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Katie Holmes lands first post-split role in Broadway play ‘Dead Accounts’

Just days after filing for divorce from Tom Cruise, the actress announced her first post-split job: a return to Broadway

New York Daily News
By Joe Dziemianowicz

As she goes through her divorce, Katie Holmes is going back to work on Broadway.

The 33-year-old actress will star in Theresa Rebeck’s play “Dead Accounts,” a contemporary family comedy set in Cincinnati.

Holmes, who made her Broadway debut in 2008 in Arthur Miller’s drama “All My Sons,” will play Lorna, a single woman with a history of bad relationships who’s living with her aging parents.

She collides with her brother, a banker with his own issues, who returns to Ohio from New York City.

Rebeck, who created NBC’s “Smash” and last season was represented on Broadway with the comedy “Seminar,” told the Daily News that Holmes was offered the role “weeks ago” — well before the news of her split from Tom Cruise broke.

“I’m a huge fan of her work,” says Rebeck. “I think she’s a an extraordinary actress - delicate, funny, with a fierce and muscular decency. I am tingling with delight. She’s got just the right intelligence and common sense to play Lorna.” The play, which premiered last winter at the Cincinnati Playhouse, will be directed on Broadway by Tony winner Jack O’Brien.

It will open this fall at the Music Box Theatre.