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A ‘Romantic’ moment? Katie Holmes takes in a Broadway show and a stroll with actor pal Jeremy Strong

Strong and Holmes co-starred in the 2010 film ‘The Romantics.’

New York Daily News
By Joe Dziemianowicz , Tracy Connor AND Anthony Bartkewicz

Katie Holmes spent the weekend getting theatrical with actor Jeremy Strong.

The two took in the drama “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet” Saturday afternoon at the Laura Pels Theatre before going on a walkabout through Manhattan.

Strong co-starred with Holmes in the 2010 comedy film “The Romantics.”

More recently, the two did a play reading together at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Western Massachusetts last month.

Strong has mostly racked up theater credits, though he has also been seen in films including “The Happening” and “Humboldt County.”

Holmes is slated to tread the boards herself this fall when “Dead Accounts” opens on the Great White Way.

“If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet” stars Jake Gyllenhaal, whose sister, Maggie, replaced Holmes in the role of Rachel Dawes in the “Batman” movie franchise.

Holmes was sans 6-year-old daughter Suri when she took a cab Saturday to meet up with Strong at a Times Square Starbucks.

After the matinee show, the pair strolled to Chelsea and stopped in at the Ace Hotel on 29th St. for some java and then meandered to her building.

Apparently trying to avoid the paparazzi camped outside, they took a circuitous route and used the garage entrance to get inside.

One spy told the Daily News that Holmes was “smiling, very relaxed” on her afternoon out.

Holmes, 33, hasn’t been romantically linked to anyone since she dumped superstar actor Tom Cruise this summer. Another man she was seen with a few weeks ago turned out to be her very married divorce lawyer.

Despite the intense spotlight she’s under, Holmes hasn’t shied away from public appearances, taking little Suri all over town. On Sunday, they joined Katie’s brother, Martin, at the Hudson River Park.

And on Monday, she was spotted with Suri in Brooklyn’s chic DUMBO, where the grade-schooler rode the historic Jane’s Carousel. Suri  then tried to convince her mother she deserved a treat from Jacques Torres, the legendary chocolate and ice cream shop.

“No, you’re allowed to have ice cream right now,” Holmes told her pouting daughter, according to one passerby.