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Bryan Cranston leaves 'All the Way' on a new high

Monday - 6/30/2014, 5:44pm  ET

FILE - This June 8, 2014 file photo shows actor Bryan Cranston accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play for “All The Way” on stage at the 68th annual Tony Awards in New York. Cranston left Broadway with a Tony Award and a new record. The former “Breaking Bad” star ended the run of “All the Way” on Sunday, June 29, with a weekly haul at the box office of $1,623,495, a new milestone for a straight play during an eight-performance week in the history of Broadway. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

MARK KENNEDY
AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bryan Cranston left Broadway with a Tony Award and a new record.

The former "Breaking Bad" star ended the run of "All the Way" on Sunday with a huge weekly haul at the box office of $1,623,495, a new milestone for a play during an eight-performance week in the history of Broadway. The average ticket price was $141 and the top premium went for $225.

Robert Schenkkan's play focuses on President Lyndon B. Johnson's first year in office and explores both his fight for re-election and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It earned back its $3.9 million costs, just days after celebrating its 100th performance.

It won the best play Tony in June and Cranston as L.B.J. won the best actor in a play statuette.


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