Monday, April 22, 2024

“ER” Star Maura Tierney, Courtney B. Vance Joining Tom Hanks in Broadway Debut


“Lucky Guy,” the play by Nora Ephron starring Tom Hanks, has gotten two big cast members– Maura Tierney from “ER” and the great Courtney B. Vance. Hanks plays the late New York reporter Mike McAlary. Tierney will be his wife, Alice, and Vance will be his New York Post editor Hap Hairston. Vance has long Broadway, movie and TV credits, lots of accolades, and he’s married to Angela Bassett.

The rest of the cast includes Hanks’s “bosom buddy” Peter Scolari, plus Peter Gerety and Richard Masur are featured. Hanks is rehearsing now with director George C. Wolfe, and previews start on March 1st. This was Ephron’s last project before her tragic death last summer. Everyone’s fingers are crossed for a success.

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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