Tom Hanks will get by with a little help from his friends—or more appropriately, his buddy—when he makes his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy. Hanks’ former Bosom Buddies co-star Peter Scolari has been added to the cast of the George C. Wolfe-directed production, which opens at the Broadhurst Theatre on April 1, 2013.
In Lucky Guy, Hanks will play tabloid columnist Mike McAlary, who investigates the scandal and corruption of graffiti-ridden New York in the 1980s. Scolari will star as columnist Michael Daly, and will be joined by Christopher McDonald as lawyer Eddie Hayes and Peter Gerety as editor John Cotter. The cast will also include Michael Gaston (A Day in the Death of Joe Egg) as Jim Dwyer, Dustyn Gulledge (As You Like It) as Dino Tortoricci, Deirdre Lovejoy (Six Degrees of Separation) as Louise Imerman/Debbie Krenek, Danny Mastrogiorgio (Golden Boy) as Bob Drury, Richard Masur (The Grapes of Wrath) as Jerry Nachman/Stanley Joyce and Stephen Tyrone Williams (Harper Regan) as Abner Louima. Additional casting will be announced soon.
Lucky Guy will feature scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, sound design by Scott Lehrer and lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer.
Scolari last appeared on Broadway in Magic/Bird. His other credits include Sly Fox and Hairspray. McDonald made his Broadway debut in 2005 when he stepped into Chicago as Billy Flynn. Gerety's Broadway credits include The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Never Gonna Dance and Macbeth.