“Dead Accounts,” the new Theresa Rebeck play that has served as Katie Holmes return to Broadway, will close January 6, 2013.
After its final performance, it will have played 44 regular performances along with 27 previews at the Music Box Theatre.
“I am extremely proud of this production and the cast,” said producer Jeffrey Finn in a statement about the closing. “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 very soon.”
Jack O’Brien is the director of the production about a son who returns home to Cincinnati from New York City. In addition to Holmes, the cast also included Josh Hamilton, Norbert Leo Butz, Judy Greer and two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell.
Here’s how press notes describe the production:
Jack’s (Butz) unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna (Holmes) needs answers. Is he coming home or running away? Where is his wife (Greer) everyone hates? And how did he get all that money? Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy tackles the timely issues of corporate greed, small town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back… with no questions asked.
The New York Times notes that the play opened to “mixed-to-poor reviews” when it premiered on November 29, and the paper’s reviewer Ben Brantley wrote that it “seems to float out of memory even as you’re watching it.”
Holmes had appeared on Broadway once before in a 2008 revival of Arthur Miller’s classic “All My Sons.” Reviews of her performance in that role also were mixed, with the USA Today stating that “at best, she exhibits a girlish exuberance that could serve her well in certain stage roles.”