The Great Society
(Previews begin Sept. 6, 2019, opens Oct. 1, 2019)
Robert Schenkkan’s companion piece to his Tony Award-winning Best Play, “All the Way,” depicts the conclusion of Lyndon B. Johnson’s turbulent term as president of the United States. The rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and the quagmire that was the Vietnam War all but undermine the social programs spearheaded by LBJ to elimate poverty and racial injustice. Emmy Award winner Brian Cox stars as the controversial 36th president.