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Photos! Tom Hanks & Tiffany Stop Backstage at Sting’s The Last Ship

Photos! Tom Hanks & Tiffany Stop Backstage at Sting’s The Last Ship
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The Last Ship had some very special visitors on October 11! Oscar winner and Tony nominee Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Tiffany and more sailed to the Neil Simon Theatre to see the new musical by Sting, featuring a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey. Click for photos, then see the new musical opening October 26, 2014!

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson & More Pay a Visit to Jessie Mueller and the Cast of Beautiful

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson & More Pay a Visit to Jessie Mueller and the Cast of Beautiful
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Oscar winner Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, John Benjamin Hickey and Victor Garber stop by to see Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector and the cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on February 12, 2014 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

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Star Quality! Our Picks for the 10 Best Broadway Debuts of 2013

Star Quality! Our Picks for the 10 Best Broadway Debuts of 2013

Every year, a new crop of actors—some famous, some unknown—subject themselves to the ultimate challenge: Broadway! Looking back at 2013, we’re struck by the depth and variety of the debut performances we admired. Below, in alphabetical order, are our choices for the 10 best Main Stem debuts of the year:


Orlando Bloom in Romeo and Juliet
Orlando Bloom brought much ...

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Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke Cheekily Sing 'Let's Go Fly a Kite' at the L.A. Premiere of Saving Mr. Banks

Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke Cheekily Sing 'Let's Go Fly a Kite' at the L.A. Premiere of Saving Mr. Banks

Chim Chim Cheree! At the Los Angeles premiere of Disney’s newest Oscar bait Saving Mr. Banks on December 9, Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson were on top of the world—err, you might even say up where the air is clear! Joined by the original Mary Poppins and Bert in the flesh (Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke), they led the ...

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Mark Your Calendars! The 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Sets Date in Shubert Alley

Mark Your Calendars! The 27th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Sets Date in Shubert Alley

Take home a piece of Broadway history at the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction! The 27th annual event will be held on September 22 from 10AM to 7PM in Shubert Alley. The outdoor extravaganza will feature more than 50 tables with unique Broadway memorabilia, props and costumes for sale, a celebrity autograph table and photo booth, and a silent ...

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Broadway Grosses: Tom Hanks Leaves Broadway with a Bang as Lucky Guy Closes

Broadway Grosses: Tom Hanks Leaves Broadway with a Bang as Lucky Guy Closes

Lucky Guy star Tom Hanks has proven that he’s a huge box office draw at the movies and on Broadway, and his fans turned out in droves to cheer him on at the play's final performance July 3. Even after Hanks’ departure, Independence Day weekend was an excellent time to see a Broadway show, with all productions open for business ...

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Matilda Heads Underground, Tom Hanks Ends His Lucky Streak & Silence! Goes Quiet in This Week's Datebook

Matilda Heads Underground, Tom Hanks Ends His Lucky Streak & Silence! Goes Quiet in This Week's Datebook

Independence Day is just around the corner, and while many are leaving the big city for the beach, those who remain in NYC still have plenty of exciting things to see and do around town. New off-Broadway dramas, starry concerts and farewell performances are among the engrossing events that populate this week’s Datebook. Read on below for all the can’t ...

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Closing Time for Bette Midler, Tom Hanks & More! Six Great Shows to See Before They’re Gone

Closing Time for Bette Midler, Tom Hanks & More! Six Great Shows to See Before They’re Gone

As summer heats up, it’s time to say good-bye to six high-profile Broadway and off-Broadway productions set to close in the next two weeks. Below, our quickie guide to what makes these plays and musicals must-sees. Choose one (or more) and get tickets now!


Reasons to Be Happy
Best Reason to See It: Neil LaBute’s crackling dialogue and the quirky ...

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Tom Hanks to Star in Film Adaptation of David Eggers’ A Hologram for The King

Tom Hanks to Star in Film Adaptation of David Eggers’ A Hologram for The King

Lucky Guy star Tom Hanks has lined up a new feature project: the movie adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel A Hologram for The King, according to Deadline.

The film will be adapted by Hanks and Cloud Atlas director Tom Tykwer. Based on Eggers' 2012 novel, King tells the story of a struggling businessman who travels to a thriving Saudi ...

