LUCKY GUY Box Office Opens Tomorrow, Jan 25
The Broadhurst Theatre box office opens tomorrow, Friday, January 25 at 10:00 AM for Lucky Guy, starring two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, in the final work by three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe. The Broadhurst Theatre is located at 235 West 44th Street. The production will play a strictly limited engagement. Opening night is Monday, April 1. Previews begin Friday, March 1.
"It's 1985. New York City is totally polarized. Rich, poor. Black, white. The crack epidemic is just beginning. The murder rate is rising. It was a grand and glorious time to be in the tabloid business." - from Lucky Guy
Nora Ephron began her professional career as a reporter at The New York Post in 1962 and Lucky Guy marks a return to her journalistic roots. Her new play is about the scandal- and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s, as told through the story of the charismatic and controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary (Tom Hanks). Lucky Guy is the third collaboration between Tom Hanks and Nora Ephron, following the films Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail.
Also starring will be Maura Tierney as Alice McAlary; Christopher McDonald as lawyer Eddie Hayes; Peter Gerety as editor John Cotter; Courtney B. Vance as editor Hap Hairston; Peter Scolari as columnist Michael Daly and Richard Masur as editors Jerry Nachman and Stanley Joyce; with Brian Dykstra as policeman Brian O'Regan; Michael Gaston as columnist Jim Dwyer; Dustyn Gulledge as Dino Tortoricci; Deirdre Lovejoy as reporter Louise Imerman and editor Debby Krenek; Danny Mastrogiorgio as reporter Bob Drury and Stephen Tyrone Williams as Abner Louima. The production also features Paula Jon De Rose, Joe Forbrich, Thomas Michael Hammond, Andrew Hovelson and Marc Damon Johnson.
The production features 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. Projection design is by batwin + robin productions. Casting is by Jordan Thaler/Heidi Griffiths. Technical supervisor is Peter Fulbright. Production stage manager is Jane Grey. General manager is 101 Productions.
LUCKY GUY will be produced on Broadway by Colin Callender, Roy Furman, Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger & William Berlind, Stacey Mindich, Robert Cole & Frederick Zollo, David Mirvish, Daryl Roth, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer, Scott & Brian Zeilinger, in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and The Shubert Organization.
Tickets are available online at Telecharge.com and by calling 212-239-6200.
Tom Hanks (Mike McAlary) made his professional stage debut portraying Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival in Cleveland, OH. He performed in that company for three seasons. Moving to New York City in 1978, he performed with the Riverside Shakespeare Company. His numerous film credits include Splash, Forrest Gump (for which he won an Oscar), Philadelphia (for which he also won an Oscar), Sleepless in Seattle, That Thing You Do! (which he also wrote and directed), Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Charlie Wilson's War and Cloud Atlas. For television, his credits include the multiple award winning series "From the Earth to the Moon," "Band of Brothers," "John Adams," "The Pacific" and "Game Change".
Maura Tierney (Alice McAlary) will make her Broadway debut in Lucky Guy. Her theatre credits include Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s) at the Lucille Lortel Theater, opposite Eric McCormack, Fran Drescher, Judy Reyes and Brooke Smith, Nicky Silver's Three Changes with Dylan McDermott, The Wooster Group's North Atlantic with Frances McDormand and Yasmina Reza's award winning God of Carnage at the prestigious Gate Theater in Dublin. Her television performances include her Emmy-nominated role on NBC's "ER," on which she starred for eight seasons, the critically acclaimed NBC series "Newsradio," in which she starred for four seasons, "Rescue Me" as the love interest of Dennis Leary's character and CBS's "The Good Wife," in which she plays the recurring role of Maddie. Film: Baby Mama with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Semi-Pro opposite Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson, Diggers, Welcome to Mooseport, Instinct, Primary Colors, Liar Liar, Insomnia, Primal Fear, Scotland PA. Born and raised in Boston, she currently divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.
Christopher McDonald (Eddie Hayes) has previously appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Other theatre credits include Nightclub Cantina, Hay Fever, Bounders and The Los Angeles Theatre Center's productions of Hamlet, Othello and The Taming of the Shrew. He is also the recipient of a Drama-logue Award for Best Actor for Final Touches. He first caught Hollywood's attention when he played Goose McKenzie in Grease 2. Beloved for his comedic roles as Mr. Stifler in American Pie and Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, he also made a mark with memorable performances in Thelma and Louise and Quiz Show. Other film roles include: The Boys Next Door, Outrageous Fortune, Chances Are, Dutch, Wild Orchids 2, Grumpy Old Men, Fatal Instinct, Terminal Velocity, Cover Story, Rich Man's Wife, Leave it to Beaver, Flubber, The Iron Giant, The Perfect Storm, Spy Kids: 2, Grind, Takedown, Rumor Has It, Kickin' It Old Skool, Mad Money, Superhero Movie, Fanboys, House Bunny, among others. TV: HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" as Harry Daugherty, "Harry's Law," "Family Law," "Veronica's Closet," "North Shore," "Cracking Up," "The Sopranos," "The Bronx is Burning," "61," "SGU Stargate Universe," "Numb3rs," "Law & Order," "My Boys" and "Psych." His voice work includes a recurring role in Disney Channel's "Kim Possible." McDonald currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Lupe, son and three daughters.
