As LBJ catapults into office upon the assassination of John Kennedy, he realizes what he’s always envisioned; the power to manipulate, seduce and strong arm senators into ending legal segregation and waging war on poverty. However, trying to protect himself from charges of weakness, he escalates U.S. involvement in Vietnam into a full scale war, costing him his funding, prestige, power and dreams for creating The Great Society.
Written by Alexander Harrington (son of Michael Harrington, author of The Other America – said to have sparked the Kennedy administration’s interest in fighting poverty), this world premiere (presented by Albert Podell and The York Shakespeare Company), will have a four week run on Theatre Row at the Clurman Theatre, 410 W. 42 St., NYC beginning Saturday, August 3rd.
The cast features: Reed Armstrong, Mac Brydon, Jeff Burchfield, Charles Gray, Robert Ierardi, James Lurie, Elena McGhee, Yaakov Sullivan, Mitch Tebo, Charles F. Wagner IV, Curtis Wiley, directed by Seth Duerr. Running time: 160 minutes with intermission.
Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Theatre Row Box Office, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.