Bryan Cranston to make Broadway debut as LBJ

Actor Bryan Cranston arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Those suffering from Walter White withdrawals will soon have another place to get their fix: Broadway.

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston is set to make his Broadway debut this winter as Lyndon B. Johnson in "All the Way."

The three-hour historical drama is currently closing out its sold-out run at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., where Cranston has received predominately winning reviews for his performance.

Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, the play shows LBJ through his first year in office, after taking over the presidency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, and then being elected the next year, beating out Barry Goldwater

The play also chronicles his advances in civil rights -- covering his passage of the Civil Rights Act -- with Martin Luther King Jr., J. Edgar Hoover and Hubert H. Humphrey featured prominently.

Cranston is also set to reprise his role on the Emmy-winning comedy "How I Met Your Mother," on CBS.

Tell us: Will you go see Cranston on Broadway? How do you feel about his turn from drug dealer to president of the United States?

  • Lesley Savage

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