Is it a coincidence that there were announcements yesterday regarding both Tom Hanks and Rye Playland?
Both will forever be linked in 1988’s “Big” starring Hanks. His memorable interaction with the “Zoltar Speaks” machine was shot at the famous playland in Westchester County.
On Thursday, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino announced a plan to have a nonprofit manager take over the financially strapped park.
There was also a big Hanks announcement: He will star on Broadway for the first time, playing a tabloid journalist in “Lucky Guy” by the late Nora Ephron—for whom Hanks starred in “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail.”
Perhaps Zoltar can be consulted for both new endeavors.