Courtney B. Vance and Stephen Tyrone Williams Join the Cast of ‘Lucky Guy’

Courtney B. Vance

Two-time Tony Award nominee Courtney B. Vance has joined the cast of LUCKY GUY on Broadway. Vance will be returning to Broadway for the first time in 20 years.

The production stars two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, in a new play by three-time Academy Award-nominee Nora Ephron and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe.

Nora Ephron’s LUCKY GUY marks a return to her journalistic roots in a new play about the scandal- and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s, as told through the story of the charismatic and controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary (Hanks). From his sensational reporting of New York’s major police corruption to the libel suit that nearly ended his career, the play dramatizes the story of McAlary’s meteoric rise, fall and rise again, ending with his coverage of the Abner Louima case for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, shortly before his untimely death on Christmas Day, 1998.

Vance returns to Broadway for the first time since starring in August Wilson’s Fences and John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation. He will play the role of McAlary’s editor, Hap Hairston.

The play will also feature Stephen Tyrone Williams in the role of Abner Louima.

LUCKY GUY will play a limited engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), with an opening night on April 1, 2013. Previews will begin March 1. For tickets, visit Luckyguyplay.com  or call (212) 239-6200.