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Seattle Rep Theatre's All the Way: Surprisingly Entertaining and Insightful

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 02.01.2015 | Arts
L. Steven Sieden

A friend invited me to a performance of All the Way at Seattle Repertory Theatre, and I expected an intellectually interesting performance examining the first year of Lyndon Baines Johnson's (LBJ) presidency.

Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Warren Adler

To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.

Bryan Cranston Is Headed Back To TV

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

Walter White may not be back, but Bryan Cranston is returning to the small screen. After taking a break from TV following the end of "Breaking Bad,...

Audra McDonald Makes History

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The lethal romp "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" got a lot of love at Sunday night's Tony Awards, nabbing the best new music...

The Drama Desks, All The Way, M&M's and More

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.01.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My fair readers -- it is a week before the Tony Awards. What does that mean? It's time for The Drama Desk Awards. There are a good amount of awards th...

On the Culture Front: Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, The Few and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 07.19.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Broadway is having a banner year, and for the first time in a while, new American plays are a significant part of the lineup. If you let it wash through you, this surreal and satisfying one act has more to say about modern existence than could ever be conveyed simply with plot.

Bryan Cranston Talks Politics With New York City's Youngest Leaders

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.01.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Bryan Cranston may play a powerful U.S. president on Broadway, but on Wednesday he was outnumbered by about 70 leaders. The freshly...

In Support of New Plays... on Broadway

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My friends are never very excited about new plays. What is The Realistic Joneses and why did celebrities want to be in it? Is Casa Valentina an atmospheric production where they treat us like we're in a resort?

Happy "Bridges" Birthday Kelli O'Hara!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 06.16.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

When I saw The Bridges of Madison County musical on Broadway last night, never would I have imagined a family connection nor a birthday connection. Y...

My Take on All the Way

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

This long and deep play covers the first year of LBJ's assumed presidency, and much of playwright Robert Schenkkan's attention is focused on black-white relationships.

Take Me to Your Leader: All the Way on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"Are you ready for your history lesson," asked the usher at a recent performance of All the Way at the Neil Simon Theater. Please! All the Way is way ...

Stage Door: Rocky, All The Way

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The politics of the acts passage are fascinating, underscoring just how amoral the process can be. Morality and right may be LBJ's battle cry, but it's not shared by Southern Democrats, whose playbook of obstructionism and charges of socialism, sound like today's Tea Party.

All the Way: Bryan Cranston Shows How LBJ Passed the Civil Rights Act

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

History plays have not, by and large, been a large sell since Shakespeare. But Schenkkan has turned the yearlong battle over the 1964 Civil Rights Act into high drama.

First Nighter: LBJ Bio All the Way With Bryan Cranston Goes All the Way

David Finkle | Posted 05.07.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

It's a towering performance in a couple senses of the word and directly in line with how Johnson has been depicted by journalists, historians and biographers.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: MLK, Redefined as a Politician

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

As the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20, actor Brandon J. Dirden hopes that people will not only remember King as a powerful reverend and activist, but also as an astute politician.

WATCH: Take A Peek At Bryan Cranston's Broadway Debut

Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Bryan Cranston is moving from the small screen to the big stage. The 57-year-old "Breaking Bad" star is set to make his Broadway debut later this w...

On the Culture Front: Celebrity Charades, Arguendo, All the Way, Eric Bogosian and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Cranston, just off of Breaking Bad relishes the duality of character. While there aren't many connections to draw between Walter White and Lyndon Johnson, both are tenacious in their pursuit of creating a meth empire and a more just society respectively.