Broadway Review: Bryan Cranston as LBJ in "ALL THE WAY"

Bryan Cranston owns the role of LBJ in this beautifully built dramatic piece. VARIETY.

"What do you say we take up a collection and send every one of those clowns in Congress to “All the Way,” Robert Schenkkan’s jaw-dropping political drama about President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Herculean efforts (and Pyrrhic sacrifices) to get the 1964 Civil Rights Act passed. Bryan Cranston  three-time Emmy winner and everybody’s favorite bad boy as the scholarly drug czar in “Breaking Bad”  owns the role of LBJ, cracking the politician’s hard shell to expose the man’s personal crisis of conscience. But the shocker is watching real legislators legislating, crossing the aisle, however reluctantly, to get difficult things done." To read more, click here.


WASHINGTON POWER PLAY Bryan Cranston as President Johnson in ALL THE WAY

New York Times Review

“It’s not personal, Dick, it’s just politics,” Lyndon Johnson says to a good friend who has suddenly turned into a vanquished foe in the new play “All the Way,” by Robert Schenkkan. Johnson, played by Bryan Cranston in the mighty slab of history that opened at the Neil Simon Theater on Thursday night, infuses that glib phrase with palpable urgency and a whisper of tenderness. There’s no question that he really means what he’s saying." To read more, click here

Will the Real LBJ Please Stand Up?

From David Goodman's blog post:

"As the brother of Andrew Goodman, I’ve met quite a few presidents, but I never did meet Lyndon Johnson (LBJ). Still, I’ve listened to his White House tapes (a practice that stopped after Richard Nixon – well…duh!) and I’ve read histories and heard my mother’s stories of being in the Oval Office when Andy was missing.

So, it was a rare treat to be invited to see the new play “All the Way,” which is in previews at the Neil Simon theater. Nothing prepared me for the accuracy and vitality of Robert Schenkkan’s script – brought to life by an outstanding cast and an amazing set." To read more click here.

Photo Flash: Bryan Cranston is LBJ! First Look at ALL THE WAY on Broadway

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! To read more click here.

David Goodman Visits Bryan Cranston at Broadway's ALL THE WAY

David Goodman, brother of civil rights activist Andrew Goodman, recently took in Broadway's All the Way with Bryan Cranston, and stopped backstage to chat with the actor, and playwright Robert Schenkkan. In 1964, the killing of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner in Philadelphia, Mississippi, made headlines - making them some of the most important activitists in the Civil Rights Movement. To read more click here

San Jose Rep Season Will Include World Premiere of Robert Schenkkan and Neil Berg's THE 12

The world premiere of THE 12, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan — whose All the Way will open on Broadway March 6 — and award-winning composer Neil Berg, is among San Jose Repertory Theatre's 2014-15 season. To read more click here.

Broadway Box Office: Bryan Cranston Goes ‘All the Way’ to the Top 10

Bryan Cranston showed some presidential power at the Broadway box office last week, as his toplining stint in LBJ historical drama “All the Way” posted sales strong enough to land the title in the top 10 in the play’s first week on the boards. To read more click here.

Bryan Cranston to Appear at ALL THE WAY Event 'AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT', 2/23

The producers of All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, in association with The Exchange, announced today additional participants and a student ticketing policy  for AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT: CONVERSATIONS ON All the Way.To read more click here.



Featuring panels with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bryan Cranston, 
Bob Moses, Robert Schenkkan, and many more

February 23, 2014 
12PM – 7:30PM 
New World Stages 
340 W 50th St 

New York, NY 10019



AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT: CONVERSATIONS ON ALL THE WAY is a special day-long symposium that offers the public an in-depth exploration of the political and artistic sides of All the Way, the new play about Lyndon Baines Johnson’s first year in office, which stars Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and is directed by Bill Rauch.

During this symposium, four panels of experts including eminent historians, civil rights leaders, government officials, dramatists, and policy pundits will examine the complex life and legacy of President Johnson, the events and echoes of the Civil Rights movement, the issues inherent in the dramatist’s adaptation of life into art, and the indelible impact the events of 1964 had on American history.

“All the Way is a one-of-a-kind event on Broadway — a bold play that allows us to remember our collective history as Americans. We are excited to complement the production with an event that aims to provoke and enlighten,” said Ari Edelson, the artistic director of The Exchange and The Orchard Project, which supported the early development of All the Way. 

Participants in the AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT will include writer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, educator and civil rights activist Bob Moses, actor Bryan Cranston, playwright Robert Schenkkan, Lead Organizer of the Young Peoples Project Albert Sykes, and other members of the cast of All the Way. Further information on the panels and participants will be updated and available on the events website:

The event begins at New World Stages (340 W 50th St) at 12PM and finishes with a final intimate event at the Neil Simon Theater (250 West 52nd Street) with the cast and creative team. 

The event is open to the public with advance registration, but seating for the event is extremely limited.
Tickets for AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT are priced at $100 and include access to all four panel discussions, and a special offer for tickets to All the Way. To buy tickets for AMERICA AT THE TURNING POINT, visit

Support for the event is provided courtesy of American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard and Columbia University’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. 

1963. An assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon B. Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, this charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into the Civil Rights Act, a tinderbox issue emblematic of a divided America. In the Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright’s vivid dramatization of LBJ’s first year in office, means versus ends plays out on the precipice of modern America.

ALL THE WAY garners 7 IRNE Awards!

ALL THE WAY was nominated by the Idependant Reviewers of New England for seven IRNE Nominations. They include:


Best Director - Bill Rauch

Best Lighting - Jane Cox

Best Ensemble

Best Supporting Actress - Chrystal Dickinson

Best Supporting Actor - Dakin Mathews

Best Actor - Bryan Cranston

The 18th Annual IRNE Awards will take place at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts on Monday, April 7, 2014.