Officially a Hit, Doubt Recoups Investment on Broadway

News   Officially a Hit, Doubt Recoups Investment on Broadway
After only 15 weeks, Broadway's Doubt, John Patrick Shanley's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, has recouped its investment, the producers announced June 28.
Heather Goldenhersh in Doubt
Heather Goldenhersh in Doubt Photo by Joan Marcus

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").

Set design is by John Lee Beatty, costume design is by Catherine Zuber, lighting design is by Pat Collins, original music and sound design is by David Van Tieghem.

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 at (212) 239-6200 or at the Walter Kerr Theatre box office (219 West 48th Street).


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