Katie Holmes Takes Role in ‘Dead Accounts’ on Broadway

Certainly Katie Holmes has been in the news recently more for her divorce from Tom Cruise than her acting career, but she is now looking to change that with the announcement that she will appear in the upcoming Broadway play, “Dead Accounts.”

Shortly after finalizing both her divorce and child custody agreement, the actress – perhaps best known for her role as Joey Potter on the “Dawson’s Creek” – announced that she will appear in Theresa Rebeck’s five-character comedy that focuses on a son that goes back to his hometown of Cincinnati after becoming suspiciously wealthy. Holmes plays his sister, who lives with the elderly parents the son is visiting.

In a statement, producers said the show “tackles the timely issues of corporate greed, small town values and whether or not your family will always welcome you back.”

This is not Holmes’ first appearance on Broadway, as she made her debut with her last appearance, which was in a 2008 revival of Arthur Miller’s 1947 classic “All My Sons.” Reviews of her appearance in that production were mixed, with the Associated Press reporting that she “has a striking physical presence, although not much vocal variety.” USA Today said that “at best, she exhibits a girlish exuberance that could serve her well in certain stage roles.”

Other than her appearance on “Dawson’s Creek,” Holmes is also well known for her appearances in many movies, including “Wonder Boys,” “The Ice Storm” and “Go.”

Her last movie role was in the 2011 Adam Sandler vehicle, “Jack and Jill,” which won every Golden Raspberry Award, or Razzie, issued this year. The Razzies are awarded every year to recognize the worst in film. To Holmes’ credit, however, she did not win the award for Worst Supporting Actress, which she was nominated. Instead, that award went to David Spade, who played “Monica” in “Jack and Jill.”