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From his sensational reporting of New York’s major police corruption to the libel suit that nearly ended his career, Lucky Guy dramatizes the story of tabloid columnist Mike McAlary’s meteoric rise, fall and rise again, ending with his coverage of the Abner Louima case for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, shortly before his untimely death on Christmas Day, 1998.

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Performances ended on Jul. 3, 2013.

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About Lucky Guy on Broadway

Previews: Mar 1, 2013 • Opening: Apr 1, 2013 • Closing: Jul 3, 2013
Broadway Plays Stars on Stage Drama 2013 Tony Winners
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Broadhurst Theatre Broadhurst Theatre
235 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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What Is the Story of Lucky Guy?
Lucky Guy is a dramatic retelling of the career of famed New York tabloid columnist Mike McAlary, who rose to newspaper stardom in the late '80s and early '90s with a series of high-profile cases and investigative reporting. The show charts the development of McAlary’s Pulitzer Prize-winning career, as well as the evolution of his marriage, family and health. (He died of colon cancer at age 41 in 1998.)


A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"...a vigorous and engaging new play that is receiving a strong production helmed by George C. Wolfe."


Matt Windman

"Hanks, making his Broadway debut, is classic Hanks — lovable, touching and funny... He makes a great Broadway debut, making McAlary a lovable rogue we have to root for even if we sometimes shouldn't. "

Associated Press

Mark Kennedy

"Helmer George C. Wolfe has embedded Hanks in a terrific ensemble of veteran character actors and a helluva time is had by all."


Marilyn Stasio

" a love song to a fast-disappearing, two-fisted brand of has the heart and energy of the perpetually engaged, insatiably curious observer that Ephron never ceased to be."

The New York Times

Ben Brantley

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Mike McAlary
Michael Daly
Peter Gerety
John Cotter
Alice McAlary
Hap Hairston
Brian Dykstra
Brian O'Regan
Michael Gaston
Jim Dwyer
Dustyn Gulledge
Dino Tortoricci
Danny Mastrogiorgio
Bob Drury
Stephen Tyrone Williams
Abner Louima


Written by
Nora Ephron
George C. Wolfe
Set Designer
David Rockwell
Costume Designer
Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Designer
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer
Sound Designer
Scott Lehrer
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