Rob Campbell Joins ALL THE WAY on Broadway as 'Governor George Wallace'
Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Louise Gund just announced that Rob Campbell, who was most recently seen in The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters at Playwrights Horizons, will play the role of Governor George Wallace in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and American Repertory Theater production of All the Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. Campbell joins previously announced three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") as Lyndon B. Johnson, Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover and Brandon J. Dirden as Martin Luther King, Jr. Additional casting will be announced soon.
Governor George Wallace was the 45th governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms as a Democrat: 1963-67, 1971-79 and 1983-87. He also was a four-time candidate for president of the United States who became known for his resistance to the civil rights movement.
All the Way will play The Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) for a strictly limited run and begins rehearsals on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, with previews beginning Monday, February 10, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, March 6, 2014. The play is directed byBill Rauch, Artistic Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
American Express® Card Members can currently purchase tickets before the general public which began Wednesday, November 27 at 10am through Friday, December 13 at 11:59pm. General on-sale will begin on Saturday, December 14 at 12:01am. Tickets will be available atwww.Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster.com at (800) 745-3000.
All the Way is a gripping new play about a pivotal moment in American history. This drama will take audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first years of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency, and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill.
All the Way was commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle and premiered at OSF in 2012. It then went on to play a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the A.R.T. from September 13-October 12, 2013 starringCranston. The play was awarded the 2013 inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, established through Columbia University in honor of the late Senator Kennedy, honoring new plays or musicals exploring US history and issues of the day.
All the Way is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Louise Gund, Stephanie P. McClelland, Double Gemini Productions, Rebecca Gold, Scott M. Delman, Barbara H. Freitag, Harvey Weinstein, Gene Korf, William Berlind, Luigi Caiola, Gutterman Chernoff, JAM Theatricals, Gabrielle Palitz, Cheryl Wiesenfeld and Will Trice.
Set design is by Christopher Acebo, costume design by Deborah M. Dryden, lighting design by Jane Cox, composition and sound design by Paul James Prendergast, video projections by Shawn Sagady and the projection design consultant is Wendall K. Harrington. The Dramaturge is Tom Bryant.