The Girl Next Door
Katie Holmes Will Return to Broadway in ‘Dead Accounts’
The New York Times
By Patrick Healy
Katie Holmes, who has kept a relatively high profile in New York City since making it her post-Tom Cruise home, is about to anchor herself professionally to Manhattan as well. The 33-year-old Ms. Holmes will return to Broadway this fall to star in the new family comedy “Dead Accounts” by Theresa Rebeck, a Pulitzer Prize finalist whose play “Seminar” was an audience favorite on Broadway last season.
Ms. Holmes will portray a fairly unglamorous character, Lorna, who is living with her aging parents in Cincinnati while trying to pull together her own life (which includes being on a diet). “Dead Accounts,” which had its world premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park last winter, also centers on one of her siblings, a prodigal son who returns home with secrets, including a load of new money and a missing wife.
Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien (“The Coast of Utopia,” “Hairspray”) is directing the five-character play, which will run at the Music Box Theater.
Ms. Holmes, who made her Broadway debut in 2008 in a revival of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons,” as the love interest Ann, has settled in New York with her and Mr. Cruise’s daughter, Suri, after her lawyer announced in late June that she was filing for divorce after five-and-a-half years of marriage. Ms. Holmes, who has been frequently photographed around town with her daughter, declined an interview request on Thursday, but said in a statement, “I am thrilled to be coming back to the Broadway community and honored to be a part of this team.”
Performance dates and casting for the four other roles will be announced shortly.
Ms. Rebeck was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004 for “Omnium Gatherum,” and made her Broadway debut with “Mauritius” in 2007. “Seminar,” a five-person ensemble comedy like “Dead Accounts,” starred Alan Rickman and Lily Rabe and closed on Broadway in May”