We all miss Breaking Bad, and while Walter White may be gone (long live Heisenberg), fans can still see star Bryan Cranston being fierce as ever. According to the New York Times, the Emmy Award-winner will make his Broadway debut this season as Lyndon B. Johnson in Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan's new play All the Way. The play is ending its sold-out production this weekend at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA, and Cranston (as expected) received strong reviews.
The play reportedly begins with Johnson's unexpected ascension to the Presidency following the Kennedy assassination and depicts the first year of Johnson’s presidency, focusing mostly on his leadership savvy in brokering passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
And before grabbing tickets, bear in mind: The production currently runs for three hours, though that may change as Schenkkan tweaks the script for Broadway. (It's also worth noting that the Pulitzer-winning play August: Osage County, soon to be a film with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, also ran for three hours on Broadway.)
So far, the only actor confirmed for Broadway is Cranston. Performances are expected to begin this winter, but no official dates have been announced yet, or even a theater (or a ticket venue, although telecharge.com is almost always a safe bet).