L-R: Tina Houston, the Library's Deputy Director, Bryan Cranston, LBJ Library Director Mark Updegrove. [LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson]

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L-R: Tina Houston, the Library's Deputy Director, Bryan Cranston, LBJ Library Director Mark Updegrove. [LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson]

Walter White Meets LBJ

Sep 16, 2013

Watch Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston play LBJ in this clip from ABC News Sunday Spotlight:

Press:
Bryan Cranston to Make Broadway Debut as LBJ in 'All the Way' [posted on hollywoodreporter.com on October 7, 2013]
Bryan Cranston to make Broadway debut as President Lyndon B. Johnson [posted on nydailynews.com on October 7, 2013]
Bryan Cranston taking LBJ play to Broadway [posted on latimes.com on October 7, 2013]
Bryan Cranston delivers LBJ’s outsize presence in ‘All the Way’ [posted on boston.com on September 20, 2013]
An Arm-Twister in the Oval Office [posted on theater.nytimes.com on September 26, 2013]
Bryan Cranston Explores Another Side of Power as LBJ [published on rollingstone.com on September 25, 2013]
Cranston Breaks Out in "All the Way" [published September 24, 2013 on thecrimson.com]
Why You Should See Bryan Cranston Go 'All The Way,' Standing Room Only and All [published September 23, 2013 on bostinno.streetwise.com]
Play illuminates Rocky Year in Johnson Presidency [posted on hereandnow.wbur.org on September 19, 2013]
A Sneak Peek at Bryan Cranston, Michael McKean, and the Cast of All the Way at A.R.T. [posted on theatermania.com on September 18, 2013]

LBJ Drama All The Way, Starring Bryan Cranston, Sells Out Boston Premiere; Is Broadway Next?

by Adam Hetrick
[posted on playbill.com on September 11, 2013]

The American Repertory Theater world premiere of All The Way, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's new drama that stars Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson, has sold-out its entire run prior to the start of previews in Cambridge, MA.

All The Way begins previews Sept. 12 and officially opens Sept. 19. Set to run through Oct. 12, there has been speculation that the production will have a future Broadway life. According to a previous report in the New York Times, producers such as Jeffrey Richards, who was the lead producer on Porgy and Bess and The Glass Menagerie — which both began life at A.R.T. prior to Broadway — are interested in transferring the drama to Broadway. read more

Walter White meets LBJ
by Brian D. Sweany
[posted on TexasMonthly.com on August 9, 2013]

How did Emmy-award-winning actor Bryan Cranston spend some of his final days before the Sunday premiere of the last season of Breaking Bad? By flying to Austin to prepare for his next big role.

As the infamous Walter White, a science-teacher-turned-drug-kingpin, Cranston has awed and shocked audiences, making Al Pacino's Michael Corleone look like a cuddly family man. Now Cranston will tackle another complicated charater when he stars as President Lyndon Johnson next month in a play titled All the Way. The production, which was written by Austin native (and UT alum) Robert Schenkkan, focuses on LBJ's first year in office and will be staged at the American Repertory Theater, in Boston, on September 13.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Cranston spent time at the LBJ Presidential Library, researching the role by listening to telephone conversations from 1963 and 1964 and talking with members of the library and museum's staff (above, Cranston with Tina Houston, the library's deputy director, and Mark Updegrove, the library's director). Cranston also had dinner with members of LBJ's inner circle, including Harry Middleton and Larry Temple, and he drove out the the LBJ Ranch in Stonewall with Updegrove for a tour. read more

Related news:

First pics of Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson in "All the Way"
‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston at Harvard for new LBJ play [posted on bostonherald.com on August 15, 2013]
'All The Way' With LBJ - Did He Break Bad, Too? [posted on artery.wbur.org on September 9, 2013]
Bryan Cranston Puts the 'Meth' in Method Acting This Fall in Boston [posted on bostinno.streetwise.com on September 6, 2013]
Bryan Cranston Talks LBJ to Boston Globe [posted on blogs.amctv.com on September 5, 2013]
Bryan Cranston goes 'All the Way' with LBJ [published in The Boston Globe on August 31, 2013]
"Breaking Bad" Star Bryan Cranston Takes on American Politics as LBJ in All the Way [posted on playbill.com on August 31, 2013]