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Dead Accounts - 2012 - Broadway

$62-$225

In DEAD ACCOUNTS, Jack's (Norbert Leo Butz) unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna (Katie Holmes) needs answers. Is he coming home or running away? Where is his wife (Judy Greer) everyone hates? And how did he get all that money? Theresa Rebeck's new comedy tackles the timely issues of corporate greed, small town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back - with no questions asked.

Schedule

Music Box Theatre

(New York, NY)
239 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Dead Accounts


Theater review: ‘Dead Accounts’ - NY Daily News
In lieu of an engaging story, unseen people, including the sibs’ sick dad, are gabbed about while undeveloped thematic strands dangle. Ideas rise up about staying put in one’s hometown vs. leaving, buying into God vs. worshipping money and life in New York vs. the Midwest. After an hour, Jack’s wife, Jenny (Judy Greer, miscast as a model of urbanity), arrives and reveals that her soon-to-be ex has raided neglected bank accounts of dead people to the tune of $27 million. The huge sum is a device to reveal Jenny’s greed and to give Lorna an aria about why she can’t fret about banks getting screwed. Director Jack O’Brien can’t do much with the material, so he puts his energy into moody scene changes. And he cast Butz, who he guided to Best Actor Tony wins in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Catch Me If You Can.”

Prodigal Son, Dripping Sweat and Mystery - New York Times
This comedy about a prodigal son, returned from the wilds of New York City to his family in Cincinnati, seems to float out of memory even as you’re watching it. Ms. Rebeck, the author of“Seminar” and “Mauritius,” keeps throwing out weighty subjects — from the ethics of Wall Street to the existence of God — but never cultivates them into anything approaching a solid existence. They all blur into a single jet stream of semisnappy dialogue before changing course a few times and evaporating…For at least its first 15 minutes “Dead Accounts” does manage to command your attention. That’s because its first scene is essentially a sustained aria of nervous energy for Mr. Butz...Ms. Rebeck doesn’t seem to have settled on a tone or, for that matter, a subject. “Dead Accounts” is, I think, meant to be about the inflation of the superficial in a materialistic society, and the attendant, unsatisfied craving for belief...But the play never follows through convincingly on any of its ideas.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - January 7, 2013
Known for his thrilling live performances and irreverent style, award-winning musical troublemaker David Yazbek returns to the stage with his band in this ongoing series at 92YTribeca, presented the first Today of each month. On January 7, Yazbek welcomes Tony Award-winning special guest Norbert Leo Butz who is currently performing in Broadway's Dead Accounts.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - January 5, 2013
Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The kick-off event, a two hour career Conversations with Judy Greer moderated by Broadway World's own Richard Ridge was recently held at the NYIT Auditorium, and you can check out highlights from the discussion below!
by Ben Peltz - December 30, 2012
Even if the names Marc Kudisch and Jeffrey Denman are as foreign to you as the middle monikers of the three wise men, there's a wonderful familiarity to their on-stage personas as The Holiday Guys.  It's the kind of relaxed, off-the-cuff give and take that's been enjoyed for generations, whether packaged as Hope and Crosby, Allen and Rossi or Brooks and Reiner.
by BWW News Desk - December 27, 2012
Just announced is word that DEAD ACCOUNTS, led by Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes will play its final performance on Sunday, January 6. When it plays its final performance, DEAD ACCOUNTS will have played 27 preview performances and 44 regular performances.
by Stage Tube - December 21, 2012
Last night, DEAD ACCOUNTS star Katie Holmes appeared on 'The Late Show with David Letterman, where she chatted about returning to Broadway and forgetting her lines on stage. Click below to check out the interview!
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2012
DEAD ACCOUNTS star Katie Holmes will appear on tomorrow's episode of "The Late Show with David Letterman." "The Late Show" airs locally on CBS2 at 11:35 PM or visit http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/ to watch online.
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2012
Known for his thrilling live performances and irreverent style, award-winning musical troublemaker David Yazbek returns to the stage with his band in this ongoing series at 92YTribeca, presented the first Monday of each month. On January 7, Yazbek welcomes Tony Award-winning special guest Norbert Leo Butz who is currently performing in Broadway's Dead Accounts.
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2012
DEAD ACCOUNTS stars Norbert Leo Butz, Katie Holmes, and Judy Greer will be guests on tomorrow's edition of "The Leonard Lopate Show." The trio of actors will be interviewed by Lopate live at noon on WNYC Radio (FM 93.9/AM 820). To listen to the show online (live or via podcast), visit www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate.
by BWW News Desk - December 7, 2012
Judy Greer, starring in the new Broadway comedy DEAD ACCOUNTS, will co-host "Anderson Live" on Monday, December 10. "Anderson Live" airs locally on Fox 5 at NOON, check local listings outside of the tri-state area.
by Randy Rainbow - December 4, 2012
BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was there for the big event and you can check out what the cast had to say below! Randy chatter with the cast about the play, their new family relationship and yes, Katie Holmes taking the subway.
by BWW News Desk - December 4, 2012
Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes, stars of the new Broadway comedy DEAD ACCOUNTS, will be guests on WOR's "The Joan Hamburg Show" tomorrow, December 5 from 1 PM - 1:30 PM. WOR broadcasts on 710 AM or can be heard online at http://wor710.com/pages/11610132.php.
by Walter McBride - November 30, 2012
Check out photos from the opening night curtain call for DEAD ACCOUNTS on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - November 30, 2012
Check out photos from the opening night party arrivals for DEAD ACCOUNTS on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - November 30, 2012
Check out photos from the starry red carpet arrivals for DEAD ACCOUNTS on Broadway!
by Review Roundups - November 29, 2012
DEAD ACCOUNTS, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, stars two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes. Dead Accounts also stars Judy Greer, Josh Hamilton, and two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell. The limited engagement of Dead Accounts opens tonight, November 29, at Broadway's Music Box Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 28, 2012
DEAD ACCOUNTS, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien stars two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes. Dead Accounts also stars Judy Greer, Josh Hamilton, and two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell. The limited engagement of Dead Accounts is currently in previews and will open Thursday, November 29 at Broadway's Music Box Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 27, 2012
Take a first look at a montage of scenes from the production below and check back tomorrow for a full preview!
by Stage Tube - November 16, 2012
Katie Holmes stopped by 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' last night to chat about her new play DEAD ACCOUNTS, currently in previews on Broadway. The actress gushed, 'I'm so excited to be back on Broadway,' adding 'I love the Broadway community so much. They're so supportive of each other so I'm having a great time!' Check out clips from last night's appearance below!
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2012
DEAD ACCOUNTS, the new comedy currently in previews on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), will be featured this week on national television.