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April 8, 1992 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Schenkkan's Pulitzer Prize for his two-part play, "The Kentucky Cycle," which just closed at the Mark Taper Forum, thrusts West Coast theater into the national eye. "It is safe to say that this is the first time that a play that has not played in New York has won the prize," said Osborn Elliott, acting secretary of the Pulitzer board. The epic production played at the Mark Taper Forum from Feb. 2 to March 29.
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March 7, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - In the new Broadway play "All the Way," President Lyndon B. Johnson, played by Bryan Cranston, takes a break from wrangling votes for what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to reflect on the trying nature of politics. Facing mounting pressure from the Southern faction of his party and civil rights leaders like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Johnson vents his frustrations to the audience. "Everybody wants power; everybody," he says. "And if they say they don't, they're lyin'.
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February 2, 1992 | ROBERT KOEHLER, Robert Koehler is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
Robert Schenkkan seems to be a pack rat, judging by a glance of the study in his Van Nuys home. The room isn't just full of books and paper, but trinkets and bric-a-brac from floor to ceiling. A closer look, though, reveals that what really surrounds Schenkkan in his workroom are icons and signs that point the way to the heart of the massive, nine-play, 6 1/2-hour theatrical saga that has consumed five years of his life. On one wall hang swords and other war heirlooms of Schenkkan's grandfather.
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April 22, 2013 | By David Ng
Bryan Cranston is going from playing a meth dealer on AMC's "Breaking Bad" to playing President Lyndon B. Johnson in a new stage production of a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. "All The Way" will open the new season at American Repertory Theater in Massachusetts, with performances scheduled to begin Sept. 13. The company said that the play dramatizes Johnson's first year in the Oval Office as he deals with the conflict in Vietnam and civil-rights unrest at home.
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November 7, 2008 | CHARLES McNULTY, THEATER CRITIC
Catherine, a well-off widow who has kept her figure, hires Arturo, a sexy day laborer with a soulful stare, to clean up her overgrown garden. OK, everyone, you have two minutes to write in the rest of the plot. The only ground rules are that it can't cross the line into porn or use too many metaphors from the world of botany.
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April 8, 1992 | DAVID SHAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sacramento Bee won the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service Tuesday for a series of 15 stories on environmental threats and damage to the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Bee reporter Deborah Blum also won a Pulitzer--in the beat reporting category--for "The Monkey Wars," stories examining the moral and ethical issues involved in primate research. The New York Times and Newsday joined the Bee in winning two Pulitzers each.
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March 7, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - In the new Broadway play "All the Way," President Lyndon B. Johnson, played by Bryan Cranston, takes a break from wrangling votes for what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to reflect on the trying nature of politics. Facing mounting pressure from the Southern faction of his party and civil rights leaders like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Johnson vents his frustrations to the audience. "Everybody wants power; everybody," he says. "And if they say they don't, they're lyin'.
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April 22, 2013 | By David Ng
Bryan Cranston is going from playing a meth dealer on AMC's "Breaking Bad" to playing President Lyndon B. Johnson in a new stage production of a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. "All The Way" will open the new season at American Repertory Theater in Massachusetts, with performances scheduled to begin Sept. 13. The company said that the play dramatizes Johnson's first year in the Oval Office as he deals with the conflict in Vietnam and civil-rights unrest at home.
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November 22, 2008 | David Ng, Ng is a freelance writer.
Robert Schenkkan's "The Kentucky Cycle" ranks among the great behemoths of 20th century American drama, consisting of nine chapters with a collective running time of nearly seven hours. For audiences, the 1992 Pulitzer Prize-winning epic demands a level of commitment that will either feel deeply rewarding or punishing to the extreme -- or perhaps both at the same time.
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March 24, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Cycle' to TV: Robert Schenkkan is adapting his 1992 Pulitzer Prize-winning play "The Kentucky Cycle" as a miniseries for HBO. The six-hour play, co-produced by Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum, tells the interlocking stories of three families in the Cumberland Mountains over a 200-year span. Washington and Broadway openings are scheduled this fall. Schenkkan and Emmy Award-winning producer Stan Margulies ("Separate but Equal," "Roots") will produce the miniseries.
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November 22, 2008 | David Ng, Ng is a freelance writer.
Robert Schenkkan's "The Kentucky Cycle" ranks among the great behemoths of 20th century American drama, consisting of nine chapters with a collective running time of nearly seven hours. For audiences, the 1992 Pulitzer Prize-winning epic demands a level of commitment that will either feel deeply rewarding or punishing to the extreme -- or perhaps both at the same time.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2008 | CHARLES McNULTY, THEATER CRITIC
Catherine, a well-off widow who has kept her figure, hires Arturo, a sexy day laborer with a soulful stare, to clean up her overgrown garden. OK, everyone, you have two minutes to write in the rest of the plot. The only ground rules are that it can't cross the line into porn or use too many metaphors from the world of botany.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 1992 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Schenkkan's Pulitzer Prize for his two-part play, "The Kentucky Cycle," which just closed at the Mark Taper Forum, thrusts West Coast theater into the national eye. "It is safe to say that this is the first time that a play that has not played in New York has won the prize," said Osborn Elliott, acting secretary of the Pulitzer board. The epic production played at the Mark Taper Forum from Feb. 2 to March 29.
NEWS
April 8, 1992 | DAVID SHAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sacramento Bee won the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service Tuesday for a series of 15 stories on environmental threats and damage to the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Bee reporter Deborah Blum also won a Pulitzer--in the beat reporting category--for "The Monkey Wars," stories examining the moral and ethical issues involved in primate research. The New York Times and Newsday joined the Bee in winning two Pulitzers each.
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February 2, 1992 | ROBERT KOEHLER, Robert Koehler is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
Robert Schenkkan seems to be a pack rat, judging by a glance of the study in his Van Nuys home. The room isn't just full of books and paper, but trinkets and bric-a-brac from floor to ceiling. A closer look, though, reveals that what really surrounds Schenkkan in his workroom are icons and signs that point the way to the heart of the massive, nine-play, 6 1/2-hour theatrical saga that has consumed five years of his life. On one wall hang swords and other war heirlooms of Schenkkan's grandfather.
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August 26, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from the Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Cycle' Recycled: Playwright Robert Schenkkan's "The Kentucky Cycle" will return to Los Angeles Oct. 17-25 for six two-part performances at UCLA's 580-seat Freud Playhouse, under the auspices of the Mark Taper Forum.
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August 1, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Taper Season Grows: "The Kentucky Cycle," a nine-play historical saga presented in two parts, has been added to the Mark Taper Forum 1991-92 season. Written by Robert Schenkkan of Van Nuys, the production will take the season's Feb. 2-March 29 slot. Also joining the schedule is "Fire in the Rain . . . Singer in the Storm," an autobiographical docudrama by folk singer Holly Near scheduled for Aug. 13-Sept. 27, 1992. The rest of the lineup, officially announced Wednesday: George C.
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