Monday, April 22, 2024

Tom Hanks Officially Starring in Broadway Play by Nora Ephron


I feel like deja vu all over again. I’ve written this before, but today they sent out the official release about Tom Hanks in the play “Lucky Guy.” This was Nora Ephron’s final play and/or work, and it will be directed by George C. Wolfe. “Lucky Guy” opens April 1st. Hanks plays late New York Post reporter Mike McAlary. The announcement says casting will be announced shortly for the other roles. I told you exclusively already who those characters would be: It’s unclear who will stand in for Nora during rehearsal and rewrites. But you can bet this is the main event of the coming theater season, at least in plays. In musicals, it will be Barry Levinson’s adaptation of his movie, “Diner,” with music by Sheryl Crow. I’m also looking forward to “Hands on a Hard Body.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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