Now That She’s Finally Free, Katie Holmes Is Returning to Broadway
Katie Holmes is bouncing back in countless ways—the most recent of which will be a return to Broadway in Theresa Rebeck’s new play, Dead Accounts.
Katie Holmes is wasting no time getting back in the saddle: In addition to writing and starring in the upcoming single mom flick, Molly (shooting began last week) and making an appearance on Project Runway, the former Mrs. Cruise now has plans to head back to Broadway.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, it was announced yesterday that Katie has signed on to play the character of Lorna in Theresa Rebeck’s new play, Dead Accounts. Though we don’t have too many details yet, the play apparently centers around a small town, an unexpected return, family bonds, and corporate greed. Katie is joining a good team; the play will be directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, AKA the man behind Tom Stoppard’s mammoth The Coast of Utopia trilogy as well as the ultra-successful musical adaptation of Hairspray, and Theresa is well-known both for her work on the television show Smash and plays like In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play).
There’s just one thing: Katie’s last turn on the Broadway stage?… Didn’t really go so well. She last appeared as Ann Deever in the 2008 revival of Arthur Miller’s classic, All My Sons, and her reviews, both from critics and by word of mouth, were kind of mixed. Unfortuantely, all of the Tom Cruise nonsense aside, Katie has never really struck me as an outstanding actress; subsequently, I’m not totally convinced she’ll be able to pull off a Theresa Rebeck play.
But hey, maybe now that she’s out from under Scientology’s thumb, she’ll have the freedom to grow into something more. Who knows. In any event, good for her for getting her life up and running again!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.