Amy Ryan to replace Tyne Daly in 'Doubt' on Broadway

Academy and Tony Award nominee Ryan joins the production in the leading role of Sister Aloysius after Daly withdrew indefinitely due to a medical emergency.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Amy Ryan will join the cast of Doubt on Broadway beginning February 13 at the Todd Haimes Theatre. The show's official opening, originally scheduled for February 29, has now been moved to March 7.

Ryan replaces original cast member Tyne Daly in the leading role of Sister Aloysius. Daly was hospitalized on Friday and has had to withdraw from the production indefinitely to receive medical care.

“With respect and admiration for Tyne, we wish her the best and a quick recovery," director Scott Ellis said 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."

Ryan is an Oscar nominee for Gone Baby Gone and a two-time Tony Award nominee for A Streetcar Named Desire and Uncle Vanya. She is also best known for appearing on in Birdman, Beau Is Afraid, Only Murders In The Building, and The Office among her many screen and stage credits.

The continuing cast of Doubt also includes Liev Schreiber as Father Flynn, Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Mrs. Muller, and Zoe Kazan as Sister James. For performances through February 11, understudy Isabel Keating will play 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,” Ellis said.

Written by John Patrick Shanley, Doubt follows the conflict between a Catholic school principal (Ryan) and a priest whom she suspects of inappropriate conduct with a student. The play premiered on Broadway in 2005 and won the Tony Award for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Photo credit: Amy Ryan. (Photo courtesy of production)

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