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Complete Casting Announced for DEAD ACCOUNTS

COMPLETE CASTING FOR DEAD ACCOUNTS ANNOUNCED

NORBERT LEO BUTZ & KATIE HOLMES
TO BE JOINED BY
JUDY GREER
JOSH HAMILTON

and

JAYNE HOUDYSHELL

IN

DEAD ACCOUNTS

A NEW COMEDY BY THERESA REBECK

DIRECTED BY JACK O’BRIEN

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

DEAD ACCOUNTS is pleased to announce that two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes will be joined by Judy Greer, Josh Hamilton, and Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell on Broadway this fall.

DEAD ACCOUNTS, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien starts previews Saturday, November 3 and opens Thursday, November 29 at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street).

Greer is making her Broadway debut in DEAD ACCOUNTS playing Jenny, the wife of Jack (Butz). Greer most recently gave a memorable performance in the Oscar-winning film The Descendents where she and her fellow cast members were nominated for SAG, Broadcast Film Critics Circle, and Gotham Awards for Best Ensemble. Her numerous film and television credits include “Two and a Half Men,” “Arrested Development,” 27 Dresses, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” The Village, and Jawbreaker. Greer is a graduate of DePaul University’s theatre school and starring in Paul Weitz’s 2006 play Show People at Second Stage.

Hamilton returns to Broadway after having appeared in Tom Stoppard’s acclaimed trilogy The Coast of Utopia directed by Jack O’Brien. His other theatrical credits include his Drama Desk and Lortel Award nominated performance in the 2005 revival of Hurlyburly. He most recently starred in Kenneth Lonergan’s world premiere of Medieval Play and in Three Sisters at CSC, The Bridge Project’s productions of The Cherry Orchard and A Winter’s Tale directed by Sam Mendes, This Is Our Youth, and subUrbia. His film and television credits include J. Edgar, Margaret, and “Louie.” In DEAD ACCOUNTS, Hamilton plays Phil, a childhood friend of Jack (Norbert Leo Butz).

Houdyshell received Tony Award nominations for last season’s acclaimed revival of Follies and for her 2006 Broadway debut in Well. In addition, for Well, she also received Theatre World and Obie awards. She is currently appearing in Horton’s Foote’s Harrison, TX. Her other acclaimed performances include Adam Bock’s The Receptionist, Paul Rudnick’s The New Century, and the musical Coraline. In DEAD ACCOUNTS, Houdyshell plays Barbara, the mother of Jack (Butz) and Lorna (Katie Holmes).

In DEAD ACCOUNTS, Jack’s (Norbert Leo Butz) 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 (Judy Greer) everyone hates? And how did he get all that money? Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy tackles the timely issues of corporate greed, small town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back…with no questions asked.

DEAD ACCOUNTS is produced by Jeffrey Finn, John N. Hart Jr., David Mirvish, Amy Nauiokas, Ergo Entertainment, and The Shubert Organization.

Tickets ($62.00 - $129.00; Premium: $175 for Wednesday matinees, $225.00 for all other performances) for DEAD ACCOUNTS are available by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200, or online at www.telecharge.com. For group sales, please visit www.Telecharge.com/groups or call Telecharge Group Sales at 800-432-7780.

Tickets will be available via the Music Box Theatre box office starting Saturday, October 6.

PREVIEW PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (NOVEMBER 3 – DECEMBER 2):

  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (1 PERFORMANCE): Saturday at 8 PM only.  There will be no performance on Sunday, November 4.
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (7 PERFORMANCES):   Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM. There will be no performances on Tuesday or Sunday this week.
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18: Monday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM. There will be no performance on Sunday this week.
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (THANKSGIVING WEEK): Monday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM. There will be no performance on Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day).
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 (WEEK OF OPENING): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM; Thursday (Opening Night) at 6:30 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM. There will be no performance on Sunday this week.


REGULAR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (BEGINNING MONDAY, DECEMBER 3):

The regular performance schedule will be Tuesday and Thursday at 7 PM; Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM.

BIOGRAPHIES

THERESA REBECK (Playwright) is a widely produced playwright. New York productions include SeminarThe UnderstudyMauritiusThe SceneThe Water’s EdgeBad DatesThe Butterfly CollectionSpike HeelsLoose KnitThe Family of MannView of the Dome, and Omnium Gatherum (co-written, Pulitzer finalist). Publications include her Collected Plays Volume I (volumes II and III, fall 2007), Free Fire Zone (fall 2007), all with Smith & Kraus, and two novels, Three Girls and Their Brother and Twelve Rooms With a View, with Random House/Shaye Areheart Books.

Produced feature films include Harriet the Spy, Gossip, and the independent features Sunday on the Rocks and Seducing Charlie Barker (adapted from her play The Scene). Awards include the Writer’s Guild of America Award for Episodic Drama and a Peabody Award for her work on “NYPD Blue.” She has also won the National Theatre Conference Award, the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, an Alex Award and a Lilly Award. She is the creator of the NBC drama, “Smash.”

