Bryan Cranston will return to Broadway in his Olivier Award-winning position of Howard Beale in “Community.”
Lee Corridor and Ivo van Hove are adapting the play, which is predicated on the 1976 movie by Paddy Chayefsky. It received 4 Oscars, together with Greatest Actor for Peter Finch’s portrayal of Beale. The ever-timely satire depicts a media panorama the place the road between details and fiction turns into hazy. The film follows Beale, a information anchor who begins to capitalize on hysteria after an on-air outburst outcomes in a spike in rankings for his broadcast.
“Community” will start performances on Nov. 10 and formally opens on Dec. 6. The 18-week restricted engagement will run on the Cort Theatre.
“We’re excited as hell to deliver Ivo van Hove’s brilliantly modern and electrifying manufacturing of ‘Community’ to Broadway this fall,” producers David Binder, Patrick Myles, David Luff, Ros Povey and Lee Menzies mentioned in an announcement. “The incomparable Bryan Cranston brings Howard Beale to good life, and we’re so thrilled for American audiences to have the chance to expertise his masterful efficiency and this spectacular new play.”
Cranston first appeared in “Community” at London’s Nationwide Theatre in 2017. He beforehand received a Tony Award for his Broadway debut as President Lyndon B. Johnson in “All of the Means.”
The actor has additionally landed 9 Emmy nods and 6 wins, most just lately for his acclaimed position as chemistry teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White in “Breaking Unhealthy.” He’s at the moment nominated for visitor actor in a comedy collection for “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” His different credit embrace the caring father in “Malcolm in the Center” and an Oscar-nominated flip as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in “Trumbo.”