Running since March 2013 Oscar-winner Tom Hanks plays controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary in a new play about the scandal-ridden, graffiti-scarred NYC of the 1980s. Nominated for 6 Tony Awards including Best Play and Best Actor (Tom Hanks).
"Lucky Guy" was written by Nora Ephron, the prolific and well-loved journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist who passed away in June 2012. For more on Ms. Ephron's remarkable life and career, here's a link to her NY Times obituary.
The play marks a return to Ephron’s journalistic roots, and dramatizes the story of Mike McAlary’s meteoric rise, fall, and rise again. McAlary's coverage of the Abner Louima case earned him a Pulitzer Prize shortly before his untimely death.
Tom Hanks makes his Broadway debut in "Lucky Guy." Hanks won the Golden Globe and Academy Awards for "Philadelphia" in 1993 and for "Forrest Gump" in 1994. He talks with Patrick Healy of the NY Times in this video:
"Lucky Guy" is directed by George C. Wolfe, a Tony-winner in 1993 for his direction of "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" and in 1996 for the musical, "Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk."
2013 Tony Nominations: Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tom Hanks), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Courtney B. Vance), Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Direction of a Play.