Lucky Guy Leaves Lasting Story on Broadway Starring Tom Hanks
Posted on Mar 8, 2013
Tom Hanks makes his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron’s last completed work before she died.
Thank heavens for real journalists. Based on real events, Lucky Guy is about a tabloid journalist named Mike McAlary. In the early ’90s, he became one of the highest-paid newspaper columnists in the country. Crime was high in New York and people still gathered their news from the newspapers rather than the Internet. Being a journalist means telling the story by capturing events accurately as they occur, and, as time passes, illuminating the story to provide context and expand upon the initial coverage.
The story covers his sensational reporting of New York’s major police corruption, to the libel suit that nearly ended his career. Lucky Guy dramatizes the story of McAlary’s meteoric rise, fall and rise again and his relationships with his family and friends and colleagues. It ends with his coverage of the Abner Louima case, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, shortly before his death on Christmas Day, 1998.
Audience: Adults over 18 are probably a good fit who like fast paced dialogue and colorful language; think David Mamet’s works.
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