All The Way

by Robert Schenkkan
directed by Bill Rauch
originally produced at Oregon Shakespeare Festival ,
Ashland, OR .
July 25, 2012
through November 3, 2012

About the Premiere Production:


(Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva.)
A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, Lyndon Baines Johnson unexpectedly became president in 1963. To the surprise of many, he hurled himself into the cause of Civil Rights, throwing the country into turmoil and forever altering the political landscape. In a single year, alternately bullying and beguiling, LBJ
created new social programs, faced down George Wallace, out maneuvered J. Edgar Hoover and won reelection in the greatest landslide victory in American politics. But in Vietnam, a troublesome conflict was quietly gathering strength. Directed by Bill Rauch, Robert Schenkkan’s new play, an OSF American Revolutions world
premiere, dramatizes the charismatic and conflicted Texan.

Artistic Statement

The personal passion and artistic leaps embodied in this play are truly remarkable. Robert Schenkkan is not only a seasoned, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, he is an American history expert passionate about Lyndon Baines Johnson, and as a Texas-raised playwright, uniquely qualified to tell his story. With All the Way he consciously turns to Shakespeare’s histories to find the voice and scope to tell our own epic tale. All the Way brings sharply into focus the extraordinary personalities and powerful political forces that shaped an iconic era in our history and continue to shape American society today.
All the Way is the fourth of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle commissions to reach our stages. It embodies our deepest hopes for American Revolutions, which asks artists to look at moments of transformation and change in our nation’s history.All the Way is the story of a time of moral courage, political mastery and profound change – told in heart-pounding narrative against a
sweeping, Shakespearean-scale background.
-Bill Rauch, Artistic Director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and
Director, All the Way

Grant Statement

Except for the character of LBJ, everyone in the All the Way ensemble plays multiple roles in this formidable
story, leading to a production style that requires immediate transformation of character and space. Given its large ensemble, extensive doubling and complex narrative structure, the extra rehearsal time for All the Way over and above the six weeks of rehearsal usually assigned an Oregon Shakespeare Festival production is vitally important. -Bill Rauch, Artistic Director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Director: Bill Rauch
Set Design: Christopher Acebo
Lighting Design: Mark McCullough
Costume Design: Deborah M. Dryden
Projection designer: Shawn Sagady.


Subsequent Productions:


Neil Simon Theatre, Broadway
New York, NY
March 6, 2014 - June 29, 2014
American Repertory Theatre
Cambridge, MA
September 13, 2013 - October 12, 2013


News

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 'All the Way' earns two Tony nominations: best play, best actor Bryan Cranston

Oregon Live

April 29, 2014



Bryan Cranston, Cherry Jones, Patina Miller, and More Win Boston's 2014 IRNE Awards

TheaterMania

April 8, 2014



Bryan Cranston’s Great Society

Time

April 3, 2014



How to be Good, and Win Anyway: Bryan Cranston Goes All The Way

The Brooklyn Rail

April 2, 2014



Review: Bryan Cranston Superb In 'All The Way'

The Associated Press

March 6, 2014



Broadway Review: Bryan Cranston as LBJ in ‘All the Way

Variety

March 7, 2014



NY1 Theater Review: 'All The Way'

NY1

March 7, 2014

All the Way

Theatermania

March 6, 2014



COMMANDER IN CHIEF

Theatre News Online

March 7, 2014



‘All the Way’ Theater Review: Bryan Cranston Brings His Wildly Funny LBJ to Broadway

The Wrap

March 6, 2014



All the Way: Theater Review

Hollywood Report

March 6, 2014



Bryan Cranston goes 'All the Way' as LBJ

USA Today

March 6, 2014

All the Way

Time Out New York

March 6, 2014



Washington Power Play

New York Times

March 6, 2014



All the Way

Entertainment Weekly

March 6, 2014



LBJ all the way to Broadway

CTPost.com

March 19, 2014



PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, March 1-7: Bryan Cranston Goes All The Way and Adele Dazeem Takes the Stage

Playbill

March 7, 2014



Seattle writer’s LBJ play wins $25,000 Steinberg prize

The Seattle Times

April 8, 2013



Making History, Part One

Making History, Part Two

Power Play

Austin Chronicle

August 17, 2012



'All the way': World premiere at Oregon Shakespeare Festival examines LBJ in 1964

Napa Valley Register

August 1, 2012



The events in 'All the Way' are as relevant now as they were in the '60s

Ashland Daily Tidings

July 31, 2012
Master of his domain
Southern Oregon Mail Tribune
July 30, 2012



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