Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) is an accidental president who is determined to end racial injustice in America and makes his own stamp on presidential history. All The Way goes behind the doors of the Oval Office and examines the first year of LBJ’s presidency and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill. Looking forward to the forthcoming presidential election, the charismatic, yet conflicted Texan hurls himself into the passage of the Civil Rights Bill, which is both desired and fiercely contested. Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award winning play travels from November 1963 to November 1964, in which LBJ (the former vice president) stepped up to the presidency after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and successfully ran for re-election after pushing through the controversial Civil Rights Act. All The Way documents LBJ’s relationship with Martin Luther King and his influential political peers, and offers an intricate and intimate portrayal of how LBJ bent Congress to his own will.
Editor's Note: The acting company may play several parts, except for the actors playing Lyndon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King.
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