Despite her best efforts to promote it, Katie Holmes’ Broadway play, “Dead Accounts,” will soon be really dead.
The play will close Jan. 6, according to reports in various newspapers and Web sites Saturday, including this story from The New York Post.
The play will have run for 44 performances (plus 27 previews) when it closes — far fewer than the show’s producers and cast had hoped for. It was originally set to run ’til March 10. The consensus is that the play suffered from declining ticket sales and mediocre reviews (though some reviews tilted toward positive).
The play, written by Theresa Rebeck, also starred Judy Greer and Norbert Leo Butz. It’s a comedy about a family conflict about money.
The one-time “Dawson’s Creek” star and former Mrs. Tom Cruise, 34, did her darnedest to promote the play, even appearing on “The Late Show with David Letterman” just last week to talk about it. In retrospect, that appearance seems to have been a last-ditch effort at generating interest in the play because, by then, the writing was probably already on the wall that the play wasn’t going to make it ’til March.
Hey, maybe it didn’t help matters that the anecdote she told on “Letterman” had to do with her blowing her lines during one performance — not exactly a tale that would drive ticket sales.