Los Angeles | Friday, July 20th, 2012
As an encore from her shocking divorce from Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes has decided to head to Broadway.
The 33-year-old actress will star in Theresa Rebeck’s Dead Accounts.
The show’s producers revealed that she’ll have a lead role in the five-character comedy, to be directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien.
It will open this fall at the Music Box Theatre. Dates and other casting news will be announced later.
Dead Accounts focuses on a son who returns to his family’s home in Cincinnati a wealthy man, which raises red flags for his sister, who is living with their elderly parents. Holmes will play the not-very-glamorous sister role.
Producers in a statement said the comedy “tackles the timely issues of corporate greed, small town values and whether or not your family will always welcome you back.”
Her last (and first) Broadway appearance was in 2008′s All My Son opposite Patrick Wilson.
Holmes’ divorce from Cruise, her husband of five years, was recently settled.
[Source: The Star]