Tom Hanks Tears Up After Broadway Debut


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There may be no crying in baseball, but Tom Hanks demonstrated this week that there is plenty of room for emotion on Broadway. The actor this week made his Broadway debut in the play Lucky Guy.

According to a New York Post report, Hanks teared up after the play, while receiving a standing ovation. He told the publication that he had wanted to take a bow with the show's writer, Nora Ephron, who died last year after a battle with leukemia. From the Post:

Of the emotional curtain call, Hanks told us, “That was a tough moment. We were going to do this, and Nora and [show director] George C. Wolfe were going to walk out onstage. I miss her. What more can you say?”

Hanks and Ephron, apart from being personal friends, have a long history of working together in Hollywood. Ephron wrote and directed the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle, and followed that up with 1998's You've Got Mail.

As for Lucky Guy, the show is getting mixed reviews as a play, though some critics have praised Ephron's writing.