It's official! Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is coming to Broadway. Everyone's favorite nice guy actor will make his Main Stem debut in Lucky Guy, a new play from the late Nora Ephron. Directed by George C. Wolfe, Lucky Guy begins performances on March 1, 2013 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Opening night is set for April 1. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Lucky Guy follows tabloid columnist Mike McAlary (Hanks) as he investigates the scandal and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s. McAlary reported on New York's major police corruption and his coverage of the Abner Louima case earned him a Pulitzer Prize before his untimely death in 1998.
Hanks earned Academy Awards for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. He collaborated with Ephron for the films You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. His many other movie credits include the Toy Story series, Castaway, Big, Charlie Wilson's War, That Thing You Do, The Green Mile, Turner and Hooch, Bachelor Party, The Money Pit and Larry Crowne. He can be seen in theaters this fall in the new film Cloud Atlas.