Tom Hanks Archives
Lucky Guy

Character: Mike McAlary
Directed by: George C. Wolfe
Written by: Nora Ephron
Produced by: Colin Callender, Roy Furman, Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger & William Berlind, Stacey Mindich, Robert Cole & Frederick Zollo, David Mirvish, Daryl Roth, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer and Scott, Brian Zeilinger
Other cast: Peter Gerety, Richard Masur, Christopher McDonald, Peter Scolari, Maura Tierney, Courtney B. Vance, Brian Dykstra, Michael Gaston, Dustyn Gulledge, Andrew Hovelson, Deirdre Lovejoy, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Stephen Tyrone Williams
Venue: Broadhurst Theatre
Production dates: April 1 - July 3, 2013
Genre: Drama

Mike McAlary, from 1985 to 1993, bounds from one New York City newsroom to another as he achieves career success, covering such stories as the tainted Tylenol case and the Buddy Boys of the 7-7 scandal. His salary increases as he ascends from being a cub reporter to star crime reporter to star columnist. In 1993, McAlary's suffers a near-fatal auto accident that leaves him physically impaired. He recovers from the accident and writes two defining stories of his career: the Jane Doe rape case, during which he is sued for libel after his column questions the truthfulness of the victim, and the Abner Louima story, for which he wins the Pulitzer.