As Katie Holmes disappeared into the night sky after her final performance in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons yesterday, her co-stars told OK! they’re going to miss her company — and her talent.
And it sounds like the feeling is mutual! When she made her way out of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre for the final time with daughter Suri in her arms, OK! asked Katie if she had loved being a Broadway star.
Looking like she was still on a high from a standing ovation from a packed house, Katie beamed, "Yes!"
3rd Rock from the Sun’s John Lithgow who has starred opposite Katie as Joe Keller, since the show opened in September, told OK!, "We’ll all miss Katie. Everybody adores her — any of us will tell you that."
Meanwhile, Dexter actor Christian Camargo, who played Katie’s character’s brother, George Deever, said that he had loved getting to know her — and her superstar husband!
"She was amazing to work with — the integrity, the work ethic," he told OK!.
"I can’t wait to work with her again."
"Tom was our number one fan," he added. "He came and saw the show 25 times!"
Christian told us that after an emotional farewell after the curtain fell on the five-month stint, the close cast had given the Dawson’s Creek star gifts to remind her of her first major theater run.
"Mainly sentimental things," he explained, "like pictures of her experience, scrapbooks – all stuff to symbolize her debut on Broadway."
Theater veteran Damian Young, who put in a comic turn as a neighborhood doctor, told us he had been impressed with the first-timer as well.
"She was courageous; would try anything," he said. "We had a crazy rehearsal process with all these games and excercises, and she — like everyone else — dove right in. I’ll miss her."
Over the past couple of weeks, theater-loving celebs have rushed to catch their last chance to see the show.
Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker went on Friday Jan 9, and Broadway veteran Nathan Lane took in the penultimate performance on Saturday Jan 10.
Leo DiCaprio, Susan Sarandon and her husband Tim Robbins have all caught All My Sons in recent weeks, too.
By Oliver Coleman