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Lucky Guy - 2013 - Broadway

$87.00-$152

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.







Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes, with one intermission

Broadhurst Theatre

(New York, NY)
235 W. 44th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Lucky Guy


Flimsy ‘Lucky Guy’ Relies on Hanks for Heft - Backstage
Nora Ephron's posthumously produced "Lucky Guy" is a breezy but thin account of the life and career of New York City reporter and columnist Mike McAlary. Film star Tom Hanks, in his Broadway debut and first stage appearance in more than 30 years, displays potent theatrical technique and dispenses the requisite charisma as the bombastic newspaper flack. Audiences primed for seeing Hanks in the flesh probably won't care about the flimsiness of his vehicle and the reams of rat-a-tat-tat narration that shackle it.

Old-School Newsman, After Deadline - New York Times
"Lucky Guy" is not so much a fully developed play or even a persuasive character study as a boisterous swapping of fond anecdotes about the end of a life and the end of an era...Not that "Lucky Guy" is a crepe hanger. On the contrary, staged with the full bells-and-whistles treatment for which Mr. Wolfe is celebrated...Unlike some of the movies Ephron wrote and directed, and many of her peerlessly sharp essays, "Lucky Guy" often feels only newsprint deep. But as a love song to a fast-disappearing, two-fisted brand of journalism - a field in which she began her long and varied career - it has the heart and energy of the perpetually engaged, insatiably curious observer that Ephron never ceased to be.


 



 

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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.
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!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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.
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.'
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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.
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!
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by TV News Desk - 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!
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2013
Tom Hanks, nominated for BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY for LUCKY GUY