Marissa Jaret Winokur: Katie Will "Do Very Well" on Broadway


May 23 2008, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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There’s still a few more months to go before Katie Holmes takes to the , but Marissa Jaret Winokur thinks Mrs. Tom Cruise will earn raves for her theater skills.

“I think she'll do very well,” the 35-year-old tells OK!. “She's got great people surrounding her.”

As , Katie will hit the Great White Way this fall, playing Ann Deever in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. She’s just the latest Hollywood film star to dabble in theater, and that sits fine with Marissa, who won a Tony for her role in Hairspray.

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“I think it’s amazing,” she says. “I love when celebrities do Broadway to bring people to Broadway. They open up Broadway to people that might not see a Broadway show and then they'll fall in love with Broadway, so I'm very excited that Katie is doing it.”

As for herself, the Dancing with the Stars alum is looking forward to returning to the stage one day, but with a talk show in the works and a on the way, that will have to wait.


“I have done nothing to prepare for the baby!” Marissa says of her impending July arrival. “I'm freaking out. I have so much to do and on Monday, I painted the nursery, so that was the first thing I did when I got kicked off my show.”


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