The Great Society

Theatre: Vivian Beaumont
Status: Currently On
(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
Performances: Tues (7pm), Wed (1&7), Thurs (7pm), Fri (8pm), Sat (1&8), Sun (1pm)

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.

Last Week's Gross Potential: 34%
Last Week's Capacity: 56%
Total Gross to Date: $2,539,975

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:


Press Agent:

Polk & Co

Production Stage Manager:

Jennifer Rae Moore


Bill Rauch


David Korins


Linda Cho


David Weiner

Sound & Original Music:

Paul James Prendergast


Victoria Sagady


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