There’s an old saying in show biz: for every Tom Hanks, there’s a Peter Scolari. Sure, Hanks’s Bosom Buddies co-star turned up as Hannah’s dad on Girls (and managed to pull off some full-frontal nudity alongside TV-wife Becky Ann Baker), but he’s hardly had the career full of blockbusters and Oscars. But the duo will be getting back together—albeit without dresses, wigs, or falsies—in Lucky Guy on Broadway this spring.
Lucky Guy will be Hanks’s Broadway debut, but he’ll surely be comfortable with the written material. The production will be the premiere of the new work by the late Nora Ephron, who directed Hanks in such films like Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail (two movies she also wrote).
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."
Sounds lighthearted and fun!
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