Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston will play President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way. Cranston is set to appear at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., starting this September, according to the New York Times.
The play will focus on LBJ’s first year as commander in chief, which began after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The play focuses on the Civil Rights Movement as well as the decision to extend U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
As a part of the “American Revolutions” series, All the Way made its premiere last July at the acclaimed Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Bill Rauch will direct the historical play that also stars Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover, Reed Birney as Hubert Humphrey and Brandon J. Dirden as Martin Luther King, Jr.
All the Way will open on Sept. 13, only a few weeks after we say goodbye to Walter White on the Breaking Bad series finale.