Doubt Will End on Broadway July 2, But Play's Issues Linger in Fall Tour

News   Doubt Will End on Broadway July 2, But Play's Issues Linger in Fall Tour
The Broadway production of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt will end July 2 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, the producers announced May 12.

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play, Doubt, directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes, will (by closing time) have played 525 performances and 25 previews at the Kerr.

When it completes its run, Doubt will be the fifth longest running play of the past 10 years. The current cast members — Eileen Atkins as Sister Aloysius and Ron Eldard as Father Flynn, with Jena Malone as Sister James and Adriane Lenox as Mrs. Muller — have extended their contracts several weeks to play through July 2.

Cherry Jones, who won a 2005 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Sister Aloysius, will headline a national tour of the drama, launching September 2006 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

Doubt was originally produced by Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway at Stage I at New York City Center, where it opened Nov. 23, 2004 to rave reviews, and played for 101 performances through Jan. 30, 2005.

The production began performances on Broadway on March 9, 2005 and opened on March 31, 2005 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The Broadway production is produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays; MTC Productions, Inc. (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer); Roger Berlind; and Scott Rudin. "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. Should she voice concerns about one of her male colleagues…even if she's not entirely certain of the truth?"

Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are available by calling at (212) 239-6200.

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