The Great Society

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Tickets at Vivian Beaumont Theater - Lincoln Center

The Vivian Beaumont Theater opened in 1965 and has been through several managements and periods of inactivity in following years. In 1985, Lincoln Center Theater acquired the venue and it has been under its operations ever since under the direction of André Bishop and Bernard Gersten.

In 1996 the theater underwent an $8 million renovation that improved its acoustics, increased handicap access and upgraded the building’s infrastructure.


150 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
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Vivian Beaumont Theater - Lincoln Center

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About The Great Society on Broadway


Vivian Beaumont Theater - Lincoln Center
150 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
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Sept. 6, 2019


Oct. 1, 2019


Nov. 30, 2019

Story for The Great Society

Pulitzer-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, who earned a 2014 Tony Award for his epic play All the Way, will return to Broadway this fall with a sequel to that acclaimed work. Emmy and Olivier winner Brian Cox (Nuremberg, Titus Andronicus) will headline the production as President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

Capturing Johnson's passionate and aggressive attempts to build a great society for all, the new play follows his epic triumph in a landslide election to the agonizing decision not to run for re-election just three years later. It was an era that would define history forever: the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the destruction of Vietnam and the creation of some of the greatest social programs America has ever known—with one man at the center of it all: LBJ.

Critics’ Reviews for The Great Society

"4 STARS! BRIAN COX IS ELECTRIFYING! A TONY-WORTHY PERFORMANCE! It’s a brilliant portrait of intimidation and presence.”"

Adrian Horton, The Guardian

"An action-packed roller-coaster of a historical drama!"

Matt Windman, amNY

"Brian Cox thunders with a king’s power and howls with a titan’s rage."

Tom Gliatto, Entertainment Weekly