Katie Holmes made her Broadway debut earlier this year with the play The Wanderers. The previews for the play first premiered on January 26, with a subsequent launch to the public on February 16. Although the final performance was back on April 2, the actress seems to have hopes of staying connected with the Broadway community. She was seen attending the 77th Annual Theatre World Awards in New York City earlier this week.
The Theatre World Awards
The awards show took place at the Circle in the Square Theatre in the Times Square area and was hosted by veteran theater critic Peter Filichia. Awards were given to hit Broadway shows such as Six, Shucked, Kinky Boots, The Kite Runner, Almost Famous, and more. Katie’s co-star Lucy Freyer took the award for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance. During the night, the Dawson’s Creek alum posed with her fellow cast members and the brains behind their play, playwright Anna Ziegler who also marked her Broadway debut with the production.
Katie Holmes’ Look
For the event, Katie looked stunning wearing a black tulle skirt, landing on a monochromatic look by pairing it with a sharp black blazer with its sleeves rolled up. She accessorized with a pair of cult-favorite Miu Miu ballerinas, also in black, featuring the brand’s signature buckles.
The Wanderers Plot and Katie’s Role
In The Wanderers, Katie plays a character named Julia Cheever. The show’s plot reads: “The Wanderers centers on Orthodox Jews Esther and Schmuli who are newly married, and their future written in the laws of the Torah. Secular Jew Abe is a famous novelist who believes he can write his own future… until an unexpected email from a movie star, Julia Cheever, puts his marriage to the test and threatens to prove him wrong.” Speaking of the play earlier this year during an appearance on Good Morning America, Katie said: “It’s been wonderful,” adding: “I love this play, [it has] very complex characters, and really explores human discontentment.”
Katie was also photographed during the event posing with fellow A-lister Laura Linney, who had her own show on Broadway this year, Summer, 1976. Directed by David Auburn, the play depicts an evolving friendship who live in Ohio. Previews were first out in April, and after an extended run, the production will conclude later this month, on June 18.
Katie Holmes’ Broadway debut in The Wanderers may have come to an end, but her dedication to the theatre world continues with her attendance at the 77th Annual Theatre World Awards. She looked stunning in her black tulle skirt and black blazer with Miu Miu ballerinas. The night celebrated hit Broadway shows and the outstanding performers who brought them to life. Katie’s co-star Lucy Freyer won the award for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance. Katie’s performance in The Wanderers explored human discontentment and the complexities of the characters. The event also saw Katie posing with fellow A-lister Laura Linney, who had her own show on Broadway this year, Summer, 1976.