Big, big night for OSF | Robert Schenkkan’s ALL THE WAY brings home two Tony Awards, including Best Play

Robert Schenkkan’s ALL THE WAY, which originated at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and is the first part of his two play cycle on LBJ, brought home two Tony awards tonight for Best Play and Lead Actor.

For a serious play about the minutiae of getting the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, this is a pretty huge achievement. It doesn’t get much more ambitious than commissioning and writing a play cycle like this.

What does this mean? It means that real plays still matter. And if you don’t already have tickets for the world premiere of THE GREAT SOCIETY, which is part 2 in Schenkkan’s cycle and opens July 27 down in Ashland, you better get on it.

Also – remember one of the big national theatre events of the 2014-15 season will be both parts of the cycle playing simultaneously at Seattle Rep in December. So opportunities abound to see epic theatre right here in the Northwest.

See history being made – out of history.

ALL THE WAY Broadway cast. Photo: Evgenia Eliseeva
ALL THE WAY Broadway cast. Photo: Evgenia Eliseeva