Prepare yourselves: Katie Holmes is coming to Broadway. Variety is reporting that Mrs. Cruise has officially signed on for a production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons this fall at a theater to be announced. Conveniently, the Church of Scientology New York is located just a few blocks away from the theater district at its 46th Street outpost. …
Holmes has signed on for the fall revival of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons,” joining a cast that also will include John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Patrick Wilson.
Production is helmed by Simon McBurney, the Brit a.d. of legit troupe Complicite, and produced by Eric Falkenstein (“Bridge & Tunnel”).
Miller’s first hit, “All My Sons” centers on a man (Lithgow) who harbors a secret about his past selling airplane parts to the U.S. military. Wiest plays his wife, while Wilson portrays one of their sons and Holmes the son’s paramour. Show won 1947 Tonys for play and director (Elia Kazan).
Broadway debut for Holmes reps another step in the thesp’s attempts to reinvigorate a career that has been largely sidelined by her tabloid-fodder marriage to Tom Cruise. Her most recent film effort, “Mad Money,” proved a box office disappointment.
Staging of “Sons” will be the first play by Miller to be seen on the Great White Way since the 2005 death of the scribe, whose landmark American dramas include “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible.”
Play was revived once before on the Rialto in 1987. “Sons” also was made into a 1948 pic starring Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster.