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Closed July 3, 2013

Tom Hanks makes his Broadway debut as New York Post writer Mike McAlary

Why See Lucky Guy?

Lucky Guy is the Tony Nominated 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.

Lucky Guy has been nominated for a dazzling SIX Tony Awards including the coveted Best Performance by a Leading Actor for Tom Hank's title role and Best Play awards.

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Previews from: 1 March 2013

Opening night: 1 April 2013


May be inappropriate for 16 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

Approximately two hours and five minutes, with a 15-minute intermission

Cast and Creative


Tom Hanks as Mike McAlary
Maura Tierney as Alice McAlary
Christopher McDonald as Eddie Hayes
Peter Gerety as John Cotter
Courtney B. Vance as Hap Hairston
Peter Scolari as Michael Daly
Richard Masur as Jerry Nachman/Stanley Joyce
Brian Dykstra as Brian O'Regan
Michael Gaston as Jim Dwyer
Dustyn Gulledge as Dino Tortorici
Andrew Hovelson as Reporter
Deirdre Lovejoy as Louise Imerman/Debby Krenek
Danny Mastrogiorgio as Bob Drury/John Miller
Stephen Tyrone Williams as Abner Louima
Thomas Michael Hammond as Mike McAlary


Written by Nora Ephron
George C. Wolfe (Direction)
David Rockwell (Scenic Design)
Toni-Leslie James (Costume Design)
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Design)
Scott Lehrer (Sound Design)
batwin + robin productions (Projection Design)


2013 Tony Awards

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Courtney B. Vance

What you thought

4 reviews, average rating: (4.0 Stars)

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John Walker: “Great Story! Great Cast. Thank you Tom and Norah”

I've always been a fan of Nora Ephron and felt compelled to see her final... more

JPK: “ Frequent theatergoer”

Tom Hanks is as amazing as one would imagine! The cast members have... more

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