Tom Hanks held back tears during the opening night of his late friend's Broadway show Lucky Guy
. The 56-year-old actor made his stage debut as former New York Post
and Daily News
columnist Mike McAlary on Monday night and was overcome with emotion after starring in his close friend Nora Ephron's play, who died of leukemia aged 71 last year. Speaking from the Broadhurst Theatre after the show, Tom told the New York Post
: "That was a tough moment. We were going to do this, and Nora and [show director] George C. Wolfe were going to walk out on stage. I miss her. What more can you say? Nora was ... fascinated by everything. She was always doing things that were so interesting. She told me, 'Never turn down a front-row seat for human folly.' "