Robert Petkoff Joins Cast of ALL THE WAY as 'Senator Herbert Humphrey'
Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Louise Gund just announced that Robert Petkoff will play the role of Senator Hubert Humphrey in the Broadway bound production of All the Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle).
Petkoff, who performed in London opposite Dame Judi Dench in The Royal Family and on Broadway in Anything Goes, joins previously announced three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") as Lyndon B. Johnson, Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover, Brandon J. Dirden as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rob Campbell as Governor George Wallace, 5-time Tony nominee John McMartin (Into the Woods, High Society, Sweet Charity, Show Boat, Don Juan) as Richard Russell and Roslyn Ruff as Fannie Lou Hamer and Coretta Scott King. Additional casting will be announced.
Hubert Humphrey, Jr. served as the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson, from 1965 to 1969. He served at a Senator from Minnesota from 1949-1964 and 1971-1978. He was also a Democratic Party nominee for President in the 1968 election, losing to Richard Nixon.
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 by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Waybegan its theatrical life.
American Express® Card Members can currently purchase tickets before the general public through Friday, December 13 at 11:59pm. General on-sale will begin on Saturday, December 14 at 12:01am. Tickets will be available at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster.com at (800) 745-3000.
All the Way, with its cast of twenty-two actors, takes audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first year 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 starring Cranston. 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, and 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.