Tyne Daly has exited the Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, which began previews February 3 at the Todd Haimes Theatre. The revival cancelled its first preview, originally scheduled for February 2, following an unexpected hospitalization for Daly, who was to have led the cast as Sister Aloysius. Daly was also out of the show over the weekend, with understudy Isabel Keating stepping in.
Tony and Oscar nominee Amy Ryan (Only Murders in the Building) will take over as Sister Aloysius beginning February 13. Opening night, initially planned for February 29, has been postponed to March 7.
"With respect and admiration for Tyne, we wish her the best and a quick recovery," says Roundabout Artistic Director Scott Ellis, who's also directing the revival, in a statement. "We are grateful that Amy Ryan said yes—in a quick minute—to join our company and take on the role of Sister Aloysius. We deeply appreciate Isabel Keating, who remarkably stepped in with a day of rehearsal and allowed us to get the production up on its feet during this first week of performances."
Set in an all-boys Catholic school in the Bronx, the drama ensues when the strict Sister Aloysius begins to suspect an inappropriate relationship between Father Flynn and a student. The cast features Liev Scheiber as Father Flynn, alongside Zoe Kazan as Sister James and Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Mrs. Muller. Rounding out the company are understudies Christiana Clark, Olivia Cygan, Isabel Keating, and Chris McGarry. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Carrie Gardner.
Roundabout Interim Artistic Director Scott Ellis helms the revival, the play's first on Broadway.
Ryan's been nominated for two Tony Awards for her performances in A Streetcar Named Desire and Uncle Vanya—both Roundabout Theatre Company productions. She won the Obie Award for her performance in Love, Love, Love and Mike Bartlett. Ryan recently starred opposite Joaquin Phoenix in Ari Aster’s Beau Is Afraid for A24. Next, she will star opposite Colin Farrell in the Apple TV+ limited series, Sugar in April 2024, and opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Wolves, which will be released in movie theatres September 20.
Doubt: A Parable opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre March 31, 2005, and ran for over a year. It was nominated for eight Tony Awards, winning four, including Best Play; Best Actress for Cherry Jones; Best Featured Actress for Adriane Lenox, who played the mother of the student; and Best Direction for Doug Hughes. Shanley was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The work received a film adaptation in 2008 starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis, all receiving Academy Award nominations for their performances.
Ellis leads a creative team that includes scenic designer David Rockwell, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, costume designer Linda Cho, sound designer Mikaal Sulaiman, hair and wig designer Charles G. LaPointe, and vocal coach Kate Wilson. Charles Means serves as the production stage manager.
In addition to Doubt, Roundabout's season also includes Jonah, currently running Off-Broadway, and Home, which begins at the Todd Haimes Theatre May 17.