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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.
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.
What the current fascination for Lyndon Johnson says about Barack Obama’s America
THE BOSTON GLOBE: Bryan Cranston delivers LBJ’s outsize presence in ‘All the Way’ (September 26, 2013)
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.
NEW YORK TIMES: An Arm-Twister in the Oval Office ‘All the Way’ Stars Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson (September 26, 2013)
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.
BAY STATE BANNER: Going All the Way: Theater cast immerses completely in President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s world (September 25, 2013)
In the stirring first minutes of All the Way, actor Bryan Cranston stands in a pool of light and becomes President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Bryan Cranston Explores Another Side of Power as LBJ
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...
Cranston gives a dazzling performance as LBJ in an action-packed new play about a seismic moment in American history
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.