With a Tony Nomination and almost certain Tony Award for Lucky Guy around the corner, Tom Hanks is everywhere right now. Not that that’s a bad thing because I love the guy and would (and do) watch most all of his appearances.
Tony nominees Tom Hanks, Courtney B. Vance and director George C. Wolfe were joined by Nora Ephron’s son, Jacob Bernstein for a panel on Charlie Rose recently.
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Tom Hanks is riding high right now. He’s got a hugely successful Broadway show, Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy. He’s nominated for a Tony Award, the show has already recouped it’s investment and, wait for it…. he was just voted as the most trusted man in America by Readers Digest.
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Naturally the name “Tom Hanks” (also known as the most trusted person in America!) stands out on the poster for Broadway’s Lucky Guy even more than the title. Being that Hanks is one of the biggest movie stars in the world that makes sense, but it also makes it easy to forget that there are other talented individuals in the production, like Courtney B. Vance.
Reader’s Digest published a list of “The 100 Most Trusted People in America.” According to the magazine, it “teamed up with research firm The Wagner Group to poll over 1,000 Americans and discover which individuals and the ideals they represent have earned our confidence.”
Tom Hanks on Broadway: “I feel like I’ve played good American Legion baseball, and now, suddenly, I’m playing left field for the Yankees” (video)
It seems like most times a big name actor decides to give Broadway a shot he or she can expect to receive a Tony nomination in return for boosting the box office. Okay, maybe that’s not fair in the case of Tom Hanks, who has received nearly across-the-board praise for his role in his Broadway debut Lucky Guy and thus, with little surprise, a Tony nomination.
Tom Hanks tweeted this picture from his Lucky Guy dressing room that showed all of the new changes for that night’s run of the show.
Tom Hanks appeared on Piers Morgan’s CNN show to talk about his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, which just started previews.
Though it wouldn’t be inaccurate to say Lucky Guy is the Tom Hanks show — after all, Hanks, one of the most popular film actors of the last three decades, is making his Broadway debut in the Nora Ephron play — the Forrest Gump star isn’t doing a one-man show. One of the other primary members of the cast is Maura Tierney, who plays Alice McAlary, the wife of Hanks’ character Mike McAlary.
Back in October it was revealed that one-time Oscar winner Al Pacino was making a guaranteed $125,000 per week starring in Glengarry Glen Ross on Broadway. While two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks might not be making that much as a base salary for his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, I think it’s fair to say the title of the play reflects his earning prospects quite well.
Rehearsals begin on Monday in New York City for Lucky Guy, starring two-time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks, who is making his Broadway debut.
Lucky Guy, the new Nora Ephron play that will star Tom Hanks, has just added Emmy Award® nominee Maura Tierney and two-time Tony Award® nominee Courtney B. Vance to the already great cast.
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Two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks will make his Broadway debut in the world premiere of three-time Academy Award® nominee Nora Ephron’s play Lucky Guy next March.
Let’s be clear: most celebrities don’t want to be bothered when they’re, say, eating in a restaurant. I mean, you can’t really blame them for that — there’s a time and place for autographs and publicity, and then there’s trying to finish your sandwich. Of course, there are many exceptions — there are celebrities that don’t even want to be bothered when doing anything in public, and there are some celebrities who… well, will go to extremes to accommodate your wacky requests.
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Tom Hanks is adding one more project to his already impressive resume. Hanks has created a new animated Web series, Electric City, which he produces and provides a voice for.
Tom Hanks will make his Broadway debut this January in a limited run of Nora Ephron’s new play Lucky Guy.