Oscar Award Winning Tom Hanks To Headline Broadway Play 'Lucky Guy'

By O'Jay Burgess on Dec 13, 2012 05:14 PM EST

Oscar Award winning Tom Hanks will join the likes of Shia LeBeouf, Alec Baldwin and Ricky Martin as big stars who will feature on Broadway this season.

Hanks will be joined by Broadway veteran Peter Scolari, Richard Masur and Christopher McDonald in the Nora Ephron play "Lucky Guy."

According to Tony Award winning director George C. Wolfe will handle the play when it previews on March 1, 2013, at the Broadhurst Theatre before it makes its debut on April 1, 2013.

Ephron and Hanks have history together, the director who was instrumental in "Sleepless in Seattle," had worked with the actor on the project.

Hanks is due to make his Broadway debut as McClary while Scolari is set to convey the character Micheal Daly with Masur as editor Jerry Nachman/editor Stanley Joyce and McDonald as lawyer Eddie Hayes.  

Other members of the cast include the likes of Peter Gerety, Deidre Lovejoy and Danny Mastrogiorgio. According to Playbill additional cast will be announced soon.

"Lucky Guy," is said to be a "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."

Scenic design for the play will be done by David Rockwell while costume design is handled by Toni-Leslie James with Scott Lehrer in charge of sound design. Julie Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer will do lighting designProjection design is by batwin + robin productions.

The Broadway production is produced by 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, Scott and Brian Zeilinger, in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and The Shubert Organization.

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