January 24, 2017  

Bryan Cranston's Play 'All the Way' Breaks Broadway Sales Record

June 24, 2014 (6:59 am) GMT
The Tony-winning play starring the 'Breaking Bad' actor grossed over $1.4 million in a week, more than any new straight play in Broadway history.
Bryan Cranston's Play 'All the Way' Breaks Broadway Sales Record

Hot on the heels of its victorious night at Tony Awards, "All the Way" has scored a new feat. Producers announced on Monday that the Broadway play starring broke box office record by grossing $1,425,001 for the week ending June 22.

It is the most money earned by a new straight play on Broadway in a single week. The record was previously held by "Lucky Guy" ($1,412,001), a drama written by Nora Ephron and starring that ran in 2013.

Hit musical "Wicked" still holds the title for the largest gross ever for any show on Broadway after earning more than $3 million in a week last December.

"All the Way", written by Robert Schenkkan, won Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor, the latter was for Cranston's performance as President Lyndon B. Johnson, at the prize-giving event held on June 8. The play depicts the first year of LBJ's administration, during which he tried to pass Civil Rights legislation.

The show will end its limited engagement next week. Steven Spielberg was recently reported planning a TV miniseries based on the play with Cranston expected to reprise his role as LBJ.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Bella Thorne Gets Nipple Piercing, Shares Naked Photo
  2. Is Drake Cheating on J.Lo With This Porn Star in Amsterdam?
  3. Oscars 2017: 'La La Land' Leads With 14 Nods, 7 Black Actors Are Among 20 Acting Nominees
  4. 'The Ring' Prank Is Too Real to Not Be Terrified. See People's Reactions
  5. First Look at Sebastian Stan in 'I, Tonya' Arrives as Caitlin Carver Joins the Cast
  6. Furious Chris Brown Hits Back at Aziz Ansari for Comparing Him to Donald Trump
  7. Michelle Rodriguez Is a Transgender in 'The Assignment' Trailer
  8. Bella Hadid Gets Frisky in Threesome Photo With Kendall Jenner and Riccardo Tisci