Home Theater “Dead Accounts” Cutting Its Broadway Run Short

This time it’s no fun to be right. But I told you two weeks ago that “Dead Accounts,” the play with Katie Holmes as a featured player, was not going to make it. Yesterday producers announced the Theresa Rebeck written play will close on Sunday, January 6th. It was supposed to run through February 24th.  It’s not Katie’s fault, or the actors’, or director Jack O’Brien. “Dead Accounts” is a slight piece of work, ready for off Broadway at best. Also, it’s barely a two-acter. It could have played without an intermission. It’s no wonder that so few people would cough up more than $100 a ticket to see it. Those poor actors, all talented, weren’t able to fill a third of the Music Box Theater every night. Someone wrote that Katie Holmes should have been able to attract more customers. Nonsense. The play got bad reviews, not her. She did fine, so did everyone else including Norbert Leo Butz. Next time, producers should take a hard look at the material.


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