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Katie Holmes' Broadway Play 'Dead Accounts' Closing Early

Katie Holmes' Broadway Play 'Dead Accounts' Closing Early

Katie Holmes arrives at the Music Box Theatre for one of the final performances of her Broadway play Dead Accounts on Thursday (December 27) in New York City.

It was just announced that the 34-year-old actress’ play will be closing early on January 6 instead of its previously scheduled closing date of February 24.

“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. I look forward to working with this remarkably talented cast and creative team again very soon,” the show’s producer Jeffrey Finn said in a statement (via Broadway World).

Last week, Dead Accounts had the lowest attendance of any show on Broadway with 38.1% of the seats filled for the week.

HAVE YOU SEEN Katie Holmes perform in Dead Accounts?

FYI: Katie is wearing Pretty Polly tights.

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36 Responses to “Katie Holmes' Broadway Play 'Dead Accounts' Closing Early”

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  1. 1
    ck Says:

    “Last week, Dead Accounts had the lowest attendance of any show on Broadway with 38.1% of the seats filled for the week.”


  2. 2
    JC Says:

    She can act stage flop to her list of tv and movie flops.

  3. 3
    Don't Reply Says:

    HAHA! This is truly hilarious! She is a terrible actress especially in this play, it’s awful!!
    She just did this play to try and act like she was doing something other than being a mom and ex-wife to Tom Cruise.
    It’s sad but Katie should stay home and take care of her kid like a good housewife. Hey, she wanted to be a mother, she should be one!

  4. 4
    Sarah Palin Says:

    Good, she should stay home and be a mom, like me!

  5. 5
    Jen Says:

    Ouch! 38.1% is really, really, really bad. Usually shows start closing when they get under 60%. 38.1% means people weren’t even buying discounted tickets at TKTS.

  6. 6
    RupertSanders Says:

    Flop, back to TV

  7. 7
    tara Says:

    It happens. It’s not her fault. I’m sure the play was just bad.

    It just shows that having a celebrity isn’t enough to get people to see a play.

  8. 8
    sad Says:

    Stop spoiling your kid and you’ll get more views

  9. 9
    Sofia Says:

    Hilarious! Her PR isn’t working for her now. Did they really think people would race out to see her just because she divorced Tom Cruise… too funny. Should should move Suri to a more private area and let the kid live in peace now.

  10. 10
    laura Says:

    Ela é linda e talentosa. Vai decolar assim como Nicole. Tom também seus 02 últimos filmes não estão e foram bem. Todos tem altos e baixos.

  11. 11
    hmm Says:

    Maybe she should avoid plays with the word ‘Dead’ in its title when you’re making a comeback.

  12. 12
    NEXT H & Y? Says:

    How long before H & Y close their door? Pretty sure their numbers don’t look so great either.

    So, Katie’s post-production films (see imdb)? – straight to video?

    Is the Bobbi Brown contract solid? How long is that for?

    BWR (her PR peeps) must be sweatin bullets.

    Katie didn’t learn anything while married to Tom –

    “Do not bring your Queen out too early.” – from Francisco Bernardina Calogno’s poem ‘On the Game of Chess’ (‘De ludo scachorum’) circa 1500

    Katie should have taken a break after the divorce and studied something (acting or whatever).

    Return to the Buckeye state for the Win!

  13. 13
    Kelly Says:

    Hopefully Broadway will stop hiring people just for their name recognition. Also hope that we will hear less about this woman now.

  14. 14
    Holy Moly Says:

    I don’t care for her acting at all, but I don’t think the closing is all her fault. The play was not Broadway material and the script was weak. But that then begs the question–for someone of Holmes experience as well as the others involved–how could they not realize it was a weak script? I think they were all counting on her being bankable. Unfortunately it didn’t work.

    I realize some of her failures with regards to movie choices had to do with Tom’s people telling her what to do and which roles to take, but she badly needs a success if she wants to keep working in film. She has a string of failures that would have shoved any other actress into obscurity. She makes such piss poor choices. I don’t get it. If she wants to get her ‘bankability’ up then try and get even a bit part in an animated film with Disney. It will give her a better average. Or even a small part in another movie along the lines of Batman.

