Dead Accounts: Norbert Leo Butz joins cast

Two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz will join Katie Holmes to star in Theresa Rebeck's new play Dead Accounts, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (Coast of Utopia, Henry IV, Hairspray). The show will open at the Music Box Theatre on 28 Nov 2012, following previews from 3 Nov 2012.

Butz's last appeared on Broadway in his Tony Award-winning performance as 'Agent Carl Hanratty' in the musical 'Catch Me If You Can.' Other Broadway credits include: 'Enron,' 'Speed-the-Plow,' 'Is He Dead?' and 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' (Tony Award).

In Dead Accounts Jack's unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna (Katie Holmes) needs answers. 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 issues of corporate greed, small town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back...with no questions asked.

In Dead Accounts, Butz will play the role of 'Jack' opposite Katie Holmes who will play his sister 'Lorna.' The rest of the five character cast will be announced shortly.

Further casting, creative team and ticketing information will be announced shortly.

Dead Accounts is Theresa Rebeck's third play to be produced on Broadway. Her comedy 'Seminar,' which starred Alan Rickman and was directed by Sam Gold, played at Broadway's John Golden Theatre from 27 Oct 2011 - 6 May 2012. And her first Broadway play 'Mauritius' was produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club ib 2007. In addition to her work as a playwright, Rebeck is also an award-winning television writer and producer ("NYPD Blue," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," the upcoming NBC series "Smash"), film writer ("Harriet the Spy," "Seducing Charlie Barker) and novelist ("Twelve Rooms with a View" and "Three Girls and Their Brother").

The comedy is being produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Finn, who also produced Rebecks' Broadway premiere of 'Seminar.'

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