In early May, BroadwayWorld reported that Tom Hanks would be heading to Broadway in 2013 in Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY. According to the New York Times, the production will still happen, despite Ephron's recent death. A new production timeline has not yet been announced.
Producer Colin Callender told NYT: “We are honored to be part of her legacy and remain committed to seeing her magnificent work ‘Lucky Guy’ shine on Broadway and can think of no more fitting tribute to her extraordinary writing and remarkable body of work.”
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The play, previously titled Stories About McAlary, centers on the life of the late New York Post and Daily News columnist Mike McAlary. STORIES ABOUT MCALARY was given a reading in New York in June 2010. Directed by Mike Nichols, McAlary was read by Hugh Jackman. The reading also included Sarah Paulson and Richard Kind. The play is reportedly being produced by Fred Zollo and Bob Cole - the forces behind Jackman's latest, A Steady Rain - alongside president of HBO Colin Callender.
Ephron passed away on June 26, 2012. She was 71. Ephron is well known for her films When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Go Mail and more recently, Julie & Julia. For the stage, Ephron has written Short Talks on the Universe, the Drama Desk Award-winning Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Imaginary Friends, Lucky Guy, and more.