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Katie Holmes returns to Broadway in 'Dead Accounts'

Actress Katie Holmes attends the

Actress Katie Holmes attends the "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" U.S. premiere after-party at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan on Dec. 19, 2011. Credit: Getty Images

Katie Holmes will be the star of somebody else's family troubles this fall. The estranged wife of Tom Cruise will return to Broadway in "Dead Accounts," a new Theresa Rebeck comedy about a sister's reaction to the unexpected homecoming of her brother.

Holmes plays Lorna, the sister, who tries to figure out how he got all his money and whatever happened to his hated wife.

Holmes made a respectable but unspectacular Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," starring John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest.

Rebeck is the prolific playwright and TV writer whose "Seminar" ran on Broadway last season. She was the head writer of the first season of NBC's "Smash," but will not be back.

In other Broadway news, "Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson" a musical about the 1920s American evangelist co-written by morning-TV host Kathie Lee Gifford, will open at the Neil Simon Theatre in the fall, the producers announced Thursday.

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