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About Lucky Guy - On Broadway

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Get your tickets to Lucky Guy! A Broadway production featuring Two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks. Lucky Guy is Hanks' Broadway debut will make his much anticipated Broadway debut in the making the Broadway show a world premiere of three-time Academy Award nominee Nora Ephron’s play Lucky Guy, to be directed by two-time Tony Award® winner George C. Wolfe.

Lucky Guy marks a return to Ephron’s journalistic roots in a new Broadway play about the scandal- and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s, as told through the story of the charismatic and controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary.

From McAlary's his sensational reporting of New York police corruption case, to the libel suit that nearly ended his career, the play dramatizes tells the story of McAlary’s meteoric rise, fall, and rise again, ending with his coverage of the Abner Louima case for which he won the Pulitzer Prize shortly before his untimely death on Christmas Day, 1998.

Lucky Guy Broaday Cast Members:
  • Tom Hanks His Broadway debut as Mike McAlary
  • Peter Scolari as Michael Daly
  • Maura Tierney as Alice McAlary, Broadway debut
  • Christopher McDonald as Eddie Hayes
  • Courtney B. Vance as Hap Hirston
  • Peter Gerety as John Cotter
Lucky Guy is directed by George C. Wolfe and based on the play written by Tom Hanks, Maura Tierney, Courtney B Vance, Christopher McDonald, Peter Gerety, Peter Scolari, Michael Gaston, Dustyn Gulledge, Deirdre Lovejoy, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Richard Masur, Stephen Tyrone Williams

Lucky Guy Creative Team
Author: Nora Ephron
Broadway previews for Lucky Guy at the Broadhurst Theatre begin in Director: George C Wolfe

First Preview Date: March 1, 2013
April 1, 2013 - July 7, 2013

2013 Tony Awards and Nominations for 'Lucky Guy'

Lucky Guy won two Tony Awards out of 6 Tony nominations.
  • Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer TONY AWARD WINNERS for 'Best Lighting Design of a Play'
  • Courtney B. Vance TONY AWARD WINNER for 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play'
  • Nominated for Best Play
  • Tom Hanks nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
  • David Rockwell nominated for Best Scenic Design of a Play
  • George C. Wolfe nominated for Best Direction of a Play


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