In highly welcome local theatre news, the Seattle Rep announced yesterday that Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning play All the Way has become the highest-grossing production in their history. Less than two weeks after opening, ticket revenue has surpassed Lily Tomlin’s The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe and Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking for the top spot. Sales have been so brisk that the Rep added a second “marathon day” for audiences to experience both All the Way and its followup, the world-premiering The Great Society. The two shows overlap through December and January.
Jack Willis (pictured) stars as LBJ in the role he originated—covered by obscure upstart Bryan Cranston in the Tony-winning Broadway production—and Bill Rauch directs. The plays run until January 4.
Check out our interview with the plays’ dramaturg and longtime Schenkkan collaborator Tom Bryant and Gemma Wilson’s feature and review of the show for City Arts and stay tuned for more about the blockbusting production here at Encore.