Monday, April 15, 2024

Tom Hanks Extends Run in “Lucky Guy”– 4th Biggest Broadway Box Office


Tom Hanks probably needs to get back to making movies. But his run in “Lucky Guy” on Broadway is such a hit, Hanks has been persuaded to extend his stay. Now he’ll remain with the Nora Ephron play until July 3rd. The producers are no doubt thrilled. “Lucky Guy” was in 4th place last week among all Broadway shows, right behind “Wicked,” “The Lion King,” and “Book of Mormon.” This is unheard of among plays, although “Lucky Guy” has very high high high ticket prices. Still, it’s a clamor because the play and the actors are top notch. Expect Tony noms for Hanks, director George C. Wolfe, Ephron and a couple of the supporting actors– I’d say Peter Gerety and Courtney B. Vance, maybe Christopher MacDonald. I keep hearing rumblings that the show is “too Hollywood” to win Tonys. But I think that’s just ridiculous. “Lucky Guy” is really solid and terrific and deserves all accolades.

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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