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Photos: Inside First Rehearsal for ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. Go inside the production's first rehearsal below!

As previously announced, Jack Willis, seen in Arena Stage's Mother Courage and Her Children reprises his role as one of the most controversial, ambitious and exciting presidents of the 20th century. Willis originated the role of LBJ at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2012.

The previously announced Bowman Wright (Arena Stage's The Mountaintop, King Hedley II) plays Martin Luther King, Jr. Joining them are Richard Clodfelter (New York's Signature Theatre's A Little Princess) as Hubert Humphrey andRichmond Hoxie (Broadway's I'm Not Rappaport) as J. Edgar Hoover.

The 17-member cast features David Bishins as Robert McNamara, JaBen Early as Stokley Carmichael, Cameron Folmar as George Wallace, Lawrence Redmond as Richard Russell, Susan Rome as Lady Bird Johnson, John Scherer as Walter Jenkins, David Emerson Toney as Roy Wilkins and Tom Wiggin as Stanley Levison. The cast also includes Desmond Bing as Bob Moses, Shannon Dorsey as Coretta Scott King, Adrienne Nelson as Lurleen Wallace,Stephen F. Schmidt as Cartha "Deke" DeLoach and Craig Wallace as Ralph Abernathy.

Photos: Inside First Rehearsal for ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage
Cameron Folmar (George Wallace) and Jack Willis (Lyndon Baines Johnson)

Photos: Inside First Rehearsal for ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage
Director Kyle Donnelly and Executive Producer Edger Dobie

Photos: Inside First Rehearsal for ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage
Adrienne Nelson (Lurleen Wallace) and Desmond Bing (Bob Moses)

Photos: Inside First Rehearsal for ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage
Adrienne Nelson (Lurleen Wallace), Richard Clodfelter (Hubert Humphrey) and Shannon Dorsey (Coretta Scott King)

Photos: Inside First Rehearsal for ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage
Lighting Designer Nancy Schertler, Set Designer Kate Edmunds and Director Kyle Donnelly

Photos: Inside First Rehearsal for ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage
Susan Rome (Lady Bird Johnson) and Desmond Bing (Bob Moses)

Photos: Inside First Rehearsal for ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage
Company

Photos: Inside First Rehearsal for ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage
JaBen Early (Stokley Carmichael) and Bowman Wright (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Photos: Inside First Rehearsal for ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage
Set Design


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