About The Show

Written by: Robert Schenkkan

Directed by: Bill Rauch

Location: Neil Simon Theatre

First Preview: February 10, 2014
Opening Night: March 6, 2014


Cast & Creative Team

Bryan Cranston (Lyndon B. Johnson)

Michael McKean (J. Edgar Hoover)

Brandon J. Dirden (Dr. Martin Luther King)

Rob Campbell (Governor George Wallace)

John McMartin (Richard Russell)

Roslyn Ruff (Coretta S. King/Fannie Lou Hamer)

Robert Petkoff (Hubert Humphrey)

James Eckhouse (Robert McNamara) 

Robert Schenkkan (Playwright)

Bill Rauch (Director)

Christopher Acebo (Set Design)

Deborah M. Dryden (Costume Design)

Jane Cox (Lighting Design)

Paul James Prendergast (Music & Sound)

Shawn Sagady (Projection Design)

1963. An assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon B. Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, this charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into the Civil Rights Act, a tinderbox issue emblematic of a divided America.