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Tom Hanks Can't Get Lucky With Broadway BOMB!

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Oh, Tommy boy! You POOR guy!

First, the supposedly-epic Cloud Atlas gets absolutely no award season love and, now, your brand new Broadway play might be D.O.A!

Tom Hanks' Lucky Guy doesn't open for another few months, but early sales figures are verging on the mediocre!

Ruh-roh!!

One would think a stageplay written by the late Nora Ephron and featuring one of Hollywood's most legendary actors would be a surefire success!

Unfortunately, while screen stars like Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman once smashed Broadway's box-offices, the novelty is evidently wearing off.

Need proof? Just look to the abysmally received Katie Holmes' dramz, Dead Accounts!

Even worse, some suggest the man who played Forrest Gump is yesterday's news! Noooo! Blasphemy!

Lucky Guy doesn't debut until March, so there's plenty of time to turn around those pre-sale numbers!

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Tom Hanks Is A Lucky Guy To Be Making Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's Last Play

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We heard it was a possibility, but now it has been confirmed. Tom Hanks is coming to Broadway!

The Oscar-winning actor will make his debut in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy, which follows the controversial career of a Mike McAlary, a New York columnist who won a Pulitzer Prize just before his death in 1998.

Previews for the show at the Broadhurst Theatre will begin on March 1 and opening night is scheduled for April 1.

We're very excited to see! Not only is it Tom Hanks, but it's the Sleepless In Seattle and You've Got Mail writer's last work finished before her death this past June.

While it's sad she won't be able to see one of her favorite actors bring her words to life, we're just happy that others can.

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Nora Ephron's Funeral Was Better Than Any Of Ours Will Be

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Some people just know how make an exit!

Nora Ephron was certainly one of those special people.

The famous writer/director, who passed away complications from leukemia last month, pre-planned her own send-off. Naturally, this meant her memorial service turned out to be as entraining, heartwarming, and hilarioooos as any of her movies!

Nora had every detail planed — including the location (Alice Tulley Hall in NYC), who was going to speak and even how much time each speaker would get.

Some of the celeb spears that make her list were Martin Short and Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson, who acted out a sketch about Ephron and her husband!

Um… can we get that too? LOL!

Other guests included: Sen. Al Franken, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Alan Alda, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, Rob Reiner, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt.

At the end all party funeral attendees were served pink champagne!

Truly an amazing send-off for a truly amazing lady!

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Susan Sarandon Breaks Down Over Nora Ephron's Death

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Winning the Lifetime Achievement award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival was bittersweet for Susan Sarandon.

While she felt gracious for the honor, she broke down in tears when she received the trophy and decided to dedicate her award to the late Nora Ephron.

Calling Nora her

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Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy Still Coming To Broadway

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Wonderful news!

Nora Ephron’s final play Lucky Guy, about famed newspaper columnist Mike McAlary WILL continue on its path towards the Great White Way!

Lead producer and former HBO films president Colin Callendar reveals:

"We are honored to be part of her legacy and remain committed to seeing her magnificent work, Lucky Guy, shine on Broadway and can think of no more fitting tribute to her extraordinary writing."

According to reports, the production will be brought to life by Tony winner George C. Wolf, and Tom Hanks may fill the legendary shoes of McAlary himself.

We’re SO thrilled! What a lovely way to honor one’s memory and make sure their love's labor doesn’t go to waste…

And obviously, we can’t WAIT to see the finished product!

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A Slew Of Celebs Pay Tribute To Nora Ephron

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We were super sad last night to report the passing of one Hollywood's most beloved directors, producers and writers, Nora Ephron.

Nora had been battling cancer and passed at age 71. She brought us legendary classics like When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless In Seattle, and her impact on many was clearly evident throughout her career.

Among those celebrities who shared memories and tweeted their condolences for Nora are:

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Nora Ephron Has Passed Away

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Writer and director Nora Ephron passed away Tuesday night in New York City.

The creative genius behind such iconic films as When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless In Seattle died at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was being treated for acute myeloid leukemia and pneumonia.

Born in New York and raised in Beverly Hills, Ephron was the eldest daughter of two Hollywood screenwriters; two of her sisters also are screenwriters, and a third is journalist and author.

Ephron herself started out as a journalist.

She was 71 years old.

Our thoughts to her family and friends. Sending them all very positive vibes!

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