Rex Reed: 'You Don't Hardly Get Them Kind No More'
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
There are several obvious reasons to applaud the arrival of Lucky Guy, the splendidly thoughtful and robustly entertaining new play about the life and career of fearless Pulitzer Prize winning New York newspaper columnist and general all-around tough guy Mike McAlary, which just bounded into the Broadhurst in time to jazz up an otherwise anemic Broadway season. First, it's Nora Ephron's final play in an illustrious career that was unfairly cut short when she died of cancer on June 26, 2012 at the still-young age of 71. Second, it marks the triumphant theatre debut of Oscar-winner Tom Hanks, already one of the greatest movie stars on the planet, now proving his acting chops are just as impressive in person. Third, it's a play that grabs you by the throat, makes you laugh and cry, holds you transfixed for two hours, paralyzes you with excitement from start to finish, and leaves you cheering. I can think of no stronger motivation for getting off your duff and into the traffic t...
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