Amy Ryan will take over Tyne Daly’s role in Doubt: A Parable on Broadway after the star was unexpectedly hospitalized.
“Ms. Daly was unexpectedly hospitalized on Friday and unfortunately needs to withdraw from the production while she receives medical care; she is thankfully expected to make a full recovery,” the production said.
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Ryan, a two-time Tony Award nominee for her performances in A Streetcar Named Desire and Uncle Vanya, will play Sister Aloysius opposite Liev Schreiber as starting Feb. 13. Isabel Keating, the understudy for the role, will continue to play the role for performances through Feb. 11.
“With respect and admiration for Tyne, we wish her the best and a quick recovery. 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,” said director Scott Ellis.
Previews were set to begin Feb. 2, but instead began on Feb. 3 with Keating playing the role since then. Opening night has been rescheduled for March 7, from Feb. 29, and the production is currently running through April 14.
The cast of Doubt, which follows Sister Aloysius as she accuses and pursues an allegation against Father Flynn of sexual assault against a minor, also includes Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Mrs. Muller and Zoe Kazan as Sister James. The 2008 film adaptation starred Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Daly won a Tony Award for starring in the 1989 revival of Gypsy, and has appeared on stage in roles including Mothers and Sons in 2014, Master Class in 2011 and It Should’ve Been You in 2015. She has won six Emmy Awards for her roles in Cagney & Lacey, Christy and Judging Amy.
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