ALL THE WAY Recoups Broadway Investment!
As of May 31st, 2014, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production of All the Way, starring Tony Award-nominee Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as President Lyndon B. Johnson, has recouped its investment of $3.9 million. All the Way, which is now playing at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52ndStreet) is written by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan and directed by Bill Rauch.
The Broadway production of All the Way began previews on February 10, 2014, officially opened on March 6, 2014, and its strictly limited engagement continues through June 29, 2014. It is the longest running new play of this season, having just celebrated its 100th performance.
All the Way has received the 2014 Drama Desk Award, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Drama League Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play. For his portrayal of LBJ, Cranston has won the 2014 Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Theatre World Award forBest Leading Actor in a Play.
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. In addition to Cranston, All the Way features Eric Lenox Abrams, Betsy Aidem, J. Bernard Calloway, Rob Campbell, Brandon J. Dirden, James Eckhouse, Peter Jay Fernandez, Christopher Gurr, William Jackson Harper, Michael McKean, John McMartin, Christopher Liam Moore, Robert Petkoff, Ethan Phillips, Richard Poe, Roslyn Ruff, Susannah Schulman, Bill Timoney and Steve Vinovich.
Originally presented at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and subsequently at the American Repertory Theater, All the Way is produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Louise Gund, Jerry Frankel, Stephanie P. McClelland, Double Gemini Productions, Rebecca Gold, Scott M. Delman, Barbara H. Freitag, Harvey Weinstein, Gene Korf, William Berlind, Caiola Productions, Gutterman Chernoff, Jam Theatricals, Gabrielle Palitz, Cheryl Wiesenfeld and Will Trice.
The production team also includes Christopher Acebo (scenic design), Deborah M. Dryden (costume design), Jane Cox (lighting design), Paul James Prendergast (composition and sound design), Shawn Sagady (projection design), Wendall K. Harrington (projection design consultant), Paul Huntley(hair & wig design), Peter Fitzgerald (sound consultant), Tom Bryant (dramaturg) and Telsey + Company William Cantler, CSA (casting).
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, by calling (877) 250-2929, or at the Neil Simon Theatre box office (250 W 52nd Street). $35 student tickets are also available for purchase in advance of a performance via tix4students.com.
Photo Credit: Evgenia Eliseeva