Unlike Zoe Caldwell,
Cranston will step back into his
"All the Way" ran on Broadway this past season at the Neil Simon Theatre, following an engagement at the American Repertory Theater in Massachusetts. The nearly three-hour drama follows Johnson's first months in the Oval Office: the aftermath of the
The play debuted at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2012 with a cast that included actor Jack Willis as Johnson.
HBO Films has adapted a few successful stage plays for the small screen, including "Angels in America,"
Chalfant starred in Margaret Edson's "Wit" in off-Broadway runs in New York, but for HBO,
For "The Normal Heart," the role of Ned Weeks was played by Brad Davis in a Public Theater production in New York. For the recent HBO movie,
Terrence McNally's "Master Class" opened on Broadway with Caldwell playing Maria Callas. (Other actresses who have played Callas in the stage play include Tyne Daly,