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Maura Tierney to make her Broadway debut this year

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FILE - This May 12, 2009 file photo shows actress Maura Tierney poses for a portrait at the NBC In Front presentation at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, Calif. Tierney will make her Broadway debut as Tom Hanks' wife in Nora Ephron's play “Lucky Guy.”Producers said Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 that the Emmy Award-nominated star of such TV shows as “ER,” “Newsradio,” “Rescue Me” and “The Good Wife” has joined the cast of the play, which begins previews March 1 at the Broadhurst Theatre. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)
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FILE - This May 12, 2009 file photo shows actress Maura Tierney poses for a portrait at the NBC In Front …

NEW YORK (AP) — Maura Tierney will make her Broadway debut as Tom Hanks' wife in Nora Ephron's play "Lucky Guy."

Producers said Monday that the Emmy Award-nominated star of such TV shows as "ER," ''Newsradio," ''Rescue Me" and "The Good Wife" has joined the cast of Ephron's last play, which begins previews March 1 at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Hanks will play Mike McAlary, a gutsy New York City newspaper columnist who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing that a Haitian immigrant had been sodomized by police in 1997.

Tony Award nominee Courtney B. Vance has also has signed on to play McAlary's editor. The rest of the cast includes Hanks' former "Bosom Buddies" co-star Peter Scolari, Christopher McDonald, Peter Gerety and Michael Gaston. The director will be two-time Tony winner George C. Wolfe.

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