Katie Holmes play 'Dead Accounts' to close early on Broadway

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In just over a week, Broadway won’t have Joey Potter to kick around anymore.

The producers of Dead Accounts have announced that their comedy will close on Sunday, January 6 after just 44 regular performances (and 27 previews). The play stars Katie Holmes, Broadway mainstay Norbert Leo Butz, and Judy Greer of Arrested Development and Two and a Half Men fame.

Though Dead Accounts, written by Smash creator Theresa Rebeck, fared better than another star-studded production on Broadway this season — porn comedy The Performers, which closed the day after it opened — it failed to attract a large audience to the Music Box Theater. According to the New York Times, the play earned only 25 percent of its potential gross for the week ending December 23. Accounts also earned mixed to poor critical reviews; EW’s Thom Geier called it “engaging but unsatisfying,” though he praised Holmes as “effortlessly sympathetic” despite her underwritten character.

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