They will join Tom Hanks as Mike McAlary, Peter Scolari as columnist Michael Daly, Richard Masur as editor Jerry Machman/Stanley Joyce, Christopher McDonald as lawyer Eddie Hayes, Peter Gerety as editor John Cotter, Michael Gaston as columnist Jim Dwyer, Dustyn Gulledge as Dino Tortoricci, Deirdre Lovejoy as reporter Jouise Imerman/editor Debbie Krenek, Danny Mastrogiogio as reporter Bob Drury, and Stephen Tyrone Williams as Abner Louima.
Directed by two-time Tony winner George C. Wolfe (Angels in America), Lucky Guy willbegin previews at the Broadhurst Theatre on March 1 prior to officially opening on April 1. This strictly limited engagement will close on May 26.
Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks makes his long-awaited Broadway debut as New York tabloid columnist Mike McAlary in three-time Oscar nominee Nora Ephron's final play, a bio-drama directed by two-time Tony winner George C. Wolfe (Angels in America).
Lucky Guy Story
Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy marks a return to her journalistic roots in a new 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 his sensational reporting of New York’s major police corruption to the libel suit that nearly ended his career, the play dramatizes 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.