Holmes' Sept. Broadway Debut Already a Bust?

Tickets aren't selling, and producers fear the worst
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jul 2, 2008 11:41 AM CDT
Katie Holmes and her daughter, Suri Cruise watch the Los Angeles Galaxy play Chelsea during a World Series of Football exhibition last summer.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – Katie Holmes is not drawing the tickets sales for her Broadway debut producers had hoped for, the New York Post reports. "I bought 1,000 tickets to the show," one broker says of the September revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. "I still have them." Some had predicted Holmes' turn would rival Julia Roberts' box-office success with Three Days of Rain in 2006.

Many are already juxtaposing Holmes’ sluggish start to the Broadway success of Tom Cruise’s first wife’s. Nicole Kidman saw $4 million in advance sales in 1998 for The Blue Room, where her brief nude scene not only catapulted her career but even netted scalpers $700-a-seat for balcony tickets.