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Ultimate Red Carpet Gallery! 120 Photos from the 2013 Tony Awards

Ultimate Red Carpet Gallery! 120 Photos from the 2013 Tony Awards
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It’s here! The biggest night in theater has arrived, and Broadway.com photographer Bruce Glikas is at the center of the red carpet capturing all your favorite nominees, presenters and guests as they enter Radio City Music Hall for the 2013 Tony Awards. Click below to see all the red carpet action in one easy-to-access place. Our photo gallery will ...

Puppet Sex, Intoxication, Naked Confessions & Dream Roles: 68 Secrets of the 2013 Tony Nominees

Puppet Sex, Intoxication, Naked Confessions & Dream Roles: 68 Secrets of the 2013 Tony Nominees

Before the awards are given out on June 9, Broadway.com is looking back on the shocking secrets, compelling confessions and awesome advice offered up by this year’s nominees. From nasty fan encounters to drunken public appearances, this year’s Tony hopefuls really made our jaws drop. Read on to really get to know the 2013 Tony Award nominees.

What do ...

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Tom Hanks, Lea Salonga, Ben Vereen and More Stars Spiff Up for the 2013 Theatre World Awards

Tom Hanks, Lea Salonga, Ben Vereen and More Stars Spiff Up for the 2013 Theatre World Awards
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The journey to the Tonys is almost complete, but before this year’s crop of Broadway stars take Radio City Music Hall, they’ve got to hit all the awards season stops first! The latest starry event was the 69th annual Theatre World Awards, which honor the best Broadway and off-Broadway debuts. Thirteen winners took home the coveted prize (including Tom Hanks ...

Tom Hanks, Stephanie J. Block, Capathia Jenkins and More Help the Homeless for Sleep Out: Broadway Edition

Tom Hanks, Stephanie J. Block, Capathia Jenkins and More Help the Homeless for Sleep Out: Broadway Edition

Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block will join forces with Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Capathia Jenkins and composers Neil Berg and Frank Wildhorn for Sleep Out: Broadway Edition on August 19.

Block, Jenkins, Berg and Wildhorn serve as the executive committee (alongside honorary co-chairs Hanks and Wilson) for the Broadway arm of Covenant House’s Sleep Out program, which involves a one-night ...

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Tom Hanks Is a Weight Loss Genius, Aaron Tveit Will Say Anything & More Lessons of the Week

Tom Hanks Is a Weight Loss Genius, Aaron Tveit Will Say Anything & More Lessons of the Week

It’s getting pretty toasty in Times Square, but even a heat wave won’t stop us from sharing the oh-so important things we’ve learned this week! From the intense obsessions of Lea Salonga and Charl Brown to the many wigs of Tonya Pinkins, this week sure has been a weird one. Check out the wild, wacky and wonderful things we discovered ...

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Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Cuba Gooding Jr. & More Celebs to Present at the 2013 Tony Awards

Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Cuba Gooding Jr. & More Celebs to Present at the 2013 Tony Awards

Hollywood's biggest stars are flocking to Radio City Music Hall! Tony-nominated Lucky Guy headliner Tom HanksCat on a Hot Tin Roof alum Scarlett JohanssonThe Trip to Bountiful star Cuba Gooding Jr.,and more celebs will take the stage to present at the 2013 Tony Awards on June 9. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the ceremony will ...

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Tom Hanks Drops By CBS This Morning to Chat About Lucky Guy

Tom Hanks Drops By CBS This Morning to Chat About Lucky Guy

You’ve only got until July 3 to see Tom Hanks’ magnificent Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, and that means you’ve also only got until July 3 to see Hanks continue to charm his way around the press! In an interview with CBS This Morning, Hanks was his usual delightful self while fielding questions about the pressure of being a ...

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Lucky Guy Indeed! Tony Nominee Tom Hanks Joins the Portrait Wall at Sardi’s

Lucky Guy Indeed! Tony Nominee Tom Hanks Joins the Portrait Wall at Sardi’s
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You may not believe that mega-celeb Tom Hanks didn’t already have a portrait of him hanging at iconic NYC hotspot Sardi’s, but now the Lucky Guy star and newly minted Tony nominee has officially made it onto the wall! Hanks received his very own Sardi’s caricature on May 23, and the cast of his box office-busting Broadway show was on ...

