The production is scheduled to begin performances Feb. 10 at the Neil Simon Theatre, with an official opening set for March 6. The story depicts the early period of LBJ's presidency and his relationship with key political figures, including the Rev.
"All the Way" originated at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where it premiered in 2012 with a different cast. Bill Rauch, artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will direct the Broadway transfer. The play ran close to three hours and received mixed reviews for its A.R.T. run.
The production marks Cranston's first time performing on Broadway. "I wanted to wait for something that had meaning, that really had resonance, that was historically important, socially important and entertaining," he said in an interview with Reuters. "And 'All the Way' is all of that."
The Los Angeles native got his early start on the stage in regional theater in Southern California.
In 2006, Cranston appeared in a Geffen Playhouse production of