Doubt is to close on the 2 Jul 2006.

Doubt, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Doug Hughes, is to end its run on the 2 Jul 2006. The show had been booking to the 1 Oct 2006

Doubt opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre on the 31 Mar 2005, following previews from the 9 Mar and had a successful off-Broadway run at the City Center's Stage One from the 22 Nov 2004 - 30 Jan 2005.

When Doubt closes on the 2 Jul 2006 it will have played 525 performances, and 25 previews and will be the fifth longest running play of the past 10 years.

The current cast, which features Eileen Atkins as Sister Aloysius and Ron Eldard as Father Flynn, with Jena Malone as Sister James and Adriane Lenox as Mrs. Muller will continue with the play until the end of its run.

Doubt is 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 shes not entirely certain of the truth?

Doubt opened to mostly excellent notices. The New York Times said of the show "Tight, absorbing and expertly acted." and the New York Daily News wrote "It is the richest piece of theater we've had in years.�

Click here to read more of what the critics said.

Doubt was the most honored production of the 2004 - 2005 Broadway season, receiving:

  • 2005 Tony Award - Best Play
  • Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • Drama Critics Circle Award - Best Play of the 2004-2005     Season
  • Drama Desk Award - Outstanding Play
  • Outer Critics Circle Award - Outstanding Broadway Play
  • Drama League Award - Distinguished Production of a Play
  • Obie Award - writing
  • Lucille Lortel Award - Outstanding Play.
Director Doug Hughes received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lortel Awards for his direction of the drama, and an Obie Award for sustained excellence.

Doubt has set design by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Pat Collins and original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem.

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