Bryan Cranston joins playwright Robert Schenkkan for Middleton Lecture

11:35 p.m Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 Arts

Here’s a way to get theater newbies up for a discussion of contemporary American theater.

Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” joins Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and University of Texas graduate Robert Schenkkan for a free public discussion at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in the LBJ Auditorium at the LBJ Library and Museum, 2313 Red River St.

Cranston and Schenkkan will discuss Schenkkan’s drama, “All the Way,” a theatrical exploration of LBJ’s first year in the presidency.

The event — which is free — is the LBJ Library’s annual Harry Middleton Lectureship. Tickets are required for entry.

“All the Way” had its premiere in 2012 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with Jack Willis playing LBJ.

With Cranston in the lead role, the three-hour play had a sold-out run in September of this year at the American Repetory Theatre in Cambridge, MA. That production will have its Broadway premiere this season.

Schenkkan, who grew up in Austin, won the Pulitzer in 1992 for “The Kentucky Cycle,” a series of nine one-act plays that probes the mythologies surrounding America’s early national history.


Seating is limited. Tickets are required for entry.

1. PUBLIC: Tickets are free and will be available to the public between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the front desk of the LBJ Library, 2313 Red River Street, beginning Nov. 5. Limit two per person.

2. U.T. STUDENTS: Free tickets will be available with a U.T. student ID at the Student Activities Center box office beginning Nov. 5.

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