Friday, October 18, 2019

THE GREAT SOCIETY Partners With Broadway For All

Robert Schenkkan's THE GREAT SOCIETY, starring Brian Cox (a?oeSuccessiona??) as LBJ, directed by Bill Rauch, is partnering with Broadway For All through its initiative ACCESS FOR ALL.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Lightning Thief musical is mythic fun that lacks range by Christian Holub

It’s a funny coincidence of fate that The Lightning Thief musical is currently playing on Broadway (at the Longacre Theatre for a limited 16-week engagement) across the street from where H…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Grantham Coleman on 'Not Impersonating' Martin Luther King Jr. in The Great Society by Caitlin Moynihan

Grantham Coleman in The Great Society (Photo: Evan Zimmermann for MurphyMade) Grantham Coleman is currently doing something he never thought he'd do; playing Martin Luther King Jr. alongsi…

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Grantham Coleman stops by HQ to chat about The Great Society and more with Paul Wontorek.

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The Great Society Star Marc Kudisch’s Favorite Theatregoing Experiences by Andrew Gans

The three-time Tony nominee reflects on his favorite stage performances including those given on Broadway, on tour, and in Las Vegas.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

THE GREAT SOCIETY Primary Week 5 - Rep Carolyn B. Maloney Casts Her Vote!

With nearly 6,000 ballots now counted for the 'Great Society Primary' at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Centera?"including from special guest Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12…

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The Rose Tattoo review – Marisa Tomei is wasted in Broadway farce by Alexis Soloski

The American Airlines Theatre, New York A delightful turn from the Oscar winner isn’t enough to save this garbled and tiresome Tennessee Williams adaptation The Rose Tattoo, now co-starri…

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Marisa Tomei gives her all to an unsatisfying revival of The Rose Tattoo by Lauren Morgan

Though Tennessee Williams is considered one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century, humor is not the first thing you think of when his plays come to mind. So if you are more familia…

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#Stageworthy News of the Week. Theater as Politics, Politics as Theater. Bad Theater Festival. by New York Theater

The announcement of the latest very unscientific results from the nightly poll conducted in the lobby of Lincoln Center, is a marketing gimmick for “The Great Society” that strikes me as…

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From Succession to Broadway: How Brian Cox Was Drawn to the Legacy of LBJ by Elysa Gardner For Broadway Direct

When Scottish stage and screen actor Brian Cox was first approached about playing American president Lyndon Baines Johnson in The Great Society, it was for a dramatic reading. Cox was wrappi…

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The Great Society on Broadway by Broadway Direct

From the creative team behind the Tony-winning Best Play, All The Way, comes a thrilling new play about the LBJ legacy: The Great Society. 17 actors. Over 50 characters. One epic political d…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Dove Cameron and Renée Fleming shine in staid The Light in the Piazza at L.A. Opera by Maureen Lee Lenker

The Light in the Piazza occupies a strange space somewhere in between musical theatre and opera, with its sweeping, operatic score paired with a more traditionally theatrical mode of storyte…

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 14th - BEETLEJUICE and SLAVE PLAY Top Growth!

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Beetlejuice (4.17%), Freestyle Love Supreme (2.44%), Mean Girls (1.47%), Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (1.40%) and Moulin Rouge (0.81%). The to…

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The Great Society - Misfires with a disappointing Brian Cox as LBJ by Oscar E. Moore

The production is too big. Too loud. Too academic. With little emotion. Or humor. It becomes a play about exits and entrances between the avalanche of details and facts.

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THE GREAT SOCIETY – LBJ part 2 – Politics as usual by Oscar E Moore

  Just the facts, Ma’am.  Just the facts.  A misquoted phrase from the 1950’s TV show Dragnet that swept the nation, is unfortunately what playwright Robert Schenkkan delivers in his …

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

“The Great Society” at The Beaumount Theatre at Lincoln Center by Richard Seff

“All the Way” by Robert Schenkkan dealt with Lyndon Johnson’s efforts to influence the 88th U.S. congress to vote in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It first appeared in 2012 at the Oreg…

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Watch the Cast of Broadway’s The Great Society Sum Up the Play in a Political Slogan by Ruthie Fierberg

“The great society” was LBJ’s campaign slogan; so what is the Broadway play about in slogan form?

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Brian Cox used ‘muscle memory’ to tackle ‘The Great Society’ role by Michael Riedel

Brian Cox had no intention of tackling a meaty character like Lyndon Baines Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s “The Great Society.” He’d moved away from big theater roles to focus on part…

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The Great Society ***, Slave Play ****, The Wrong Man *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward October 10, 2019: Robert Schenkkan provided a brilliant example of political theater with his Tony winning All the Way which played Broadway in 2014 after premiering a…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Elizabeth Warren Holds the Lead In THE GREAT SOCIETY Primary

With nearly 5,000 ballots now counted for the 'Great Society Primary' at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway, theatergoers of The Great Society continue to broaden the lead for Senator E…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Slave Play offers provocation, no easy answers in Broadway debut by Leah Greenblatt

Broadway babies, be warned: Slave Play aims to land in a world of Lion Kings and Wickeds and Dear Evan Hansens like a bomb, and it does — a high-wire discourse on race and power and sexual…

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INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 7th - FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME and THE GREAT SOCIETY Top Growth!

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Freestyle Love Supreme (23.12%), Beetlejuice (5.15%), Mean Girls (2.54%), Hadestown (0.99%) and Moulin Rouge (0.93%). The top growing current B…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

This Week on Broadway for October 6, 2019: The Great Society by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about The Great Society, Slave Play, A Musical About Star Wars, Sunset Boulevard at North Shore Music Theatre, and Our Dear Dead Dr…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

“The Great Society” Opens on Broadway, “Succession” Star Brian Cox Gets A List Crowd Including Former US Senator Bill Bradley by Roger Friedman

I’m a little late to the table on the new Broadway hit, “The Great Society.” That’s because everyone got home late Tuesday

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Get Presidential with the Cast of The Great Society in this Red Carpet Challenge from Opening Night by

At the opening night of The Great Society, Matt Rodin challenges the cast and guests to name these lesser-known Presidents.

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Brian Cox and the Cast of The Great Society Talk the Importance of Honoring History on Opening Night by

The Great Society stars Brian Cox, Grantham Coleman, Bryce Pinkham and more talk about bringing history to light on opening night.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

See Brian Cox & the Cast of The Great Society Celebrate Opening Night on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Succession star Brian Cox is taking on the role of Lyndon B. Johnson in The Great Society, which opened on October 1 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Take a look at photos from the curtain ca…

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