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By Karen Stahl
The Great Society, the companion piece to Robert Schenkkan’s 2014 Tony Award-winning play All the Way, will be heading to the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center and starting performances Sept. 6.
The play follows Lyndon B. Johnson’s legacy, from his triumph in a landslide election to the decision not to run for re-election three years later.
Set in a history-defining era — the Civil Rights Movement, the deaths of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy and the Vietnam War — it is sure to engage audiences during its 12-week limited engagement.
Emmy Award winner Brian Cox will star as Lyndon B. Johnson, Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch as Richard J. Daley, Grantham Coleman in his Broadway debut Martin Luther King, Jr. and Tony Award nominee Richard Thomas as Hubert Humphrey.
The creative team includes director Bill Rauch, set designer David Korins, costume designer Linda Cho, lighting designer David Weiner, composer/sound designer Paul James Prendergast and projection designer Victoria Sagady.
Additional casting is forthcoming.