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Maura Tierney to make her Broadway debut this year

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MARK KENNEDY | January 7, 2013 01:30 PM EST | AP

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NEW YORK — 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.