BWW Flashback: ALL THE WAY Closes on Broadway Today
All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, directed by Bill Rauch, closes on Broadway today, June 28, 2014, after playing a total of 131 and recouping its initial capitalization. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through All the Way's beginnings on Broadway!
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.
All the Way starred 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), Peter Jay 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).
The Creative Team: written by Robert Schenkkan; directed by Bill Rauch; set design, Christopher Acebo; costume design, Deborah M. Dryden; lighting design, Jan Cox; composer/sound design, Paul JamesPrendergast; projections, Shawn Sagady; dramaturg, Tom Bryant; dialect coach, Rebecca Clark Carey; associate director, Emily Sophia Knapp; production stage manager, Matthew Farrell.
Photo Credit: Evgenia Eliseeva
All the Way begain previews on February 10 and officially opened at the Neil Simon Theatre on March 2, 2014. Scroll down to see the first promotional poster and video released before the production opened.
Just before opening night, BroadwayWorld got a first look at Bryan Cranston and the rest of the cast onstage (photos by Evgenia Eliseeva) as well as show highlights!
This season's production of All the Way was a rave, evident by both its ability to recoup in such a short run and the fact that it took home a Tony for Best Play. BroadwayWorld congratulates All the Way on a successful run!