Flawed President Who Dared to Dream In ‘The Great Society,’ Jack Willis Stars as Johnson
August 18, 2014
" “Christ, I feel like a catfish that’s bit a big juicy worm only to find a right sharp hook in the middle of it,” says Lyndon B. Johnson in “The Great Society,” the second part of Robert Schenkkan’s sprawling dramatization of Johnson’s tumultuous years in the White House. As the play opens, Johnson has just been elected to a full presidential term, but there’s no time for a celebratory fishing trip, because he’s already facing a full slate of problems." To read more click here.
ALL THE WAY NOW IN PRINT!
August 9, 2014
Always nice to finally see the work in print. And twice as nice to see it printed twice! ALL THE WAY is now available in an Acting edition from DPS - Dramatists Play Service - found at www.dramatists.com. And also in a handsome trade paperback published by Grove Press, with original introductory material by Bryan Cranston and Bill Rauch. It is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, various independents including NYC's Drama Book Store.
Theater Review | THE GREAT SOCIETY by Robert Schenkkan at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
August 4, 2014
"Part 2 of Robert Schenkkan’s far-reaching, massive portrait of President Lyndon Baines Johnson is an epic tragedy that explores the tradeoffs and perils of governing through the unprecedented political upheavals and competing social priorities of late 1960’s America.
Following up on the wildly successful part 1 (ALL THE WAY), THE GREAT SOCIETY continues a profound and searching engagement with a key era of recent US history, some of the battle lines from which – particularly in regard to Congressional fights over budget cutting – remain active today.
By looking back, Schenkkan examines who we are, asks how we got here, and dreams of what the United States could yet become." To read more, click here.
In enthralling ‘Great Society,’ LBJ’s victory lap is cut short.
July 29, 2014
A review of Tony-winning Seattle playwright Robert Schenkkan’s “The Great Society,” the second half of his two-play cycle about President Lyndon Johnson’s time in the White House, now being staged at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. To read more, click here.
Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, Reuniting Original OSF Cast of All The Way, Opens
Robert Schenkkan Talks LBJ Tragedy in All The Way Follow Up The Great Society
July 29, 2014
"Playbill.com catches up with award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan and actor Jack Willis, starring as Lyndon Baines Johnson in The Great Society, Schenkkan's second installment of plays about President Johnson." To read more, click here.
OSF to Present THE GREAT SOCIETY, Follow-Up to Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY, 7/27
July 9, 2014
"The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) will open Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, July 27 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre." To read more click here.
All The Way Ends Broadway Run With Record-Breaking Week at the Box Office
July 1, 2014
"The Broadway production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning political drama All The Way, which starred Tony and Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson, took in a record-breaking $1.6 million at the box office in its final week of performances at the Neil Simon Theatre." To read more, click here.
Bryan Cranston’s ‘All the Way’ Breaks Broadway Box Office Record (AGAIN)
July 1, 2014
"The star-driven Broadway play took its latest step last week into the big box office territory of splashy musicals, with the final frame of Bryan Cranston starrer “All the Way” breaking the record, by a hefty margin, for the highest single-week tally ever for a non-musical title on the Main Stem." To read more, click here.
BWW Flashback: ALL THE WAY Closes
June 30, 2014
All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, directed by Bill Rauch, closes on Broadway today, June 28, 2014, after playing a total of 131 and recouping its initial capitalization. To read more, click here.