Broadway Playwright 'Tingling With Delight' Over Katie Holmes News

July 20, 2012 By:
Broadway Playwright 'Tingling With Delight' Over Katie Holmes News

Step back, world… Katie Holmes is back!

Fresh off the headlines of her divorce with Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes is already scoring new roles. The 33-year-old actress will star in the Broadway play “Dead Accounts.”

According to the New York Times, the new Broadway season will mark Holmes’ return to the stage.

Hollyscoop spoke with the writer of the five character play, Theresa Rebeck, who couldn’t be happier with the choice.

"[Holmes] is an extraordinary actress - delicate, funny, with a fierce and muscular decency,” she told Hollyscoop exclusively. “I am tingling with delight."

Rebeck is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her work in 2004’s “Omnium Gatherum.” Her play “Seminar” wowed audiences last season.

Katie will take on the role of Lorna, a character cooped up with her elderly parents while she struggles to sort out her life issues.

Helming the directorial effort of Katie’s performance is Broadway megastar Jack O’Brien. The director is a three-time Tony winner for his work in “Hairspray,” “Henry IV,” and “The Coast of Utopia.”

In a statement, Katie expressed her excitement for the challenge ahead.

“I am thrilled to be coming back to the Broadway community and honored to be a part of this team,” she wrote.

Last winter, “Dead Accounts” made its world premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Performance dates and further casting decisions have yet to be announced.

Holmes arrived on Broadway in 2008 with her appearance in Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.” In that play, she portrayed to the character Ann.

As they say in show business, break a leg Katie!