Peter Gerety (John Cotter) Film credits include: Flight, Get the Gringo, The Sea is All I Know, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Public Enemies, The Changeling, Leatherheads, Charlie Wilson's War, Inside Man, Syriana, War of the Worlds, K-Pax, People I Know, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Mrs. Winterborne, Surviving Picasso, Hollywood Ending and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. Upcoming: Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight. Television credits include "The Good Wife," "Rubicon," "Prime Suspect," "Brothers and Sisters," HBO's "The Wire," "Brotherhood" and "Homicide." Broadway credits include Martin McDonaugh's The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, Never Gonna Dance, Pinter's The Hothouse and Conversations with My Father. Off-Broadway: Butcher in Susan Lori Park's Fucking A, Fluellan in Henry V at NY's Shakespeare in the Park, Othello and Brecht's Baal. Peter worked predominantly on stage for over 30 years, performing in 100 productions with the legendary Trinity Repertory of Providence, R.I. (Adrian Hall, dir.). He has also performed with the Seattle Rep., the Dallas Theater Center, ART in Cambridge, the Huntington in Boston and in Edinburgh, Scotland; Madrid, Spain; Bombay, Calcutta and Damascus, Syria.
Courtney B. Vance (Hap Hairston) is so pleased to be back on Broadway and working with giants George C. Wolfe, Tom Hanks and the late, great Nora Ephron. Her spirit lives!!!! Courtney was honored with a Tony Award nomination, the Theater World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award for his Broadway debut performance in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences, starring James Earl Jones and directed by the late Lloyd Richards. Courtney also starred in John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation with the luminous Stockard Channing, directed by Jerry Zaks, for which he received his second Tony Award nomination. He was also the recipient of an Obie Award for his work in Athol Fugard's My Children! My Africa! At The Public Theater, Courtney also starred in Vaclav Havel's Temptation with David Strathairn and Romeo & Juliet, in which he played Mercutio. He and his wife returned to the stage at Minneapolis' renowned Guthrie Theater to star in John Guare's U.S. premiere of the stage adaptation of His Girl Friday and The Front Page.
Courtney's film & TV work include: CBS' "Extraordinary Measures," Hurricane Season, Final Destination 5, The Divide, The Preacher's Wife, Space Cowboys, Hamburger Hill, Huck Finn and The Hunt for Red October, ABC/Disney's "Flash Forward," Showtime's "Blind Faith" and "Twelve Angry Men" with the late George C. Scott and Jack Lemmon, August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson" for Hallmark, HBO's Emmy-nominated "The Tuskegee Airmen," TNT's "The Closer," NBC's "ER" (playing husband to his real life wife Angela Bassett) and NBC's long-running "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," in which he played Asst. DA Ron Carver. Courtney, a native Detroiter, is an Ambassador for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and he and his wife are longtime members of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake's West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Courtney dedicates this performance to his mother, Leslie.
Peter Scolari (Michael Daly) TV: Emmy Award winner for "Newhart"; also "Bosom Buddies," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "The West Wing," "ER," "Family Ties," "King of Queens," "The Nanny," "Reba," "From the Earth to the Moon" (HBO), "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" (Showtime), recurring role as Lena Durham's father on HBO's series "Girls". Film: The Polar Express, That Thing You Do, Camp Nowhere, A Plumm Summer. Broadway/NY: Magic/Bird, Hairspray, Sly Fox, Out of this World and Ziegfeld Follies of 1937 (City Center Encores!). World premieres of Daniel Sullivan's Inspecting Carol and Ken Ludwig's Fox on the Fairway. Winner, Berkshire Theatre Festival Best Actor Award for The Foreigner.
Richard Masur (Jerry Nachman/Stanley Joyce) has been well-known to film and television audiences for over 35 years. Film: more than 50 feature films, including Risky Business, My Girl, Heaven's Gate, Heartburn, Under Fire, Todd Solondz' Palindromes. TV: 45 television films, three of which-"Adam," "Fallen Angel" and "When The Bough Breaks"-are among the top-ten rated TV movies of all time; Emmy nomination for "The Burning Bed"; HBO's much-heralded "And The Band Played On"; Showtime's "Hiroshima," HBO's "61*". He has starred in numerous popular TV series, including "Picket Fences," "Rhoda" and "One Day at a Time," and guest starred on countless TV comedy and drama series. Broadway: David Storey's The Changing Room, Michael Frayn's Democracy. Off-Broadway: The Exonerated (Culture Project), Sarah, Sarah (MTC), The Ruby Sunrise (Public), a feminine ending (Playwrights), 2000 Years (New Group), Make Me (Atlantic), The Oldsmobile's (Flea), Fetch Clay, Make Man, Will Power (McCarter), Olive and the Bitter Herbs (Primary Stages). Past National President of Screen Actors Guild. Direction: Wrote and directed Love Struck (Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film); Torn Between Two Fathers (nomination for DGA Award); episodes of TV's "The Wonder Years" and "Picket Fences"; several productions for LA Theater Works/The Play's the Thing, including: After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, and The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, by Arthur Miller and the Steppenwolf production of The Grapes of Wrath. He is married to actress and former NY Screen Actors Guild President Eileen Henry.