Bryan Cranston will repeat the role of Lyndon B. Johnson in "All the Way." He is currently playing the role in Cambridge, Massachusetts and when the play moves to New York this winter, he will reprise the role.
After bidding adieu to the epic character of Walter White, the meth lord Bryan Cranston is ready for his Broadway debut this winter. He will play the character of Lyndon B. Johnson in the hit play "All the Way."
The three-hour historical drama is written by Robert Schenkkan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. The drama has been a roaring success at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
"The Boston Globe's" Joel Brown praised Cranston, he wrote, "Cranston delivers Johnson's outsize presence, his cackling humor and sudden rages, his canny maneuvering and his self-pity."
While Charles Isherwood of "The New York Times" applauded Cranston's "winning star turn" and that actor "glitters with an almost salacious ruthlessness when he gets to do a little arm-twisting," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Over the weekend, Schenkkan leaked the news via social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter that the play would move to Broadway during the current season. Jeffrey Richards, who will head the producing team with Louise Gund and Jerry Frankel, affirmed the news of moving to Broadway to "The New York Times" on Sunday.
However, the cast details (except Cranston) and exact dates are yet to be confirmed.
The play trails LBJ through his first year in the office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 and being elected in his own right the following year, when he overcame Barry Goldwater. The play also sees the roles of Martin Luther King Jr., Hubert H. Humphrey and Edgar Hoover.
Bryan Cranston is doing well after "Breaking Bad." What do you think?
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