Katie Holmes to make Broadway debut in "All My Sons"

Mon May 19, 2008 6:38pm EDT
 
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Katie Holmes will make her Broadway debut this autumn in a revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," starring alongside Oscar winner Dianne Wiest and Tony winner John Lithgow, producers said on Monday.

Holmes shot to fame on the U.S. television series "Dawson's Creek" before marrying actor Tom Cruise with whom she has two-year-old daughter Suri. Most recently she starred in box office flop "Mad Money."

"All My Sons" is due to open on Broadway this fall, but a theater and date have not yet been announced.

The play is based on a true story about a successful businessman who knowingly sold the government defective airplane parts during World War II with tragic consequences. The truth comes out and his life unravels when his son marries his business partner's daughter, to be played by Holmes.

"All My Sons" was first performed on Broadway in 1947 and won Tony Awards for Miller and director Elia Kazan. It was adapted for a 1948 feature film starring Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster and then performed again on Broadway in 1987.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols)

 
<p>Cast member Katie Holmes attends the premiere of the film "Mad Money" in Los Angeles January 9, 2008. Holmes will make her Broadway debut this autumn in a revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," starring alongside Oscar winner Dianne Wiest and Tony winner John Lithgow, producers said on Monday. REUTERS/Phil McCarten</p>