Two days ago N.Y. Times “Arts Beat” guy Patrick Healy reported that Tom Hankswill make his Broadway debut next year as Mike McAlary, the Daily News columnist in Nora Ephron‘s Lucky Guy. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tabloid reporter died in 1998 of colon cancer at the age of 41. Says a director-screenwriter friend: “A smart aging star move whose box office clout has been fading. This will help him.”