DEAD ACCOUNTS Opens Tomorrow at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre

Photo by Joan Marcus

DEAD ACCOUNTS, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck, directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien opens tomorrow at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The production stars two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes with Judy Greer, Josh Hamilton, and two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell.

In addition, the production has recently been featured in the news. Recent television appearances and feature stories include:

“LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL”

Last week, Katie Holmes visited with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan and discussed returning to Broadway in the new comedy. To see a clip from the interview, visit: http://screen.yahoo.com/dint-katie-holmes-junk-food-210406974.html

WNBC’S “NY LIVE”

Judy Greer, currently making her Broadway debut in DEAD ACCOUNTS, dropped by WNBC to talk with Sara Gore and Jacque Reid about the play. To see the segment, visit: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Judy-Greer-on-Broadway/180019081

VOGUE

Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes are in the issue currently on stands with a multiple-page feature on DEAD ACCOUNTS. The photo was taken by Annie Leibovitz with a story written by Nathan Heller. To read the feature online, visit: http://www.vogue.com/magazine/article/on-the-home-front-katie-holmes-returns-to-broadway-in-dead-accounts/#1

VANITY FAIR

Greer spoke to Vanity Fair about the play, being from the Midwest, and the “awesome snacks” Katie Holmes brings to the theatre. To read the piece, visit: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/11/judy-greer-katie-holmes-dead-accounts

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Playwright Theresa Rebeck spoke to reporter Marshall Heyman about where the play came from and on the amount of food in the play. To read the full feature (subscription required), visit: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323830404578143364114011322.html?KEYWORDS=theresa+rebeck

NEW YORK OBSERVER

In today’s Observer, Rebeck discusses setting the play in Cincinnati and balancing her various writing careers with reporter Daniel D’Addario. To read the full feature, visit:

http://observer.com/2012/11/rebeck-redux-smushed-by-smash-playwright-bounces-back-with-katie-holmes-starring-play/

PLAYBILL MAGAZINE

Early in rehearsals, Butz and Holmes spoke to reporter Harry Haun about bringing the play to Broadway and working with director Jack O’Brien to create their on-stage sibling relationship. To read the full feature, visit: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/172639-Katie-Holmes-and-Norbert-Leo-Butz-Talk-About-the-Sibling-Revelry-of-Dead-Accounts

THEATERMANIA

Rebeck spoke to Kimberly Kaye about DEAD ACCOUNTS, the New York vs. Midwest dynamic the play explores, and director Jack O’Brien’s nickname for Norbert Leo Butz. To read the full feature, visit: http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/11-2012/playwright-theresa-rebeck-spits-truth-on-her-dead-_63833.html

BROADWAY.COM

Greer spoke to Marc Snetiker for a Broadway.com “Fresh Face” feature on being recognized on the street as “that actress,” her early theatre training, and making her Broadway debut in DEAD ACCOUNTS. To read the feature, visit: http://www.broadway.com/buzz/165685/judy-greer-on-dead-accounts-arrested-development-and-almost-getting-kicked-out-of-acting-school/

ABOUT DEAD ACCOUNTS

In DEAD ACCOUNTS, Jack’s (Butz) unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna (Holmes) needs answers. Is he coming home or running away? Where is his wife (Greer) 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.

The creative team for the production features five-time Tony nominee David Rockwell (scenic design), five-time Tony winner Catherine Zuber (costume design), David Weiner (lighting design), Mark Bennett (sound design, original music), and Tom Watson (hair design).

DEAD ACCOUNTS is produced by Jeffrey Finn, John N. Hart Jr., David Mirvish, Amy Nauiokas, Ergo Entertainment, Harriet Newman Leve, Double Gemini Productions, 3toGo Entertainment, and The Shubert Organization.

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