Lucky Guy 2013

Run Time:
2 hours and 5 minutes, with one intermission
Opened: April 1, 2013
Closing: July 03, 2013

Lucky Guy - 2013 - Broadway History , Info & More

Tom Hanks makes his Broadway debut in LUCKY GUY by Nora Ephron.



Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY marks a return to her journalistic roots in a new play 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.



From his sensational reporting of New York's major police corruption to the libel suit that nearly ended his career, the play dramatizes the story of 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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STAGE REVIEW Lucky Guy
5 / 10

Lucky Guy boasts a posthumous script by the beloved late writer and director Nora Ephron; the Broadway debut of super-duper movie star Tom Hanks; and the real-life story of Mike McAlary, a swaggering New York tabloid columnist...That's a lot of juicy back story - none of which saves Lucky Guy from its fate as a dull, stalled play about a not-particularly-noteworthy mug with a flair for self-promotion. Two hours of Lucky Guy and a theater-goer with no previous knowledge of McAlary and his tabloid cronies will still have no idea why Ephron was so enamored of this blowhard, no sense of McAlary himself, and no explanation for why a Broadway production, directed by the inventive George C. Wolfe with so much energetic set-changing and stage business, nevertheless feels so inconsequential and dramatically inert. C+

Theater review: Tom Hanks in 'Lucky Guy' on Broadway
8 / 10

'Lucky Guy,' which opened Monday night at the Broadhurst Theatre, is Tom Hanks' rookie Broadway appearance, but the film star makes acting on stage look easy. Effortlessly transferring his low-key charisma to the theater, Hanks is quick, funny and surprisingly tough as columnist Mike McAlary and, at the end, makes the character much more touching than you'd think possible.

LUCKY GUY Featured in Knopf's THE MOST OF NORA EPHRON Collection, Released Today
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2013

Nora Ephron's last written work, Lucky Guy, will be featured in the upcoming collection The Most of Nora Ephron, scheduled to be published by Knopf today, October 29 ($35.00). The book will only be available as a hardcover. The collection, edited and introduced by Robert Gottlieb, marks the first time Ephron's work as a journalist, essayist, novelist, screenwriter, playwright, sometimes cook and blogger has been published in one volume.

BWW Flashback: LUCKY GUY, Starring Tom Hanks, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - July 3, 2013

LUCKY GUY, starring two-time Academy Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Tom Hanks in the world premiere production of Nora Ephron's final work, has broken the record three times as the highest grossing play in Broadway history. The show was nominated for six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Play, with Courtney B. Vance winning for Best Featured Actor in a Play, and Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer winning for Best Lighting Design of a Play. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe, LUCKY GUY opened April 1, 2013 at the Broadhurst Theatre, and closes today, July 3, 2013. BroadwayWorld takes you back to LUCKY GUY's beginnings on Broadway below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Talking to the 2013 Tony Winners - Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer
by Robert Diamond - June 15, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com's Richie Ridge sat with all of the 2013 Tony Winners right after they came off stage from their big wins. The winners were filled with joy, memories and excitement and we've got it ALL! Here's Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer who won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for LUCKY GUY.

BWW TV Exclusive: Talking to the 2013 Tony Winners - Courtney B. Vance
by Robert Diamond - June 22, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com's Richie Ridge sat with all of the 2013 Tony Winners right after they came off stage from their big wins. The winners were filled with joy, memories and excitement and we've got it ALL! Here's Courtney B. Vance who won the Tony for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for LUCKY GUY.

Tom Hanks on Taking LUCKY GUY to London: 'It's in Our Hearts If Not Our Pocketbooks - Yet'
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, two-time Academy Award winner and 2013 Tony nominee Tom Hanks may be taking Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy to London. The actor is in talks for a West End opening in 2014, and he elaborated during an interview on tonight's Tonys red carpet, saying there are still 'no definite plans to take Lucky Guy to London', but that 'the idea's in our hearts if not in our pocketbooks - yet.'

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- George C. Wolfe on the Joy of Working with Tom Hanks on LUCKY GUY
by Nicole Rosky - June 6, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you George C. Wolfe, a nominee for Best Dorection of a Play for Lucky Guy. Check out what he had to say below!

