NBC's "Today" Exposes the Shadows of Doubt May 12

News   NBC's "Today" Exposes the Shadows of Doubt May 12 NBC's "Today" will feature a segment about the critically acclaimed Broadway play, Doubt, by John Patrick Shanley, May 12.

In New York, the "Today" show airs 7-10 AM on WNBC-TV, Channel 4. Check local listings for time and channel in your area.

The "Today" piece will feature interviews with playwright John Patrick Shanley (making his Broadway debut after a long regional and Off-Broadway career) and Sister Margaret McEntee, Shanley's first grade teacher at St. Anthony's School in the Bronx. Sister Margaret, formerly known as Sister James, was the inspiration for the character of Sister James played by actress Heather Goldenhersh in Doubt. The segment also features an interview with Tony Award nominee Goldenhersh.

Doubt won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2005 Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play and earned a bundle of Tony Award nominations including Best Play — plus noms for all four cast members.

The production, directed by Doug Hughes, is playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th Street.

"Set against the backdrop of a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, Doubt is the story of a strong-minded woman faced with a difficult decision," according to the producers. "Should she voice concerns about one of her male colleagues…even if she's not entirely certain of the truth?" The production stars Cherry Jones as Sister Aloysius and Brían F. O’Byrne as Father Flynn, with Heather Goldenhersh as Sister James and Adriane Lenox as Mrs. Muller.

Doubt is produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays, MTC Productions Inc. (Lynne Meadow, artistic director; Barry Grove, executive producer), Roger Berlind and Scott Rudin.

Performance schedule is Tuesday through Saturday at 8 PM, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, and Sunday at 3 PM.

Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200 or at the Walter Kerr Theatre box office.

Visit www.DoubtOnBroadway.com.