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Katie Holmes and 'All My Sons' start performances Sept. 18

Associated Press

NEW YORK - Curtain up Sept. 18 for Katie Holmes' Broadway debut.

That's the date the former "Dawson's Creek" star and wife of Tom Cruise, begins preview performances in a revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," producer Eric Falkenstein announced Tuesday.

The production, which also stars John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Patrick Wilson, officially opens Oct. 16 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre for a limited engagement through Jan. 11.

"All My Sons" concerns businessman Joe Keller (Lithgow) whose factory supplied defective cylinder parts to the military, resulting in the deaths of 21 pilots during World War II. Yet it was his business partner who went to jail for the mistake.

Wiest will play Keller's wife; Wilson, his idealistic son; and Holmes, the son's fiancee and daughter of Keller's disgraced partner. The director is Simon McBurney.

Ticket prices for "All My Sons" will inch higher than usual for a play. The top price for all evening performances as well as the Saturday and Sunday matinees will be $116.50, with Wednesday matinees going for $111.50. That's the same price "Equus," starring Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths, will charge this fall. Both "All My Sons" and "Equus" will charge $251.50 for premium (best seats in the house) tickets for most performances. But it goes higher — $301.50 — for holiday weeks such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.

By comparison, "August: Osage County," winner of the 2008 Tony Award for best play, currently has a $110 top price for a non-premium ticket. The revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" charges $96.50 and "Boeing-Boeing," the 2008 Tony winner for best play revival, has a top price of $99.50.