Katie Holmes is really taking advantage of being a New Yorker: The actress just booked a gig that will see her return to Broadway.
Holmes has been cast in “Dead Accounts,” an original five-character play from Theresa Rebeck. The comedy will open in the fall at the Music Box Theatre, under the direction of Tony winner Jack O’Brien.
Landing the role of Lorna, Holmes doesn’t yet have her four costars lined up, but we do know a bit about the plot. The soon-to-be-former Mrs. Tom Cruise will play sister to a wealthy prodigal son returning to his small town, minus his dreadful wife but toting emotional baggage.
The play will tackle the “timely issues of corporate greed, small town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back … with no questions asked,” according to a press release.
Holmes made her Broadway debut in a 2008 update of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons,” alongside Patrick Wilson and Dianne Wiest. The production saw mixed reviews.
The demanding Broadway schedule won’t be so difficult for the soon-to-be-single mom to keep up with. Daughter Suri will be occupied with starting at her first school, the prestigious Covenant of the Sacred Heart (the 6-year-old was previously home-schooled).