Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks makes his Broadway debut as a tabloid journalist covering the gritty world of 1980's New York City. With several well-known faces in the cast, this limited engagement of Lucky Guy brings star power to Broadway for Spring 2013.
The 2013 Broadway production Lucky Guy by the late Nora Ephron marks the world premiere of the work. Ephron was a three-time Academy Award-nominee who began her career in investigative journalism. She transitioned into screenwriting and then directing, helming such notable projects as Sleepless in Seattle with Hanks and Meg Ryan and Mixed Nuts starring Steve Martin. She returned to her journalistic beginnings with Lucky Guy.
This premiere production will play a strictly limited run at the Broadhurst Theatre located at 235 West 44th Street. Preview performances begin March 1, 2013,with the official Opening Night scheduled for April 1, 2013.
Lucky Guy is directed by George C. Wolfe, who won Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Play for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Best Direction of a Musical for Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk.
Costume design by Toni-Leslie James. Lighting Design is by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer with Projection Design is by batwin + robin productions. Technical supervisor is Peter Fulbright.
Tom Hanks, who plays charismatic tabloid reporter "Mike McAlary," won two Academy Awards as Best Actor in a film for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. His other film credits over the past 25 years include Splash, Sleepless in Seattle, That Thing You Do!, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Cloud Atlas.
A former "Billy Flynn" in the Broadway hit revival of Chicago, Christopher McDonald appears as "Eddie Hayes." McDonald played "Goose McKenzie" in the film Grease 2, "Mr. Stifler" in American Pie, "Shooter McGavin" in Happy Gilmore, with roles in Thelma and Louise and Quiz Show.
Emmy Award winner Peter Scolari plays "Michael Daly." He is known by television audiences for his roles on "Newhart," "Bosom Buddies," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "The West Wing," "ER," "Family Ties," "King of Queens," "The Nanny," "Reba," to name a few. Scolari's Broadway credits include Magic/Bird and Hairspray.The cast also features Peter Gerety as "John Cotter" and Maura Tierney making her Broadway debut as "Alice McAlary." Two-time Tony Award nominee Courtney B. Vance plays "Hap Hairston," with Richard Masur as "Jerry Nachman/Stanley Joyce," Michael Gaston as "Jim Dwyer," Deirdre Lovejoy as "Louise Imerman/Debby Krenek," Danny Mastrogiorgio as "Bob Drury," and Dustyn Gulledge making his Broadway debut as "Dino Tortoricci." Brian Dykstra as "Brian O’Regan," Stephen Tyrone Williams as "Abner Louima." The ensemble cast is rounded out by Paula Jon De Rose, Joe Forbrich, Tom Hammond, and Marc Damon Johnson.
Lucky Guy is produced on Broadway by Colin Callender, Roy Furman, Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger & William Berlind, Stacey Mindich, Robert Cole & Frederick Zollo, David Mirvish, Daryl Roth, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer, Scott & Brian Zeilinger, in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and The Shubert Organization.
For scheduling and ticket information, visit the show's website.