Broadway Drama All The Way, Starring Bryan Cranston, Recoups Investment
05 Jun 2014
The Broadway production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-nominated political drama All The Way, which stars Emmy Award winner and Tony nominee Bryan Cranston, has recouped its $3.9 million investment in under four months, producers announced June 5.
All The Way began Broadway previews Feb. 10 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opened to strong reviews March 6. It is directed by Bill Rauch. Performances are scheduled through June 29.
The play received Tony Award nominations for Best Play (Schenkkan) and Best Actor (Cranston).
Here's how it's billed: "1963. An assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon Baines Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, the charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into Civil Rights legislation, throwing the country into turmoil. Alternately bullying and beguiling, he enacts major social programs, faces down opponents and wins the 1964 election in a landslide. But in faraway Vietnam, a troublesome conflict looms. In the Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright’s vivid dramatization of LBJ’s first year in office, means versus ends plays out on a broad stage canvas as politicians and civil rights leaders plot strategy and wage war."
Set design is by Christopher Acebo, with costume design by Deborah M. Dryden, lighting design by Jane Cox, original music and sound design by Paul James Prendergast and video projections by Shawn Sagady.