Broadway Winter 2013/Spring 2014 Guide
by Whitney Spaner, 12/09/2013
Photo: Evgenia Eliseeva
All the Way
For Breaking Bad fans looking to feed their lingering addictions after the show's epic finale this past fall, Broadway might be the place to get a replacement fix. Bryan Cranston, who played the high school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin on the AMC drama, will be making his Broadway debut in the new play All the Way. But aside from Cranston's GIF-friendly face, there won't be many similarities between the hand-wringing TV series that bloodied up the desert of New Mexico and Robert Schenkkan's play about the first year of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency. The show, which had a pre-Broadway run at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, begins with Johnson's inauguration on Air Force One just two hours after John F. Kennedy was assassinated and ends before LBJ is elected for a full term in 1964. The play takes place at the height of the civil rights movement and the characters include Martin Luther King Jr. and J. Edgar Hoover. Let the LBJ and Heisenberg comparisons begin!
Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St. Previews start February 10; opens March 6.