What's the Best Thing Lucky Guy Star Tom Hanks Has Ever Won? (Hint: It’s Not an Oscar!)

What's the Best Thing Lucky Guy Star Tom Hanks Has Ever Won? (Hint: It’s Not an Oscar!)

At the 2013 Tony nominee luncheon, Lucky Guy’s Tom Hanks revealed his dressing room fantasy, the greatest award he ever won, and why he considers himself the most 'perfect driver' on the planet.

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Will Lucky Guy, Starring Tom Hanks, Transfer to the West End?

Will Lucky Guy, Starring Tom Hanks, Transfer to the West End?

Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut earlier this spring in Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, and now the A-lister may have another splashy stage debut up his sleeve. The U.K.’s Daily Mail reports that Hanks is in early talks to transfer with the Tony-nominated play to the West End as early as spring 2014. A rep for the Broadway ...

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Exclusive! 'Shutterbug' Courtney B. Vance Shares His Backstage Lucky Guy Photo Scrapbook

Exclusive! 'Shutterbug' Courtney B. Vance Shares His Backstage Lucky Guy Photo Scrapbook
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Since the day Lucky Guy began rehearsals for its world premiere Broadway bow, three-time Tony nominee Courtney B. Vance has been snapping photos. “I got a new camera just as we began, and now people in the cast ask me, ‘Courtney, can you come take pictures of us?’” the actor tells Broadway.com. “I’m the shutterbug.” Vance is ...

Tom Hanks Calls Out Pippin and Kinky Boots on The Late Show with David Letterman

Tom Hanks Calls Out Pippin and Kinky Boots on The Late Show with David Letterman

Broadway musicals, watch out—Tom Hanks is calling you out! The all-star A-lister and Lucky Guy star stopped by The Late Show to chat with David Letterman about his fellow theater performers, encouraging some of his ailing colleagues to hit up the “magic doctor” to cure their stage-related pains. He’s been on Broadway for two months and he’s already dishing out ...

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Pippin Troupers Stay Up Late, Jane Lynch Joins Annie & a High Fidelity Concert in This Week's Datebook

Pippin Troupers Stay Up Late, Jane Lynch Joins Annie & a High Fidelity Concert in This Week's Datebook

Broadway.com is spreading the news all season long, spotlighting tons of must-see events! From welcoming Jane Lynch to Broadway's Annie to bidding adieu to The Last Five Years and The Memory Show to more awards season celebrations—what more could your calendar hold? Read on for this week’s top picks.


MONDAY, MAY 13
THE PHILHALLMONICS GET LUSTY AT LINCOLN CENTER ...

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Lucky Guy Star Tom Hanks Fights Pirates in New Movie Trailer for Captain Phillips

Lucky Guy Star Tom Hanks Fights Pirates in New Movie Trailer for Captain Phillips

Have you heard? Tom Hanks is in a movie! The latest feature film from the newly-named Tony nominee and recent Broadway debut is Captain Phillips, a dramatic thriller set aboard the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama which was famously hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009—the first American ship to be pirated in 200 years. Hanks stars as the titular seafaring ...

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Weekend Poll: Which First-Time Tony Nominee Are You Most Excited For?

Weekend Poll: Which First-Time Tony Nominee Are You Most Excited For?

Now that the Tony nominations have been announced, there are a ton of Broadway performers (some veterans, some newbies) who have reason to celebrate! We’re always happy to see new faces earn their first nod for theater’s most prestigious award, and this year is no exception, with a whopping 21 first-timers in the race. From acting veterans like Tom Hanks ...

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Lucky Indeed: Lucky Guy, Starring Tom Hanks, Recoups on Broadway

Lucky Indeed: Lucky Guy, Starring Tom Hanks, Recoups on Broadway

Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, which marks the Broadway debut of Tom Hanks, has recouped its $3.6 million investment just two months after beginning preview performances at the Broadhurst Theatre, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Lucky Guy follows the rise and fall (and rise again) of famed tabloid columnist Mike McAlary, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the corrupt police force ...

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