Scientology Protests Greet Katie on Broadway

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 19, 2008 7:59 AM CDT
In this Aug. 11, 2008 file photo, Katie Holmes poses on the press line at the premiere of the feature film "Tropic Thunder" in Los Angeles.    (DAN STEINBERG)
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(Newser) – Katie Holmes made her Broadway debut in All My Sons last night, but not before about 30 anti-Scientology protesters put on a show of their own outside Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The protesters, some masked, chanted "Scientology kills! and carried "FREE KATIE" placards. And, yes, her famous hubby showed up for moral support.

Tom Cruise, Hollywood's most notable Scientologist, entered the theater moments before curtain call, where he mingled and shook hands with other theatergoers who took photos and clapped. He then hugged Dustin Hoffman, who was sitting a couple rows away, which drew another cheer inside the theater. The play officially opens Oct. 16.