JACK O’BRIEN (Director) Broadway: Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination),Henry IV (Tony Award), Hairspray (Tony Award), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of Love (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), The Full Monty (Tony nomination), More to Love, Getting Away With Murder, Pride’s Crossing, The Little Foxes, Hapgood (Lucille Lortel Award, Best Director), Damn Yankees, Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony nomination), Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination). Metropolitan Opera: Il Trittico. London: Love Never Dies, Hairspray (Olivier nomination). National Theatre: His Girl Friday. Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre, 1981-2007. Six movies for PBS’s “American Playhouse.” Awards: 2008 Theatre Hall of Fame Inductee; 2005 John Houseman Award; ArtServe Michigan 2008 International Achievement Award; Honorary Doctorate, University of Michigan. Film (actor): Sex and the City 2.

NORBERT LEO BUTZ (Jack). Broadway: Catch Me If You Can (2011 Tony Award, Drama Desk winner: Best Actor in a Musical; Astaire Award winner, Outer Critics nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire Awards, Drama League Award winner: Best Actor in a Musical), Enron, Speed-the-Plow, Is He Dead?, Wicked (original cast, Fiyero), Thou Shalt Not (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations), Rent (original cast, Broadway debut). Off-Broadway: How I Learned To Drive, Fifty Words, Buicks (Drama Desk nomination), The Last Five Years (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations, Drama League Award), Juno and the Paycock (Roundabout), Saved (TFANA). National Tour: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Cabaret (Helen Hayes Award, Jefferson, Dora and Ovation Awards). Regional: Catch Me If You Can (5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle), Alabama Shakespeare Festival (four seasons), Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Film: Better Living Through Chemistry (2012), The English Teacher (2012), Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012), Disconnect (2012), Higher Ground (Sundance Film Festival 2011), Fair Game, Dan in Real Life. Television: Series: “The Deep End” (ABC); Pilots: “County” (NBC), “The Miraculous Year” (HBO), “Playing Chicken” (FOX), Mini-Series: “Comanche Moon” (CBS); Guest Star: “Blue Bloods” (NBC), “The Good Wife” (CBS), “CSI” (CBS), “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (NBC). BFA, Webster University; MFA, Alabama Shakespeare Theatre.

KATIE HOLMES (Lorna) made her Broadway bow in All My Sons. After making her acting debut in Ang Lee’s acclaimed film The Ice Storm, she played Joey Potter in the television series “Dawson’s Creek.” Her other film credits include Disturbing Behavior, Go, Wonder Boys, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Abandon, Phone Booth, Pieces of April, The Singing Detective, First Daughter, Thank You for Smoking, and Batman Begins.

JUDY GREER (Jenny) is one of the most prolific actresses of her time, appearing in over 80 roles across film and television to date. She is currently shooting Carrie, reprising her role on “Two and a Half Men,” voicing ‘Cheryl’ on FX’s animated series “Archer,” and is returning to the comedy series “Arrested Development.” She was most recently seen in Alexander Payne's The Descendants, receiving solo nominations from both the Satellite Awards and the Denver Film Critics, in addition to being nominated as part of the ensemble cast for a Gotham Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award. Other film credits: Jeff, Who Lives at Home; Playing for Keeps; Peep World; Henry's Crime; Barry Munday; Love & Other Drugs; Love Happens; Visioneers; The Go-Getter; 27 Dresses; The TV Set; American Dreamz; The Amateurs; Elizabethtown; The Village; 13 Going on 30; I Love Your Work; The Hebrew Hammer; Adaptation; The Wedding Planner; What Women Want; The Great New Wonderful; What Planet Are You From?; Three Kings; Jawbreaker; In Memory of My Father; The Specials; and Kissing Fools. Additional television credits: "Miss Guided," "Modern Family," "How I Met Your Mother," "The Big Bang Theory," "House," "Two and a Half Men," "E.R.," "My Name is Earl," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Californication," and "Love Monkey." Greer recently starred in the ABC pilot “American Judy” and in Paul Weitz's 2006 play Show People for Second Stage. She was born and raised in Detroit and trained for nearly 10 years in classical Russian ballet before shifting her interest to acting, attending The Theatre School, DePaul University's prestigious theatre program.

