Casting is complete for the Broadway premiere of Lucky Guy, a new play by the late Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks. The George C. Wolfe-directed production begins previews on March 1 at the Broadhurst Theatre, with opening night set for April 1.
Paula Jon De Rose, Joe Forbrich, Tom Hammond and Marc Damon Johnson have been added to the cast, which features Hanks, Maura Tierney, Christopher McDonald, Peter Gerety, Courtney B. Vance, Peter Scolari and Richard Masur, as well as Brian Dykstra, Michael Gaston, Dustyn Gulledge, Deirdre Lovejoy, Danny Mastrogiorgio and Stephen Tyrone Williams.
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, with Vance as McAlary’s editor, McDonald as lawyer Eddie Hayes, Gerety as editor John Cotter and Scolari as columnist Michael Daly.
The production features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, sound design by Scott Lehrer, lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer and projection design by batwin + robin productions.