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All the Way
978-0-8021-2344-2 • $16.00 • Paperback • Aug. 2014
“A magnificent work. . . . a brilliant portrayal no less epic than the great tragedies of classic literature.” Roma Torre, NY1
Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as Best Play awards from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, the Outer Critics Circle, the Drama League, the Drama Desk, the Boston Elliot Norton Award, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, and the Steinberg/American Theater Critics Award, All the Way is a masterful exploration of politics and power from Pulitzer winner Robert Schenkkan. Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston played the lead role in the play’s celebrated Broadway performance at the Neil Simon Theatre, for which he was awarded the Tony Award for Best Actor. In this volume, Cranston provides a never-before-published illuminating and personal introduction to the play.
All the Way tells the story of the tumultuous first year of the presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Thrust into power following the Kennedy assassination and facing an upcoming election in just one year, Johnson is nevertheless determined to end the legacy of racial injustice in America and rebuild it into the Great Societyby any means necessary. In 1964, this pivotal year in American history, LBJ struggles to overpower opposition to change in Congress while also trying to forge a compromise with Martin Luther King and the increasingly fractious Civil Rights Movement, in order to pass the landmark 1964 Civil Rights bill.