The Verdict: Critics Review All The Way

By Carey Purcell
07 Mar 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's new political drama All The Way, which stars Emmy Award-winning "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston as U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, officially opened on Broadway March 6 at the Neil Simon Theatre.



All The Way is directed by Bill Rauch, who staged the premiere of the play in 2012 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where he serves as artistic director. The play arrived on Broadway Feb. 10 following an extended run at the American Repertory Theater last fall.

Cranston is joined by John McMartin as Richard Russell, Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover, Brandon J. Dirden as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rob Campbell as Governor George Wallace, Robert Petkoff as U.S. Senator and Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Jr., and Roslyn Ruff as Coretta Scott King and Fannie Lou Hamer.

Read the Playbill feature: Mr. White Goes to Washington: Bryan Cranston Trades "Breaking Bad" for Broadway.

The cast also includes Eric Lenox Abrams (Bob Moses), J. Bernard Calloway (Ralph Abernathy), James Eckhouse (Robert McNamara), Peter Jay Fernandez (Roy Wilkins), Christopher Gurr (Senator Strom Thurmond), William Jackson Harper (Stokely Carmichael), Christopher Liam Moore (Walter Jenkins), Richard Poe (Senator Everett Dirksen), Bill Timoney (Senator Karl Mundt) and Steve Vinovich (Rep. Emanuel Celler).

The critics have filed their reviews and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

Associated Press

The Hollywood Reporter

NBC

New York Daily News

Newsday

The New York Times

Time Out New York 

USA Today

Variety

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

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