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"Dead Accounts," Starring Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz, Shifts Date of First Preview

By Marc Snetiker

The first preview performance of Theresa Rebeck’s new Brodway comedy Dead Accounts, which stars Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz, has been moved back two days to November 5 due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Opening night remains scheduled for November 29 at the Music Box Theatre.

The show was initially slated to begin performances on November 3.

Audience members of the canceled performance will receive a coupon for a free pint of Graeter’s Ice Cream (a Cincinnati-based brand featured heavily in the show). Organizers said that patrons of the canceled performance may present their tickets at the Music Box Theatre box office to claim their coupons. The ticketholders then can reschedule to another performance. The freebies are available only at D’Agostino's supermarkets in New York through Nov. 30.

Dead Accounts follows a Midwestern man named Jack (Butz) whose mysterious, middle-of-the-night homecoming is met with questions from his skeptical sister Lorna (Holmes). The show also stars Judy Greer as Jack’s wife, Josh Hamilton as his childhood friend and Jayne Houdyshell as Jack and Lorna’s mother.

The show is directed by Jack O’Brien and will feature scenic design by David Rockwell, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by David Weiner and sound design/music by Mark Bennett.

The Music Box Theatre is located at 239 West 45th Street. For tickets, visit Telecharge.com or phone (212) 239-6200.