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Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Suri spotted at 'The Nutcracker'

New York Daily News
By Larry McShane

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and their daughter, Suri, at the New York City Ballet.

Tom Cruise hit town to handle some Christmasy business.

The box office-busting actor, along with wife Katie Holmes and shy daughter Suri, attended Friday night's production of George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker" at the David H. Koch Theater in New York.

The "Risky Business" star and his family slipped backstage after the performance to meet with the New York City Ballet dancers, including Sugarplum Fairy Ashley Bouder.

Cast members still in costume beamed as 4-year-old Suri - in a violet silk dress and pink Ugg boots - perched on her casually dressed dad's arm.

Suri feasted on a supply of gummy bears during the holiday show at the David H. Koch Theater and was still clutching the snacks in her left hand as the dancers said hello.

The family flew in from Vancouver, where Cruise is currently shooting the fourth installment of the "Mission Impossible" franchise.

The night celebrated more than just the holiday season - Holmes turnes 32 today. And last month, the Hollywood couple marked their fourth wedding anniversary.

Cruise, 48, was married twice before - to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman.