07/17/2008 05:57 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Cruises Take Manhattan: Tom, Katie And Suri Seek New York Apartment

BIG news is Katie Holmes doing B'way's "All My Sons" revival with John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Pat rick Wilson. So how did a producer in his 30s nail Tom Cruise's missus plus the rights to Arthur Miller's 1940s award-winner? Said Eric Falkenstein...:

"As for Katie, director Simon McBurney, my casting director and I came up with a list of names. Katie's not really a celebrity type. She's done brilliant work in films like 'Pieces of April' and 'The Ice Storm.' And is perfect for the role. 'Ann' starts as a simple, sweet, average Midwesterner, and by the finale gets up the gumption to stand and confront what's wrong. A natural sweetheart who can sniff out phonies, Katie basically has that exact moral fiber.

"She's represented by a team at CAA who knew me from past productions, so it just took time - about four months - to work out. There were also family issues. She and Tom are committed to keeping the family together, so they have to get an apartment here.

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