Sunday, July 02, 2006
All Doubt Is Erased on Broadway Today
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt, one of Broadway's most popular plays in recent years, closes today after 525 regular performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre. John Patrick Shanley's play, which I previously ranked as the second best production among those I saw during the 2004-05 Theatrical Season, earned a total of 7 Tony Award nominations, including for Best Play, Best Actress in a Play (Cherry Jones at her very best), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Adriane Lenox) and Best Direction of a Play (Doug Hughes).
While Doubt has not been attracting quite the same crowds since Jones and the Tony-nominated Brían F. O'Byrne departed, the production closes with a respectable audience capacity of 64.2%.
The touring production -- sure to be a hit with Jones reprising her role as Sister Aloysius -- is currently set to begin in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area this December. The tour is scheduled for the following venues:
Tempe December 5-10, 2006 (Arizona State University's Gammage Auditorium)
Chicago January 9-28, 2007 (LaSalle Bank Theatre)
Boston February 6-18, 2007 (Colonial Theatre)
Minneapolis February 27-March 4, 2007 (State Theatre)
Pittsburgh March 6-11, 2007 (Benedum Center)
Tampa Bay April 24-29, 2007 (Carol Morsani Hall at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center)
Baltimore May 1-May 13, 2007 (Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center)
Philadelphia May 15-20, 2007 (Merriam Theater)
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
Click here for Doubt tour ticket information.
Flashback: Best of 2004-05 (May 26, 2006)
Grey Gardens Moving to Broadway, Lest There Was Any Doubt (May 15, 2006)