ANDREW MORTON, the author of Tom Cruise's controversial biography, joined the movie star and other theatre fans for Katie Holmes' Broadway debut in ALL MY SONS on Thursday night (18Sep08).
Morton, whose book Tom Cruise: An Unauthorised Biography was savaged by the actor and his aides, sat several rows behind the Mission: Impossible star.
And he was impressed by Holmes' performance in the Arthur Miller play.
He tells In Touch Weekly magazine, "She handled the stage and moved very well. She was a little stiff at times, but she was up against some big Broadway stars."
But Morton, who also penned a controversial Princess Diana biography, was most taken by the reaction to Holmes as she left the theatre with her husband after her big stage debut.
He adds, "This reminds me of the Diana days or even the Beckhams."
Meanwhile, Cruise wasn't the only big movie star in the house for Holmes' Broadway debut, opposite John Lithgow, Patrick Wilson and Diane Wiest - the actor's Rain Man co-star Dustin Hoffman was also in the audience at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.