THE GREAT SOCIETY to play the Beaumont this Fall

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Another play about LBJ by Robert Schenkkan (which will serve as a companion piece to All The Way). While I'm not exactly ecstatic about seeing another LBJ play, this is an amazing cast. Richard Thomas is an underrated treasure, and I'm excited to see Brian Cox onstage for the first time.

This will be a 12-week limited engagement, which means that if the rumors are accurate, Lehman Trilogy might still be on track to come into the Beaumont in the Spring.



https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-Brian-Cox-Marc-Kudisch-Grantham-Coleman-Richard-Thomas-Will-Star-in-Robert-Schenkkans-Second-LBJ-Pay-THE-GREAT-SOCIETY-20190718

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Never seen a play about LBJ so maybe I should catch this one? I got LincTix 

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I saw this in DC and really enjoyed it- can't wait to revisit. The Beaumont makes sense too because this was in the round at Arena.

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KUDISCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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What a great season for Kudisch between this and GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. 

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This sounds terrific. I definitely plan to see it.
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Just a reminder that this is a commercial production renting out the Beaumont (no Lincoln Center involvement) so there probably won’t be LincTix available :/
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
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According to the New York Times announcement LCT is being credited as a co-producer and members will have early access to tickets, so I wouldn't say that LincTix are out of the realm of possibility either. Does anyone remember if they were available for Ann, since this is a similar situation?

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This I great news for the staff. It would have been a shame it the theatre had sat dark for months and months. Hopefully it will not be 4 hours long.

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SmoothLover said: "This I great news for the staff. It would have been a shame it the theatre had sat dark for months and months. Hopefully it will not be 4 hours long."

The show is not four hours long!

 

 

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I can already hear the distant shrill shriek of the LCT subscribers headsets..
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And harold and Maude proactively turning around to say f%#k everybody else!!
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I used LincTix for Ann, so I'm assuming they'll be available for this too!

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A Director said: "SmoothLover said: "This I great news for the staff. It would have been a shame it the theatre had sat dark for months and months. Hopefully it will not be 4 hours long."

The show is not four hours long!


 

Good to hear!



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I saw this in a production in Sarasota a couple of years ago.  It is a good play, but it is not as good as All The Way, so set expectations.  Particularly without Cranston (although  Cox is an excellent actor, he is not going to sell tickets), I think a limited engagement at LCT was a very smart move. 

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Once this closes around the holidays, what do we think for the Beaumont in the spring ? Follies? Lehman Trilogy?
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There's only one Brian C who could ever make me sit through another of Schenkkan's LBJ plays, and he spells his name Bryan. I would not worry about LincTix, there should be plenty of cheap and free tickets available for this.

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I heard the spring show was something they were work shopping.

Updated On: 7/23/19 at 03:17 AM
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LincTix are now available!
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Is anyone else having trouble accessing LincTix? I tried for this, Mockingbird and The Sound Inside this morning and I am getting error messages all around. 

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Im having major issues with this site as well. Anyone else having trouble? I can select a date and nothing happens afterwards. Ugh. Also, where are the seats? Not sure how LinTix works exactly but I do hope this isn't a sell out on LincTix 

EDIT: Also, sorry if this is a dumb question, I know the playwright is the same as All The Way, which was also about LBJ, so is this show an expansion on that play? Or is this a brand new show on its own? Some of the press and the email from LincTix just has me confused on that for some reason. I don't want to google either so I don't know much about events during the play. Thanks! 

Updated On: 7/25/19 at 11:53 AM
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Mike Barrett said: "Im having major issues with this site as well. Anyone else having trouble? I can select a date and nothing happens afterwards. Ugh. Also, where are the seats? Not sure how LinTix works exactly but I do hope this isn't a sell out on LincTix

EDIT: Also, sorry if this is a dumb question, I know the playwright is the same as All The Way, which was also about LBJ, so is this show an expansion on that play? Or is this a brand new show on its own? Some of the press and the email from LincTix just has me confused on that for some reason. I don't want to google either so I don't know much about events during the play. Thanks!
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The Great Society is a sequel to All the Way- ATW was about LBJ's first year in office (63-64 after JFK died). TGS is about LBJ's full term as president (64-68). 

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Fordham2015 said: "Mike Barrett said: "Im having major issues with this site as well. Anyone else having trouble? I can select a date and nothing happens afterwards. Ugh. Also, where are the seats? Not sure how LinTix works exactly but I do hope this isn't a sell out on LincTix

EDIT: Also, sorry if this is a dumb question, I know the playwright is the same as All The Way, which was also about LBJ, so is this show an expansion on that play? Or is this a brand new show on its own? Some of the press and the email from LincTix just has me confused on that for some reason. I don't want to google either so I don't know much about events during the play. Thanks!
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The Great Society is a sequel to All the Way- ATW was about LBJ's first year in office (63-64 after JFK died). TGS is about LBJ's full term as president (64-68).
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Dang, good to know! Ill have to try and read through it before this one then. 

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Mike Barrett said: "Fordham2015 said: "Mike Barrett said: "Im having major issues with this site as well. Anyone else having trouble? I can select a date and nothing happens afterwards. Ugh. Also, where are the seats? Not sure how LinTix works exactly but I do hope this isn't a sell out on LincTix

EDIT: Also, sorry if this is a dumb question, I know the playwright is the same as All The Way, which was also about LBJ, so is this show an expansion on that play? Or is this a brand new show on its own? Some of the press and the email from LincTix just has me confused on that for some reason. I don't want to google either so I don't know much about events during the play. Thanks!
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The Great Society is a sequel to All the Way- ATW was about LBJ's first year in office (63-64 after JFK died). TGS is about LBJ's full term as president (64-68).
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Dang, good to know! Ill have to try and read through it before this one then.
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There's also an HBO All the Way movie with Cranston.

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Fordham2015 said: "Mike Barrett said: "Fordham2015 said: "Mike Barrett said: "Im having major issues with this site as well. Anyone else having trouble? I can select a date and nothing happens afterwards. Ugh. Also, where are the seats? Not sure how LinTix works exactly but I do hope this isn't a sell out on LincTix

EDIT: Also, sorry if this is a dumb question, I know the playwright is the same as All The Way, which was also about LBJ, so is this show an expansion on that play? Or is this a brand new show on its own? Some of the press and the email from LincTix just has me confused on that for some reason. I don't want to google either so I don't know much about events during the play. Thanks!
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The Great Society is a sequel to All the Way- ATW was about LBJ's first year in office (63-64 after JFK died). TGS is about LBJ's full term as president (64-68).
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Dang, good to know! Ill have to try and read through it before this one then.
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There's also an HBO All the Way movie with Cranston.
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Makes things easier. Appreciate the help everyone!