Producers of Katie Holmes' forthcoming Broadway play ALL MY SONS have slammed reports the show's run will be shortened due to disappointing ticket sales.
The actress wife of Tom Cruise makes her New York stage debut in October (08) in a revival of the Arthur Miller play.
Executives of the Broadway show were reportedly banking on Holmes to give ticket sales a boost.
But according to reports, sales for the show have hit a slump.
A source tells celebrity blogger Perez Hilton sales are "definitely off from what the production hoped", adding, "You can't say it's the economy, because there are shows, like 'Mamma Mia,' that are selling out."
And Holmes' early days on hit teen TV show Dawson's Creek are getting the blame.
Another source adds: "It's not that Katie's bad in the part. She's good enough. The producers are just getting the feeling people still want to view Katie as (her character) sweet little Joey Potter."
But All My Sons executives have denied any talks of taking Holmes off the stage in a shortened run.
Show publicist Jackie Green says: "That information is totally false. There is a healthy advance for the show, and there is no chance of the run being shortened." (JMA/WNWCHP/ZN)
* KARDASHIAN TO APPRENTICE UNDER TRUMP?
Socialite Khloe Kardashian has reportedly been enlisted by business tycoon Donald Trump to take part in hit U.S. TV show CELEBRITY APPRENTICE.
The 23-year-old has already enjoyed reality TV fame with her hit series Keeping Up with the Kardashians - co-starring sisters Kim and Kourtney.
The show's new season is set to begin recording in the autumn (08) and is scheduled for a premiere in January (09).
Network executives have yet to confirm the show's competitors, though Kardashian is reportedly joining a cast including comedian Joan Rivers and former basketball star Dennis Rodman.
A spokesperson for the show recently said: "We can't confirm any casting until an official announcement closer to the airdate."
Former Celebrity Apprentice stars include model/actress Carol Alt, boxing champion Lennox Lewis, rocker Gene Simmons and actor Stephen Baldwin.