Tom Hanks' Broadway debut centers on a tabloid columnist
Maura Tierney and Courtney B. Vance have joined the cast of "Lucky Guy.
The story of a tabloid columnist in 1980s New York will mark Tom Hanks' Broadway debut.
The writer isn't too shabby either. Nora Ephron, the screenwriter of "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," wrote the script before she died of cancer last year. Hanks starred in Ephron's "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail" and was one of the speakers at her New York City memorial last July.
Like Hanks, Tierney (left) will also be making her Broadway debut. She has appeared off-Broadway on on stage and previously appeared in "ER" and "Newsradio," earning an Emmy nomination for the former. She will play Hanks' wife in "Lucky Guy."
Vance (right) is a stage veteran and a two-time Tony Award nominee. "Lucky Guy" will mark the first time he has appeared on Broadway since starring in August Wilson’s "Fences" and John Guare’s "Six Degrees of Separation" in the 1980s. Vance is perhaps best known for his work on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." He will play Hanks' editor.
George C. Wolfe ("Angels in America”) will direct the play, which also reunites Hanks with his "Bosom Buddies" co-star Peter Scolari.
"Lucky Guy" will play a limited engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre. It will open April 1, and previews will begin March 1.