Now that his meth cooking days are over, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston is trying a new job on for size: Broadway star. After previous speculation, the American Repertory Theater mounting of All the Way in Cambridge, MA, will transfer to the Great White Way, starring the Emmy winner as Lyndon B. Johnson, The New York Times reports. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan and directed by Bill Rauch, All the Way is slated to play through October 12 at A.R.T. before making the move to Broadway. No additional casting or dates have been announced.
Beginning with the Kennedy assassination, All the Way details the first year of Johnson’s presidency, focusing on his involvement with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In addition to Cranston, the A.R.T. cast includes Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover, Brandon J. Dirden as Martin Luther King Jr. and Reed Birney as Hubert Humphrey. The New England theater company is having a great year—their productions of Pippin and The Glass Menagerie are both currently playing on Broadway.
Cranston will make his Broadway debut in All the Way. In addition to his Emmy-winning turn on Breaking Bad, his many film and TV credits include Argo, Malcolm in the Middle, Drive, The Cleveland Show, The King of Queens, Seinfeld and Little Miss Sunshine.