After months and months of rehearsal, thousands of miles flown, and two burned out auditors it's finally time for Katie Holmes to make her Broadway debut tonight in front of Tom Cruise who will probably rush from his seat the moment the play ends, run up on the stage, and talk to the audience for a good twenty minutes. Don't blame Tom for this. He hasn't heard applause in a long time and so he likes to take advantage of it. It's why he keeps going to football games. He closes his eyes and pretends they are clapping for him.
Although tonight is considered just a preview of the show and not opening night, lets face it, Katie isn't going to change much between now and then. Sure, the critics officially will not have their say until the middle of October, but if Katie sucks, she might not even make it to the middle of October, but be called away due to a family emergency or a once in a lifetime film role which will mysteriously vanish in a few months when all of this settles down.
Whatever tonight brings in the way of Katie being good or not is really not relevant. We know that tonight is a chance for Tom Cruise to shine, and to steal whatever spotlight he can. Think of him getting ready for tonight. Finding just the right Spanx to put on, the right pair of heels and that three piece sweater vest combo that only he seems to enjoy. Whether Katie is good or bad, Tom knows it will be his photos all over the papers tomorrow.