Katie Holmes’ new Broadway play, “Dead Accounts,” which opened in late November to rather poor reviews, will close earlier than expected because of underwhelming ticket sales. The final show is on January 6, Broadway World confirms.
“Just announced is word that Dead Accounts, led by Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes will play its final performance on Sunday, January 6. When it plays its final performance, Dead Accounts will have played 27 preview performances and 44 regular performances,” the e-zine says.
As you must have already noticed, it says nothing of the reason “Dead Accounts” won’t run until February as initially scheduled, but speculation is rife that poor ticket sales is the only possible explanation.
A spokesperson for Holmes was not immediately available for comment after the announcement, but the show’s producer, Jeffrey Finn, issued a statement to say that it was a work he was proud of.
“I am extremely proud of this production and the cast. Theresa Rebeck and Jack O’Brien have created an inspiring and hilarious new play and we are all sad to see Dead Accounts end on Broadway,” Finn says.
“I look forward to working with this remarkably talented cast and creative team again very soon,” the producer adds.
Though “Dead Accounts” got a lot of media attention because Katie Holmes was in it, critics weren’t exactly impressed with what they saw on stage.
This is officially the first project Holmes did after her highly mediated divorce from Tom Cruise, so it was only natural for fans and the press to pay attention to her every move, especially after the kind of reports that made the rounds before she filed the papers.
Whether she will follow it up with an attempted comeback in movies as well still remains to be seen. For those not up to speed with the rumors, word has it she put her film career second at Tom’s request – which is also why she dropped out of Chris Nolan’s Batman after the first film.