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Tom Hanks to Bring in Big Bucks for LUCKY GUY?

Two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks will soon make his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, the final work by three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe. According to Bloomberg, the movie star could rake in up to $150,000 a week for his role. Hanks will bring in 12.5 percent of the weekly box office earnings, with a $75,000 minimum. Additionally, if the show extends and another actor replaces Hanks, he will still earn 2 percent of ticket sales.

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The production will play a strictly limited engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Opening night is Monday, April 1. Previews begin Friday, March 1.

Hanks 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".

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