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ALL THE WAY Find Fans in America's Politicians

ALL THE WAY Find Fans in America's Politicians

Broadway's All the Way takes audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first year of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill, and according the to the New York Times, the Bryan Cranston-led play has become an attraction for the nation's biggest politicians.

Nancy Pelosi, who has seen it twice, commented on the show: "I was loving it. For me, it was like eating a banana split covered with chocolate."

Other notable attendees have included: Senator Harry Reid, Senator Angus King, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Cory A. Booker, former Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, and Senator Charles E. Schumer.

Schumer revealed that he has been encouraging his colleages to attend, adding: "I think it will make them all better senators. It makes you feel close to history."

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All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opened on March 6, 2014, on Broadway at the Neil SimonTheatre. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life.

All the Way stars Cranston (Lyndon B. Johnson), Eric Lenox Abrams (Bob Moses), Betsy Aidem(Lady Bird Johnson), J. Bernard Calloway (Ralph Abernathy), Rob Campbell (Governor George Wallace),Brandon J. Dirden (Martin Luther King, Jr.), James Eckhouse (Robert McNamara), PeterJay Fernandez (Roy Wilkins), Christopher Gurr (Senator Strom Thurmond), William Jackson Harper (Stokely Carmichael), Michael McKean (J. Edgar Hoover), John McMartin (Senator Richard Russell),Christopher Liam Moore (Walter Jenkins), Robert Petkoff (Senator Hubert Humphrey), Ethan Phillips(Stanley Levison), Richard Poe (Senator Everett Dirksen), Roslyn Ruff (Coretta Scott King),Susannah Schulman (Lurleen Wallace), Bill Timoney (Senator Karl Mundt) and Steve Vinovich(Rep. Emanuel Celler).

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