Butz to co-star with Holmes in 'Accounts'

Aug. 9, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz is to co-star with Katie Holmes on Broadway this fall in the stage comedy "Dead Accounts," producers said.

Jack O'Brien is directing the production of Theresa Rebeck's new play, which is to begin its limited engagement Nov. 3 at the Music Box Theatre in Manhattan.

Butz and O'Brien previously worked together on "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "Catch Me If You Can," performances which earned Butz his matching Tony awards. The actor most recently appeared in the off-Broadway revival of "How I Learned to Drive."

"Jack's unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna needs answers," a synopsis of "Dead Accounts" said. "Is he coming home or running away? Where is his wife 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."

Butz will play Jack and Holmes will play Lorna. The rest of the five-character cast will be announced shortly, producers said Wednesday.

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