The Great Society

Theatre: Vivian Beaumont
Status: Closed
(September 06, 2019 - November 30, 2019 )
  • Rehearsal: August 13, 2019
  • Preview: September 6, 2019
  • Open: October 1, 2019
  • Close: November 30, 2019
Play - Broadway Premiere
Running Time: 2hrs 40mins

Capturing Johnson’s passionate and aggressive attempts to build a great 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 destruction of Vietnam, 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. Part II of "The LBJ Plays."

For The Record:

This is the second of Schenkkan's pieces celebrating LBJ, following 2014's "All the Way."  It had its World Premiere in 2014 in a joint production of Seattle Rep and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Total Gross: $4,755,416
Average Weekly Gross: $365,801
Total Gross Potential: 33%
Total Attendance: 65,268
Average Weekly Attendance: 64%

Staff & Creative Team

General Manager:

RCI Theatricals

Company Manager:

Michael Altbaum

Technical Supervisor:

Hudson Theatrical Associates

Casting Director:

Daniel Swee at Lincoln Center Theater

Advertising Representative:

AKA NYC

Press Agent:

Polk & Co

Production Stage Manager:

Jennifer Rae Moore

Director:

Bill Rauch

Settings:

David Korins

Costumes:

Linda Cho

Lighting:

David Weiner

Sound & Original Music:

Paul James Prendergast

Projections:

Victoria Sagady

Cast

LBJ 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Martin Luther King 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Richard J Daley 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Hubert Humphrey 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
J Edgar Hoover 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Sen. Robert F Kennedy 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Sen. Everett Dirksen 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Stokely Carmichael 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Adam Walinsky 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Ladybird Johnson 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Richard Nixon 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Rev. Ralph Abernathy 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
James Bevel 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Pat Nixon 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Robert McNamara 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Coretta Scott King 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019
Bob Moses 09/06/2019 - 11/30/2019