JOSH HAMILTON (Phil). Theatre: Medieval Play (Signature), The Cherry Orchard (CSC), A Doll’s House (Williamstown), Three Sisters (CSC), A Lie of the Mind (New Group), The Bridge Project (BAM and Old Vic), The Coast of Utopia (LCT), 1 plus 1 (NYS&F), Things We Want (New Group), Hurlyburly (New Group), Proof (Walter Kerr), As Bees in Honey Drown (Drama Dept), The Violet Hour (Steppenwolf), This is Our Youth (NewGroup), The Waverly Gallery (Promenade), The Cider House Rules (Mark Taper and Atlantic), Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Atlantic), subUrbia (LCT), and Women and Wallace (YPF). Television and film include “Louie,”“The Good Wife,” “Mercy,” “Absolutely Fabulous,” “The F Word,” “I’m Coming Over,” Outsourced, Margaret, J. Edgar, Away We Go, Diggers, Broken English, Kicking and Screaming, The House of Yes, With Honors, and Alive. Upcoming: Dark Skies, Adam Shaw, See Girl Run, The Stare,and Something in the Water.

JAYNE HOUDYSHELL (Barbara). Broadway: Follies (Tony Nomination), The Importance of Being Earnest, Bye Bye Birdie, Wicked, Well (Tony nomination, Theatre World Award). Off-Broadway: The Language Archive (Roundabout), The Receptionist (MTC, Lortel Nomination); Coraline, (MCC, Lortel and Drama Desk nominations); The New Century (LCT); The Pain and the Itch (Playwrights Horizons); Well (Public Theater, Obie Award). Regional: Steppenwolf, McCarter Theatre, Yale Rep., Actors Theatre of Louisville. Film: Lucky Stiff, Everybody’s Fine, Morning Glory, Trust the Man, Garden State. TV: “Law & Order,” “Conviction,” “Third Watch.”

JEFFREY FINN (Producer) Broadway: Scandalous, Seminar, American Idiot (Tony nomination), A View from the Bridge (Tony nomination), Oleanna, Blithe Spirit, On Golden Pond (Tony nomination). Off-Broadway: Game Show. Regional Productions: Poor Behavior and Oleanna at the Mark Taper Forum, Saving Aimee at the 5th Avenue Theatre (Executive Producer), The Subject Was Roses at The Kennedy Center. National Tours: The Music of Andrew Lloyd WebberOn Golden PondThe Who’s Tommy; Leader of the PackTell Me on a SundayPromises, PromisesCompanyChess; and numerous Broadway Songbooks concert tours.  

JOHN N. HART JR. (Producer) has produced over 17 critically-acclaimed films including Boys Don't Cry, You Can Count on Me, and Revolutionary Road. His films have been nominated for 7 Academy Awards. Hart has also produced over 11 Broadway shows including Guys & Dolls, The Who’s Tommy, Hamlet, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and the record-breaking revival of Chicago. Most recently he produced Seminar, and the Tony winner for Best New Musical, Once. His shows have garnered him four Tony Awards for Best Production. Hart’s film, Greetings From Tim Buckley starring Penn Badgley and Norbert Leo Butz will have its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

DAVID MIRVISH (Producer) is a Toronto-based theatrical producer. Mirvish owns and operates four theatres in Toronto: the Royal Alexandra, the Princess of Wales, the Ed Mirvish, and the Panasonic. Mirvish Productions, a company formed by Mirvish in 1986, has produced plays and musicals for these and other venues throughout Canada, on Broadway and in London’s West End. In addition Mirvish Productions has presented over 500 touring productions in the city of Toronto.

AMY NAUIOKAS (Producer) is the Founder of Archer Gray Productions, an independent film, television, and theater production company. In addition to the upcoming Broadway production, Dead Accounts, her Broadway projects include the Tony Award-winning musical Once and Seminar. Her most recent film production is the feature Greetings From Tim Buckley, which will premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012. Before her career in production, Amy held senior positions at Barclays Bank and Cantor Fitzgerald. She remains an active venture capitalist with businesses spanning media, entertainment, real estate, finance, and technology.

ERGO ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) is a theatrical and film-producing partnership formed by Donny Epstein, Yeeshai Gross, and Elie Landau. Broadway: Mamet’s Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow,and November.  Also You’re Welcome America (2009 Tony nomination), Impressionism, The Homecoming (2008 Tony nomination), Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias, Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2003 Tony Award). Off-Broadway: Private Jokes, Public Places (also London); Something Old, Something New. Film: Paper Clips (2006 Emmy nomination, 2005 Christopher Award), The Fallen (2005 Milan International Film Festival Audience Award), Let It Snow (Sundance 2000).

THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION (Producer) owns and operates 21 theatres in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Under the leadership of Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, the firm continues its tradition of producing distinguished theatrical attractions.  These include Sister Act, That Championship Season, Passing Strange, Equus (with Daniel Radcliffe), A Steady Rain, God of Carnage, Amour, Dirty Blonde, Dance of Death (with Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren), Cats, Dreamgirls, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Lettice & Lovage, Passion, Sunday in the Park with George, the original production of Amadeus and Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway.  The Shubert Organization is dedicated to the revitalization of the American theatre.  Its activities include the restoration and modernization of its theatres and participation in civic and community affairs.  Shubert Ticketing provides superior box office, call center and marketing services, as well as online products for live entertainment venues across the country.

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