We may have seen the last of Heisenberg on AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad, but Bryan Cranston is taking his Emmy-winning talents to the Broadway stage. Cranston will be playing the role of President Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way when the $3.5 million play makes its way to Broadway. Cranston alone remains the only confirmed casting addition. The hope is that his presence will boost ticket sales for the Broadway production following his phenomenal performance in five seasons of Breaking Bad as the drug kingpin, Walter White.
The play will take place during the first year of Johnson’s presidency following the Kennedy assassination, but will also lean heavily on his involvement in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan penned the play, which is finishing up a sold out run in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Critics have described Cranston’s as “strong” in the role while the play itself has received “mixed” reviews.
At three hours, All the Way will be one of the longest productions on Broadway in years. Personally, I have never been much of a theater geek. Despite this, I think anything Cranston attaches his name to right now will be worth checking out given Breaking Bad‘s critical acclaim. Cranston has the ability to command almost every scene he is in and I have no doubt that seeing his performance unfold live on stage will be nothing short of mesmerizing. Performances are tentatively scheduled to start in the winter, but nothing has been confirmed at this point.
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