Actress to star in new Rebeck play this fall
Katie Holmes has her next gig lined up — and it’s on Broadway.
The actress will topline a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck (“Smash”), “Dead Accounts,” in a production helmed by Jack O’Brien (“Hairspray,” “The Coast of Utopia”) at the Music Box Theater. Jeffrey Finn — who produced Rebeck’s “Seminar,” starring Alan Rickman, on the Rialto last season — produces.
“Dead Accounts” marks a return to the Main Stem for Holmes, who co-starred in the 2008 revival of “All My Sons.” At the time, her stint in the show repped a publicity boon for the production, due to the intense tabloid attention on the thesp’s personal life.
The media spotlight seems certain to intensify this time around, in the wake of Holmes’ gossip-fodder divorce from Tom Cruise.
“Dead Accounts” preemed earlier this year, in a separate production, at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Storyline centers on a man whose sudden return home from New York City leaves his family wondering what prompted the visit and where all his sudden wealth came from. Holmes will play the man’s sister in the five-character show.
No further casting has yet been set for the production, which takes over the Music Box following the exit of “One Man, Two Guvnors,” slated to close Sept. 2. Exact dates also remain to be locked in.
“Dead Accounts” is the second show on the docket for Finn this season. He’s also got “Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson,” a tuner co-written by Kathie Lee Gifford, on the books for a November opening at the Neil Simon.