Former "Bosom Buddies" castmates Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari will play tabloid columnists in mid-'80s New York
While the world eagerly awaits "Bosom Buddies: The Musical," the next-best thing will be coming to the Broadhurst Theatre early next year when Peter Scolari joins his former "Bosom" castmate in the Nora Ephron-penned play "Lucky Guy" next year.
Scolari has signed on to play columnist Michael Daly in the play, which tackles the tabloid-journalism industry in tumultuous mid-'80s New York.
Hanks will make his Broadway debut as controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary in the play, which will be directed by George C. Wolfe ("Angels in America: Millennium Approaches").
The cast also includes Christopher McDonald, Peter Gerety, Michael Gaston, Dustyn Gulledge and Deirdre Lovejoy. Additional casting will be announced at a future date.
Previews for the play begin March 1, with opening night on April 1.
Colin Callender, Roy Furman, Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger Berlind, Stacey Mindich, Robert Cole and Frederick Zollo, David Mirvish, Daryl Roth, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer, and Scott and Brian Zeilinger are producing, in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and The Shubert Organization.
"Bosom Buddies" ran on ABC from 1980 to 1982, starring Hanks and Scolari as two men forced to cross-dress in order to score affordable housing in a women's-only building.
But if you currently have Billy Joel's "My Life" running through your head, you probably already knew that.