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Lucky Guy

Friday, Jun 7, 2013 8:00p
Broadhurst Theatre Astoria, NY

Two-time Academy Award® winner TOM HANKS makes his Broadway debut in the world premiere of three-time Academy Award nominee NORA EPHRON's play LUCKY GUY, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner GEORGE C. WOLFE.

LUCKY GUY marks a return to Ephron's journalistic roots in 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, who won the Pulitzer Prize shortly before his untimely death
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Tom Hanks
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A distant relative of Abraham Lincoln, through Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks. Remembering Hanks from a 1982 episode of Happy Days, Ron Howard hired him for the 1984 comedy Splash . Howard later directed him in Apollo 13 (1995) and The Da Vinci Code (2006)....
Courtney B. Vance
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We're so pleased to have Courtney back on Broadway and working with giants George C. Wolfe, Tom Hanks and the late, great Nora Ephron. Her spirit lives!!!! Courtney was honored with the 2013 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play and a Drama League Distinguished Performance Award nomination for his stellar performance as Hap Hairston in Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY....
Michael Gaston
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Originally went to college to become a teacher and tutored elementary students throughout high school and college. Married with two children. Crossed paths with Tony Soprano as a compulsive gambler in the pilot episode of  The Sopranos....
Christopher McDonald
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Hollywood character actor Christopher McDonald at first specialized in playing uptight and slightly vexing young urban professionals. When the material demanded it, McDonald occasionally heightened these qualities to the obnoxious level for persuasive villainous portrayals, appearing as philandering husbands, condescending jocks, and manipulative powermongers to tremendous effect....
Brian Dykstra
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Recent: Rothko (Red), Walter (The Price), Trigorin (Seagull), Elyot (Private Lives), Claudius (Hamlet), Heisenberg (Copenhagen), Eddie Carbon (View from the Bridge). Solo shows: Selling Out, The Jesus Factor, Cornered & Alone, Ho....
Peter Scolari
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C.C.N.Y. graduate Peter Scolari was endowed with an instantly likeable personality and a gift for the fast quip. As such, he was ideally cast on the 1980 TV sitcom Bosom Buddies as Henry Desmond, one of two male "roomies" forced by circumstance to disguise themselves as women (we'll get to Scolari's co-star in a moment)....
Maura Tierney
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As adept at psychological drama as she is at broad physical comedy, Maura Tierney has fashioned one of the more enviable careers in Hollywood, moving with ease between lead and supporting roles on both the big and small screens....
Peter Gerety
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Peter Gerety is an actor born in Providence, Rhode Island on May 17, 1940. He has appeared in 29 films and television shows. He was first cast in 'Amor Por Acidente' in the year 1996.
Richard Masur
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Richard Masur has been well known to film and television audiences for over 35 years. Film: more than 50 feature films, including Risky Business, My Girl, Heaven's Gate, Heartburn, Under Fire, Todd Solondz' Palindromes....
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Broadhurst Theatre
235 W. 44th St.
Astoria, NY 10036
(212) 560-2193
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Mar 31, 2008 - nodrog on Tom Hanks
An American Icon

Tom Hanks has given us many great movies and now as a producer/director gives us meaningful film in the form of tv mini-series such as "John Adams", "Band of Brothers", and other work that educates as well as entertains.

Mar 06, 2008 - jimmyh on Tom Hanks
Complete Douchebag

You have to have some respect for an actor who consistently stars in blockbuster hits. But monetary success and popularity is not an indication of talent. Sure, he does a satisfactory job of acting, but he's so damn goofy that he gets really irritating, really quick. I will say that I thought he did a fair job in "The Green Mile," but in almost every film since the overrated "Forrest Gump," his characters have all seemed to channel Gump. Even in "Charlie Wilson's War," Hanks had more than a few Gump moments. I can only hypothesize that he gets so many of these roles because people find his Southern accent charming. Yet after enduring about two or three feature-length Hanks showcases, the accent becomes so tiresome that it causes one's mind to gradually deteriorate into a thick, mushy substance.
So I'll just have to endure the scoffs and jeers I'll undoubtedly get from people whenever I politely decline going out to see Hanks' latest film. One thing is certain - if I have to sit through another Hank-fest, I'm afraid I'll either become completely brain-dead or just extremely violent.

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