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Tom Hanks to make Broadway debut in new Nora Ephron play

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Tom Hanks is getting another chance to pay tribute to the work of Nora Ephron.

The two-time Oscar-winning actor - who worked on Ephron's iconic films "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail" - is slated to make his much-anticipated Broadway debut this spring in Ephron's new play "Lucky Guy," producers announced Thursday.

Ephron died earlier this year at the age of 71 after a battle with leukemia.
"Lucky Guy" follows the story of controversial Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Mike McAlary, played by Hanks, 56, during the "scandal- and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s," according to producers.

The play is schedule for a limited run, with previews starting March 1 and opening night set for April 1 at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Additional casting announcements for the play, directed by George C. Wolfe, are expected in the next few weeks.

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