The production, which began previews on Broadway on March 9 and opened March 31, 2005 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, entered the profit column during the week of June 13-19. The Broadway capitalization was $2 million; the production originated at Manhattan Theatre Club's City Center Stage I Off-Broadway in fall 2004.
Doug Hughes won a 2005 Tony Award for directing the play about a seasoned nun (2005 Tony Award winner Cherry Jones) who suspects a popular priest (2005 Tony nominee Brían F. O’Byrne) of improper behavior with a student in a Bronx Catholic school. The responses of a young nun (2005 Tony nominee Heather Goldenhersh) and the boy's mother (2005 Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox) help create an atmosphere of consistent questioning and tension — doubt — among the community of characters on stage, and in the audience.
The 90-minute, intermissionless play — at turns a slice of Catholic life circa 1960, a mystery and a sex-scandal drama — marks the Broadway debut of prolific writer Shanley (Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, "Moonstruck").
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 (219 West 48th Street).