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The show must go on for Katie as she takes role in Broadway stage play

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 in the autumn at the Music Box Theatre.

Holmes' announcement comes on the heels of word earlier this month that she and Cruise had reached a divorce agreement.


The pair were married in Italy in 2006 and they have a six-year-old daughter, Suri.

The play will mark Holmes' first return to Broadway since appearing in the 2008 production of All My Sons.

The news that she will return to a Times Square stage is also a signal that she may intend to stay in New York.

Dead Accounts centres on a son who returns to his family's home in Cincinnati flush with money, which raises red flags for his sister (Holmes), who is living with their elderly parents.