The Great Society
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Previews Began: September 6, 2019
Opening Night: October 1, 2019
Closing Night: November 30, 2019
Playwright: Robert Schenkkan
Music: Paul James Prendergast
In the years from 1965 to 1968, LBJ struggles to fight a “war on poverty” even as his war in Vietnam spins out of control. Besieged by political opponents, Johnson marshals all his political wiles to try to pass some of the most important social programs in U.S. history, while the country descends into chaos over the war and backlash against civil rights.