Being one of the most talked about women in the world doesn’t always guarantee success, as Katie Holmes‘ Broadway producers are finding out. Holmes is currently rehearsing for a turn on the Great White Way in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, and although previews don’t begin until September 18, ticket sales have not been boosted by her star power. You’d think that the public might consider shelling out, if only for a possible glimpse of husband Tom Cruise or baby Suri, but no dice. And despite the fact that John Lithgow and Dianne Weist also star, the hoards of 3rd Rock From the Sun and Edward Scissorhands fans just aren’t showing up either. The play has had under $1 million in ticket sales — not a lot by Broadway standards. Of course sometimes casting a star does work, in 2006 Julia Roberts‘ role in Three Days of Rain, sold out in one day.
At the very least, having Katie in NYC until January means the paparazzi will have plenty of opportunities to capture her out and about, lavishing Suri with Swarovski-encrusted binkies and taking her on pony rides down Fifth Avenue. We hope.