    Sorry, but my PR background is rearing up here. Katie looks like a loser in the industry because of her choices and how poor they have turned out. Kidman detractors talk about her movies bombing all the time, but the majority have not–she is known for choosing indies, but almost all of them have made money and she is a hugely bankable star overseas. Katie is not. Katie needs to sit down with her management team and map out how to make a come back if she wants to work in film. She is being seen as a loser (and based only on financial figures alone)–and she is. No one wants to take a chance on someone who has had such huge bombs as Holmes.

    Okay, like I said, I don’t care for Holmes and her acting skills, but other less talented actresses still manage to get work–why? Because they know where they fit and they know their limitations. Katie is 34 and still hasn’t figured hers out!

  15. 15
    TomKat to K-Flop Says:

    BWR should have had Katie enrolled in some acting classes, communication classes and fashion classes instead of maintaining her daughter as the most photographed child in the world.

    -Can’t even play herself (mid-west girl) in a play about her “home peeps” (how much time has/does Katie spend in OHIO?)
    -TV Interviews become comedic fodder
    -No style or fashion instincts to even dress herself

    Katie is pretty but her face on the cover of magazines or cosmetic line is for those ventures to make money and people aren’t buying it.

    “Good players develop a tactical instinct, a sense of what is possible or likely and what is not worth calculating.” – Samuel Reshevsky

    Has BWR looked into “Real Housewives [of something or another]“?

  16. 16
    rubyz Says:

    No surprise the play is closing early. And no, it’s not all her fault, but her piss poor acting didn’t help. Surely, she has just about reached the end of her free ride in terms of an acting “career.” Of course, she’s still got Suri, and she can continue as tabloid fodder.

  17. 17
    Lakerr Says:

    i love you katie <3!!! I think its not her fault but the production was bad! She has a really potential!

  18. 18

    “A Broadway source tells Confidenti@l that the play [Dead Accounts] made it to the Great White Way simply because Holmes agreed to star. Now its future rests entirely on her shoulders.“Katie is a curiosity. She is not a Broadway actress,” the source says. “But I don’t believe that anyone will pull the rug out on her. I don’t believe Katie’s team would stand for it.”

    —Sitting or Standing the rug STILL got pulled.

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  19. 19
    Hamlet Says:

    What kind of dumb parenting advice is that, #9? There’s nothing wrong with being raised in NYC. It’s very peaceful.

    Therese Rebeck is a respected, Pulitzer prize-nominated playwright that recently created a hit show, #14.

    Cruise had nothing to do with the selection of her recent roles which weren’t any worse than any other mainstream actress.

    What makes you say that Holmes doesn’t manage to get work or knows where she fits?

  20. 20
    Holy Moly Says:


    Hamlet are you on drugs or what? Therese Rebeck may be a respected playwright, but critics from all over the world who saw the play commented on the fact that it was weak and had problems and no one raved about Katie.
    Also, Xenu was responsible for many of the choices Katie made. There are articles out there. Google it.

    And finally what exactly has Katie done lately in the last year or so that has been a success. And her movies have performed much worse than any mainstream actress out there over the last five years. Her movies average $27.5k per film which is the LOWEST average for ANY mainstream actress. Every other actress averages $40-$60k and more. Including Halle Berry ($60k), Amy Adams ($60k), Aniston ($52k), Blanchett ($61k), Bullock ($54k), Jolie ($56k), Kidman ($43k), Witherspoon ($46k). All mainstream, all hugely more successful than Katie Holmes. And she isn’t in their league whatsoever with her acting skills. SHe has one of the lowest averages for any popular actress and I use the word “popular actress” loosely.

    Do your research Hamlet before you spew your miinformation. You are always calling folks morons, idiots etc. for not doing their research, but it appears in this case you’ve not done yours.

