews in Cambridge, MA. For more information click here.
ALL THE WAY SELLS OUT IN BOSTON!
September 11, 2013
ALL THE WAY has sold out its entire Boston run at the American Repertory Theater two days before Previews begin! Unfortunately, no extension is possilbe.
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.