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7 items from 2012

Newly-single Katie Holmes returning to Broadway

19 July 2012 3:54 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

More change is in the air for Katie Holmes, who recently served husband Tom Cruise with divorce papers. She's set to join the cast of Broadway play "Dead Accounts."

She'll play a 30-something woman who is still living with her parents in Cincinnati when her brother arrives home bearing tons of money and a missing wife. The Theresa Rebeck-penned play (Rebeck was one of "Smash's" co-creators) is set to open sometime in fall 2012, though a firm date hasn't yet been set. Jack O'Brien is attached to direct, according to The Wrap.

Photo Gallery: Katie and Tom through the years

Holmes made her Broadway debut -- to middling reviews -- in 2008 when she starred opposite John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest in Arthur Miller's "All My Sons."

What do you think Zappers: Will Katie's career re-ignite now that she's split from Tom? »

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Katie Holmes Is Broadway-Bound

19 July 2012 2:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Get ready to see a lot more of Katie Holmes in New York City. The actress, 33, is returning to Broadway this fall in the dark comedy Dead Accounts, it was announced Thursday. She made her Broadway debut in 2008 in the revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons alongside John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Patrick Wilson. In the new show, Holmes will play Lorna, a woman looking for answers about her brother's surprising return home. Additional casting news has yet to be released. The show, to be directed by Jack O'Brien, will play at the Music Box Theatre.In the »

- Rennie Dyball

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Katie Holmes Lands First Post-Divorce Job

19 July 2012 10:15 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

New York (AP) -- Katie Holmes will be returning to the Broadway stage in her first major project since announcing her divorce from Tom Cruise.The actress will star in Theresa Rebeck's "Dead Accounts," a five character comedy that will be directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien.The play will open on Broadway this fall at the Music Box Theatre. Dates and other casting news will be announced later.The play will mark Holmes' first return to Broadway since appearing in the 2008 production of "All My Sons."Rebeck, who was a driving force in the first season of NBC's "Smash," has written several plays, including "Seminar" and "Mauritius." Read more »

- tooFab Staff

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Hugh Jackman to return to Broadway with 'Houdini' musical

4 January 2012 11:15 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hugh Jackman has revealed that he will return to Broadway with a role in Houdini. The Australian Tony Award winner, who recently finished a two-month run in his record-breaking one-man show Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, will debut as magician Harry Houdini in the new musical in 2013. Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin will make his Broadway debut as the librettist for the production, while Stephen Schwartz has created the music and lyrics. Jack O'Brien has been revealed as the director of the musical, and it will be produced and designed by Scott Sanders and David Rockwell. Jackman said in a statement: "I have been deeply fascinated by the life of Harry Houdini since I was young, and in many ways I've been preparing for this role my whole life. I am thrilled to be collaborating with this collection of artists who are (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Hugh Jackman Returning to Broadway in Aaron Sorkin-Penned Musical ‘Houdini’

4 January 2012 1:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] That Hugh Jackman loves musicals and the theater isn't a secret, so it's not surprising that he's set to make his return to Broadway in the 2013-2014 season. What makes this particular appearance extra special, however, is that he'll be hitting the stage as the lead of Houdini, the librettist debut of Aaron Sorkin. (This is a completely separate project from the other Houdini [2], a film by director Francis Lawrence.) Three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien is slated to direct, with Stephen Schwartz writing the music. More details after the jump. Houdini has been in development for a few years [3] already, but it's nice to finally have a date to look forward to. According to Sorkin [4], the musical will revolve around "epic battle that took place between the world’s greatest illusionist and a trio of women, known as ‘Spiritualists,’ who convinced millions of people, including the editors of Scientific »

- Angie Han

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Hugh Jackman To Take Lead Role In 'Houdini' Musical

4 January 2012 9:42 AM, PST | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

'I've been preparing for this role my whole life,' actor says.

By Jocelyn Vena

Hugh Jackman

Photo: Ethan Miller/ Getty Images

Hugh Jackman is ready to hit the Great White Way once again. The actor has been confirmed to take the stage as the lead in "Houdini" Deadline reports.

"I have been deeply fascinated by the life of Harry Houdini since I was young, and in many ways I've been preparing for this role my whole life," Jackman said in a statement. "I am thrilled to be collaborating with this collection of artists who are all at the top of their game."

The play, written by "The Social Network" screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, will open during the 2013/2014 season. Sorkin will work with composer Stephen Schwartz and director Jack O'Brien.

"Rather than being a biography, 'Houdini,' told in a contemporary tone, tells the story of an epic battle that took »

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Hugh Jackman to Return to Broadway in 2013/2014 for Original Musical Houdini Written by Aaron Sorkin

4 January 2012 9:05 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We usually don't cover Broadway news, but when you have Tony-winner Hugh Jackman and Oscar-and-Emmy-winner Aaron Sorkin teaming up for an original musical, it's worth attention.  Back in November 2010, we reported that Jackman was attached to the musical biopic Houdini and Sorkin was writing the book (the plot and dialogue of a musical).  The production has now sent out a press release announcing that the show will premiere in 2013/2014.  Jackman recently finished his two month run on Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, which played to sold-out audiences.  He's also about to begin filming on the movie musical adaptation of Les Miserables. Hit the jump for more on the production and Sorkin's approach to Harry Houdini's story. Houdini's biggest claim to fame was as an escape artist, but in the 1920s he made efforts to debunk spiritualists (psychics and mediums).  Sorkin (who wrote A Few Good Men as a play »

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