  21. 21
    Sofia Says:

    Hamlet, if you think Suri’s life in NY has been peaceful, then you are as nutty and dumb as K-flop! That child has been hiding her face from the paps since Katie dragged her to NY.

  22. 22
    annie Says:

    Katie does make wrong decisions, I’m her greatest fan and I think that.
    But the closing of the play had nothing to do with her, Norbet Leo Butts is the star and Tony winner, and nobody liked the story line
    Katie is a beautiful girl, yet for some reason she chooses un beautiful roles, or makes sure that she doesn’t bring out her beautiful looks, just like in The Romantics, hair tied back, unflattering clothes, yet you see this beautiful girl that appears so fleetingly, in her movies.
    Don’t know if anyone saw Disturbing Behaviour, she was so sexy looking, the same in The Gift, until people started on her for taking her top off, oh my god Katie don’t do it again. GO she was good in that, wonderful in Pieces of April, Thank You for Smoking, she suited the role as Batmans Rachel Dawes, and would have probably been in all of them, if she didn’t turn the role down…..that’s where it all started, going downhill.
    For me, it’s about time she plays up her looks in movies a bit, just like other actresses do,who are not as good looking as her.
    I realise she wants to be taken seriously, but this way of thinking isn’t going to get her anywhere.
    Honestly, I would like somebody like Bobbi Brown and Ester Lauder to say to her she has to start being modely looking, perfectly groomed, hair done, makeup , clothes, the works, she constantly lets herself down in this department, because as Katie herself has said”she wasn’t brought up to be just pretty”, but she is in a profession that demands, that, people want that from her, you see it in comments, when she does spruce up, yet she fights it.
    She’s obviously somebody who doesn’t see herself that way, but she is incredibly attractive, she lost a lot of weight as well.
    I wish somebody took her aside and told her , her manager, her publicist, don’t think her sisters are helpful.
    Katie is a film star, a lot of people thought she was special, before Tom, and I’m not blaming him, I’m only giving a time line.
    She really needs to look back and see why it worked for her before, but not now. Why is she choosing wrong now, and what she needs to do to lift her game, because she is doing something wrong.
    These washed out roles she chooses are not working for her.
    She needs to sell herself differently, and maybe, I’m streching it a bit here ,but she needs to let go of her parents and siblings a little, it seems to worry her a lot on what they think. And I can imagine what they tell her… yourself Katie. I think she needs a big ego, that’s part of the problem too, you need one in her line of work.
    In my way of thinking , if you are going to model jewellery, clothes,makeup, design clothes, and make movies, then you have to play the part , like they all do, otherwise it’s not going to work.
    Seriously I wish somebody in the know would talk to her, in what she’
    s doing wrong, and why she fights the obvious so much!
    She’s letting herself down, by accepting these roles, of washed out women, these roles are not working for her.
    Pretty roles worked a lot better, because she is a pretty woman.!

  23. 23
    Suri is the Star Says:

    The only reason Katie Holmes is even remotely interesting is because she carts Suri around. Her daughter is the one that draws attention and drives curiosity on gossip sites …NOT that boring Katie Holmes.

    Yes it is weird that adults are fascinated with a child but that’s the reality of the situation here. No one was going to pay money to see Katie Holmes on stage..but had the director managed to put Suri in the play instead of Katie..That would have been a Broadway hit!

  24. 24

    “What does 2013 hold for Holmes? “Katie is an incredibly strong woman,” a source says, adding she’s “on a mission to not be coddled, she doesn’t want to be looked upon as Tom Cruise’s ex any more.”

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    Katie got her wish – No more coddling – Broadway FINALLY took OFF the kid gloves.

    But seriously, it took “38.1% of the seats filled for the week” for the rug to be pulled?

    “doesn’t want to be looked upon as Tom Cruise’s ex any more.” – Good Luck with that. Being the ex-Mrs Cruise will be her legacy; outside of the teen soap opera “Dawson’s Creek” – both are the highlight of her celebrity.

  25. 25
    amanda Says:


    because she has no choice. Did any movie producer call her? She has no any work now. I think she can go back to TV!

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