09:38 PM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 11/30/2012 09:45AM
Originally posted 11/06/2012 08:30AM
Katie Holmes brought star power, and a touch of improvisation, in her return to the Broadway stage on Monday, as the new family comedy Dead Accounts opened for previews.
Holmes, 33, drew applause on several occasions – notably, when a telephone she was using in one scene broke, and she deftly fixed it without skipping a beat, even punctuating her dialogue by slapping the broken piece back into place.
She also earned cheers for a defiant speech about Wall Street greed – a recurring theme of the play, in which Holmes plays a Cincinnati woman whose brother returns home with a load of new money and a missing wife.
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