Cherry Jones and Adriane Lenox Star as Doubt National Tour Launches in L.A.

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22 Sep 2006

Cherry Jones reprises her Tony-winning performance in <i>Doubt</i>.
Cherry Jones reprises her Tony-winning performance in Doubt.
Joan Marcus
Tony Award winners Cherry Jones and Adriane Lenox reprise their lauded turns in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt Sept. 22 to kick off the national tour and the new Mark Taper Forum season in Los Angeles.

Original director Doug Hughes again stages the work which actually performs in Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre (accommodating the tour's proscenium based staging). The drama opens Sept. 27 for a run through Oct. 29.

"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 show materials. "Should she voice concerns about one of her male colleagues…even if she's not entirely certain of the truth?"

Chris McGarry (Defiance, Salome) also appears in the cast as Father Flynn with Lisa Joyce (Red Light Winter) as Sister James.

The design team features John Lee Beatty (scenic), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Pat Collins (lighting) and original music by David Van Tieghem (sound).



Following its L.A. run, the national tour of Doubt will be seen at the following:

  • San Diego Civic Theatre - San Diego, CA (Oct. 31-Nov. 5)
  • Golden Gate Theatre - San Francisco, CA (Nov. 7-Dec. 3)
  • ASU Gammage - Tempe, AZ (Dec. 5-10)
  • Civic Center of Greater Des Moines - Des Moines, IA (Dec. 13-17)
  • DeVos Performance Hall - Grand Rapids, MI (Jan. 2-7)
  • LaSalle Bank Theatre - Chicago, IL (Jan. 9-28, 2007)
  • Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts - Hartford, CT (Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2007)
  • The Colonial Theatre - Boston, MA (Feb. 6-18, 2007)
  • Fox Theatre - St. Louis, MO (Feb. 20-25, 2007)
  • State Theatre - Minneapolis, MN (Feb. 27-March 4, 2007)
  • Benedum Center - Pittsburgh, PA (March 6-11, 2007)
  • Washington, DC (March 13-25, 2007)
  • Hershey Theatre - Hershey, PA (March 27-April 1, 2007)
  • Shubert Theater - New Haven, CT (April 3-8, 2007)
  • Providence Performing Arts Center - Providence, RI (April 10-15, 2007)
  • Charlotte, NC (April 17-22, 2007)
  • Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center - Tampa, FL (April 24-29, 2007)
  • Hippodrome Theatre - Baltimore, MD (May 1-13, 2007)
  • Merriam Theater - Philadelphia, PA (May 15-20, 2007)

    Doubt was originally produced Off-Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club then transferred to Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre — where it earned Tony Awards for actresses Jones and Lenox, director Hughes and for Best Play. The drama also earned Shanley the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

    Tickets to Doubt at the Ahmanson, 135 North Grand Ave. in Los Angeles, CA, are available by calling (213) 628-2772. For more information, visit www.TaperAhmanson.com or doubtthetour.com.