By Marquee Blog Editors
(CNN) — Tom Hanks is ready for the bright lights of Broadway.
The Hollywood star is making his debut on the Great White Way in a play from the late Nora Ephron called “Lucky Guy,” set amidst the scandals and corruption plaguing New York City in the ’80s – “a grand and glorious time to be in the tabloid business,” as Ephron puts it in her play.
Hanks will portray tabloid columnist Mike McAlary, the Pulitzer-winning journalist who had a turbulent but successful career prior to his death in 1998.
Although this is his first time on Broadway, Hanks is no stranger to the theater – he made his professional entrance in a production of “Taming of the Shrew” at Cleveland, Ohio’s Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, and performed with that company for three seasons.
Directed by George C. Wolfe, “Lucky Guy” will have a limited run at the Broadhurst Theatre. Previews begin on March 1,2013, with opening night bowing on April 1.