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Closed June 29, 2014

Riding the crest of his fame from "Breaking Bad," Mr. Cranston strides onto the Broadway stage with an admirable confidence, meeting the challenge of animating Mr. Schenkkan's sprawling civics lesson as if he's thoroughly at home.

Charles Isherwood, New York Times

Why See All The Way?

Winner of the 2014 Tony for Best Play

All The Way is a politically charged play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan about Lyndon B. Johnson's controversial first year as President in the Oval Office. Tempers fly as L.B.J. fights to pass the monumental Civil Rights Act of 1964 and, at the same time, tries to secure his full term as President.

All The Way earned Bryan Cranston - who makes his Broadway debut - a 'Leading Actor' Tony Award for his performance, with the play winning the coveted award for Best Play. The production is one of the rare gems that scooped up wins in both categories it was nominated for.

The production ran in 2013 at Boston's American Repertory Theater where it enjoyed a sell-out run before heading to New York City. This Broadway production once again stars multiple Emmy Award-winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) in the lead role of L.B.J. - one he has been nominated for a 2014 Tony Award for. All The Way is directed by Bill Rauch and has also been nominated for a 2014 Tony Award for Best Play.

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Previews from: 10 February 2014

Opening night: 6 March 2014


All The Way is suitable for audiences aged 14 and upwards

Run time

Three hours with one interval

Cast and Creative


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


Directed by Bill Rauch
Written by Robert Schenkkan
Set design by Christopher Acebo
Costume design by Deborah M. Dryden
Lighting design by Jane Cox
Original music and sound design by Paul James Pendergast
Video projections by Shawn Sagady


2014 Tony Awards:

Best Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Bryan Cranston

Nominated for two 2014 Tony Awards:

Best Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Bryan Cranston

2014 Drama Desk Awards:

Won Outstanding Play

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

5.0 star rating

Laura Sommer Raines: “WONDERFUL”

I saw "All The Way" at a Sunday preview - the whole audience was riveted... more

Lori, Theater-lover!: “Acting at it's Best! Cranston BECOMES LBJ!!”

Saw the show today (3/19) Mesmorized by Mr Cranston! Never did three hours... more

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