Shanley's Doubt Begins Previews Tonight

DOUBT, the critically acclaimed new play by John Patrick Shanley, begins previews tonight on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production, directed by Doug Hughes, opens Thursday, March 31st.

The production stars Cherry Jones as Sister Aloysius and Brían F. O'Byrne as Father Flynn, with Heather Goldenhersh as Sister James and Adriane Lenox as Mrs. Muller. DOUBT is author John Patrick Shanley's first play to be produced on Broadway.

DOUBT 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?

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.

Performance schedule is Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, and Sunday at 3:00 PM.

Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at 212: 239-6200 or at the Walter Kerr box office (219 West 48th Street).


BIOGRAPHIES

Cherry Jones (Sister Aloysius) Broadway: LCT's production of The Heiress, Imaginary Friends, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Major Barbara, Night of the Iguana, Our Country's Good, Angels in America, MacBeth, and Steppin' Out. Regional and Off-Broadway: Pride's Crossing, The Baltimore Waltz, The Good Person Of Setzuan, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Seagull, The Three Sisters, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, The Miser, Goodnight Desdemona/Good Morning Juliet, and I am a Camera. Film: Ocean's 12, Synergy, Cradle Will Rock, Erin Brockovich, The Horse Whisperer, The Perfect Storm, Signs, and The Village. Ms. Jones is from Paris, Tennessee, a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon and a proud member of Equity since 1978.

BRÍAN F. O'BYRNE (Father Flynn). Broadway: Frozen (Tony, Obie, Lortel Awards), The Lonesome West (Tony nom., Irish Times Best Actor), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Tony nom.), The Sisters Rosensweig. Off-B'way includes: Bedbound; Smelling a Rat; Hapgood; Marking, Grandchild of Kings; Seconds Out; Philadelphia, Here I Come; Playboy of the Western World. Ireland and London: The Leenane Trilogy (including Skull in Connemara); Hackney Office; Sharon's Grave; Good Evening, Mr. Collins; The Woman Who Walked Into Doors. Film: New World, Million Dollar Baby, Intermission, Easy, Mapmaker, Bandits, An Everlasting Piece, The Grey Zone, Disco Pies, The Fifth Province, The Last Bus Home. TV: "Black Water Lightship," "Oz," "Amongst Women." Training: Trinity College, Dublin. Proud member of AEA.

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