Katie Holmes is set to return to Broadway as Lorna in Dead Accounts, a new play by Theresa Rebeck. Directed by Jack O’Brien, Dead Accounts is slated to open at the Music Box Theatre in fall 2012. Additional casting and production dates will be announced shortly.
Dead Accounts is a five-character comedy that centers around Jack, whose unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy. His sister Lorna (Holmes) needs answers. Is he coming home or running away? Where is his wife everyone hates? And how did he get all that money? The new play tackles the timely issues of corporate greed, small town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back…with no questions asked.
Holmes, whose recent divorce from film star Tom Cruise has been widely covered in the press, made her Broadway debut in All My Sons in 2008. Best known as Joey on TV’s Dawson’s Creek, Holmes’ additional film and TV credits include Batman Begins, Go, Phone Booth, The Kennedys, Pieces of April and Mad Money.
Rebeck’s Broadway playwriting credits include Seminar and Mauritius. She is the creator of the NBC Broadway-centric TV series Smash. Rebeck’s screenplays include Harriet the Spy, Sunday on the Rocks and Gossip.