Walter White a.k.a. Heisenberg a.k.a. Bryan Cranston is trading in his yellow jumpsuit for a tailored suit and American flag pin in the play All the Way, now heading to Broadway. The play, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan and directed by Bill Rauch, is currently in its Cambridge, Massachusetts run at the American Repertory Theater. (EW gave the production a B+ last month.) Schenkkan confirmed the move to the Big Apple last Friday, tweeting:
#ALLTHEWAY is GOING TO BROADWAY!
— ROBERT SCHENKKAN (@ROBERTSCHENKKAN) October 5, 2013
According to statements from producer Jeffrey Richards made to The New York Times, Cranston is the only actor confirmed for the Broadway move. Richards believes performances will begin sometime this winter but no specific theater has been confirmed. All the Way depicts the first year of LBJ’s presidency, including the Kennedy assassination and the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This move also marks Cranston’s debut on the Broadway stage.
All the Way continues its sold-out Massachusetts run through Saturday, Oct. 12.