On November 29, Dead Accounts officially opens at the Music Box Theatre. Theresa Rebeck‘s (the creator of the hit NBC television series “Smash”) dark family comedy, starring Katie Holmes (“Dawson’s Creek”) and two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can) and directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia), will play a limited engagement through February 24.
Cast and Crew Bios
Katie Holmes returns to Broadway after appearing in the acclaimed 2008 production of All My Sons. She made her film acting debut in Ang Lee’s acclaimed film The Ice Storm, which led to her role in the popular television series “Dawson’s Creek.” Her other film credits include Disturbing Behavior, Go, Wonder Boys with Michael Douglas, Abandon, Pieces of April, The Singing Detective with Robert Downey Jr., First Daughter with Michael Keaton, Thank You for Smoking, Batman Begins and Mad Money.
Norbert Leo Butz will reunite Norbert Leo Butz with Jack O’Brien who directed him in both of his Tony Award-winning performances: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can. He most recently appeared in the acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of How I Learned to Drive. Butz’s other theatrical credits include Speed-The-Plow, Is He Dead?, Wicked, 50 Words, The Last Five Years, and Thou Shalt Not.
Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright. New York productions include Seminar, The Understudy, Mauritius, The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Bad Dates, The Butterfly Collection, Spike Heels, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann, View of the Dome, and Omnium Gatherum (co-written, Pulitzer finalist). Publications include her “Collected Plays Volume I” (volumes II and III, fall 2007), “Free Fire Zone” (fall 2007), all with Smith & Kraus, and two novels, “Three Girls and Their Brother” and “Twelve Rooms With a View,” with Random House/Shaye Areheart Books. Produced feature films include Harriet the Spy, Gossip, and the independent features Sunday on the Rocks and Seducing Charlie Barker (adapted from her play The Scene). Awards include the Writer’s Guild of America Award for Episodic Drama and a Peabody Award for her work on “NYPD Blue.” She has also won The National Theatre Conference Award, the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, an Alex Award and a Lilly Award. She is the creator of the NBC drama, “Smash.”
Jack O’Brien Broadway: Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Henry IV (Tony Award), Hairspray (Tony Award), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of Love (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), The Full Monty (Tony nomination), More to Love, Getting Away With Murder, Pride’s Crossing, The Little Foxes, Hapgood (Lucille Lortel Award, Best Director), Damn Yankees, Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony nomination), Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination). Metropolitan Opera: Il Trittico. London: Love Never Dies, Hairspray (Olivier nomination). National Theatre: His Girl Friday. Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre, 1981-2007. Six movies for PBS’s “American Playhouse.” Awards: 2008 Theatre Hall of Fame Inductee; 2005 John Houseman Award; ArtServe Michigan 2008 International Achievement Award; Honorary Doctorate, University of Michigan. Film (actor): Sex and the City 2.
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 is currently playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 W. 45th St. between Broadway and 8th) through February 24.
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).