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alert-–-katie-holmes,-45,-will-return-to-broadway-for-first-time-in-12-years-to-star-with-jim-parsons-and-zoey-deutch-in-a-revival-of-our-townAlert – Katie Holmes, 45, will return to Broadway for first time in 12 YEARS to star with Jim Parsons and Zoey Deutch in a revival of Our Town

Katie Holmes will be returning to Broadway to appear in a star-studded revival of Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town. 

The 45-year-old actress has been cast as Mrs. Myrtle Webb in the upcoming production of the show, which will feature 28 performers, according to People.

The movie and TV star – who was recently attended a star-studded theatre gala – will also be joined by Jim Parsons and Zoey Deutch, the latter of whom will be making her Broadway debut.

Big Bang Theory vet Parsons is set to appear as the Stage Manager, while the 29-year-old Zoey will portray Emily Gibbs.

Other performers involved with the project include Tony winner Julie Halston and Tony nominees Ephraim Sykes and Michelle Wilson.

Katie Holmes will be returning to Broadway to appear in a star-studded revival of Thornton Wilder's play Our Town; seen in February

Katie Holmes will be returning to Broadway to appear in a star-studded revival of Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town; seen in February

Our Town is set in the early 1900s and is centered on the lives of several families in Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire.

The play initially premiered in 1938, and it was first produced on Broadway that same year, after which it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Our Town has been revived on and off Broadway several times, and performers such as Henry Fonda, Penelope Ann Miller and Montgomery Clift have been involved with various productions.

A film based on the play was released in 1940 and starred William Holden and Martha Scott. 

The most recent Broadway revival of the play took place in 2002 with a cast led by Paul Newman.

The upcoming revival of Our Town will be directed by Kenny Leon, who won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 2014 for his work on a revival of A Raisin in the Sun.

Previews for the upcoming show are currently scheduled to begin on September 17, and the production’s premiere is set to take place on October 10 at the Barrymore Theatre.

The new production of Our Town will mark the first time that Holmes has returned to Broadway in over a decade.

The performer - who was recently attended a star-studded theatre gala - will also be joined by Jim Parsons and Zoey Deutch; Parsons is seen in March

Deutch will be making her Broadway debut with the revival of the show; seen in March

The performer – who was recently attended a star-studded theatre gala – will also be joined by Jim Parsons and Zoey Deutch; Parsons is seen in March. Deutch will be making her Broadway debut with the revival of the show; seen in March

The new production of Our Town will mark the first time that Holmes has returned to Broadway in over a decade; seen in February

The new production of Our Town will mark the first time that Holmes has returned to Broadway in over a decade; seen in February

The Dawson's Creek actress made her debut in a 2008 production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, and she was also featured in Dead Accounts, which premiered in 2012; seen in 2012

The Dawson’s Creek actress made her debut in a 2008 production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, and she was also featured in Dead Accounts, which premiered in 2012; seen in 2012

The Dawson’s Creek actress made her debut in a 2008 production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, and she was also featured in Dead Accounts, which premiered in 2012.

The performer’s most recent appearance in a play was in an off-Broadway production of The Wanderers, which debuted in February of last year.

Holmes spoke to Variety the following month and opened up about what she felt was the main difference between working on films and plays.

‘When you’re on set, it’s you and the other actors and the director. There’s always a sense, for me, you want to please the director,’ she said.

‘The audience is different. You’re not trying to please them. We’re sharing the same experience,’ the ex-wife of Tom Cruise added.

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