Maura Tierney will make her Broadway debut in Lucky Guy alongside two-time Tony nominee Courtney B. Vance and previously announced leading man Tom Hanks. Written by the late Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe, Lucky Guy will begin previews March 1 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Opening night is set for April 1.
Set in New York in the 1980s, Lucky Guy tells the story of tabloid columnist Mike McAlary (Hanks), who investigates the scandal and corruption of the graffiti-ridden city. Tierney will play McAlary’s wife, Alice, and Vance take on McAlary’s editor, Hap Hairston.
Lucky Guy will also feature Hanks' former Bosom Buddies co-star Peter Scolari as columnist Michael Daly, Christopher McDonald as Eddie Hayes, Peter Gerety as John Cotter, Michael Gaston as Jim Dwyer, Dustyn Gulledge as Dino Tortoricci, Deirdre Lovejoy as Louise Imerman/Debbie Krenek, Danny Mastrogiorgio as Bob Drury, Richard Masur as Jerry Nachman/Stanley Joyce and Stephen Tyrone Williams as Abner Louima.
Tierney is best known for her Emmy-nominated turn as Dr. Abby Lockhart on ER. She has appeared off-Broadway in Three Changes, An Oak Tree and Some Girl(s). Tierney's additional film and TV credits include The Good Wife, Liar Liar, NewsRadio, Semi-Pro, The Office, Ruth & Erica, The Whole Truth and Baby Mama.
Vance earned Tony nominations for Six Degrees of Separation and Fences. Vance’s additional film and TV credits include Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Hunt for Red October, 12 Angry Men, Dangerous Minds, ER, The Closer and FlashForward.
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.