The Straits Times
Published on Dec 29, 2012

Actress Katie Holmes' Broadway show to close almost 2 months early


NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Actress Katie Holmes' return to Broadway has been cut short, with producers announcing that the play Dead Accounts in which she co-stars will close on Jan 6, nearly two months early.

Holmes, the ex-wife of actor Tom Cruise, played Lorna, a wan, beaten-down woman living with her parents in the five-character play by Theresa Rebeck which opened on Nov 29 to mostly negative reviews.

No reason was given for the play's early closing, but media reports said it was earning only a fraction of its box office potential.

Many reviewers said Holmes acquitted herself alongside a roster of Broadway veterans, who included Tony-winning actor Norbert Leo Butz as the brother who returns to his Midwestern family and unleashes havoc in the comedy.