Bryan Cranston’s brilliance can’t save gimmicky ‘Network’

Bryan Cranston’s brilliance can’t save gimmicky ‘Network’
In Broadway’s “Network,” Bryan Cranston does the impossible: Playing Howard Beale, the so-called mad prophet of the airwaves, he makes Peter Finch’s Oscar-winning turn feel like yesterday’s news. So mesmerizing is the “Breaking Bad” star as the vulnerable, volatile newscaster that there should be an insert in the Playbill: Please pick up your jaw before...