All the Way (Grove Press)

Robert Schenkkan(Grove Press)

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<b>This Tony Award–winning, “jaw-dropping political drama” chronicles LBJ’s fight for the Civil Rights Act and includes an introduction by Bryan Cranston (<i>Variety</i>).</b>

Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as Best Play awards from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, the Outer Critics Circle, the Drama League, and numerous other awards, <i>All the Way</i> is a masterful exploration of politics and power from the Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Robert Schenkkan.

<i>All the Way</i> tells the story of the tumultuous first year of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s presidency.

Thrust into power following the Kennedy assassination and facing an upcoming election, Johnson is nevertheless determined to end the legacy of racial injustice in America and rebuild it into the Great Society—by any means necessary.

In order to pass the landmark 1964 Civil Rights bill, LBJ struggles to overpower an intransigent Congress while also attempting to forge a compromise with Martin Luther King, Jr., and navigate the increasingly fractious Civil Rights Movement.

<i>Breaking Bad</i> star Bryan Cranston played President Johnson in the play’s celebrated Broadway production, for which he was awarded the Tony Award for Best Actor.

In this edition, Cranston provides an illuminating and personal introduction.

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