BroadwayGlobal gives an exclusive look at the now extended, six time Tony Award nominated play “Lucky Guy“. Like the charismatic tabloid columnist Mike McAlary who’s lucky articles made him Pulitzer Prize winner, “Lucky Guy” two times Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (Mike McAlary) can thank his Tony Award nomination to his lucky supporting cast, like Stephen Tyrone Williams. Let Tom not forget writer Nora Ephron who wanted to tell the truth about journalist Mike McAlary.
“All of the controversial viral articles that made journalist Mike McAlary’s work stand out were due to the people and compelling stories he exploited, many times for good of our society. The above is true with the play “Lucky Guy“. The actors who portray the characters lives with stunning details make this a front page story Broadway play not to be missed. Tom Hanks as Mike McAlary has never been better.” BroadwayGlobal.
A very fast paced two act “Lucky Guy” with multi –Tony Award nominations make “Lucky Guy” a must see! Author Nora Epron could relate best to Mike McAlary’s story of passion for truth in journalism.” Theatre Chat.
As two time multi-award winning Director George C Wolfe states in the “Lucky Guy” Directors Note: “two acts are stylistically and structurally different”, “first act more combustible, just like the city during the mid-1980s.” Act two New York is “seemingly safer and structurally more contained, especially for Mac, who is compelled to keep charging forward, oblivious to the fact that the city is now filled with personal, professional and political minefields.”
When Stephen Tyrone Williams (Abner Louima) is beaten by police, the political minefield my be bigger than journalist Mike McAlary realizes. Due to the horrific arrest details Mike knows he must write the truth. Bringing attention to this wrong doing in our society was Mike’s only option. The controversial journalist was trying to survive cancer but fights for the Haitian civilian. By using his strength of writing the truth Mike McAlary became a household name in news.
Stephen Tyrone Williams (Abner Louima) performance along side Tom Hanks (Mike McAlary), as the brutally beaten Haitian in “Lucky Guy” is heartfelt and stunning, making this a must see play this Broadway season.” BroadwayGlobal.
Written by three-time Academy Award nominee Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail) her passion for journalism was inspired working at New York Post with seven other Newspapers in NYC at the time. The New York Post was an afternoon choice for news that always took a point of view in a story.
This same message is in “Lucky Guy” Tom Hanks (Mike McAlary) always had a point of view and even more than that, a heck of a lot of luck. Breaking stories of cyanide in aspirin bottles, or the police beating of a black civilian were not lucky but Mike McAlary would turn the controversial news into luck for his longevity in journalism.
It is amazing that movie star Tom Hanks and the “Lucky Guy” production team could share this brilliant play by extending, the now six time Tony Award nominated show runs till July 2013. For tickets to “Lucky Guy” visit www.luckyguyplay.com. “Lucky Guy” is now playing at the Broadhurst Theatre located at 235 West 44th Street, NYC.
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