Thursday, July 3, 2008
Nicole Kidman Wanted More On Broadway Than Katie Holmes
Advance ticket sales for Katie Holmes' Broadway debut in All My Sons are far below those for Nicole Kidman's 1998 run in The Blue Room, the New York Post reports. Less than $1 million in tickets for All My Sons — which begins previews in September – have been sold compared to $4 million for Nicole's Broadway stint, according to the paper.
"I've bought 1,000 tickets to the show," a broker told the Post. "I still have them." A show rep tells Usmagazine.com: “We don’t discuss advance sales.” Furthermore, tickets to see Nicole — who briefly appeared nude in the show — went as high as $700 while premium tickets for Katie’s show are netting $300. "I think if she takes off her clothes, she may catch up!" a Broadway insider joked to the Post.
The paper blames lackluster sales on Tom's declining popularity since the 1990s. Nicole’s debut on Broadway coincided with the release of their controversial flick Eyes Wide Shut and he was touted on magazine covers as the biggest movie star in the world. "People aren't shelling out $110 for a play anymore," a broker told the Post. "It doesn't matter who's in it."