Tom Hanks Off to Broadway, One Step Closer To Getting His EGOT
Sounds like someone explained the meaning of “EGOT” to Tom Hanks. If you watch ’30 Rock,’ you know that the slang refers to the select few who’ve won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. Seeing as how Hanks has two Oscars and an Emmy (for ‘The Pacific’), he’s setting his sights on a Tony by taking a lead role in a Broadway show.
EW.com reports that Hanks is in talks to make his Broadway debut in ‘Lucky Guy,’ a show director Nora Ephron is doing about New York columnist Mike McAlary. The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covered the crucial NYPD beat for decades. As a result, he chronicled some of the highest-profile crime cases ever to shock New York City. A similar who about McAlary, titled ‘The Wood,’ played off-Broadway in 2011, but this version would bring the star power that Broadway craves.
Hanks likely would make an easy transition to live theater. He has hosted ‘SNL’ numerous times, and has the comfort of having worked with Ephron before on ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ (which she wrote) and ‘You’ve Got Mail’ (which she directed).
As for the elusive Grammy, Hanks had to have been nominated for this, right? If not, Hollywood needs to re-open the file and see if it can be considered to a post-release Grammy. It’s just that good: