Somebody must be SERIOUSLY kicking herself for all those times she blanked out on her lines!
After only premiering a month ago on the Broadway stage, Katie Holmes' new play hasn't been as well-received as she probably would have hoped for her first foray back in the game since splitting from Tom Cruise this past summer!
And even though the actress was determined enough to fix the production problems by putting in extra rehearsal hours, it's apparently just not enough…as it was announced today that Dead Accounts will now be closing seven weeks ahead of its initial schedule on January 6th!
Producer Jeffrey Finn says in a statement:
"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."
Aww! That definitely stinks!
Even if the show had its problems, it only got through 27 previews and 44 regular performances at the Music Box Theatre!
That's HARDLY enough time for a new production to find its footing and get into a groove!
But hey! Times are tough, and even David Mamet's The Anarchist - starring Patti EFFING LuPone, might we add - couldn't survive for that long!
It only made it through 23 previews and 17 regular shows before shutting down December 16th!
Here's hoping that with the new year, once folks start making back what they spent over the holidays and the tides will turn for our beloved Broadway!
Stay strong, Katie!
We're sure this isn't the last time the Great White Way will see your face!
[Images via WENN.]
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