Bryan Cranston to Play President Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway
We first knew Bryan Cranston as the comedic genius who played Hal on Malcolm in the Middle, then as the iconic antihero of Walter White on Breaking Bad, so naturally his next move is to play a president on Broadway. The Emmy winner will make his Broadway debut later this year in the role of President Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way, according to the show’s producer Jeffrey Richards. The play depicts President Johnson’s tumultuous path to the presidency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy and also covers his important role as peacemaker between the political parties leading up to the birth of his 1964 Civil Rights Act.
“It’s an exciting new American play that deals with LBJ’s quest for legitimacy,” Richards said. The show just wrapped up its performances in Cambridge, Mass., though Richards has yet to reveal the venue for its Broadway premiere.
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