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'Lucky Guy' recoups investment on Broadway

Mark Kennedy, AP Drama Writer

Tom Hanks attends the 2013 Tony Awards Meet the Nominess press reception on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in New York. Hanks was nominated for a Tony award for best leading actor in a play, Tuesday, for his role in "Lucky Guy." (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Newcomer Tom Hanks has led "Lucky Guy" into the black.

Producers said Thursday that Norah Ephron's final work has recouped its $3.6 million capitalization only eight weeks after performances began.

"Lucky Guy," one of Broadway's toughest tickets, has been nominated for six Tony Awards, including best play. Hanks, making his debut, got a nod as a leading actor, Courtney B. Vance got one for featured actor, and George C. Wolfe earned one for directing.

In the play, Hanks plays 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.

Other shows this season that recouped include the Al Pacino-led revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross" and the revival of "The Heiress" with Jessica Chastain.