Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber to Lead Broadway ‘Doubt’ Revival

Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber will star in a revival of “Doubt: A Parable” on Broadway this season.

The play, by John Patrick Shanley, is about a nun who suspects a priest has sexually abused a student at a Catholic school. In 2005, the year it first opened on Broadway, it won both the Pulitzer Prize for drama and the Tony Award for best play; it was later adapted into a film and an opera.

The new production is to be produced by the Roundabout Theater Company, and to be directed by Scott Ellis, who has been serving as the nonprofit’s interim artistic director since the death of artistic director Todd Haimes in April. (All Broadway theaters are planning to dim the lights of their marquees for one minute at 6:45 p.m. tonight in Haimes’s memory.)

Daly, who will play the nun who serves as the school principal, and Schreiber, who will play the parish priest, are both Tony winners. Daly, known to television viewers for “Cagney & Lacey,” among other shows, won a Tony Award in 1990 for starring in a revival of “Gypsy.” Schreiber, the star of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” won a Tony Award in 2005 for a revival of “Glengarry Glen Ross.”

The production is to begin performances next February at the American Airlines Theater.

“Doubt” will be one of three plays staged by Roundabout on Broadway this season. The others are “I Need That,” a new play written by Theresa Rebeck and starring Danny DeVito alongside his daughter, Lucy, and “Home,” a revival, directed by Kenny Leon, of a 1979 play by Samm-Art Williams.

“Doubt” will not be the only play by Shanley on the New York stage this season. The Manhattan Theater Club, the nonprofit that staged the original production of “Doubt,” plans to present a new Shanley play, “Brooklyn Laundry,” Off Broadway next winter.

Michael Paulson is the theater reporter. He previously covered religion, and was part of the Boston Globe team whose coverage of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. @MichaelPaulson

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