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.
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.