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By Playbill Staff
12 Apr 2013

Show: Lucky Guy
Theatre: Broadhurst Theatre

Preview: March 1, 2013

Opening: April 1, 2013
Closing: June 16, 2013

Creators: Written by Nora Ephron. Direction by George C. Wolfe.
Original Principal Cast: Tom Hanks as Mike McAlary, Maura Tierney as Alice McAlary, Christopher McDonald as Eddie Hayes, Peter Gerety as John Cotter, Courtney B. Vance as Hap Hairston, Peter Scolari as Michael Daly and Richard Masur as Jerry Nachman/Stanley Joyce.

Synopsis: Lucky Guy is characterized as "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."

Check out photos from Lucky Guy's opening night on Broadway.

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