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For someone who claims he never really liked theater, Gisli Örn Gardarsson certainly knows how to turn a rehearsal room into a fabulous playground. Actors hang upside down from high ropes, performing feats not meant for the acrophobic. The Icelandic director is here re-creating his production of “The Heart of Robin Hood” at the American Repertory Theater, and he has a mischievous glint in his eye as he talks about elves and circus tricks and his unlikely affection for a certain crashing chandelier.
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Big news for the American Repertory Theater: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has announced a grant of $1 million to the Cambridge theater. The ART was one of five arts organizations nationwide to receive a grant designed to recognize innovation and help groups adapt to changing conditions.
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What the current fascination for Lyndon Johnson says about Barack Obama’s America
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Star power? “All the Way” has plenty of it. Bryan Cranston will understand it’s a compliment to say the charisma on display is Lyndon Baines Johnson’s, not his.  
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Mr. Cranston’s Johnson glitters with an almost salacious ruthlessness when he senses a chance to do a little arm-twisting to lock down another vote for a bill he wants passed.
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In the stirring first minutes of All the Way, actor Bryan Cranston stands in a pool of light and becomes President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
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 Fresh from playing the similarly deceptive Walter White on Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston tears into the almost Shakespearean role in Robert Schenkkan's impressive (and probably Broadway-bound) historical pageant All the Way...
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Cranston gives a dazzling performance as LBJ in an action-packed new play about a seismic moment in American history
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Here’s some advice for those lucky enough to have scored tickets to “All the Way” at the American Repertory Theater: Take a nap. Avoid the bar. And take a shot of gingko biloba. 
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