Broadway Drama All The Way, Starring Bryan Cranston, Recoups Investment

News   Broadway Drama All The Way, Starring Bryan Cranston, Recoups Investment
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.

Bryan Cranston
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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).

Cranston ("Breaking Bad") 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). 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."

Read the feature: Hail to the Chief: Richard Thomas, Stacy Keach and More Discuss Their Presidential Portrayals On the Stage.

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.

All The Way is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Louise Gund, Jerry Frankel, Stephanie P. McClelland, Double Gemini Productions, Rebecca Gold, Scott M. Delman, Barbara H. Freitag, Harvey Weinstein, Gene Korf, William Berlind, Luigi Caiola, Gutterman Chernoff, Jam Theatricals, Gabrielle Palitz, Cheryl Wiesenfeld and Will Trice.

For tickets phone (800) 745-3000 or visit The Neil Simon Theatre is located at 250 West 52nd Street.


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