The Broadway premiere of Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy, starring two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, has officially recouped its $3.6 million capitalization , producers have announced. Nominated for six Tony Awards, the biodrama has also broken a record three times as the highest-grossing play in Broadway history.
Ephron's final play charts the rise, fall, and rise again of New York City tabloid journalist Mike McAlary (Hanks), who received a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Abner Louima police brutality case shortly before his untimely death from cancer in 1998. George C. Wolfe directs the production, which opened on April 1 at the Broadhurst Theatre and runs through July 3.
Hanks received 2013 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his performance as McAlary. He is joined by fellow 2013 Tony nominee Courtney B. Vance (Hap Hairston), as well as Maura Tierney (Alice McAlary), Christopher McDonald (Eddie Hayes), Peter Gerety (John Cotter), Peter Scolari (Michael Daly), Richard Masur (Jerry Nachman/Stanley Joyce), Brian Dykstra (Brian O'Regan), Michael Gaston (Jim Dwyer), Dustyn Gulledge (Dino Tortorici), Andrew Hovelson (Reporter), Deirdre Lovejoy (Louise Imerman/Debby Krenek), Danny Mastrogiorgio (Bob Drury/John Miller), and Stephen Tyrone Williams (Abner Louima). The production also features Paula Jon De Rose, Joe Forbrich, Thomas Michael Hammond, and Marc Damon Johnson.
Lucky Guy has 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.
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