Show artwork for Wild

All the Way

November 24, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Bagley Wright Theater

Accidental president. Brilliant politician. Flawed man. It’s 1963 and an assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon Baines Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, the charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into Civil Rights legislation, throwing the country into turmoil. But in faraway Vietnam, a troublesome conflict looms. The Huffington Post calls Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan’s dramatization of LBJ’s first year in office “a vivid profile of one of the most complicated men to occupy the presidency.”

Cast and Production

Cast

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Kenajuan Bentley

James Harrison/Stokely Carmichael James Chaney/Ensemble

Wayne T. Carr

Walter Jenkins/Rep. William Colmer/Ensemble

Danforth Comins

Roy Wilkins/Aaron Henry/Ensemble

Abdul Salaam El Razzac

J. Edgar Hoover/Sen. Robert Byrd/Ensemble

Richard Elmore

Sen. Hubert Humphrey/Sen. Strom Thurmond/Ensemble

Peter Frechette

Gov. George Wallace/Walter Reuther/Michael Schwermer

Jonathan Haugen

Rep. James Corman/Sen. Mike Mansfield/Ensemble/Rep. Howard “Judge” Smith/Sen. Everett Dirksen/Cartha

Michael J. Hume

Andrew Goodman/Gov. Carl Sanders/Network Correspondent/Ensemble/Bob Moses/David Dennis/Ensemble

Kevin Kenerly

Coretta Scott King/Fannie Lou Hamer/Ensemble

Bakesta King

Lady Bird Johnson/Katharine Graham/Rep. Katharine St. George/Ensemble

Terri McMahon

Robert McNamara/Sen. James Eastland/Rep. Bill McCulloch/Gov. Johnson/Ensemble

Mark Murphey

Stanley Levison/Seymore Trammell/Rep. John McCormack

Michael Patten

Deputy Price/Rev. Edwin King/Ensemble/Muriel Humphrey/Lurleen Wallace/Secretary/Beautiful Woman

Caroline Shaffer

President Lyndon Baines Johnson

Jack Willis

Rev. Ralph Abernathy/Butler/Ensemble

Tyrone Wilson

Sen. Richard Russell/Rep. Emanuel Cellar/Ensemble

Michael Winters

Understudy: Robert McNamara/Sen. James Eastland/Rep. Bill McCulloch/Gov. Johnson/Ensemble

Peter Lohnes

Understudy: President Lyndon Baines Johnson

Mark Murphey

Understudy: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Reginald André Jackson

Production

Scenic Designer

Christopher Acebo

Costume Designer

Deborah M. Dryden

Lighting Designer

David Weiner

Projection & Video Designer

Shawn Sagady

Composer & Sound Designer

Paul James Prendergast

Dramaturg

Tom Bryant

Associate Costume Designer

Sarah Smith

Associate Director

Emily Sophia Knapp

Associate Director

Nicole A. Watson

Voice & Text Director

Rebecca Clark Carey

Projection & Video Consultant

Wendall K. Harrington

Production Stage Manager

D. Christian Bolender

Stage Manager

Stina Lotti

Production Assistant

Mary Meagan Smith