The "Breaking Bad" star captures LBJ’s blunt charm on Broadway in "All the Way"
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What’s the star of a monster-hit cable-TV series to do when his monster-hit cable-TV series comes to an end? After five acclaimed seasons on Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston could easily have cashed in with a few police procedurals or villain roles in superhero movies. Instead he has made the bold choice of testing himself on Broadway, playing Lyndon Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s new play, All the Way. The sprawling historical drama covers LBJ’s first year as President, from the Kennedy assassination to the 1964 election, focusing mainly on his successful effort to push the landmark Civil Rights Act through Congress–a feat that looks even more herculean today, when a President can hardly persuade Congress to pay its own bills.