Published May 20, 2008
NEW YORK – Katie Holmes is looking to bounce back from a box-office flop with her Broadway debut.
The "Dawson's Creek" star and wife of Tom Cruise, who most recently starred in this year's "Mad Money" alongside Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah, will hit the stage in a revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" this fall.
Fellow castmembers include John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Patrick Wilson. Exact dates and theater will be announced, producer Eric Falkenstein said Monday.
The play, first seen on Broadway in 1947, was Miller's first Broadway hit. It concerns businessman Joe Keller (Lithgow) whose factory supplied defective cylinder parts to the military, resulting in the deaths of 21 pilots during World War II. Yet it was his business partner who went to jail for the mistake.
Wiest will play Keller's wife; Wilson, his idealistic son; and Holmes, the son's fiancee and daughter of Keller's disgraced partner.
Holmes made a brief appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" earlier this month when she welcomed Winfrey to the Telluride, Colo., home that she and Cruise share. She then left her husband to conduct a tour, which included a peek at daughter Suri's playrooms, the home's kitchen, Cruise's collection of bound film scripts, and stunning views of snow-topped mountains.
Holmes costarred with Christian Bale in the 2005 blockbuster "Batman Begins," but will not join Bale to reprise the role in this summer's "The Dark Knight."
Simon McBurney will direct "All My Sons," which was revived on Broadway in 1987 and was last seen in New York 10 years later in a Roundabout Theatre Company production off-Broadway.