The members of the creative team for Dead Accounts have been named as the cast begins rehearsals in anticipation of the first preview on November 3 at the Music Box Theatre. Tony Award winning director, Jack O’Brien, will be joined by scenic designer David Rockwell, lighting designer David Weiner, costume designer Catherine Zuber, and sound designer Mark Bennet who will also contribute original music to the production.
This will be a reunion for most of the creative team who—excluding Rockwell—all worked under the direction of Jack O’Brien in the 2002 trilogy, The Coast of Utopia. They will join the previously announced cast members Katie Holmes, Norbert Leo Butz, two-time Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell, Broadway newcomer Judy Greer, and Drama Desk nominee Josh Hamilton in Theresa Rebeck’s Dead Accounts.
Creative Team Bios
David Rockwell has been very active in the last three seasons, designing sets for the original production of Elf in 2010, Catch Me If You Can and The Normal Heart in 2011, and Harvey in 2012. He is receiving two further credits this season for Kinky Boots and the return of Elf. In 2003, Rockwell received a Tony nomination for the set design of Hairspray and he has been nominated for four nominations for Drama Desk Awards—The Rocky Horror Show in 2001, Hairspray in 2003, All Shook Up in 2005, and Legally Blonde in 2007.
David Weiner has been the lead light designer for nine different shows. Weiner has already designed the lighting for Grace which opened on October 4. His other credits include the 2011 revival of The Normal Heart and last season’s revival of Godspell.
Mark Bennet received the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play for The Coast of Utopia in 2007. Bennet has composed original music and designed sound for fourteen different Broadway shows including the 2005 revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? in 2002.
Catherine Zuber has won the Tony Award for best costume design five times—for The Light in the Piazza in 2005, Awake and Sing! in 2006, The Coast of Utopia in 2007, South Pacific in 2008, and The Royal Family in 2010.
Dead Accounts Story
Jack’s (Norbert Leo Butz) unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna (Katie Holmes) needs answers. Is he coming home or running away? Where is his wife 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.
Dead Accounts Performance Schedule
Dead Accounts will play the Music Box Theatre (239 W. 45th St. between Broadway and 8th) beginning November 3. It will be an open-ended run.
Weekly performance schedule November 3-December 2: Mondays at 8:00pm, Tuesdays at 8:00pm, Wednesdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.
Beginning December 3: Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Wednesdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Thursdays at 7:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm.
Katie Holmes makes her much awaited Broadway return alongside Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) in Dead Accounts, a new family comedy written by Theresa Rebeck (the creator of "Smash") and directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien (The Coast of Utopia).