VIDEO: ALL THE WAY's Bryan Cranston Channels LBJ on Fallon
ALL THE WAY star Bryan Cranston stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to chat about playing President Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway. During the appearance, Bryan gave Jimmy a test drive in some of his makeup and later, channels his character, LBJ, to convince Jimmy that frozen margaritas are a better Cinco de Mayo drink choice.
Later in the show, the 'Breaking Bad' star and Jimmy get cards with random words, such as dungarees and badonkadonk, and must work them into a casual conversation in a round of 'Word Sneak.'
All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston officially opened on March 6, 2014 at the Neil Simon Theatre for a strictly limited engagement. 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).
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.
Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com, by calling (800) 745-3000, or at the Neil Simon box office. $35 student tickets are also available for purchase in advance of a performance viatix4students.com. (To register on this site, you must be at least 18 years old and you must be verified as an enrolled student in an accredited USA college or university. Additional fees may apply.)
All the Way was commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle and premiered at OSF in 2012. It then went on to play a sold-out and critically acclaimed run at the A.R.T. from September 13-October 12, 2013 starring Cranston. The play was awarded the 2013 inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, established through Columbia University in honor of the late Senator Kennedy, honoring new plays or musicals exploring US history and issues of the day.
All the Way is produced 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,Luigi Caiola, Gutterman Chernoff, JAM Theatricals, Gabrielle Palitz, Cheryl Wiesenfeld and Will Trice.
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