Tom Hanks, George C. Wolfe and More Talk LUCKY GUY on CHARLIE ROSE
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

LUCKY GUY Tony nominees Tom Hanks, Courtney B. Vance, director George C. Wolfe were joined by Nora Ephron's son, Jacob Bernstein for a panel on 'Charlie Rose' recently. Click HERE to watch the segment.

Photo Coverage: Sardi's Unveils Caricature of LUCKY GUY's Tom Hanks!
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2013

LUCKY GUY star and Tony nominee Tom Hanks was honored with his very own portrait at Sardi's yesterday, May 23. BroadwayWorld was there for the unveiling and you can check out coverage below!

LUCKY GUY Will Be Published, Licensed by Dramatists Play Service
by Kelsey Denette - May 22, 2013

Dramatists Play Service will publish and license the acting edition of Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY, which has been nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Play. Founded in 1936 by the Dramatists Guild of America and the Society for Authors' Representatives, Dramatists Play Service publishes and licenses productions of plays in the United States, Canada and throughout the world. The company has published 18 of the last 25 Tony Award-winners for Best Play, including M. Butterfly, The Heidi Chronicles, The Grapes of Wrath, Dancing at Lughnasa, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Art, Side Man, Proof, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia, Take Me Out, I Am My Own Wife, Doubt, August: Osage County, God of Carnage, Red and Clybourne Park.

Tom Hanks May Bring LUCKY GUY to London
by Kelsey Denette - May 17, 2013

Two-time Academy Award winner and 2013 Tony nominee Tom Hanks may be taking Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY to London, The Daily Mail reports today. The actor is in talks for a West End opening in 2014, though it's reportedly far from a done deal.

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Chats LUCKY GUY on 'Letterman'
by Caryn Robbins - May 15, 2013

On last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Tony nominee Tom Hanks stopped by and told host Letterman how he got juiced up to perform on Broadway's 'Lucky Guy' with a cold. Check out clips from the appearance below!

LUCKY GUY Recoups; Becomes Highest Grossing Play in Broadway History
by Nicole Rosky - May 2, 2013

LUCKY GUY, starring two-time Academy Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Tom Hanks, officially recouped its $3.6 million capitalization costs as of the week ending 4/28/13, eight weeks after beginning performances. The world premiere production of Nora Ephron's final work, which this week was nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Play, has also broken a record three times as the highest grossing play in Broadway history.

2013 Tony Nominee Reactions: Tom Hanks 'LUCKY GUY'
by Robert Diamond - April 30, 2013

Tom Hanks, nominated for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY for LUCKY GUY

LUCKY GUY to be Featured in Knopf's THE MOST OF NORA EPHRON Collection, Set for 10/29 Release
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2013

Nora Ephron's last written work, Lucky Guy, will be featured in the upcoming collection The Most of Nora Ephron, scheduled to be published by Knopf October 29 ($35.00). The book will only be available as a hardcover. The collection, edited and introduced by Robert Gottlieb, marks the first time Ephron's work as a journalist, essayist, novelist, screenwriter, playwright, sometimes cook and blogger has been published in one volume.

BWW Interview: Courtney B. Vance Edits the Lucky Guy
by Naomi Serviss - April 22, 2013

"He lived hard, lived fast and was an amazing, amazing editor," Vance says of Hap Hairston, the character he plays in LUCKY GUY.

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Lucky Guy has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2013.
Lucky Guy has been nominated for Best Play, Best Direction of a Play for George C. Wolfe, Best Lighting Design of a Play for Jules Fisher, Best Lighting Design of a Play for Peggy Eisenhauer, and Best Scenic Design of a Play for David Rockwell.
Lucky Guy has been nominated for several awards, including the Distinguished Performance Award for Tom Hanks and Courtney B. Vance at the Drama League Awards, Distinguished Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards, Outstanding New Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the Theatre World Award for Tom Hanks at the Theatre World Awards.
Lucky Guy has won several awards, including the Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Awards for both Tom Hanks and Courtney B. Vance. The production also received the Distinguished Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play award from the Drama League Awards, the Outstanding New Broadway Play award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the Theatre World Award for Tom Hanks from the Theatre World Awards.

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