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The Great Society Just Got Even More Fabulous

The Great Society Just Got Even More Fabulous

Producers Jeffrey Richards and Louise Gund announced today additional casting for Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan’s The Great Society, the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson’s legacy, directed by Bill Rauch (All the Way).

Performances will begin Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th St). This is a 12-week limited engagement.

 J. Edgar Hoover

Gordon Clapp as J. Edgar Hoover, Bryce Pinkham as Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Frank Wood as Senator Everett Dirksen join the previously announced cast of this striking theatrical event featuring a company of actors portraying over fifty characters in two-dozen locations, including: Brian Coxas Lyndon B. Johnson, Marc Kudisch as Richard J. Daley, Grantham Coleman making his Broadway debut as Martin Luther King Jr., and Richard Thomas as Hubert Humphrey. The actors playing the roles of Richard Nixon, Coretta Scott King, Lady Bird Johnson, Governor George Wallace andRobert McNamara among many others, will be announced soon.

Frank Wood

Gordon Clapp received a Tony nomination for his performance of Dave Moss in Glengarry Glen Ross and an Emmy Award for his performance as “Det. Greg Medavoy” in “NYPD Blue.” Bryce Pinkham received a Tony Award nomination for his performance of Monty Navarro in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.  Frank Wood received a Tony Award for his performance of Gene in Side Man.  

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.

The creative team includes David Korins (sets), Linda Cho (costumes), David Weiner (lights), Paul James Prendergast (composer/sound), Victoria Sagady (projections) and Daniel Swee (casting).

Tickets are available to Lincoln Center Theater members. On July 25, tickets will be available to the General Public by calling 800-447-7400, online at GreatSocietyBroadway.com or in person at the Lincoln Center Theater box office.  Ticket prices range from $107-157.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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